Kitabu
Kitabu
1.6

3.6

Kitabu free download for Mac

Kitabu

1.6
23 August 2019

ePub reader for your desktop.

Overview

Kitabu is our easy to use Desktop ePub reader. Simply drag-and-drop your ePub into Kitabu and start reading.

Feature
  • Apple Sandbox support.
  • Drag and drop.
  • Context popup menus.
  • E-books library in two views.
  • Table of contents.
  • Book pane selection. Book can be displayed in one, two or three panes.
  • Font and background selection.
  • Plays audio and video.
  • QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file metadata directly from the Finder.

What's new in Kitabu

Version 1.6:
  • Release notes were unavailable when this listing was updated.

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13 Kitabu Reviews

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Tschigg
03 June 2012

Most helpful

Non MAS download option would be appreciated. Never will understand why devs choose to go MAS only. Kitabu not happening for me then.
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Version 1.0.6
Pir-anha
12 February 2016
This is alas not what I am looking for. With just an empty box without any directions when the program comes up, it's not intuitively obvious what I am expected to do (import some books). I don't actually want a program that creates yet another library; I use Calibre already and don't want to create a poor duplicate; I just want a reader. But if I must create another library, at least allow me to place it where I want it; it automatically goes into my Documents folder I am also having odd issues with the first loading a book. 2 books when first imported didn't display at all at first, I had to quit the program and restart it (these are all DRM-free books). The loading problem doesn't seem to be limited to the first try either, I just had it happen again. 1 book that has mixed text and images has visual problems with text getting cut off or overlaying images, and sometimes images overlapping. I did not check whether these books pass epub verification; that might be something to try, but the behaviour seems too random for that. It's a very bare bones program. SPACE doesn't work at all to go forward a page, which is such a standard that I can't believe it's not here. The slider works, but it is hard to judge where it will jump; the ToC is a better bet, but it does not always work properly. I use the arrow keys for paging, but clicking in the margins also works to advance a page. There is no bookmarking, no highlighting, no copying of text. Worst of all, it does not keep track of where I last was in a book; if I quit the program, it's all gone. It's a nice, uncluttered start, but not ready for prime time, I'd say. However, at least it is now available by direct download, no MAS enforced (previous reviewers had complained about that).
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Version 1.0.9
MichaelHaeusler
07 October 2015
Doesn't open epubs without DRM, instead it tells me that it's DRM-protected. That's bull. I did it with my own epub, exported as a proof from Apple iBooks Author, no DRM, no nothing. Not sexy.
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Version 1.0.9
bbw7
16 April 2013
I'll hold off giving this app a review until I am more confident regarding the problem I am having (i.e. that I am not just having a problem with the GUI), but it seems to only show the first page of each chapter. The slider at the bottom just seems to discretely jump from one chapter to the next, in that sliding it a little bit doesn't change the view at all, while moving it enough will jump to the first page of the next chapter. I tried the same book in Calibre and it works fine. I am using Kitabu ver 1.0.7 with OS 10.6.8. Anyone else experience this?
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Version 1.0.7
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
06 December 2013
Well, I'm not using the slider to read. I'm using the right and left arrow keys to navigate to the next page. The slider is more likely for quick navigation within the title. I always open the TOC and navigate using that.
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Mikael-B
08 March 2013
It works. It's free. That's enough for me right now. I have most of my books as both pdf and epub and normally only read epub on my iPhone or iPad. Occasionally I'm given a prepublication epub and then this is nice to have. bookmarks and autowidth so that images aren't distorted when resizing would be welcome. Also a preference for where to put the library would be nice.
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Version 1.0.7
anonymous-dingo-653
27 October 2012
Just a point in note; the developer should put up a legitimate site and not and autoshunt into the MAS. That's just rude to (mis)represent a site that isn't there.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.7
2 answer(s)
MacUpdate-Ryan
MacUpdate-Ryan
29 October 2012
Developer site not points to their actual site and not the MAS.
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Mikael-B
Mikael-B
08 March 2013
The developer site is there but only a logo. What you mean, I think, is that the download shouldn't come from MAS. I don't view MAS-only downloads as a big issue, but can understand if you feel otherwise.
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Libertyforall1776
27 October 2012
I will never understand why there is no iBooks app for Mac!? This app help fill the gap...
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Version 1.0.7
1 answer(s)
Mikael-B
Mikael-B
06 December 2013
Now in Mavericks there is.
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Tschigg
03 June 2012
Non MAS download option would be appreciated. Never will understand why devs choose to go MAS only. Kitabu not happening for me then.
Like (7)
Version 1.0.6
Knowhowe
13 May 2012
Big fan of the Kindle reader myself. Full screen? Yes. Customisable categories? Yes? Free? Yes. I use Calibre for converting stuff found online and have the Kindle app synched on my phone and Mac. Perfect.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.6
rayj
13 May 2012
I've still not found anything better than Firefox with the EPUBReader add-on.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.6
1 answer(s)
anonymous-dingo-653
anonymous-dingo-653
13 May 2012
Just tried this one out. Nice, but their really is no need for a two page spread any more. Pound for pound I think Adobe Digital Editions is slightly better. But still, another plugin for FF is always attractive.
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Mikofox
09 April 2012
Okay, it just claims to be a reader, but still would like to see a way to group books together in categories and some of the features iBooks has. Sorry, but so far not very useful to me.
Like (1)
Version 1.0.3
Free

3.6

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.12.0 or later
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