Kitabu is our easy to use Desktop ePub reader.
Best desktop ePub reader for all your devices.
Simply drag and drop your eBook into Kitabu and start reading.
Store all your eBooks safely into our Cloud Library and read them whenever, wherever you feel like it.
- Apple Sandbox support.
- Drag and drop.
- Context popup menus.
- E-book library in two views.
- Table of contents.
- Book pane selection. Book can be displayed in one, two or three panes.
- Font and background selection.
- Plays audio & video.
- Fixed Layout.
- QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file metadata directly from the Finder.
-Supports ePub's without any DRM
Sync Feature - now you can sync your e-book library directly to Kitabu cloud. Click on the new Sync button, log in with Google, Facebook account or create account manually and start syncing. First 30 days are free!
Ratings and Reviews
Very nice so far
This is great. I've been wanting a nice, neat way to view ePub books on my Mac, and until Apple produces a Mac version of iBooks (which I hope will happen eventually), this will do very nicely.
However, the glaring omission, for me, is the inability to use the iTunes library. I have all my books stored in the iTunes library for easy synching with my iPad, and it would be great if there were a button in the Kitabu main window toolbar to let you toggle between Kitabu's own library and the iTunes books library. That would be perfect.
As it stands, to view an ePub book from iTunes in Kitabu, you have to find the book in iTunes, choose "Show in Finder" from its context menu (or just locate the book manually, of course), and then load the book into Kitabu. And that doesn't merely open the book in Kitabu; it *copies* it into its own library (or even moves it, if you choose that dangerous preference) – so you end up with a space-wasting second copy of your book on your hard drive. I tried making aliases of books in the iTunes library in the Kitabu library, but sadly that didn't work; apparently the software doesn't resolve aliases.
So a handy button for easy access to the books in the iTunes library would be a great addition. But other than that, for letting you read your ePub files on the computer easily, this is very handy and really great for free.
Relatively pretty but...
It looks nice but it fails to support any features of EPUB which can't be handled by a web browser. So, content with alternatives displays twice, equations in the content display weirdly to say the least and it seems to be fairly confused by the difference between and EPUB 2 and EPUB 3 file. It's also failing to deal with pages which are marked as not displayable.
All in all, this is a nice browser for HTML files inside a zip file but it's not a competent EPUB reader.
Looks good, but misses feature to organise in categories or groups
When you like to group magazines in a folder or group programming books in a separate folder, the folder content is not read so you will not see the epubs presented. Would be good to be able to organise the library with categories or groups.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.