When comparing Cool Reader vs NOOK: Read eBooks & Magazines, the Slant community recommends Cool Reader for most people. In the question“What are the best eBook readers on Android?” Cool Reader is ranked 8th while NOOK: Read eBooks & Magazines is ranked 16th.
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Pro Fully customizable
Pro A wide range of formats supported
Cool Reader supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM) and pml formats.
Pro Free and open source
Cool Reader is available completely free and is also open source.
Pro Cloud sync
NOOK offers a cloud sync feature that will sync all of the users eBooks, notes, bookmarks as well as read position. This way multiple devices and apps can be used by simply logging into ones own account, to then simply sync everything to enjoy the exact same experience no matter what they are using.
Pro Built in store
A built in store to purchase eBooks, magazines, newspapers, comic books and graphic novels is one of the main functions of the app. Making a convenient all in one solution for ones eBooks needs.
There is a bookmark features that is simply used by tapping in the top right corner in order to dog ear the page. Tapping in the same place again will un-bookmark the page
Pro 8 adjustable fonts
The Nook app for Android has 8 adjustable fonts, that all have selectable sizes as well.
Con Could have a better UI design
Con Does not support DRM .epubs
.epubs with DRM are not supported by Cool Reader.
Con Does not support audiobooks
Despite the fact that the new 4.0 NOOK app supports video and enhanced eBooks, it still does not support purchasing or playing audiobooks. Though Nook does offer a separate app for those that do want the function.