Best textbook apps

College textbooks are ridiculously expensive (on top of your already ridiculously high tuition) so we've tried to find the best apps that give you the best priced books in an easy to use, hassle-free way.

6. Chegg

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android

Rent or buy from Chegg's app and then read your e-textbook on the go! Nifty features also include previews, scanning barcodes and buying the physical copies if you're not into e-books.

Chegg

7. OverDrive Media Console

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android

Your university probably has more than one beautiful library on campus for your perusal. But if your back is going to break with all your books, the OverDrive Media Console app houses an e-library with a huge selection of e-books and audiobooks. Create lists, place holds and automatic returns with no late fees are great perks of this app, however a valid account with a participating library is required (as it should be).

OverDrive Media Console

8. Google Play Books

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android

Boasting an equally large library as OverDrive, Google Play Books has an assortment of books you can read. There are the usual free classics for English class readily available but the store also lists the best sellers as well.

Google Play Books

9. Kindle

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android

Similar to Google Play Books, Kindle also has a wide range of books to choose from including a bunch of free classics. The Kindle app also has the added feature of borrowing e-books from your local library and having them delivered to your device.

Kindle

10. CourseSmart

Price: Free

Available on: iOS, Android

Essentially a rental service for e-textbooks, CourseSmart provides decently priced textbooks and even subscription packages. After signing up on CourseSmart's website for a free account, you'll have access to the app's textbooks. Nice features include offline access, adding, editing and syncing personal notes plus keyword searches.

CourseSmart