A new way to read the classics

Classics is a digital reading app that gives you access to more than 20 preset books in an inviting, intuitive interface.

Classics is a digital reading app that gives you access to more than 20 preset books in an inviting, intuitive interface. When you open Classics, you see a 3D wooden bookshelf with neatly shelved virtual books--all classic, public-domain titles such as "Call of the Wild," "The Wonderful Wizard of Oz," the "Illiad," and "20,000 Leagues under the Sea." You can scroll through the bookshelf by flicking up and down, and red bookmarks show which books you've started as well as your progress (the shorter the bookmark, the further you've gotten). You just click on a book to open it, which takes you into Classics' attractive reading interface, with its simple, sepia-toned pages and relatively large text. You swipe left or right to turn pages forward and backward, an action that's accompanied by a subtle page-turning sound effect. The top bar shows your progress through the book, and it also has buttons that let you browse through chapters or return to the home bookshelf. When you "put down" a book (whether through the home button or by leaving the app), Classics holds your place for you.

There are a lot of digital-reader apps available (including many that give you access to more titles and greater control over text appearance), but Classics excels at providing an easy, natural, and viscerally satisfying experience, both while reading and while browsing its book collection.

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