BookReader
BookReader
5.14

4.4

BookReader free download for Mac

BookReader

5.14
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

20 BookReader Reviews

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Monkeyjunkey
22 May 2012

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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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Version 3.8
Funjoy
24 July 2018
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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Version 5.13
Andy49
02 November 2017
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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Version 5.10
1 answer(s)
Bridge Comm.
Bridge Comm.
19 March 2018
fixed, please update.
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singhs-apps
07 October 2017
One if the best epub readers out there.
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Version 5.10
carmenroberson28
24 January 2017
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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Version 5.8
Meitnik
22 October 2016
come a long way...one of the few readers a scholar can use for research.
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Version 5.8
3 answer(s)
Meitnik
Meitnik
24 August 2017
well, guess the deve and app is gone. Tried to check for update and can't do it and the website is gone too.
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Meitnik
Meitnik
18 September 2017
Tried to run 5.9, it wont, crashes. Contacted deve, waiting to send crash logs.
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Meitnik
Meitnik
27 September 2017
repaired but with a new bug...Thank you for being responsive to bug reports.
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RogerKatz
17 September 2016
The current version is 5.8
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Version 5.7
RogerKatz
03 July 2016
The current version is 5.6
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Version 5.5
Bento de Espinosa
13 June 2016
The best e-book reader on my MacBook, and I have tried all.
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Version 5.5
Meitnik
11 April 2016
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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Version 5.1
Meitnik
07 April 2016
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.
Like (2)
Version 5.0
2 answer(s)
Meitnik
Meitnik
07 April 2016
nothing here, comment was removed.
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Meitnik
Meitnik
08 April 2016
AN UPDATE:

employee:
You are absolutely right. But. Just one but: the migration mechanism of CoreData is completely out of our control. I’ve just set the flag telling CoreData that we have a next version of DB, and CoreData should do the trick in the completely automatic way exactly as stated by Apple.

We have two options then: to upgrade the database, adding new cool features and to not add anything, continuing use the old one. We have chosen the first way.
. . .
There are 48,000 upgrades of BookReaderLite – 0 issues with CoreData, 3,500 upgrades of BookReader – 6 cases of “Error of ….permanent storage” by CoreData till now.

meit:
No I waited a long time to buy version 5 with features I need.
My longer reply you will not allow me to post.
Apple’s tech is buggy too and you can get burned by it. Thats a fact not a myth. I will wait longer to see if you get this fixed.
. . .
I will be buying the app because I want you to move forward fixing bugs and adding features. Your App is important for my ability to research. And you want me to report bugs. ;-) I want a killer epub reader. :-)

However, even 6 users having a bad experience is not to be blown off.

After 35 yrs testing, You must understand Apple is not your friend and cannot be really trusted; seen many devs get burned by Apple bugs at all levels. Seen some app not even ship! I urge you to get some other database backend.
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$9.99

4.4

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.9.0 or later
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