Literature


  • Typora

    Free Mac Windows Linux Electron / Atom Shell Website

    Typora will give you a seamless experience as both a reader and a writer. It removes the preview window, mode switcher, syntax symbols of markdown source code, and all other unnecessary distractions. Replace them with a real live preview feature to help you concentrate the content itself.

    It has features of:

    1. Markdown support including tables, code fences with syntax highlight, LaTeX, Table of Contents.
    2. Cross-platform.
    3. The real live preview and WYSIWYG features.
    4. Beautiful interface and Custom CSS theme support.
    5. Easy export

    Typora will only be free during its Beta period. When it gets out of Beta, it will be a paid app.

     

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  • FocusWriter

    Free Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Simple but configurable and themeable, distraction-free text editor for writers. Open-source and available across desktop platforms.

     

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  • Anobii

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    Anobii is a vertical social network, dedicated to book lovers and all readers. Anobii is the richest source of information on books in Italy and the most independent. Sign up and search Anobii to find useful, interesting information on millions of books, share opinions with other readers, and see what other Anobiians think by reading their reviews and opinions. On Anobii, you can find over two and a half million reviews and twenty-five million ratings given to books, all strictly neutral and written by other Anobiians. On Anobii, you can also organise your shelves and keep track of your reading. What's more, if you want to, you can exchange your books with other users.

    On Anobii you can also: build and update your profile and see that of the other Anobiians, create your shelves and your wish list, catalogue, review and rate books that you read, add to and see your reading statistics, create and participate in groups, discussions and collections, search the shelves of other Anobiians, follow them and exchange private messages with them...in short, you can take part in community life and contribute to enriching its content, ideas and initiatives.

    All the contents of Anobii can be searched even without being an Anobii member. You must open an account in order to take part in activities, like building your own shelves, writing reviews or participating in discussions. The only information required to open an account is an e-mail and nickname. All other information is optional, though obviously useful in order to provide better service.

    In a nutshell, Anobii is where book lovers call home.

     

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  • Sigil

    Free Mac Windows Linux PortableApps.com Website

    Sigil is a multi-platform ebook editor. It is designed to edit books in ePub format.

    Sigil is a multi-platform EPUB ebook editor with the following features

    • Online Sigil User's Guide, and Wiki documentation
    • Free and open source software under GPLv3
    • Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Linux and Mac
    • Full UTF-16 support
    • Full EPUB 2 spec support
    • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Preview View
    • Complete control over directly editing EPUB syntax in Code View
    • Table of Contents generator with multi-level heading support
    • Metadata editor with full support for all possible metadata entries (more than 200) with full descriptions for each
    • User interface translated into many languages
    • Spell checking with default and user configurable dictionaries
    • Full Regular Expression (PCRE) support for Find & Replace
    • Supports import of EPUB and HTML files, images, and style sheets,
    • Documents can be validated for EPUB compliance with the integrated FlightCrew EPUB validator
    • Embedded HTML Tidy: all imported files have their formatting corrected, and your editing can be optionally cleaned

     

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  • LibraryThing

    Free Web Android iPhone Website

    LibraryThing is a cataloging and social networking site for people who love to read. It allows users to easily create their own catalogs of books that they have read, own, or would like to read.

     

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  • OneclickDigital

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    Easy to use application to download and transfer Audiobooks from local libraries which use the OneClickdigital lending platform.

    Data usage fees may apply - please check with your carrier.

     

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  • Open Culture

    Free Web Website

    Open Culture brings together high-quality cultural & educational media for the worldwide lifelong learning community. Web 2.0 has given us great amounts of intelligent audio and video. It’s all free. It’s all enriching. But it’s also scattered across the web, and not easy to find. Our whole mission is to centralize this content, curate it, and give you access to this high quality content whenever and wherever you want it. Free audio books, free online courses, free movies, free language lessons, free ebooks and other enriching content — it’s all here. Open Culture was founded in 2006.

     

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  • OverDrive Media Console

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows S Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad Website

    Download eBooks and audiobooks from your library directly to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch!

    OverDrive Media Console gives you on-the-go access to eBooks and audiobooks from your public, school, or college library. More than 18,000 libraries worldwide offer best-selling and classic titles via OverDrive, so use the ‘Get Books’ feature in the app to find a library near you.

    How do library eBooks and audiobooks work?

    Digital titles from your library are borrowed just like print material. Once you find your library using ‘Get Books,’ you can browse your library’s digital collection on the web, check out a title with a valid library card, and download the title directly to your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch.
    While borrowing the digital title, you can enjoy it using the app’s eBook reader or audiobook player. Each EPUB eBook and MP3 audiobook that you check out has a lending period. The title automatically expires in the app at the end of the lending period, so there’s never a late fee. There’s even a handy countdown clock built into the app so you know how long you have to read or listen before the title expires.

    What happens if a digital title is already checked out?

    Just like with physical material from the library, you can join a waiting list. All you need to do is enter your email address and you’ll receive an alert when the title is available for check out.

    Don’t want to wait? Many libraries offer thousands of EPUB eBook downloads that are always available. Just check for the ‘Additional eBooks’ link at the bottom of the digital collection homepage and you can get a free eBook from your library that’s yours to keep—without a lending period. You’ll discover timeless books and find yourself reading more than ever before with this diverse collection.

    You can also download DRM-free EPUB eBooks from other online sources and read them in the OverDrive Media Console app.
    Want more books?

