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Apple Books Alternatives for Mac

There are many alternatives to Apple Books for Mac if you are looking for a replacement. The best Mac 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 14 are available for Mac so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Mac alternatives to Apple Books are Amazon Kindle, FBReader, Adobe Digital Editions and Kobo.

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.

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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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    Amazon Kindle

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Blackberry
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows Phone
    • iPad

    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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    you can't read epub files on Kindle

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    FBReader

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

    E-reader application.

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    maroca

    It is simple, with the side keys you scroll and with the up and down keys you pass the pages.

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    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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    Kobo

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10

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

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    Yomu EBook Reader

    • FreemiumProprietary
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad

    Yomu is an independent reader for book lovers. Yomu’s design is carefully crafted for ebooks and offers custom styles for better readability and distraction-free reading.

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  7. 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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    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.

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    Book Reviews

    • FreeProprietary
    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • iPhone
    • Software as a Service (SaaS)

    Discover books you'll love! Unbeatable ebook deals, handpicked reviews, and comments from popular authors. Find your favourite e-books from the world's leading e-books portal! Over 20 million titles.

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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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