Readers

This page provides (cursory) information on existing EPUB readers.

Hardware Options

A number of dedicated e-readers are available. This list is a good starting point.

Software Options

However, we are much more interested in software options (especially open source offerings), which we can examine, learn from, and possibly incorporate in some manner:

Name License G/A G/C iOS G/L MSW OSX Web
Adobe Acrobat DC proprietary + - + - + + -
Adobe Digital Editions proprietary - - - - + + -
Aldiko proprietary + - + - - - -
Amazon Kindle for ... proprietary + - + + + + -
Blio freeware + - + - + - -
Bluefire Reader proprietary + - + - + - -
calibre FOSS (GPL v3) - - - + + + -
FBReader FOSS (GPL) - - - + + + -
Google Play Books proprietary + + + - - - +
iBooks proprietary - - + - - + -
Kitabu freeware - - - - - + -
Lucifox FOSS (GPL v3) - - - + FFP + FFP + FFP -
Okular FOSS (GPL) - - - + KDE - - -
OverDrive Media Console freeware + - + - + + -
STDU Viewer freeware - - - - + - -
Sumatra PDF FOSS (GPL v3) - - - - + - -

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This wiki page is maintained by Rich Morin, an independent consultant specializing in software design, development, and documentation. Please feel free to email comments, inquiries, suggestions, etc!

Topic revision: r6 - 28 Oct 2016, RichMorin
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