IMPORTANT: If you are using iOS 9, you should get the latest and greatest Marvin 3 with 140+ features including vertical and auto scrolling, speed reading, comic book support, text-to-speech, and much more.

Marvin is an eBook reader for people who are passionate about their books. Get Marvin and find out why readers are calling it "the most brilliant eReader to come out in a long time"

- A modern and clean user interface, designed for iOS 7
- Format books any way you like
- High fidelity rendering
- Opens DRM-free EPUB books
- A selection of beautiful reading fonts
- Virtually unlimited combinations of text, background colors and page textures
- 2 column layouts in both portrait and landscape (iPad)
- Cloud location sync *
- Publisher layouts and embedded fonts
- Full book search
- Control page warmth and tint in addition to brightness for comfortable night-time reading
- Customizable gestures, swiping to control brightness and warmth, page turn directions, snapping to bookmarks and chapters, etc...
- A reading timer
- Powerful highlighting and annotation tools
- Create custom commands with presets to integrate with Google Maps, Bing Images, Tweetbot, IMDb, Lingvo, Goodreads, Facebook, Wikipedia, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and more

- Artificial intelligence that reads your books and helps you discover great things about them, their authors, characters, places, events and everything else (English only)
- Intelligently search for and pin web content such as articles, reviews and videos
- Build character summaries as separate EPUBs in seconds
- Automatically build a vocabulary as you look up words in the dictionary
- Offline and online dictionaries

- Incredibly powerful library management tools
- Custom and smart collections
- List and cover library views
- Sorting, filtering and grouping
- Group books by word count
- Reads calibre and extended metadata (subjects, series and tags)
- A metadata editor that also lets choose new covers

- Virtually all the content you see, create and find can be exported and shared
- All exported content can be opened in web browsers and word processors for further reference
- Share status, progress, pictures, text selections and highlights to Facebook and Twitter

- Find books anywhere in your Dropbox *
- Native calibre support with integration that other readers can only dream of (iOS 8.2 and earlier)
- OPDS catalogs
- Web downloads
- iTunes and email side-loading

- Marvin opens DRM-free EPUB 2.0 books
- Dropbox support and location sync requires a Dropbox account

If you're into DRM-free books, we've worked hard to make Marvin the best way to enjoy them.

What's New

Version 2.9.1

If you are using iOS 9, you should get the latest and greatest Marvin 3 with 150+ new features including vertical and auto scrolling, speed reading, comic book support, text-to-speech, and much more.

This update contains stability and performance improvements:
- Improved reliability of large backups.

If you have a moment, please remember to rate and review Marvin. It really helps a lot.

Happy reading.

Ratings and Reviews

3.2 out of 5

6 Ratings

6 Ratings

Good but not yet great


Marvin is a great little ebook reader with only a few remaining annoyances that stop it from being truly great.

1. Any book that is read to 100% should be automatically marked as read. I have neither the time nor inclination to manually flag a book as read every time I finish one. Without this automatic flag, I have no way of seeing which of my hundreds of books remain unread other than scrolling painfully through while looking for a "new" flag. It's very annoying.

2. Please offer more permanent view options for the library. When I open the library, I don't really want to see all my several hundred books in a list. I want to see them grouped as one entry per author (or series, etc.). The current smart view option of showing the list of author names in a side bar doesn't cut it because it's not a permanent library view, and I also want to see book covers (not just author names in text) to help me find what I'm looking for.

3. Please - oh please - implement either an automatic or batch upload to Dropbox. I back up all my ebooks on Dropbox. At the moment, if I download a bunch of new books into Marvin (e.g., via the handy "get books" tool), I have to manually upload each one slowly and painfully to Dropbox via a long series of taps/swipes. Dropbox integration is very useful but not very usable right now.

Get this version


Those looking for a better iBooks, from which you can Air drop books should get this version of Marvin. There are other versions that may appear more advanced, but don't work as well. Also, the brand loses a star because the developer simply cannot be bothered to answer e-mails.


I don’t like paid for apps that get discontinued too quickly.




Appstafarian Limited
50.5 MB
Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
English, German
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this application.
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Unrestricted Web Access
© 2016, Appstafarian Limited
In-App Purchases
  1. Theme Pack £4.99
  2. Late Night Blue Theme £0.99
  3. Sand Theme £0.99


  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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