One of the features of iPad is iBooks bookstore app, which allows users to browse, purchase and read e-books on the tablet device. For people who can’t wait for iBooks, try out Classics, the original app that likely to inspire the iPad’s iBooks, where both apps have pretty similar user interface design and how the digital eBooks are read, although the developer claimed no involvement in iBooks development.
Features of Classics:
- An intuitive and elegantly designed reading experience with realistic 3D page flips that track to your finger. You can even drag a bit to take a peek at the next page, or finish reading a sentence as you start turning
- Flick up and down in your virtual bookcase to view your collection, tap a book to open, and tap and hold to drag and sort your books
- Tap the table of contents button on the top right for quick navigation between chapters
- View how far you are in a book at a glance with a subtle progress display integrated into the top bar
- Classics automatically remembers your place with a satin bookmark when exiting the app or book
- Options to toggle ‘page flip’ animation to a more minimal ‘slide’, and to turn the page flip sound off and on can be found in your iPhone’s settings application
Thanks to the iBooks, Classics is now available for free download at App Store as limited time promotion from App Shopper. Classics app normally costs $2.99 from Apple App Store. All iPhone or iPod touch users who download Classics for free also receive 阿 collection of over a dozen hand-picked, literary masterpieces together with the app, such as Through the Looking-Glass (Illustrated), The Odyssey, The Art of War, The Wonderful Wizard of Oz, The Illiad, The Count of Monte Cristo, Frankenstein, Dracula, Treasure Island, Pride & Prejudice, A Christmas Carol (Illustrated), Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Illustrated), Gulliver’s Travels, The Time Machine, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, The Call of the Wild, Flatland (Illustrated), 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, Robinson Crusoe, The Jungle Book, The Metamorphosis, Paradise Lost, and Hound of the Baskervilles.
The future app updates of Classics will also available for free, and may include additional free digital books.