Classics looks like a really slick e-book reader for iPod Touch and iPhone. The demo on the Classics website shows animated pages turning with page flipping sound on an iPhone screen. The text is nicely formatted, you can bookmark pages and skip ahead to different chapters.

Several classic novels will be available when the app launches — Paradise Lost, Gulliver’s Travels, Hound of the Baskervilles, Call of the Wild and more. The catch is that these books need to be formatted for the Classics app. Still, there is a good selection of novels that I assume are in the public domain.

If the developers of Classics figure out an easy way to format books for this app then they have a homerun on their hands. For now it looks like another showcase app to impress your friends with.

Posted in OS X Software at 8:17 PM