calibre Alternatives for iPad

    calibre is not available for iPad but there are plenty of alternatives with similar functionality. The best iPad alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Apple Books or Adobe Digital Editions. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to calibre and many of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to calibre are GoodReader (Paid), Google Play Books (Freemium), PocketBook Reader (Free) and NOOK (Free).

    This page was last updated Jun 7, 2021

    1. Foxit Reader is a free and light-weight multi-platform PDF document viewer. Its core function is compatible with PDF Standard 1.7.

      Bundleware

      The installer tries to install McAfee WebAdvisor and PhantomPDF Business. These can be skipped by clicking Decline on each.

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    2. iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. It includes the iBookstore, where you can download both the latest best-selling books, and your favorite classics.
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      This alternative is disputed. Apple Books is still a legitimate alternative to calibre, but it might have issues that some users think are important.


    3. With GoodReader on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere. Books, movies, maps, pictures; GoodReader puts it all in a single app, right in your pocket.
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      Most users think GoodReader is a great alternative to calibre.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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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    4. Google Play Books lets you search, preview, and buy millions of books using Google Book Search. Books in the public domain and certain copyrighted books can be read and downloaded in their entirety for free.
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      Google Play Books vs calibre opinions
      Some users think Google Play Books is a great alternative to calibre, some don't.
      Allows epub-format books to be uploaded, at which point they become available on all devices you have GPB installed on. I use this for all my public-domain (Gutenberg, Azora-bunko, etc) ebook reading.
      Top positive comment  over 1 year ago

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      You cannot buy books to put onto a regular ereader from this, it is for Android tablets/phones only.
      Top negative comment  about 2 years ago

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      Calibre is not a book store
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

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      calibre is a ebook converter, not a store or reader
      Negative comment over 2 years ago

      -12
      Only able to manage from the Google Play Books catalog. Cannot upload own books/documents. Does not sync with Kindle device, not able to edit metadata, &c.
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      -5


    5. Read, search, make notes & highlights in PDF (Adobe DRM), EPUB (Adobe DRM), DjVu, TXT, FB2, FB2.zip book formats. Enjoy a unique, fast and user-friendly interface that was designed to provide the most convenient set of options for you to fully enjoy reading a book.
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      Most users think PocketBook Reader is a great alternative to calibre.
      • FreeProprietary
      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Blackberry
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      Download NOOK, and get access to over a million eBooks, newspapers, magazines- all just a touch away. Plus, free samples of ebooks & thousands of free titles.
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      • FreeProprietary
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      Bluefire Reader is your go-to reading application for ePub and PDF content, including ebooks from most online book stores and leading libraries around the world. Bluefire Reader includes support for eBooks protected by Adobe Content Server.
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    6. eBook platform focused on openness that provides e-book library management and reader for users to upload & read their e-books across all devices while also allowing businesses and schools to create their own digital library to distribute content.
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    7. Marvin is an eBook reader for people who are passionate about their books. Get Marvin and find out why readers are calling it "the most brilliant eReader to come out in a long time" ** With the free version you can view one book at a time. **.
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