Download Ebooks - Best Software & Apps

  • ePUB Reader for Windows

    5.3

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse your ePUB library

    5
    420 votes
    • PROS:Great for viewing ePUB file eBooks, Well organized table of contents, Weeklong free trial period
    • CONS:Converted PDFs have slightly low quality
  • Sumatra PDF

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free PDF reader that's impressively quick

    8
    106 votes
    • PROS:Opens PDFs very quickly, Good for eBooks
    • CONS:Few extra features, Cannot create or edit PDFs
  • Wattpad

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    BlackBerry
    iPhone
    Java
    Web Apps

    A huge library of ebooks in your pocket

    8
    110 votes
    • PROS:Huge selection of eBooks, Auto scroll, Personalized library, Customize the reader, Well organized book browser
    • CONS:Ugly user interface, Requires internet connection
  • Kindle for Windows 10

    2.1.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read your ebooks on your Windows 10

    3
    103 votes
    • PROS:Recommended reading lists and intuitive searches, Great reading controls, Ability to annotate , Whispersync syncs reading position and notes, - Competitive prices and sales mean you get the books you want for less
    • CONS:This app only works on Windows 8 and Windows 10 PC computers
  • NewsHunt

    India News/Ebooks

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

    No more searching for news with the Dailyhunt (Newshunt) App

    5
    1 vote
    • PROS:Largest collection of regional language eBooks, Local News from over 600 Indian districts & towns ,
    • CONS:Dailyhunt (formerly NewsHunt) will track your usage for commercial purposes, Only customers in India can use app to make eBook purchases
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop

    6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent eBook manager for Windows

    6
    131 votes
    • PROS:Read eBooks and RSS feeds, Create your own eBook files, Synchronize your library with a mobile device
    • CONS:Dictionary doesn't work on installation
  • Kindle for Android

    4.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    BlackBerry
    Mac

    Download and read ebooks from Amazon

    5
    23 votes
    • PROS:Interface permits clear viewing, Change text size and color, Add annotations and highlights, 'Go to' feature
    • CONS:No pinch-to-zoom feature for text
  • Adobe Digital Editions

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Basic ebook manager and reader from Adobe

    4
    235 votes
    • PROS:Easy to use, Sleek interface, Organizes ebooks in categories, Support for bookmarks, Works with online ebook stores and libraries
    • CONS:Only supports ebooks in PDF and ePUB
  • Sigil

    0.3.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A user-friendly way of creating and editing ebooks

    7
    95 votes
    • PROS:Open source and free, Very user-friendly, Nice extra editing features
    • CONS:Doesn't support many formats
  • Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read and Convert eBooks with Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    6
    113 votes
    • PROS:Combatible with a wide range of file types, Great for readers unused to Kindles
    • CONS:Will not detect any viruses present within a system, BIOS-related errors cannot be addressed by this software bundle.
  • Calibre

    2.53.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize, store, and read your e-books

    7
    124 votes
    • PROS:Convert, import and read your ebooks easily, Clear interface
    • CONS:RSS support isn't brilliant
  • eBook Converter

    v2.0.3.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    eBooks Converter,freely convert ePub to Kindle,Kindle to ePub,ePub to Mobi, Mobi to ePub,PDF to ePub,ePub to PDF, PDF to Mobi

    6
    123 votes
    • iBooks

      3.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      Read eBooks on your iPhone or iPad

      6
      68 votes
      • PROS:Comfortable for reading, Set text size and font, Bookmarks, Text search and dictionary
      • CONS:iBookstore is a bit clunky, No pinch-to-zoom, Drab bookshelf interface design
    • GooReader

      Free 2.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A better interface for reading Google Books

      6
      24 votes
      • PROS:Nice interface design, Nice page rolling effect, Access to hundreds of ebooks, Search by author, title, keyword or Book_ID
      • CONS:No support for bookmarks or favorites, The text is sometimes unreadable when zoomed in
    • EPUB to Kindle Converter for Mac

      2.6.7

      License
      try Download
      Platform
      Mac

      EPUB to Kindle Converter for Mac helps you to convert ebooks from EPUB to Kindle easily on Mac.

      7
      9 votes
      • Kobo

        Desktop 1.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone
        BlackBerry

        Attractive ebook reader with built-in ebook store

        4
        46 votes
        • PROS:Nicely designed interface, Large selection of books available for purchase, Includes also free books, Seamless syncing with other devices
        • CONS:Free books are mostly classics, Not as feature-rich as other similar apps
      • Microsoft Reader

        2.1.1

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Pocket PC

        Read eBooks from your desktop... or not

        5
        37 votes
        • PROS:Very readable text, Good annotation functions
        • CONS:Terrible interface, Won't accept your stored eBook files
      • Stanza Desktop

        Beta 18 1.0

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Reader for eBooks and digital publications

        5
        105 votes
        • PROS:Very elegant , Lots of customizable features , Supports a wide range of formats
        • CONS:A little bloated for a digital reader
      • BusyBox

        28

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        A free eBooks app for Android

        5
        6 votes
        • Blio

          2.0.5452

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Nicely designed ebook reader with built-in online bookstore

          4
          37 votes
          • PROS:Eye-catching design, Hundred of free ebooks available for download, Supports notes, text highlighting and look-up, Buy new books directly from the program
          • CONS:Heavy on system resources, Purchases only available in the US, Canada and Mexico, Only currently available for Windows
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