Download Ebooks - Best Software & Apps

  • ePUB Reader for Windows

    5.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse your ePUB library

    6
    353 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
    529 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
    188 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
    161 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
  • NewsHunt

    India News/Ebooks

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    iPhone

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

    9
    7 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
  • Calibre

    2.53.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Organize, store, and read your e-books

    7
    1034 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

    5
    55 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
    142 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
    610 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
  • Wattpad

    Varies with device

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Java
    iPhone
    Web Apps

    A huge library of ebooks in your pocket

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

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read and Convert eBooks with Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    6
    211 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.
  • Microsoft Reader

    2.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read eBooks from your desktop... or not

    6
    92 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
    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
  • Kobo

    Desktop 1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone

    Attractive ebook reader with built-in ebook store

    5
    52 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
  • 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
  • EPUB to Kindle Converter for Mac

    2.6.7

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Mac

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

    8
    8 votes
    • eBook Library Software

      3.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Easily organize your ebook collection

      5
      61 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
    • 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
      4 votes
      • eBook Any DRM Removal

        v1.0.14.9

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        eBook DRM Removal remove Nook,Kindle,Adobe DRM from EPUB,PDF,Mobi,AZW,PRC eBooks protected by DRM to read them on all readers.

        6
        22 votes
        • Epubor PDF DRM Removal

          2.0.9.7

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Powerful PDF DRM Removal can swiftly remove PDF DRM from any PDF eBooks protected by Adobe DRM with no content losing.

          5
          23 votes
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