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Best Epub reader?

Title says it all. New to the activity (reading on iPad etc) but wondering if there's an app for this you use/like? Thanks much.

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  • The free Apple Books app for me is great, I use it all the time. I use mainly with books bought from external shops, not the Apple book shop, and have had no problems. I use it on the iPhone and on the iPad, sometimes it needs time to sync between devices, but overall I'm happy.

  • Be certain of the title you wish to read, because there may be similar titles from opportunists that self-publish. They use tools to discover trending search terms about an author or title, proceed to use AI to write something up without fact checking anything, then publish. It’s legal.

  • edited May 15

    Not sure if it reads epub, if I remember correctly, it's just PDF and TXT. But gotta recommend Goodreader. I load it up with iOS and hardware music manuals

    Edit: no epub indeed. sorry :lol:

  • FBreader, used it for ever, multi platform and I’ve got a built it cloud library that’s hosted on Google drive which I’ve been building since more than a decade ago.It uploads to and then is accessible on every device that runs it, syncing bookmarks, notes, page you’re on etc…

  • Epubs can be converted to be read on a Kindle, if that's an option for you...

  • I used to use Marvin 3.
    But it's gone.

    So far, I resorted to Kindl, but would like to get a non-mega-company App

  • Marvin always used to be the good one, it it was abandoned and is now gone from the App Store. I’ve seen good reports of Maple Reader, but haven’t got round to trying it yet.

  • Nothing wrong with the native ipad reader--Books. Works fine for me. Opens pdfs too.

  • Apple Books works just dandy..

  • @musikeer said:
    Epubs can be converted to be read on a Kindle, if that's an option for you...

    What software are you using to do that?

  • @Simon said:

    @musikeer said:
    Epubs can be converted to be read on a Kindle, if that's an option for you...

    What software are you using to do that?

    Calibre, or send to your kindle email with convert in subject or use their bulk upload page. For Epub and other things on iPad https://apps.apple.com/us/app/readwise-reader/id1567599761 maybe overkill for some, but I need it for work research and like it for pleasure

  • Yes, Calibre.

  • edited May 15

    @Model10000 said:

    @Simon said:

    @musikeer said:
    Epubs can be converted to be read on a Kindle, if that's an option for you...

    What software are you using to do that?

    Calibre, or send to your kindle email with convert in subject or use their bulk upload page. For Epub and other things on iPad https://apps.apple.com/us/app/readwise-reader/id1567599761 maybe overkill for some, but I need it for work research and like it for pleasure

    OK, thanks!

    EDIT: just had a look and I've already downloaded it. Idiot! :smiley:

  • heshes
    edited May 15

    @Simon said:

    @musikeer said:
    Epubs can be converted to be read on a Kindle, if that's an option for you...

    What software are you using to do that?

    There are various ways, but the Send to Kindle webpage works great. Will make available on all your Kindle devices and accounts. I'm not a big Amazon fan, but this feature works great. This webpage seems quite a bit easier to me than emailing to kindle address:

    https://www.amazon.com/sendtokindle

  • You don't need to use Calibre any more. Kindle started supporting epub like a year or two ago. I just upload directly into there. Super easy and convenient.

  • @auxmux said:
    You don't need to use Calibre any more. Kindle started supporting epub like a year or two ago. I just upload directly into there. Super easy and convenient.

    No sure if my Kindle can handle it. It is about 1,000 years old. But thanks for the info.

  • @auxmux said:
    You don't need to use Calibre any more. Kindle started supporting epub like a year or two ago. I just upload directly into there. Super easy and convenient.

    You learn something every day; thanks for this most useful bit.

  • @ Y'all.... Thanks so much, all I wanted and more here. My reading head thanks you!

  • I’ve been obsessively trying to find a replacement for Marvin, which I still use. “Best“ depends on your criteria. I like the advanced note and highlighting features, as well as the note export feature of Marvin.

    So far, I am looking at BookFusion.

    It baffles me that an excellent epub reader for power users is so elusive.

  • @Model10000 said:

    @Simon said:

    @musikeer said:
    Epubs can be converted to be read on a Kindle, if that's an option for you...

    What software are you using to do that?

