Store your books in a virtual library
Running the application brings up a modern interface that promises to enhance your reading experience. The available workspace is large enough, providing several view modes to find the one that suits you best.
An integrated search engine gives you the possibility to quickly search for books online and purchase them. Result is displayed in a matter of seconds and selecting an item gives you access to related details as well as descriptions and user reviews.
Each book you purchase is stored and can easily be accessed from the library. Moreover, you can also add books from your hard disk drive.
Have the computer read to you
When you are finally ready to feast your imagination on a masterpiece of your preferred genre, the book is displayed in the centered workspace. The application puts several view types at your disposal, to make the reading experience more comfortable.
One of the main features of the application is the possibility to make the computer read to you. Speech settings can be adjusted from the options menu, such as voice, speed and even language.
Unfortunately, the library gives you limited filter options, and there is no integrated function that allows you to create custom categories in which to store books, for example by genre.
To sum it up, Blio successfully delivers an exciting reading experience if you prefer the computer over the conventional book. The overall design feels fresh and tempts you to fill up your virtual library with your favorite books and start reading right away. If you just can't find a desired piece of fiction at your local book store, give this application a try, you might have more luck.
Reviewed by Mircea Dragomir on May 30th, 2014
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Application descriptionBlio is smart. Smart enough to know that books are more than just words; there’s style, presentation, and a worl...