Among its many uses, the iPad is an excellent e-book reader. No other device on the market lets you download and read e-books from such a wide variety of sources. Now, a new app compares e-book prices among the top three e-reader apps.
Leatherbound is an e-book search engine for comparing prices and availability across the Nook, Kindle and iBooks stores. Simply type in the name of the e-book (or its author), and within seconds, the current price is unveiled with links to each store.
There is also a “Suggested Searches” list, which includes a small list of best selling titles. It is a nice feature, but not very thorough.
Reviewing this app uncovered one unfortunate fact: most e-books are priced exactly the same in each of the stores. Coincidence? Certainly not.
As a version 1.0 app, Leatherbound is off to a good start. It is free, universal, and easy to use on both an iPhone/iPod touch and iPad. Still, some improvements would be nice.
Leatherbound is available in the App Store.