    Each library builds a custom digital collection of eBooks and audiobooks specifically for their local community. Contact your library and let them know that you are using OverDrive on your iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch and would like to see additional titles in the digital collection.

     

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  • Blio

    Freemium Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    Simply put, Blio is a full-featured eReader for people who care about what books look like.

    If you’re into crafting, architecture, cooking, traveling, or fairytales, it’s pretty important to see your books laid out like the author intended. That’s why we recreate each and every page, giving you an authentic reading experience, while still giving you all the extras you’d expect from an eBook.

     

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  • HakuNeko

    Free Mac Windows Linux Website

    HakuNeko is a cross-platform downloader for manga and anime from various websites. HakuNeko was made to help users who download media for circumstances that requires offline usage. The philosophy is ad-hoc consumption, get it when you want to read/watch it. It is not meant to be a mass downloader to stock up thousands of chapters that are just collected and will probably never be read.

     

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  • BookLikes

    Free Web Website

    BookLikes is a free blog platform for book lovers. 100% independent and free. BookLikes offers every book lover a personal webpage with Blog to publish book reviews, virtual Bookshelf to shelve your books and reading Timeline to organize your reading life. BookLikes gathers book lovers from all over the world who can share their book reviews and follow other interesting blogs and avid readers. BookLikes is available in three language versions: English, German and Polish.

     

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  • All My Books

    Commercial Windows iPhone iPad Website

    Book inventory, Ebook Collection Organizer, Book Collection Manager, Book Collection Organizer:
    All My Books is a complete book organizer with which you can easily create and manage a database with books in any format – paper, ebook or audiobook.

    Each book entry in All My Books features all the information you need about it, from the cover to the year of publication, including also author, summary, genre, rating and ISBN. All this information can be conveniently extracted from several online resources, such as Amazon, Barnes and Noble, Powells and Bol.

     

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  • Kotaku

    Free Web Website

    Kotaku is the definitive digital hub for video game news, reviews, cheats, design, and entertainment.

     

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  • YACReader

    Free Mac Windows Linux iPhone iPad Website

    YACReader (Yet Another Comic Reader) is a free cross-platform comic reader with support for multiple comic files and image formats. YACReader comes with YACReaderLibrary an application for browsing and managing your comic collections with various smooth transition effects.

    YACReader is fast, easy to use and all you need to enjoy your digital comics.

     

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  • Adobe Digital Editions

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    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. Borrow ebooks from many public libraries for use with ADE.

     

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  • Alfa eBooks Manager

    Freemium Windows Website

    The most powerful and easy-to-use Book Organizer

    Alfa Ebooks Manager is a free program that allows to organize your electronic and paper books in single e-Library.

     

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  • Wikibooks

    Free Web Website

    Wikibooks is a Wikimedia community for creating a free library of educational textbooks that anyone can edit.

     

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  • ManyBooks.net

    Free Web Website

    Thousands of free ebooks, pre-formatted for reading on your computer, smartphone, iPod, or e-reading device - ePUB, Kindle, eReader, PDF, Plucker, iSilo, Doc, RTF, Mobipocket, Newton Paperback, and zTXT ebooks ready to go!

     

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  • Numento

    Commercial Mac Windows Website

    Numento is a elegant collection software fully customizable that will let you freely choose your method of management. Manage your library (Books,CD, DVD, comic books, games), your coins, your stamps, your postcard, etc. Publish your collection on the internet with just one click.

     

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  • Mcomix

    Free Windows Linux Xfce Website

    MComix is an user-friendly, customizable image viewer. It is specifically designed to handle comic books, but also serves as a generic viewer. It reads images in ZIP, RAR, 7Zip or tar archives as well as plain image files. It is written in Python and uses GTK+ through the PyGTK bindings, and runs on both Linux and Windows.

    MComix is a fork of the Comix project, and aims to add bug fixes and stability improvements after Comix development came to a halt in late 2009.

     

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  • ComiXology

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Windows S ... Android Tablet iPad Kindle Fire Website

    Amazon’s premier graphic novel experience, comiXology is a comic store and reader with access to over 75,000 digital comics, graphic novels & manga.

    FEATURES

    • Read all of your purchased comiXology books on all your devices.
    • Access thousands of digital comics, graphic novels & manga as part of your subscription.
    • Read anywhere you go: offline reading of your purchases and subscription books.
    • Use your Amazon account to easily sign in.
    • Read many of your Kindle comics, graphic novels & manga purchases.
    • Experience our cinematic, immersive Guided View reading on any size device and 2-page up reading on your iPad.
    • Search for and add books to your Wish List.

     

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  • Pcgamer

    Free Web Android iPhone Android Tablet iPad Website

    PC Gamer is the global authority on PC gaming.

    Each issue is crammed full of exclusive, hard-hitting reviews of the latest PC games, exclusive reveals of brand new games, reviews of free games and mods plus exclusive access to the titans of the games industry.

    Whether you’re a casual fan of The Sims, a hardcore Call of Duty player, a lifetime World of Warcraft subscriber, or something in between, you’ll find PC Gamer is the PC game informer.

     

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  • iA Writer

    Commercial Mac Windows Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad Website

    The key to good writing is not that magical glass of Bordeaux, the right kind of tobacco or that groovy background music. The key is focus. What you need to write well is a spartan setting that allows you to fully concentrate on your text and nothing but your text. Many professional writers use SimpleText or Textedit because these are the only writing programs that are totally distraction free. But text editors are not perfect. That's why we made Writer.

     

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