Download Ebooks - Best Software & Apps

  • ePUB Reader for Windows

    5.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse your ePUB library

    6
    399 votes
    • PROS: Great for viewing ePUB file eBooks, Well organized table of contents, Weeklong free trial period
    • CONS: Converted PDFs have slightly low quality
  • Kindle for Windows 10

    2.1.0.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read your ebooks on your Windows 10

    4
    198 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
  • Sumatra PDF

    3.1.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A free PDF reader that's impressively quick

    9
    580 votes
    • PROS: Opens PDFs very quickly, Good for eBooks
    • CONS: Few extra features, Cannot create or edit PDFs
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop

    6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent eBook manager for Windows

    7
    177 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

    8.5.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    What is your story?

    8
    201 votes
    • PROS: Publish your own stories, Auto scroll, Personalized library, Wide variety of original content
    • CONS: Cannot save stories for offline reading
  • Calibre

    3.28.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize, store, and read your e-books

    7
    1083 votes
    • PROS: Convert, import and read your ebooks easily, Clear interface
    • CONS: RSS support isn't brilliant
  • Kindle for Android

    4.7.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    Mac

    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
  • Sigil

    0.3.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A user-friendly way of creating and editing ebooks

    7
    154 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
    643 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
  • NewsHunt

    13.0.5

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

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

    8
    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
  • Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read and Convert eBooks with Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    6
    222 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.
  • 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
  • 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.

    6
    6 votes
    • 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
    • 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
    • Microsoft Reader

      2.1.1

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      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
    • Lulu

      4.1.2

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      iPhone

      A free app for iPhone

      8
      16 votes
      • iBooks

        4.2.2

        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
      • 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
      • Stanza

        Desktop 1.0b18

        License
        buy Download
        Platform
        Mac

        Reader for e-books and digital publications

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