Any Epub book reader for mac?

Discussion in 'MacBook Air' started by mwxiao, Aug 14, 2011.

  1. mwxiao macrumors regular

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    #1
    I have a library of epub books on my MBA but I can't find a good ebook reader...

    Options:
    1. Amazon Kindle for mac: best UI. But I have to convert all books to mobi.
    2. Stanza/Tofu: read epub files. But slow and ugly UI.
    3. Adobe Digital Edition: requires Adobe Flash, which i don't have on my MBA and I don't intend to install.
    4. LovinglyReader: from screen shots, it seems like a good reader. But it requires Adobe AIR. Is AIR as evil as Flash that reduces battery life?
    5. Sony Reader's Library: really slow. Can't even zoom.

    I think I am really picky. If I can't a good one, I think I'll just go with Kindle...

    Anyone with good suggestions?
     
  2. jsolares macrumors 6502a

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    Maybe take a look at calibre, have read good things about it.
     
  3. coops macrumors regular

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    Definitely try Calibre - it's free, organises your library, and can convert your epubs if neeeded... (or any other format), has built-in epub reader.
     
  4. DarwinOSX macrumors 65816

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    Good call. I downloaded it and checked it out. Much better than Adobes Digital Editions piece of junk.


     
  5. JusChexin macrumors member

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    Thank you SO much for the suggestion of the Nook for Mac App! I haven't tried the Kindle for Mac App yet, but the Nook for Mac App is really great -- I'm LOVING that you can use it in "Full Screen Mode" in OS X 10.7 Lion, and that it makes use of finger swipes to either three-finger swipe to other open full screen app's or the desktop or two-finger swipes to change pages. Awesome!! :D
     

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