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Best 5 Epub Readers For windows (2020)

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EPub Reader for Windows is an application which allows user to view ePub files on their PC without downloading any additional application to read e-books. ePub stands for Electronic Publication.

ePub is an XML based e-book publishing format standard, the content of files is expressed as XHTML, a combination of CSS, HTML and XML provides users an all-round ornamental document as compared to PDF, in digital text, plain text and converted text.  

ePub E-books and the document files with the “.epub” file extension could be read and opened by the help of ePub readers. It proffers better reading experience while reading the e-books and documents.

There are also some specialized tablets specifically designed for reading the ePub books, but it’s not necessary any more to spend hundreds of dollars for such purpose. One can easily read the ePub books on the windows by the help of ePub reader. 

For better experience users only need a good ePub reader. There are numerous ePub readers made for windows which have specialized features. So, here is the list of some of the best ePub readers for you:

EPUB READER FOR WINDOWS

COVER:

Epub Reader

Cover was developed by FrenchFry Software and allows users to view the comic books and also supports the popular file formats that are used for comic books. It allows users to have shelves, features detailed library management, see page counts, whether a comic has been read or not, current page, and so on. 

Cover is great for reading the books with heavy image content. If you are willing to read comics and manga, none other app is better than cover. 

PROS

Detailed comic information
One step import process
Store comics in any location
All popular comic formats supported
CONS

On non-touchscreen devices, it is difficult to use. 
Sometimes is slow at loading comics. 
Supports only 25 comics without in-app purchases.
Excessively resource-intensive on the device.

Supported platforms-Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and mobile phones.

Download- free

NOOK:

Epub Reader

The book lovers have must heard about Barnes and Nobles, the world’s largest booksellers. Barnes and Nobles launched their online book service which is known as nook. By the help of Nook, users can not only read the ePub books but can also buy the books.

It offers 14-days trial period, after the trial period is end, user can buy or subscribe to the magazines that he/she is interested in. 

Some of its features are-

  • Automatically syncs the last page, notes, and bookmarks with other devices.
  • Add notes, bookmarks and highlights as you read.
  • Use the shelve features to find your favorite books easily, and to organize the library. 
  • Access to thousands of classics.
PROS

Tons of customizations options
Syncs notes and bookmarks
User reviews and ratings
Works well with comic books
Enables to buy content from within the app
Excellent library of content with samples
CONS

App crashed  several times during testing

Supported platforms- Windows 10, Windows 8(*86), Windows 8.1

Download- Free

CALIBRE

Epub Reader

Calibre is one of the most esteemed ePub readers for the Windows PC. Calibre is also very good for reading the magazines, and comics along with the ePub books. 

Some of its features are-

  • Downloading ePub
  • Managing metadata
  • Downloading covers for books
  • Transferring books from one device to another

One of its best features is the “news” feature; it fetches news from numerous websites and display it in the form of book.

PROS

Convert, import and reads the e-books easily.
Clear interface
CONS
RSS support isn’t  brilliant

Supported platforms- Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, and Windows Vista.

DownloadFree

KOBO

Epub Reader

kobo also allows to buy books from integrated stores other than reading the e-books. Through Kobo, users can easily find the e-books from bookstores by author, title or topic in the search bar. 

Kobo allows organizing and managing the books and also storing them in the storage space at the same time. Some of its features are-

  • Font size, font style selection, preferred alignment.
  • Search
  • Bookmarks
  • Progress tracking
  • Allows selecting the desired themes.
PROS

Nicely designed interface
Includes free book
Have a large section of books for purchasing
Syncs smoothly with other devices
CONS

Free books are mostly classics
Is not feature-rich as compared to others

Supported platforms- Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10, Web App and Mac. 

Download- Free

FREDA

Epub Reader

Freda enables to read books on windows free of cost. Users can read more than 50,000 public domain classic books, Gutenberg, feed books and many more. One can also read their own e-books in the supported formats: MOBI, FB2, EPUB, HTML, and TXT.

Some of its features are-

  • Its theming capabilities allow users to modify the look and feel according to user’s will. 
  • It allows using text to speech feature.
  • It allows downloading the books on your storage for future reference.
  • It also provide pin feature.

If you are looking for ePub reader which could provide you a self-made environment then you must give Freda a try.

PROS
Can change paper color and ink
Can highlight textCan download books from emails
Has text-to-speech and dyslexia-friendly feature
CONS
No in-app tutorial
Only a few supported formats
Importing all books at once is a tricky task
Can’t easily be removed

Supported platforms- Windows 8, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 and Windows mobile.

DownloadFree

WRAPPING UP!

The e-books and audiobooks allow you to carry the whole library with you. At the same time with the help of ePub readers, you can experience better reading. One of its best parts is that ePub readers provide thousand of classic titles for free.

So, here we come to an end and it’s all about the ePub readers for windows. I hope this helped you to choose the one that you were willing for. If you found any ePub reader missing that must be there in our list, then please comment down.

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