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Classics iPhone Application: Classic Novels at Your Fingertips

written by: CBumeter•edited by: DaniellaNicole•updated: 4/6/2009
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How would you like to have over 15 classic novels at the touch of your fingertips? With the Classics application from Andrew Kazmierski, now you can and at a great price!

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    I can’t count how much free time I have on an average day. It may because I’m on break, waiting for something to download, or just killing time. What do I do during this free time? A lot of times, I simply wait. Well, I have found an application called Classics and it's for avid readers. It can easily help pass that time, and it allows you the opportunity to open up any number of classics and begin reading, all straight from your iPhone.

    So, the first question you’re going to ask me above all is, what books can you choose from? You may be thinking they’re just random no name pieces from some author trying to get their name out there. This is definitely not the case, let me know if any of these ring a bell; Call of the Wild, The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn, Alice in Wonderland, The Jungle Book, the list goes on and on.

    So, your next question is going to be, do you have to download each of these books separately and how much will it cost you. Well, my answer is simple. You get all of these books as well as 16 more all for one price, $2.99.

    Classics is an application that seems so simple yet, it’s that simplicity that makes it great. When you open the application, you have all of the titles right there before you. All laid out on an animated bookshelf, as if it’s your own personal library. The covers of the books are right there before you. You click the book and you’re ready to go.

    When you select a book it pops up in a nice display that actually looks like a book, the font even matches that of a book. Now, as you go along reading you have two options, you can either just tap the page to go back and forth, or, just to add affect, you can swipe your finger across like you’re really turning the page. When you’re ready to stop, simply click the home button on the application and a little bookmark will pop up marking your spot. You can do this for every book you choose, so you will not lose your spot in one book if you decide to start another. When you go back to view your library, you will see the books you have started as they each have the bookmarks on them.

    The complete list of titles that you get is as listed below:

    • Alice In Wonderland
    • Call of the Wild
    • Robinson Crusoe
    • The Jungle Book
    • 2000 Leagues Under The Sea
    • Paradise Lost
    • The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn
    • The Time Machine
    • Hound of the Baskervilles
    • Gulliver's Travels
    • A Christmas Carol
    • The Metamorphosis
    • Flatland
    • Pride and Prejudice
    • Dracula
    • Treasure Island
    • The Count of Monte Cristo
    • Frankenstein
    • The Wonderful Wizard of Oz
    • Iliad

    You can see this list is full of all-stars. Every title on here has become a classic throughout the world; the fact that you are getting all of these novels for such a low price is a great deal as well.

    So if you’re a fan of reading, or feel like it’s something you should improve upon, this is a great application for you. You have enough titles here to last you for quite some time.

    The Classics application can be downloaded from the iTunes application store and it runs for about $2.99.

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    Classics Application Screenshot

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