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Oyster – The Best Way to Read Books

By Studio SBV, Inc

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Oyster is simply the best way to read.

Open the app to get access to over a million books including new releases, award-winners, indie favorites, and more. The books you get on Oyster will be synced to your app instantly and can even be read offline.

Named one of TechCrunch’s “Best Apps,” Oyster has been featured by The New Yorker, CNN, The TODAY Show, and The New York Times.

Subscribe to Oyster Unlimited to read more and save money. With Oyster Unlimited, a million books are all yours. Read as much as you'd like for one low monthly price.

Start your free trial of Oyster Unlimited today.

◇ Features ◇

• Read books from virtually every author in the world including James Patterson, Gillian Flynn, Stephen King, Anthony Doerr, Walter Isaacson, Donna Tartt, J.K. Rowling, and many, many more.
• Choose from beautifully-designed reader themes to suit every reading environment.
• Get spot-on recommendations based on what you like to read.
• Read exclusive book reviews and author interviews written by our award-winning editorial team.
• Share what you’re reading to Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.
• Read all of the Harry Potter books in custom themes inspired by each Hogwarts House.
• Follow friends, create Book Lists, and explore the libraries of creative and interesting people.
• Download books to any device for offline reading.

With Oyster, the world is yours for the reading.

Say hello on Twitter @Oyster.
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What's New in Version 2.1

Did you know that every day this week is the same forwards as it is backwards? Seriously. Take a look: 5/14/15, 5/15/15, 5/16/15, 5/17/15. We’re just here to keep you on your toes. Oh wait, we’re also here to tell you about what’s new in this release.

◇ Features ◇
• Based on your feedback, we updated text sizes in the reader so you can customize the way you read even more. Now the biggest size it bigger and the smallest size is smaller. Enjoy!
• We added the ability to show or hide your password when signing in so you’re less likely to type it incorrectly. Now go ahead and make a password that would make your mother proud.

Thanks for using Oyster! Tweet @Oyster to tell us your favorite palindrome. Questions? Drop us a line at


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Customer Reviews

Used to love it...

Oyster has a decent selection of books (if you're looking for bestseller, though, go for Kindle and just buy it). The disappointing thing from the most recent update is the font size. I have bad eyes and usually increase the font size so I can read at night before bed and NOT wear my glasses to bed. Despite the version notes stating that the biggest size is bigger, it's actually about half the size it used to be, making it nearly impossible for me to read without my glasses. As a result, I've downgraded what would have been a 4-5 star rating (potentially only hindered by the few books I'd like to read that aren't there) to a 3 star as it has become something I haven't even opened in weeks. Will likely cancel my subscription if the font issue stays.

I love oyster/a great gift for an avid reader.

Oyster is a fantastic app that provides a wonderful opportunity to explore diverse genres of books, take notes, highlight influential text, and keep running lists of books to read and books read.

The layout is attractive and easy to use with it offering search options by title or author ( not subject) and the ability to restrict results based on membership type.

Integrating payment for individual books was not flawless. But the option to limit search results to membership included content is available and the app does this nicely. And,the app does a nice job of introducing new books based on popular themes, featured authors and genres, and past books read.

If you read 5 books a month, like me, you're actually saving money with Oyster. And with the potential to create different reading lists and to read books privately, a family with this app would have a great resource and learning opportunity in Oyster. Buy it!

Great app, great app

Getting better with each update. Love it! For those that complained about the books for purchase, just put the filter on so you only see the unlimited books. I do wish that the navigation through book lists and browsing were a bit more intuitive/seamless sometimes. I know that there are *so* many books available and sometimes I don't seem to see a huge selection. BUT, I can always find something to read and this app allows me to try out new things since I don't pay for every book (then I go with safer choices). Thanks for a great app and keep up the great work!!

Oyster – The Best Way to Read Books
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.1
  • Size: 33.4 MB
  • Language: English
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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  1. 3-month Oyster Premium credit$42.99
  2. 6-month Oyster Premium credit$84.99
  3. 1-year Oyster Premium credit$159.99