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Amazon Kindle Alternatives for Windows

There are many alternatives to Amazon Kindle for Windows if you are looking for a replacement. The best Windows 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 Amazon Kindle and many of them are available for Windows so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Windows alternatives to Amazon Kindle are Polar, FBReader, AlReader and Kobo.

Amazon Kindle 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 Amazon Kindle.
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    calibre

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Homebrew
    • PortableApps.com
    • Flathub
    • BSD
    • Self-Hosted
    107 alternatives to calibre 

    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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    1.  Built-in viewercalibre shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    2.  DRM FreeNo Digital rights management (DRM), i.e. no copy protection.
    3.  Portablecalibre can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
    4.  Lightweightcalibre consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
    5.  Extensible by Plugins/Extensionscalibre can be extended with add-ons, plugins and extensions.
    6.  Decentralizedcalibre is based on a decentralized infrastructure with no single entity controlling it.
    7.  Ebook ConversionConvert your ebooks to various formats (PDF, EPUB, MOBI…) and vice-versa with calibre.
    8.  Works Offlinecalibre can be used without the need to connect to the internet.
    9.  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 Amazon Kindle.
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    Polar

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Electron / Atom Shell
    • Chrome OS
    69 alternatives to Polar 

    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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    1.  PDF annotationPolar support PDF Annotation for highlighting, notes etc
    2.  Cloud SyncSync your data (notes, documents, bookmarks, etc.) across your different devices and to the cloud.
    3.  Built-in viewerPolar shows you a quick preview of an image, page or file in supported formats.
    Captured HTML content available for offline viewing at any time.
    Document repository for tagging and managing your documents.


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    FBReader

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Linux
    • Android
    • 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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    AlReader

    • Windows
    • Windows Mobile
    • Android
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    61 alternatives to AlReader 

    Program is designed for reading fiction book.

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    1.  Full-Text SearchAlReader lets you search for specific words or phrases from inside a document or database.
    2.  Text to SpeechAlReader allows you to transform written text into spoken text.
    3.  Dark ModeAlReader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
    4.  Support for ThemesYou can use themes and templates to change the look and feel of AlReader.
    5.  PortableAlReader can be used from a USB stick or similar with no prior installation.
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    Kobo

    • Mac
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Android
    • iPhone
    • Android Tablet
    • iPad
    • Blackberry 10
    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
    • Android Tablet
    • Windows
    • Online
    • Mac
    • iPhone
    • iPad
    21 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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      Kavita

      • Mac
      • Windows
      • Linux
      • Self-Hosted
      138 alternatives to Kavita 

      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. book reader, self hosted, manga, comics, free, manhwa, e readers, electronic...

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      1.  LightweightKavita consumes less device resources compared to similar apps.
      2.  Dark ModeKavita supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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      Icecream Ebook Reader

      • Windows
      92 alternatives to Icecream Ebook Reader 

      Icecream Ebook Reader transforms your computer screen into a convenient EPUB reader.

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      1.  Dark ModeIcecream Ebook Reader supports dark mode for comfortable usage in low light conditions.
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      Bookmate

      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      15 alternatives to Bookmate 

      We inspire millions of people around the globe to read more, discover new books and find new friends with common interests.

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      ComiXology

      • Windows
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Windows S
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      • Kindle Fire
      52 alternatives to ComiXology 

      Amazon’s premier graphic novel experience, comiXology is a comic store and reader with access to over 75,000 digital comics, graphic novels & manga.

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