Introduction To Ebook Readers:
At the turn of the century, everything we knew about content changed drastically. The way we create, format, publish, share and read content has changed. You can find anything you want online. Any textual matter or manuscripts or even journals. And in the late 80’s we met the next game changer in publishing, The eBook reader. These could open and read books published in eBook formats. Therefore, you could carry hundreds of books within a device anywhere. The fusion of eBook reading and devices like laptops and mobiles came in early 90’s. Thereby, you could download eBooks onto your systems and read them by using eBook applications. Also, You couldn’t use MS Office or Adobe readers to view these. Hence, special applications and plugins came up. Also, Most of these applications are free. Therefore, this article lists out the top ten ePub readers for Windows operating system.
1. NOOK Reader:
Nook is an all free ebook and epub reader. You can download Nook into your windows laptop, and Windows operated phone as well. You just need to visit the app store or Nook homepage and download it. Also, this is compatible with Windows 8 and 10 as well. The best part is Nook reader has been designed and created by Barnes and Noble, a highly reputable name in publishing. In addition to that, they have been the world’s leading book retailers for many decades now. When you look at the features of Nook, it comes with integrated support for PDF, Docx, and ePub files. Apart from this, the new versions of Nook support JPEG, PNG and Audio formats like Mp3 and mp4 as well. Also, Nook offers an online store to purchase new titles and magazines too. You can try them for free as well for a limited period.
2. IceCream eBook Reader:
This small useful application for ebook reading from IceCream Apps will become your reading soulmate. One of the best features of this app is its versatility. You can open almost any eBook format in it, be it, ePub, Mobi, PDF, CBR, or even CBZ. Apparently, this means that you’d never be in need for any other application. Other features include, full-screen mode, bookmarks, night mode, etc. you can use this on any version of windows and the application is free to download.
3. Cover eBook Reader:
You might have heard of Cover reader for comics. However, not many people know that Cover reader also supports epub and Mobi books too. Though, it is a dedicated tool for comic book reading; the software included supports various formats. To name a few, it supports image-based books, CBR, PDF, CBZ, CB7, etc. In addition to it, Cover reader works best with your touched based Windows device. Also, you may use the tool for free in all the Windows versions devices.
4. Sumatra eBook Reader:
Sumatra eBook reader (Sumatra PDF) is an effective tool for reading eBooks. Also, it supports all the major file formats in the market. In effect, you can read Mobi, XPS, CBZ, CBR and PDF in this reader. Because of the minimal design in it and simplicity to use, it is regarded highly in the publishing world. Also, Sumatra is available as an online app as well. So, you can upload your eBook upload and view it on the web. In addition to it, you can download the tool and use it on your Windows device.
5. Calibre Reader:
If you need an all-around eBook management service, Calibre is your best bet. One stop shop for all things eBook, Calibre has been ruling the market for quite some time now. Though it is a pretty loaded ebook and ePub reader, it still has many other features as well. Most notable amongst them are to, manage your eBooks, converting eBooks, editing and sharing them as well. If you are a beginner, Calibre is the best tool for you to use on eBooks. You can use Calibre on every Windows device and phone. Also, you can download Calibre for free online.
7. FB Reader:
For a clutter-free reading experience, Fb reader is highly advisable. You will find that Fb reader has very minimal interface, which focuses more on reading material than functions. It can be downloaded for windows and android devices as well. Along with being very easy to use, the Fb reader also supports all the major eBook formats in the market. They include, ePub, Mobi, HTML, RTF etc.
8. Epub Reader:
This tool is different from other tools, as this is a premium application. Therefore, you need to pay for this tool online to download it. However, the biggest advantage of buying this reader has an all round eBook management service. You can upload and download books, manage them on device both PC and device. Also, you can change your viewing experience, for each and every book separately. It works wonderfully well with Windows touch-based devices.
9. Freda Reader:
If you are looking for a reader that can support major eBook formats, and give you involving experience on Windows device, this is your choice. Therefore, Freda for Windows is an all included tool for viewing and editing eBooks. Also, it provides all the eBook management services. This tool is available for free for Windows devices and mobiles. In addition to that, it supports all the major eBook formats like ePub, Mobi, Doc and PDF too.
Bookviser is a fully loaded eBook reader with a twist. It has a huge online repository from where you can download hundreds of books for free. Also, it supports almost all the book formats such as Fb2, HTML, ePub, PDF, and Mobi as well. You can use this tool to download eBooks from Project Guttenberg as well. In addition to that, you can also import your eBooks to BookViser to read them.