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    Another reading app joins the bandwagon. But this time, it’s free

    Rockstand, one of the few free knowledge applications, lets reading fans breathe a sigh of relief. The ebook and emagazine app is a creation of Praveen Rajpal, currently the CEO of Handygo Technologies. A strong believer in innovation, Rajpal created Rockstand to cater to readers, publishers and techno enthusiasts.

    No copy cats
    We love that it strongly protects copyrights and doesn’t allow copy, cut and pasting at any cost, giving publishers the advantage and giving writers their due. So if you are thinking of sneaking in a quick screen save for a read later—forget it. With a selection of over 600 publishers across the globe, their growing library houses 1.25 lakh titles. “Whatever genre you pick, there will be vast choice,” Rajpal says, adding that romance, education, fiction, kids, travel and cooking are the more common genres, while there is a section for religious, foreign languages and health books. GQ, Vogue, PC World, Femina readers, too, can get a piece of this pie. As can comic book lovers and gamers (think Call of Duty cheats).

    In storage
    You can store 400-600 books at one go, and read any time you like with their Day/Night mode which brightens the backlight in darker environments and even auto bookmarks. Already with a whopping 4.5 lakh users, Rockstand is quite user friendly for even non-techno followers. “It also lets users store their books on cloud equivalent space to read in offline mode, keeping in mind the availability of low space in Indian manufactured smart phones,” shares Rajpal, elaborating that they even allow users to connect to their mobile operator so they can pay for an ebook with talk time.

    On Android, iOS and Windows. Details: rockstand.in
    — Aakanksha Devi


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