BookReader
BookReader
5.14

4.4

BookReader free download for Mac

BookReader5.14

13 February 2019

Reader for non-DRM e-books.

Overview

BookReader marks another step towards virtual reality. Your bookshelves on your Mac, very realistic reading from the screen. Moreover, you can fully customize your books - change covers, fonts, colors, whatever you want to see all your books as you wish.

BookReader supports non DRM-ed EPUB books, FB2, Microsoft Doc, RTF, RTFd, xHTML, Webarchive and TXT formats.
Important Note: This software can not open DRM-encrypted e-books due to legal restrictions.

What's new in BookReader

Version 5.14:
  • macOS Dark theme support
  • Hooks (https://hookproductivity.com) support

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How would you rate BookReader app?

20 Reviews of BookReader

Monkeyjunkey
22 May 2012
Version: 3.8

Most helpful

I want to like this, but a BookReader that does not support PDF file format? Not so sure if that shouldn't be a basic feature. Add that and this would be worth a try.
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4
Funjoy
24 July 2018
Version: 5.13
Nice reading experience, with unlimited tweaking of font, size text color, background, and even the gradient of the 'backlight'. Love it.

I wish I could create my own themes, so I could switch between 'day mode' and 'night mode.'

I own Murasaki (v1) and Yet ePub readers but this is my favorite of them all (including iBooks) just because I usually prefer reading light-grey text over a dark background, and this is the only app that can do it.
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Andy49
02 November 2017
Version: 5.10
Can't save current view for current book or pdf or the next one. I have to set it up every time I open another document. I want to show thumbnails and have it fit to screen and fit to page every time. I'm uninstalling until it's fixed.
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5
singhs-apps
07 October 2017
Version: 5.10
One if the best epub readers out there.
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4
carmenroberson28
24 January 2017
Version: 5.8
as a passionate book reader myself, i go along with the BookReader! Great to be able to read all of my epubs ad rtfs using this one
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4
Meitnik
22 October 2016
Version: 5.8
come a long way...one of the few readers a scholar can use for research.
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RogerKatz
17 September 2016
Version: 5.7
The current version is 5.8
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RogerKatz
03 July 2016
Version: 5.5
The current version is 5.6
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5
Bento de Espinosa
13 June 2016
Version: 5.5
The best e-book reader on my MacBook, and I have tried all.
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Meitnik
11 April 2016
Version: 5.1
Good deve works to address Coredata bugs. I wish he move on from coredata to using another database tool. Waiting for users to confirm fix works! It would be good to sell directly using paypal, which Macupdate appears to do but fails.
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Meitnik
07 April 2016
Version: 5.0
I was about the buy this app. But saw some reports of users book library get wiped out during the v5 update. Told developer my concerns about. Here is the exchange from their forums: employee: I’m really sorry about you library. Your case is the second among 3500 updates till now. Something went wrong when migrated on the new datastore. meit: I am concerned here. Saw same bug reported on MAS. I am about to buy but this bug makes me want to wait. [...] employee: This is not a bug. There are many other users upgraded without any problem. I think it is unavoidable that some upgrades may have a problem. meit: Not an acceptable answer. I have been doing QA for many decades (am 57) for many companies with many different products. I break apps. I have seen and reported app bugs that corrupt a database file making migration during updates break. And had to hand hold users whose data is gone — its painful. Did you bother to ask if there was Time Machine back up; did you reach out to help restore?? Database corruption bugs is one the of the most important bugs and hardest to test for. Just because many users have no problems doesn’t mean there is no bug. Trust my hard earned experience, there is one. If you want to just blow the data damage off, then you really don’t want my money — ever. Here was I ready to buy; Disappointed.
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TCalhau
26 April 2015
Version: 4.15
I really like this reader of ebooks. It's actually my default ebooks reader. Very good.
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iTruth
10 October 2013
Version: 4.9
So the books that I purchase from amazon and ibooks cannot be used with this? That being the case where do I find the same books, DRM free?
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Prince-Isaac
11 January 2013
Version: 4.5
Quick comment on a point the Dev made above: "Perfume of the Books is not yet implement..." Priceless! However, I believe the word you're looking for is "scent." Perfume is something like Chanel #9. :-)
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Prince-Isaac
11 January 2013
Version: 4.5
Tip: There are a few apps that will de-DRM eBooks so they can be read by apps such as BookReader. Search MU for "epubor" for their products or do a DuckDuckGo* search on "mac DRM ebook drm removal" to find others that are often free. *Google is evil. Change your search habit and use DDG. Yoiu'll be glad you did.
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Xenos
29 October 2012
Version: 4.2
i can't really believe it: there is a folder of 2 GB size on my HDD with tutorials in pdf format and this app puts all pdf files once again physically onto my main partition !!!! never heard of referencing or asking where to put the library !!! a no go even though the app has beyond any doubt one of the nicest UIs.
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Pir-anha
20 June 2012
Version: 3.8
since stanza is abandonware, calibre is overkill for just a quick look into an epub, and other apps are only available from the appstore (dear developers -- don't do that), this has become my go-to app for anything i can't read in preview. i'm not particularly into the skeuomorphism, but it is nice eye candy for people who like that sort of thing -- it looks like it belongs on the mac compared to a lot of cross-platform software.. it can bookmark, search, change covers, fonts and sizes, has configurable themes. it's stable, and under steady development -- the price is definitely justified.
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Flash1296
05 June 2012
Version: 3.8
Not a polished Application. I have yet to find a means of removing an e-book (including duplicates) that are in its library !
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Monkeyjunkey
22 May 2012
Version: 3.8
I want to like this, but a BookReader that does not support PDF file format? Not so sure if that shouldn't be a basic feature. Add that and this would be worth a try.
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Surfspirit
05 January 2012
Version: 3.7
Why a Book Reader is 64 bits only? Does It need more than 4 GBytes of RAM?
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4.5
Poikkeus
05 January 2012
Version: 3.7
If you have some non DRM books hanging around, old or new, BookReader is an appealing way to read and organize your books. Simply drop the file onto BookReader, and it will automatically ready it so you can read it on the reader application. It's ideally suited for a MBP, and doubly so if you read on wide-screen mode. I've only used it with ePub files, though there are other options. You won't find any online help or FAQ, and you will have to use an application like Calibre to convert Mobi files to ePub. Given the relative paucity of similar applications, $9.99 is an agreeable price. You can download a prior version of this software on the developer's website; chances are, you'll buy it.
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