Android eBook App Aldiko Hits 20 Million Downloads

Android eBook App Aldiko Hits 20 Million Downloads e-Reading Software Aldiko is coming up on its 5th anniversary in June, and the developers will have something to celebrate. They just announced that the app had reached a new milestone.

The Aldiko app has now been downloaded 20 million times. Considering that this does not include premium purchases or pre-installed versions of the app, that is an impressive accomplishment.

Aldiko has a far larger install base on Android than either Barnes & Noble or Kobo, a detail I noted when Aldiko reached 15 million downloads in September 2013, and they're not the only indie reading app to best the majors. Moon+ Reader also reports downloads in the 10 million to 50 million range (according to Google Play).

Aldiko and Moon+ are two of the most popular reading apps on Android, second only to the Kindle app - and of course Google Play Books.  But given that Google has arranged to pre-install Play Books on nearly all certified Android devices (I think it's a contract requirement), I'm not sure it's reasonable to include Google when looking at installs as a popularity contest.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

6 Comments on Android eBook App Aldiko Hits 20 Million Downloads

  1. While there is no doubt that Aldiko is a popular download, how many of those who have downloaded it use it as their main reading application?

    I myself have downloaded it, but it is not my main reading application (I used it once to evaluate it). So while it does have a larger installed base than Barnes and Noble or Kobo, does it really have a larger user base?

    • So what app do you mostly use?

      I use Aldiko. I’m not thrilled with it, page breaks are a bit odd, about 50% of the time I get less than a page of text, sometimes just a quarter of a page. But it does what I need, and it doesn’t require constant connection to wifi or perform a lot of “ET Phone Home” activity. I liked B&N’s reader but I couldn’t get it to play nicely with Calibre on a Cyanogenmoded nook HD.

  2. And I’ve seen a lot of cheap tablets with Aldiko installed from factory.

  3. I use it as my main reading app (and I downloaded it) because Aldiko will read all my book from all my sources.

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