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
  • 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
  • Wattpad

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone
    BlackBerry
    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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Stanza

    Desktop 1.0b18

    License
    try Download
    Platform
    Mac

    Reader for e-books and digital publications

    7
    36 votes
    • PROS: Very elegant , Lots of customizable features , Supports a wide range of formats
    • CONS: A little bloated for a digital reader
  • eBook Converter

    v2.0.3.9

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free software to convert e-books into multiple formats

    6
    123 votes
    • PROS: Text will be automatically sized to fit viewing windows., Users can modify metadata if necessary.,
    • CONS: May not work well with embedded high-definition images., This version is only compatible with Windows operating systems.
  • 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
  • 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
    • EBookDroid - PDF & DJVU Reader

      varies-with-device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      A free Productivity app for Android

      -
      No votes yet
      • eBook Converter Ultimate

        3.0.8.13

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        eBook Converter,convert ePub to AZW, AZW to ePub,PDF to ePub,PDF to Mobi and remove ePub,PDF,Kindle Mobi, AZW DRM from eBooks

        6
        33 votes
        • eBook Library Software

          3.0

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Easily organize your ebook collection

          5
          59 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
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
        #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
        12.53.01247.1Windows, Mac
        26.21316Windows
        3v2.0.3.91235.6Windows
        45.34205.3Windows
        52.02354Windows, Mac