At long last, Readmill, one of my favorite e-reading apps on the iPad, has gone universal. That means that it is finally available on the iPhone as well.

The last time the then iPad-only app was updated, which was in mid-January, I was intrigued by the addition of cross-device position syncing to Readmill. I thought that the feature was useful only if you use Readmill on more than one iPad.

But it later dawned on me that, aha, the long-overdue iPhone version of Readmill, which was released in June 2011, was just around the corner. And so it was.

Yes, the new Readmill for iPhone is here. And as expected, it comes with the ability to sync reading positions with the iPad version.

Readmill

The team behind Readmill has this to say about the launch of the app’s much awaited iPhone version:

We love reading. So much, in fact, we wish we could do it all the time. Problem is, pulling out an iPad on a train usually raises a few eyebrows. Luckily, we have great reading devices in our pockets: our phones. With high-resolution screens, they’re just as a good as paper. So the natural thing for us to do was to bring Readmill to the iPhone. And it’s available today.

Along with the launch of Readmill for iPhone is the introduction of a new, “homescreen-worthy” icon for Readmill. In addition, improved scrolling performance and various bug fixes for Readmill for iPad are included in the update.

Make sure to check out my Shelf Control column next week for a closer look at Readmill for iPhone and how it works in conjunction with its iPad counterpart.

In the meantime, you can now download Readmill for iPhone and iPad in the App Store for free.