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calibre Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to calibre for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Polar, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to calibre and many of them are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to calibre are Thorium Reader, Adobe Digital Editions, Koodo Reader and Ubooquity.

calibre alternatives are mainly eBook Readers but may also be eBook Libraries or PDF Readers. Filter by these if you want a narrower list of alternatives or looking for a specific functionality of calibre.
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  • FreeOpen Source
  • Mac
  • Windows
  • Linux
  • BSD
  • Self-Hosted

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  1. Polar is a powerful desktop app for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress.

    ⚫︎ PDF annotationPolar support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    ⚫︎ Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Captured HTML content available for offline viewing at any time.
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    Thorium Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    Thorium Reader is a free, open source multi-language EPUB reader for Windows 10, MacOS and Linux. It's privacy aware and highly accessible for visually impaired and dyslexic people.

    ⚫︎ Full-Text SearchThorium Reader lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
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  3. Adobe Digital Editions icon

    Adobe Digital Editions

    • 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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    Koodo Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online

    A modern eBook reader for epub, pdf, mobi, azw3 and txt, supporting Windows, macOS, Linux and Web.

    ⚫︎ CustomizableKoodo Reader is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Dark ModeKoodo Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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    cleaner and significantly better user interface and user friendly.

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    RemovedUser

    I use the web-based platform and it's just very good. Super intuitive and minimalistic but with great functionalities and customization. And it's FOSS.

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    Ubooquity

    • Free PersonalProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Ubooquity is a free, lightweight and easy-to-use home server for your comics and ebooks. Use it to access your files from anywhere, with a tablet, an e-reader, a phone or a computer.

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    Discontinued

    The program seems no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.2, released in October 2018, can be still downloaded from the official website

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  6. Easy-to-use ebook reader, equipped with library shelf, supports popular ebook formats as PDF, EPUB (DRM free), CHM, MOBI, FB2 and comic books (CBR, CBZ).

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    csBooks

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    csBooks is a smart solution to manage all your PDF, EPUB and MOBI files. csBooks will generates thumbnails and keeps the read status of your books. It also has filter and sorting functionality with beautiful interface.

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    Kavita

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Self-Hosted

    Lighting fast with a slick design, Kavita is a rocket fueled self-hosted digital library which supports a vast array of file formats. Install to start reading and share your server with your friends.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeKavita supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ LightweightKavita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
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  9. Wondershare MePub icon

    Wondershare MePub

    • Mac
    • Windows

    Wondershare MePub, a simple yet powerful EPUB creator, can help you build EPUB eBooks from a variety of file formats like MS Word (.doc/.docx), PDF (.pdf), Text (.txt), HTML (.html/.htm), CHM (.chm), and Images (.jpg/.bmp/.png/.tiff/.gif).

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    theLibrarian

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac

    Easy to use yet powerful application for cataloguing, organizing and managing your collections of books, comics or other kind of documents such as scientific articles, magazines and so on.

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