    Calibre, or send to your kindle email with convert in subject or use their bulk upload page. For Epub and other things on iPad https://apps.apple.com/us/app/readwise-reader/id1567599761 maybe overkill for some, but I need it for work research and like it for pleasure

    I did not realize Readwise accepts epubs. I have been avoiding the cost, but this might push me over the edge.

  • I'm using Readdle Documents for epubs too, it also has a very nice search function in case you need it, and allows for quick browsing through pages.
    Make sure you adjust views and gestures to work to your liking, I do prefer the single page view with tapping on the left or right border to go to the previous or next page.

  • MapleRead is very good.

  • @mistercharlie said:
    I like Yomu as a replacement for Marvin.

    https://apps.apple.com/app/yomu-ebook-reader/id562211012

    I’d not come across this one, I’ll have a look at it. Thank you!

  • I checked those:

    Readwise Reader:
    Requires an account, even if you just want to add eBooks.
    Useless to me - deleted.

    PocketBook:
    Does not support iCloud and needs an account for the cloud solution.
    I did not check Google Drive or Dropbox support, as I don't use them for books.
    For me, also useless - deleted.

    Yomu:
    Looks fine, but does not support cloud without payment.
    I would try this, but I suspect it is not iCloud, but some proprietary cloud.
    Therefor useless to me - deleted.

    Apple Books:
    Seems to work, I did not yet try to add eBooks / ePubs.
    But I would prefer not to use something from Apple.

    Kindle App:
    Works fine.
    As I bought stuff from Amazon, I kept using it for other content too.
    But I would prefer not to use something from Apple.

    Marvin 3:
    Still installed on 2 iPads, I just love this App!

    For comics, I strongly prefer: YACReader
    https://apps.apple.com//app/yacreader-comic-reader/id635717885

  • @tja said:
    I checked those:

    Yomu:
    Looks fine, but does not support cloud without payment.
    I would try this, but I suspect it is not iCloud, but some proprietary cloud.
    Therefor useless to me - deleted.

    The "Cloud" option in Yomu indeed is iCloud, which made it good enough to reinstall.

  • I’ve been using Google play books for years with zero issues

  • @johnfromberkeley said:
    I’ve been obsessively trying to find a replacement for Marvin, which I still use. “Best“ depends on your criteria. I like the advanced note and highlighting features, as well as the note export feature of Marvin.

    So far, I am looking at BookFusion.

    It baffles me that an excellent epub reader for power users is so elusive.

    BookFusion, 100 bucks a year subscription - no thanks…

    Some subscription prices are really really fantasy prices - often this apps is presenting the same features as everybody else, and, seems more like a fraud (I maybe have wrong here)…

  • edited May 31

    @HolyMoses said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    I’ve been obsessively trying to find a replacement for Marvin, which I still use. “Best“ depends on your criteria. I like the advanced note and highlighting features, as well as the note export feature of Marvin.

    So far, I am looking at BookFusion.

    It baffles me that an excellent epub reader for power users is so elusive.

    BookFusion, 100 bucks a year subscription - no thanks…

    Some subscription prices are really really fantasy prices - often this apps is presenting the same features as everybody else, and, seems more like a fraud (I maybe have wrong here)…

    For $100, I believe readwise has epubs.

    Pro tip: the new free Eleven Labs Reader app accepts EPUBs. The voices are amazing. Inflection that is very human.

  • @johnfromberkeley said:

    @HolyMoses said:

    @johnfromberkeley said:
    I’ve been obsessively trying to find a replacement for Marvin, which I still use. “Best“ depends on your criteria. I like the advanced note and highlighting features, as well as the note export feature of Marvin.

    So far, I am looking at BookFusion.

    It baffles me that an excellent epub reader for power users is so elusive.

    BookFusion, 100 bucks a year subscription - no thanks…

    Some subscription prices are really really fantasy prices - often this apps is presenting the same features as everybody else, and, seems more like a fraud (I maybe have wrong here)…

    For $100, I believe readwise has epubs.

    Pro tip: the new free Eleven Labs Reader app accepts EPUBs. The voices are amazing. Inflection that is very human.

    Oh, great tip, John, thank you. I LOVE text to speech, and eleven labs have some brilliant voices. Really surprised this is free, maybe they are planning to make money from the coming ability to use your own cloned voice to read these....

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