Developer: Andrew Kazmierski
Price: $0.99 Download on the App Store
It isn’t exactly the holidays yet but we can already think of a couple of applications that might be gift worthy. Classics by Andrew Kaz and Phillip Ryu is just that kind of application.
Classics is an eReader application that includes full versions of literary favorites from the public domain. Download Classics and you’ll be instantly treated to novels like The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Gulliver’s Travels, Robinson Crusoe, Call of the Wild, Paradise Lost, Flatland, 20,000 Leagues Under the Sea, The Jungle Book, Hound of the BaskerVilles, Alice in Wonderland and The Metamorphosis. Students and bookworms will forever be armed with a digital copy of these cherished literary works.
Priced at $2.99, Classics is certainly a bargain for such a large quantity of work. The application has amazing colors and a warm feel and even has a page turn feature. The page turn feature is one of its most memorable functions. It's as if you're turning the page of an actual book. At the moment, Classics only has a limited number of titles but the developers have indicated that they will offer additional titles with future app updates.
While Classics is visually impressive with its library-like feel and rich colors, there are still a few features that are left to be desired. The ability to change the font size and colors would be nice. It might also be nice to offer users the option to choose some of their personal favorites and have additional titles recommended. Additionally, since it seems very likely that students will use Classics, a function to highlight or make notes in passages would be particularly useful.
Classics is a nice addition to the App Store. We suggest you give it a read and see for yourself.