Kitabu
Kitabu 1.0.7
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Kitabu is our easy to use Desktop ePub reader. Simply drag and drop your ePub into Kitabu and start reading.

Kitabu will be part of our cloud based service that will be released to the public in 2012.

Features:
  • 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 & video.
  • QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file
What's New
Version 1.0.7:
  • Compatibility with Mac OS X 10.8
  • Bug fixes
Requirements
  • Intel, 64-bit processor
  • Mac OS X 10.6 or later
  • 64-bit processor



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  • calibre
    +13

  • Bookinist
    +2
Kitabu User Discussion (Write a Review)
ver. 1.x:
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bbw7 commented on 16 Apr 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?
[Version 1.0.7]

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burypromote

+75
Mikael B replied on 05 Dec 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.
burypromote

+75

Mikael B reviewed on 08 Mar 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.
[Version 1.0.7]


burypromote
+1

+94
JCH2 commented on 27 Oct 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.
[Version 1.0.7]

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burypromote

+263
MacUpdate---Ryan replied on 29 Oct 2012
Developer site not points to their actual site and not the MAS.
burypromote

+75
Mikael B replied on 08 Mar 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.
burypromote
+3

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Libertyforall1776 commented on 27 Oct 2012
I will never understand why there is no iBooks app for Mac!?

This app help fill the gap...
[Version 1.0.7]

1 Reply

burypromote

+75
Mikael B replied on 05 Dec 2013
Now in Mavericks there is.
burypromote
+4

+21
Tschigg commented on 03 Jun 2012
Non MAS download option would be appreciated. Never will understand why devs choose to go MAS only. Kitabu not happening for me then.
[Version 1.0.6]


burypromote
-4

+113
Knowhowe commented on 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.
[Version 1.0.6]


burypromote
+1

+16
Rayj commented on 13 May 2012
I've still not found anything better than Firefox with the EPUBReader add-on.
[Version 1.0.6]

1 Reply

burypromote

+94
JCH2 replied on 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.
burypromote
+1

+9

Mikofox reviewed on 08 Apr 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.
[Version 1.0.3]


burypromote
-1

+3

Max Roach reviewed on 07 Apr 2012
Missing: a real full screen which one or more columns one can customize to a fixed width in characters, black background an nothing else displayed on the screen, except on mouse over. Not really bad but I'm waiting for a distraction free ePub reader on my 27" iMac. That's the reason for the low rating. Work in progress, not so much is missing.
[Version 1.0.3]


burypromote
+1

+135

Gryffin reviewed on 08 Mar 2012
Just a nice, no-frills, attractive app for managing and reading ePub books. No extraneous whistles and bells, but it organizes and presents your eBooks cleanly.

[Reviewing this partly to offset the chucklehead who gave it a half-star because he can't grok the Mac App Store. That's the app/dev's fault *how*?]
[Version 1.0.1]


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cantor rated on 14 Aug 2013

[Version 1.0.7]



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Surfspirit rated on 15 Nov 2012

[Version 1.0.7]



Ztudiozak rated on 29 Oct 2012

[Version 1.0.7]



Ztudiozak rated on 14 May 2012

[Version 1.0.6]



Ztudiozak rated on 02 May 2012

[Version 1.0.4]



Ztudiozak rated on 20 Apr 2012

[Version 1.0.3]



Ztudiozak rated on 24 Mar 2012

[Version 1.0.2]



Ztudiozak rated on 13 Mar 2012

[Version 1.0.2]



Ztudiozak rated on 03 Mar 2012

[Version 1.0.1]



+1

Ahmed Hafeez rated on 28 Feb 2012

[Version 1.0.1]


Downloads:89,509
Version Downloads:72,835
Type:Home Personal : eBooks
License:Free
Date:27 Oct 2012
Platform:Intel 64 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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Kitabu is our easy to use Desktop ePub reader. Simply drag and drop your ePub into Kitabu and start reading.

Kitabu will be part of our cloud based service that will be released to the public in 2012.

Features:
  • 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 & video.
  • QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file metadata directly from the Finder.


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