Classics Browse Cherished Literature With a Digital Touch

Classics (AppStore Link)
User Reviews
Developer: Andrew Kazmierski
Price: $2.99 Download on the App Store

Classics iphone appIt 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.

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  • Futureminded

    cheap and worth every penny

  • DominoFect

    Can you choose which books to include on your memory? Or do you have to load them all at once?

  • Derek Moore

    My favorite on this first list has got to be Call of the Wild

  • Paul O’Connor

    Bought this last week and have been reading Alice in Wonderland in the margins of my day ever since. I love the interface and the text is clean and readable. This is the first time I've experienced a reader that I thought had genuine advantages over a paperback book. I hope the interface catches on and is supported by publishers going forward. Excellent work!

  • Frank Daugaard

    Just because it is technical possible to ad a feature it doesn't mean that it is a fault not to put it in there. And it would be a huge mistake on the developers of Classics to ad the features you request: change font size and colors. They have created the perfect layout already and it is very smooth and a pleasure to read. In an app like Stanza you can change those things and I really can't seem to get a great and readable font in that. So to the developers of Classics - please don't complicate things and mess with you perfect eBook reader app by adding useless features.

    Just like Apple knows whats best for you - the designers of Classics really knows it too - keep it simple