Download Readers - Best Software & Apps

  • ePUB Reader for Windows

    5.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse your ePUB library

    6
    388 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

    1.20.47037

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    E-book reader for Windows

    5
    422 votes
    • PROS: Syncs with Kindle devices, Easy to use
    • CONS: Minimal options, No annotations or highlighting
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop

    6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent eBook manager for Windows

    7
    175 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
  • Adobe Digital Editions

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Basic ebook manager and reader from Adobe

    5
    634 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
  • MangaMeeya

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A streamlined manga reader

    7
    184 votes
    • PROS: No installation required, Support for many formats, Various viewing options, Comfortable mouse and keyboard controls
    • CONS: Doesn't include any comics, No management tools
  • Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    2.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read and Convert eBooks with Adobe Acrobat eBook Reader

    6
    219 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.
  • Icecream Ebook Reader

    5.19

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Bookworms

    7
    88 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Packed with useful features
    • CONS: Only compatible with Windows, Does not come with actual ebooks
  • Book Bazaar Reader for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Book Lovers

    7
    19 votes
    • PROS: Huge online library to select from, Large number of customisable features
    • CONS: Only compatible with Windows 10, Newer book titles may be hard to find
  • 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
  • Zinio for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read all your favorite magazines on the go

    3
    16 votes
    • PROS: Free magazine options available, Purchase an annual subscription or issue, Multiple view options, Sync library with iPad, iPod, iPhone, Mac or PC
    • CONS: Magazine issues take a little time to download, No way to read your subscriptions offline
  • 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
  • Cover-Comics Reader

    2.6(.674)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Comic Books Reader

    6
    7 votes
    • PROS: One step import process, All popular comic formats supported, Detailed comic information, Store comics in any location
    • CONS: Only supports 25 comics without in-app purchase, Difficult to use on non-touchscreen devices, Noticeably slow at loading comics, Excessively resource-intensive on device
  • FBReader

    0.12.10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android

    Simple and fast e-book reader

    6
    42 votes
    • PROS: Allows you to search for any word or phrase, Rotates pages if needed
    • CONS: Cannot open basic files such as PDF, No possibility to annotate books
  • Blio

    2.0.5452

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Nicely designed ebook reader with built-in online bookstore

    5
    43 votes
    • PROS: Eye-catching design, Hundred of free ebooks available for download, Supports notes, text highlighting and look-up, Buy new books directly from the program
    • CONS: Heavy on system resources, Purchases only available in the US, Canada and Mexico, Only currently available for Windows
  • DjVu PDF Viewer

    2.1.0.51

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read your favorite e-Books using the best reader DjVu PDF Viewer!

    8
    6 votes
    • KooBits

      4.0

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An ebook manager and reader with a slick interface

      7
      39 votes
      • FB2

        1.1.0.14

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        FB2 - is the best app for reading books in the format FictionBook.

        10
        3 votes
        • ComicRack

          0.9.160

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          An excellent comic viewer

          7
          219 votes
          • PROS: Organizes comics in shareable lists, Enables to read comics comfortably, Really makes organization easy
          • CONS: None so far
        • eBook Converter Ultimate for Mac

          v1.0.14.9

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Convert eBooks with DRM-protected or no DRM protection between formats including EPUB,PDF,MOBI,AZW,PRC,etc.to be read on 26 e-readers.

          4
          19 votes
          • ICE Book Reader Professional

            9.5.0

            License
            buy Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Complete utility for reading e-books

            6
            19 votes
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