calibre Alternatives for Mac

    There are many alternatives to calibre for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac alternative is Foxit Reader. It's not free, so if you're looking for a free alternative, you could try Okular or Polar. 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 Apple Books (Free), EPUBReader (Free), Adobe Digital Editions (Free) and Delicious Library (Paid).

    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. Okular is a universal document viewer developed by KDE. Okular works on multiple platforms, including but not limited to Linux, Windows, macOS, *BSD, etc.
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      Okular vs calibre opinions
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      It's only a bad document reader. lol
      Negative comment 6 months ago

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      Okular can not manage e-book readers. It's only a glorified document reader.
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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      Just a reader, not a library manager
      Negative comment 10 months ago

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    3. 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.
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      Most users think Polar is a great alternative to calibre.
    4. 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.
      • FreeProprietary
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      • 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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      Some users think EPUBReader is a great alternative to calibre, some don't.


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      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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    5. Catalog your books, movies, music, software, toys, tools, electronics, & video games in a nice interface. Import all your stuff onto your digital shelves using your Mac’s iSight webcam, our wireless barcode scanner, or your keyboard.
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    6. 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.
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      Epub editor, convertor and creator software for Mac and PC. Convert to ePub ebooks for Kindle, iBookstore, iBooks, iPhone, Mobipocket.
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      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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