Scribd Alternatives and Similar Software

A hugely popular platform for readers, Scribd provides subscription-based access to a massive, evolving library of books, graphic novels and even audiobooks. There are some free alternatives though Scribd covers much more ground in content.

Scribd has the benefit of being available online and through mobile apps. A few alternatives offer the same, some are simply web-based. Some actually offer desktop apps as well for Mac, Windows or Linux.

Some apps like Google Play Books provide very helpful features like built-in translations and file searching. While the service is different from Scribd in that purchases are made on a one-off basis per book, the features are noteworthy in considering alternatives.

The list of alternatives was last updated: 9/7/2020 9:57:00 AM

Alternatives to Scribd for all platforms with any license

  • Project Gutenberg

    Project Gutenberg is a library of over 60,000 free eBooks. Choose among free epub and Kindle eBooks, download them or read them online. You will find the world's great literature here, with focus on older works for which U.S. copyright has expired. Thousands of volunteers digitized and diligently proofread the eBooks, for enjoyment and education. No fee or registration! Everything from Project Gutenberg is gratis, libre, and completely without cost to readers.

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  • 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. You can buy ebooks for reading on your computer, Apple device, Android device, Nook, or Sony eReader in the Google ebookstore. All purchased eBooks are backed up online, and your page positions are automatically synced between devices.

    Freemium Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Issuu

    Issuu is the leading digital publishing platform delivering exceptional reading experiences of magazines, catalogs, and newspapers. Millions of people have uploaded their best publications to create beautiful digital editions. When will we see yours?

    Freemium Web Software as a Service (SaaS)

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  • LinkedIn SlideShare

    SlideShare is the best way to share presentations, documents and professional videos. SlideShare is the world's largest community for sharing presentations. SlideShare is a business media site for sharing presentations, documents and pdfs. SlideShare features a vibrant professional community that regularly comments, favorites and downloads content. Content also spreads virally through blogs and social networks such as LinkedIn, Facebook and twitter.

    Free Web

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  • Apple Books

    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. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages. iBooks supports the ePub and PDF file formats.

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

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  • Bookmate

    We inspire millions of people around the globe to read more, discover new books and find new friends with common interests. Bookmate brings readers, authors, publishers, brands and distribution partners together through a strong business model. Market leader in Russia, Bookmate is now available with local catalogue in English, Spanish, Turkish, Swedish and other languages.

    Commercial Windows Web Android iPhone Android Tablet ... iPad

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  • Freebook Sifter

    Freebook Sifter lists free eBooks from various sources. They update the list daily and you can find free eBooks from Amazon sites around the world, Kobo, Nook, Project Gutenberg.

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  • NOOK

    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. NOOK offers unique, unbeatable features, including exclusive LendMe™ technology that lets you share eBooks with friends, and a safe and secure eBooks Lifetime Library™ that keeps your eBooks accessible anytime, anywhere no matter what device you own.

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows S Android Tablet iPad

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  • SlideOnline

    SlideOnline lets upload and share PowerPoint and PDF presentations online making easier to embed the presentations in websites, blogs and social networks. Currently it supports Adobe PDF and PowerPoint (.ppt, pptx) presentation format.

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