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Apple Books Alternatives for iPad

There are many alternatives to Apple Books for iPad if you are looking for a replacement. The best iPad alternative is Amazon Kindle, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Apple Books and many of them are available for iPad so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting iPad alternatives to Apple Books are FBReader, Google Play Books, Scribd and Adobe Digital Editions.

Apple Books 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 Apple Books.
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  1. Amazon Kindle icon

    Amazon Kindle

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    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad
    95 alternatives to Amazon Kindle 

    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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    1.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    Amazon Kindle vs Apple Books opinions
    Some users think Amazon Kindle is a great alternative to Apple Books, some don't.
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    you can't read epub files on Kindle

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    FBReader

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    • Linux
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    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    94 alternatives to FBReader 

    E-reader application.

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    1.  Dark ModeFBReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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    FBReader vs Apple Books opinions
    Most users think FBReader is a great alternative to Apple Books.
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    It is simple, with the side keys you scroll and with the up and down keys you pass the pages.

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    Google Play Books

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    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Chrome OS
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    64 alternatives to Google Play Books 

    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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    1.  Built-in DictionaryGoogle Play Books has a built-in dictionary where you can look up broader definitions of words.
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    Most users think Google Play Books is a great alternative to Apple Books.
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    Scribd

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    • Android
    • iPhone
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    • iPad
    • Waze
    57 alternatives to Scribd 

    Scribd is a social publishing site, where tens of millions of people share original writings and documents.

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    Adobe Digital Editions

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    • Android Tablet
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    17 alternatives to Adobe Digital Editions 

    Optimize your reading experience with the best eBook reader across formats.

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    1.  Ad-freeAdobe Digital Editions doesn't contain any form of external advertising.
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      GoodReader

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      • iPad
      92 alternatives to GoodReader 

      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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      1.  PDF annotationGoodReader support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
      2.  Dark ModeGoodReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      3.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
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      GoodReader vs Apple Books opinions
      Some users think GoodReader is a great alternative to Apple Books, some don't.
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      Goodreader does not read epub, only pdf

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      Kobo

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      30 alternatives to Kobo 

      With Kobo, you can read on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch anywhere, anytime.

      Visit Kobo and browse more than 3.5 million free and affordable titles in the Kobo Store, including bestsellers, award winners, new releases, classics, and hidden gems. All your books sync right to t.

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      Neat Reader

      • Android
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      • Online
      • Mac
      • iPhone
      • iPad
      20 alternatives to Neat Reader 

      If you’re looking for a free and easy-to-use online EPub reader that works seamlessly on all your devices, consider Neat Reader. You can use it for free across all devices. To use it on your browser, simply Open Web App.

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      1.  Dark ModeNeat Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
      2.  Text to SpeechNeat Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
        Discontinued

        It seems only the Android version is still available.

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      • PocketBook Reader icon

        PocketBook Reader

        • Android
        • iPhone
        • Android Tablet
        • iPad
        47 alternatives to PocketBook Reader 

        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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        1.  Text to SpeechPocketBook Reader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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        Guest

        similar to ireader i was useing for my ipad

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        NOOK

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        • iPhone
        • Android Tablet
        • iPad
        65 alternatives to NOOK 

        Get the FREE Barnes & Noble NOOK App for your Android or iOS smartphone or tablet to enjoy all your favorite digital content. Access our vast online library of over 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics, manga and magazines. Plus discover over 300,000 audiobooks.

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