Download Ebooks - Best Software & Apps

  • ePUB Reader for Windows

    5.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse your ePUB library

    6
    391 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

    3.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free PDF reader that's impressively quick

    9
    574 votes
    • PROS: Opens PDFs very quickly, Good for eBooks
    • CONS: Few extra features, Cannot create or edit PDFs
  • Kindle for Windows 10

    2.1.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read your ebooks on your Windows 10

    4
    196 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
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop

    6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent eBook manager for Windows

    7
    176 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
  • Wattpad

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Java
    Web Apps
    iPhone
    BlackBerry

    A huge library of ebooks in your pocket

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

    3.28.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize, store, and read your e-books

    7
    1075 votes
    • PROS: Convert, import and read your ebooks easily, Clear interface
    • CONS: RSS support isn't brilliant
  • Sigil

    0.3.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A user-friendly way of creating and editing ebooks

    7
    153 votes
    • PROS: Open source and free, Very user-friendly, Nice extra editing features
    • CONS: Doesn't support many formats
  • Adobe Digital Editions

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Basic ebook manager and reader from Adobe

    5
    636 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
  • Lulu

    4.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    iPhone

    A free app for iPhone

    8
    10 votes
    • Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

      2.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Read and Convert eBooks with Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

      6
      220 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.
    • NewsHunt

      India News/Ebooks

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone

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

      9
      15 votes
      • 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
    • Kindle for Android

      4.7.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      iPhone
      Mac
      BlackBerry

      Download and read ebooks from Amazon

      6
      65 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
    • JPG to PDF Pro Converter

      1.0.1

      License
      buy Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Make PDF photo albums and ebooks from your images in only three mouse clicks.

      7
      5 votes
      • Stanza Desktop

        Beta 18 1.0

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Reader for eBooks and digital publications

        6
        134 votes
        • PROS: Very elegant , Lots of customizable features , Supports a wide range of formats
        • CONS: A little bloated for a digital reader
      • GooReader

        Free 2.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        A better interface for reading Google Books

        7
        30 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
      • Kobo

        Desktop 1.8

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows
        Android
        iPhone

        Attractive ebook reader with built-in ebook store

        5
        57 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
      • Epubsoft Ebook Converter

        11.7.8

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Windows

        Convert EPUB, PDF, AZW, MOBI, PDF ebooks to other formats.

        6
        40 votes
        • Microsoft Reader

          2.1.1

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows
          Pocket PC

          Read eBooks from your desktop... or not

          6
          93 votes
          • PROS: Very readable text, Good annotation functions
          • CONS: Terrible interface, Won't accept your stored eBook files
        • eBook Library Software

          3.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Easily organize your ebook collection

          5
          62 votes
          • PROS: Easy to use, simple interface, Can also handle media files, Preview ebooks on the computer, Buy and download new ebooks online
          • CONS: Only Sony Reader owners can take full advantage of all the program's features
        • iBooks

          3.2

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          iPhone

          Read eBooks on your iPhone or iPad

          6
          108 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
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