Download Reading - Best Software & Apps

  • Adobe Reader

    2.0.0.163

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Windows
    Android
    Mac
    iPhone
    Palm OS

    Adobe Reader 11: the essential PDF viewer

    7
    4195 votes
    • PROS:Increased security, Send files by e-mail, Sticky notes and highlight options, Full-screen reading, Accessibility options
    • CONS:Memory use
  • Microsoft Word

    Preview 16.0.6701.1007

    License
    free Download
    Platform
    Android
    Windows
    iPhone

    Touch-optimized version of Word impresses even in preview format

    6
    28 votes
    • Wattpad

      Varies with device

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      BlackBerry
      iPhone
      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
    • Free Kings James Bible

      1.0r

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      Download the King James Bible for Free

      7
      7 votes
      • PROS:App contains the complete Old and New Testaments, Free and easy to download and use
      • CONS:Certain readers may prefer a book, Features only one translation
    • Wikipedia

      2.1.133-r-2015-10-26

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Free online encyclopedia access

      7
      30 votes
      • PROS:Simple interface, Easy to search, Offline reading capability
      • CONS:Desired subject may not exist
    • 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
    • Protected Folder

      1.2.0.0-20150715

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      An effective hiding place for your sensitive data

      7
      884 votes
      • PROS:Embedded with Windows Explorer, Blocks reading and writing access, Very easy to use, Exclude list
      • CONS:Not many configuration options
    • Bible

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android
      BlackBerry
      iPhone
      Mac

      The Holy Bible on your Android

      7
      25 votes
      • PROS:Easy to browse, Various reading plans, Share verses online
      • CONS:Not many configuration options
    • HFSExplorer

      0.21

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Windows

      A Free Tool To View Your Mac Files On A Windows Program

      5
      28 votes
      • PROS:A rare and valuable tool for reading Mac files, It is a practical and intuitive tool, The tool has clearly had lots of work put into it,
      • CONS:A paid version may have had more features, It will probably be redundant one day when the Mac dies, There is little wrong with the program besides the occasional installation hiccup,
    • UB Reader

      3.1.649

      License
      free Download
      Platform
      Android

      Universal Book Reader is a stylish and user-friendly eBook reading app for Android.

      -
      No votes yet
      • Bible - KJV,NIV and etc..

        1.2

        License
        free Download
        Platform
        Android

        Bible app is a unique free bible e-reader. It’s the best platform for reading, learning and sharing God's words.

        -
        No votes yet
        • Aldiko Book Reader

          3.0.13

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Android

          Read electronic books on your Android device

          7
          14 votes
          • PROS:Customizable reading experience, Well designed virtual bookshelf, Remembers the last page you read, Decent variety of books available
          • CONS:Poor categorization of store contents
        • Wikipedia for Windows 10

          1.0.0.22

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Free online encyclopedia access

          7
          87 votes
          • PROS:Lots of great content, Interface is easy to read and navigate, Pin articles for later reading, Share content to different applications
          • CONS:Crashes sometimes upon launch, No new features
        • Skim

          1.4.5

          License
          free Download
          Platform
          Mac

          Excellent free and simple PDF reader for Macs

          6
          24 votes
          • PROS:Great for reading and editing PDFs, Liike Preview but with more features, Highlight text, navigate with TOCs and more, Integration with LaTeX, PDFSync etc
          • CONS:Not as advanced as Adobe Acrobat X, Some basic features not as intutive as they should be
        • 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
        • 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
        • ABC Kid Genius

          5.1

          License
          try Download
          Platform
          Windows

          Teach toddlers the alphabet, numbers and reading

          6
          30 votes
          • Puffin Web Browser

            Free 4.2.0.1834

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone

            Fast internet browser that's full of features

            7
            51 votes
            • PROS:Complete in terms of features..., Fast in tests... , Choice between reading mobile or desktop versions of sites
            • CONS:...but many are useless (virtual touchpad, keyboard...) , ...but some crashes, Limited Flash support, Upload functionality to the cloud is limited to 10 MB per file , No private browsing mode
          • CrystalDiskMark

            5.2.0

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Windows

            Check your hard drive's reading speed

            4
            8 votes
            • PROS:Runs several different tests
            • CONS:No detailed information about tests
          • Yahoo News Digest

            1.1.2

            License
            free Download
            Platform
            Android
            iPhone

            Easy-to-swallow news served up on your mobile

            10
            1 vote
            • PROS:Beautiful design, Makes news easy to digest, Offers recommended reading for each story, Shows you what stories you've read
            • CONS:You can't customize news topics, Occasionally images are of low resolution
          Softonic’s Best Rated Software for this topic
          #NameVersionVotesRatingPlatform
          1Varies with device1107.6Android, BlackBerry, iPhone, Java
          21.0.0.22876.9Windows
          32.0.0.16341956.7Windows, Android, Mac, iPhone
          41.2.0.0-201507158846.5Windows
          52.1.0.21033.2Windows