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Apple Books Alternatives for Linux

Apple Books is not available for Linux but there are some alternatives that runs on Linux with similar functionality. The best Linux alternative is calibre, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 50 alternatives to Apple Books and ten of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to Apple Books are FBReader, Foliate, Cool Reader and KOReader.

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. Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e., a single entry in your library that may correspond to actual e-book files in several formats.

    ⚫︎ Customizablecalibre is easy to customize with themes or similar features.
    ⚫︎ Portablecalibre can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    ⚫︎ DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    ⚫︎ Extensible by Plugins/Extensionscalibre can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    ⚫︎ Handwritten Notescalibre supports writing by hand (or a stylus) and your text will be converted to text.
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    Most users think calibre is a great alternative to Apple Books.

    Calibre is a great program for management and ebook conversion but its built-in reader is crappy and has no animations. not intuitive. bad gui. great program, bad reader. Moonreader for android is way better, but I want something with similar functionality to either moonreader or apple books and calibre can't display as well.

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    It has all the features of iBooks. Fonts size change, highlighting, bookmarking, dissection of Chapters.

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    It let's me read the epub files, however, it has twitches sometimes, not switching the pages right away.

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    FBReader

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad

    E-reader application.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeFBReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Sync Across DevicesFBReader can sync your data across devices like your phone, desktop and tablet
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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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  3. A simple and modern eBook viewer.

    ⚫︎ Dark ModeFoliate supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    ⚫︎ Text to SpeechFoliate allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
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    it provides a beautiful ereader with page flip animation, and two page view mimicking paper books that runs on a full computer not a mobile device. unfortunately only works on linux. but very good!

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    Cool Reader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Android Tablet

    Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Understands a number of text document formats, suppurt OPDS (in new ui-opengl version).

    ⚫︎ PortableCool Reader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    KOReader

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux
    • Android
    • Kobo
    • PocketBook Reader
    • Kindle Fire

    KOReader is a document viewer for E Ink devices. Supported fileformats include EPUB, PDF, DjVu, XPS, CBT, CBZ, FB2, PDB, TXT, HTML, RTF, CHM, DOC, MOBI and ZIP files. It’s available for Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook, Android and desktop Linux.

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    Komikku

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Linux

    An online/offline manga reader for GNOME, developed with the aim of being used with the Librem 5 phone.

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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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    Lucidor

    • FreeOpen Source
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Moodle
    • Pale Moon

    Lucidor supports e-books in the EPUB file format, and catalogs in the OPDS format. Lucidor provides functionality to:

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    Discontinued

    last update at 2013.

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    Magforest.com

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Online
    • Android
    • Wordpress

    Magforest - Digital Magazines. An Online Distribution Platform for Magazine Publishers and Readers.

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    novely

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux

    The best ebook manager for your personal ebook catalog. Novely's goal is to provide a single application in which to manage your entire ebook catalog and make it available on every device.

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    Discontinued

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