Download Readers - Best Software & Apps

  • ePUB Reader for Windows

    5.3

    License
    buy Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Browse your ePUB library

    5
    344 votes
    • PROS: Great for viewing ePUB file eBooks, Well organized table of contents, Weeklong free trial period
    • CONS: Converted PDFs have slightly low quality
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop

    6.2

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Excellent eBook manager for Windows

    6
    160 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

    1.20.47037

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    E-book reader for Windows

    5
    412 votes
    • PROS: Syncs with Kindle devices, Easy to use
    • CONS: Minimal options, No annotations or highlighting
  • MangaMeeya

    2.4

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    A streamlined manga reader

    7
    178 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
    210 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.
  • Adobe Digital Editions

    2.0

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Mac

    Basic ebook manager and reader from Adobe

    5
    608 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
  • Icecream Ebook Reader

    5.07

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Bookworms

    7
    87 votes
    • PROS: Free to download and use, Packed with useful features
    • CONS: Only compatible with Windows, Does not come with actual ebooks
  • Microsoft Reader

    2.1.1

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Pocket PC

    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
  • Kobo

    Desktop 1.8

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    iPhone
    BlackBerry

    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
  • Book Bazaar Reader for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Free Software for Book Lovers

    7
    17 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
  • Zinio for Windows 10

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Read all your favorite magazines on the go

    3
    10 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
  • ComicRack

    0.9.160

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    An excellent comic viewer

    7
    214 votes
    • PROS: Organizes comics in shareable lists, Enables to read comics comfortably, Really makes organization easy
    • CONS: None so far
  • Cover-Comics Reader

    2.6(.674)

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows

    Cover is the best app to read and manage your comic books.

    6
    5 votes
    • Blio

      2.0.5452

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Nicely designed ebook reader with built-in online bookstore

      5
      42 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
    • 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
      • 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
      • KooBits

        4.0

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Windows

        An ebook manager and reader with a slick interface

        7
        35 votes
        • FB2

          1.1.0.14

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

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

          10
          2 votes
          •  FSS ePub Reader

            1.0.8.8

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Free ePub reader and converter. ePub to PDF, ePub to Html, ePub to plain text.

            6
            8 votes
            • Martview

              1.5

              License
              free Download
              Platform
              Windows

              Original ebook reader with an extensive catalog

              7
              59 votes
              • PROS: Original interface design, Nice page rolling effect, Extensive catalog to download, Lets you create and share books and magazines
              • CONS: Only reads PDF and MART files, Could be better documented
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