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eBook Readers

There’s a certain atmospheric quality to getting immersed into a good book. It’s something that can’t be replicated by reading text on a traditional screen or app. However, these apps do their best to include a feature that supports reading ebooks, with ones like calibre and Amazon Kindle doing a good job of emulating the experience of just words on a page dominating the screen of your choice.

  1. Sumatra PDF is a slim, free, open-source PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI/FB2 viewer for Windows. Why another PDF reader? Sumatra has a minimalistic design. Simplicity has a higher priority than a lot of features. Its small and starts up very fast.
  2. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    Amazon Kindle software lets you read ebooks on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and Android-based device. You can discover and read over 630,000 books in the Kindle Store, including the latest bestsellers and new releases.
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  3. FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms. Features: Supported e-book formats are: ePub, an international e-publishing standard. fb2, a Russian e-books standard de facto.
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  4. Innovative book reader with powerful controls & full functions: • Read thousands of ebooks for free, supports online ebook libraries • Read local books with smooth scroll and tons of innovation Support epub, pdf, mobi, chm, cbr, cbz, umd, fb2, txt, html, rar, zip or...
  5. Read book files in EPUB, PDF, DOC, DOCX, RTF, TXT, DJVU, FB2, MOBI and CHM formats. Supports chapters, bookmarks, page style. Saves the current reading position. Automatic detection and display of the list of all supported documents on your device.
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  6. Document Viewer is a highly customizable document viewer for Android, fork of the last GPL version of EBookDroid .
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  7. Librera Reader is a highly customizable and feature-rich application for reading books in PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DjVu, FB2, TXT, RTF, AZW, AZW3, HTML, CBZ, CBR formats on Android devices.
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  8. Apple Books is the single destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the Book Store, join Oprah’s new Book Club, keep track of what you’ve read and want to read, and listen to enthralling audiobooks. All in one place. Your library, your way.
  9. Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Understands a number of text document formats, suppurt OPDS (in new ui-opengl version).
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  10. One eBook reader for all your Adobe DRM protected books across your iPad, Mac or PC. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) is free-to-download and use, and completely ad-free. Use it to read EPUB and PDF books, both online and offline.
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    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Kobo
    • PocketBook Reader
    • Ubuntu Touch
    • Amazon Kindle
    KOReader is a document viewer for E Ink devices. Supported fileformats include EPUB, PDF, DjVu, XPS, CBT, CBZ, FB2, PDB, TXT, HTML, RTF, CHM, DOC, MOBI and ZIP files. It’s available for Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook, Android and desktop Linux.
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  11. Read the books you love without having to worry about different format complexities like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, etc. Features - EPUB - PDF - MOBI - CBR - CBZ
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    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Google Chrome
    • Firefox
    EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software!
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