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
  • 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
  • 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
  • Wattpad

    Varies with device

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

      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
    • 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
      28 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
      • JPG to PDF Pro Converter

        1.0.1

        License
        try Download
        Platform
        Windows

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

        8
        2 votes
        • 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
        • 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
        • 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
        Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
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        12.53.01247.1Windows, Mac
        22.21136.3Windows
        36.21316Windows
        45.34205.3Windows
        52.02354Windows, Mac