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Best 5 EPUB Readers for Mac

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Although it's good for us to read ebooks on E-ink reader, maybe sometimes you're writing a paper or using a text as a reference for a project, or maybe you just want to have a glance of the ebooks or read a few chapters of a novel on your computer. Installing one or some good reader apps on the computer is indispensable for us. Since Adobe's epub may be the most popular document format and the layout of an epub document is responsive that means an epub format will automatically adjust for different screen sizes, so today we are going to introduce you 5 best epub readers for Mac.

BookReader

BookReader, the most beautiful full-featured e-book reader on Mac, allows you to comfortably read books right on your Mac in a fully customizable layout. It supports non DRM-ed EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW, FB2, DOC, RTF, RTFD, HTML, Webarchive and TXT formats.

It has an iBooks-like bookshelf with good sorting and searching options. You can manage your books according to the TITLES, AUTHORS, GENRES, TAGS, FAVS and NEW BOOKS category.

bookreader bookshelf

But BookReader's function is more powerful than iBooks, which has a realistic book display, fluent page turning special effects. Moreover, you can fully customize your books – speech, highlight content, change covers, fonts, colors, whatever you want to see all your books as you wish.

bookreader feature

Clearview

Clearview is an easy-to-use tabbed style e-book reader for Mac, equipped with library shelf, supports popular e-book formats as DRM free PDF, EPUB, CHM, MOBI(azw, azw3), FB2 and CBR(CBZ). You can make annotations, insert bookmarks, and do searching freely, and access your notes, bookmarks and book collections across multiple devices.

The interface of Clearview reader is very simple. It was designed to help you read e-books quickly, clearly and efficiently. Just drag the folders containing e-book files from finder and drop on the Clearview shelf, all the files information will be imported to the library quickly.

drag folder to clearview

Clearview have been accustomed to tabbed reading in a browser. With several related books organized in the same window, you do not have to look for and switch between the book windows everywhere. Annotations and bookmarks are available on all supported books.

clearview feature

Calibre

Calibre is a program to manage your eBook collection. It acts as an e-library and also allows for format conversion as well as e-book organizer and an integrated e-book viewer.

The file support on Calibre is wonderful, with every ebooks formats except new Kindle KFX format. It won't let you read DRM-protected works though, which rules out literature that's still in copyright. The software comes with a basic e-book reader that supports full-screen mode for distraction-free reading and that lets you choose your preferred font size, method of pagination and gives you the ability to bookmark pages. Unfortunately, there is no way to annotate, highlight, or augment the book's contents.

Download Calibre here

calibre reader feature

iBooks

iBooks is the default reader app on all Apple mobile devices and computers, supports epub and PDF format. It allows you to read the books you've purchased from Apple's bookstore or other DRM free epub or PDF files. And your current reading list and bookmarks will sync between your various devices.

iBook is easy to navigate with polished interface. And the books are displayed in full color, and the page turns are lifelike and smooth with the swipe of a finger. Books can be read in landscape mode. A link at the top takes you to the table of contents, and you can adjust the brightness or text size as well. Most important, iBook's reading experience is excellent.

ibook feature

Kobo

Kobo is an ebook platform that includes its own book store and several applications, one for each different platform, so you can read ebooks on practically any device.

Kobo features a nicely designed interface, with a clean menu on the left side. Books open on a separate window – with optional full-screen viewing – and are quite comfortable to read.

kobo interface

The Kobo Desktop App includes features designed to help you read the way you want. Choose from multiple font styles and sizes, and select your preferred alignment, margins, and line spacing. You can even decide how you'd like your page to look with our Day, Night, and Sepia themes.

Download Kobo for Mac here

kobo feature

 

Tips: how to read any ebook on the above reader software

This analysis is only for reading non-DRM EPUBs on a Mac. If you want to read DRM-ed epubs on a Mac, you need to use DRM Removal to decrypt your epub files. Epubor Ultimate is a very good software to help you remove DRM from your ebooks as well as convert the ebook format. So even if your DRM-encrypted book is other formats like AZW/Mobi/KFX format, Epubor Ultimate allows you to read these ebooks on the above wonderful reader software after converting the format. Isn't that cool and convenient? If you want to read any book with the above wonderful EPUB readers, you can read this step-by-step guide about how to convert any book to EPUB.

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Conclusion

Different people have different reading habits. And the above epub readers offer different reading experience and key features. So you need to try it by yourself and find the most suitable reader for you.

author

Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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