Since introduction last week iPhone app “Classics” has achieved a huge amount of coverage, with commentators liking its implementation of eBook-reading software on the platform.
Perhaps the most attractive feature of Classics is that pages turn more like a real book, with an animated representation of the page turning. This may not sound like much, but does seem to make for a more familiar reading experience – somehow it helps hold attention.
The software also offers visual bookmarks, and a fully realized bookcase for your collection, which for now, includes a growing collection of classic novels.
With all the buzz, Classic has quickly become one of the most popular applications on the App Store. After entering the US charts on Friday, Classics rocketed to position number 13 within 48 hours, displacing popular apps “Koi Pond” and “Spore Origins”, and is charting in the UK, Canada, Germany and Japan as well.
The initial collection includes a dozen classic works, including “Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland”, “Hound of the Baskervilles”, “Flatland”, and “Robinson Crusoe”. Additional books will be added over time via free software updates.