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Bluefire Reader

By Bluefire Productions

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Bluefire Reader is the best way to read Adobe® Content Server protected eBooks on your iPhone, iPad or iPod touch. With Bluefire Reader you can read EPUB and PDF eBooks from retailers, publishers and libraries around the world.

Bluefire Reader is designed with you, the reader, in mind. With just a tap you can highlight, bookmark, annotate, look up a definition and share excerpts via email, Facebook and Twitter. Have a large library of eBooks? You can organize your books into collections. Want to export your annotations? You can do that too! Looking for a particular passage? Search results are presented in their context, making it easy to find the exact character name or passage you’re looking for.

Bluefire Reader now supports reading location synchronization! Start reading in Bluefire Reader on your iPad; open Bluefire Reader later in the day on your iPhone and pickup right where you left off!

Bookstores and publishers around the world use the Bluefire white-label platform to power their branded apps. Try Bluefire Reader today and see why!

What's New in Version 2.4

Optimized for iPhone 6 and 6+
Support for 64-bit rendering
Miscellaneous bug fixes


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Customer Reviews

Not prime-time-worthy

Like a number of others, I wouldn’t use this app if I had any other choice. I have begged Hackett (which forces me to use it for academic desk copies) to switch to downloads usable on Kindle. The highlighting function works miserable and is a tedious trial to use.

UPDATE: This is a warning that unlike Kindle, Nook, and Google’s Play Books, Bluefire makes nor retains no index or pointers to your books. This means that if you do a restore or get a new iPad, your library will be gone entirely—unless you have gone through (and keep up) the tedious back-up outlined here:
1. Connect your device to your computer and access it via the device icon in the upper left of the iTunes main screen.
2. Once selected, you should see a button for "Apps" in the main iTunes screen. Please select it.
3. From the "Apps" screen, scroll to the bottom where you will see a section labeled "File Sharing," and you should see the Bluefire Reader icon.
4. Select the Bluefire Reader icon, and you will be able to see all of the books in your Bluefire Reader library.
5. Highlight all of the books in your library, and click the "Save To" button, and save the books to a location of your choice on your computer.

Great Reading App

This is my favorite reading app for reading ePub ebooks. I use it on both my iPhone, iPad mini and iPad Air. I love the ability to create collections. I like that I can swipe to increase or decrease brightness and the brightness control is separate from the device control. Syncing between my devices has been working good. I love the fact that I can download books to the app directly from several websites. I have not experienced slowness, but I only use the app for reading. The only thing on my wishlist is two column layout in landscape.


This reader is layed out well, and seems to offer the functions popular to most available products. However using them is painfully slow. Even the most simple task of highlighting text, or navigating page to page, is remarkably cumbersome, as if the application is stuck. I hope these are fixed in future versions.

Bluefire Reader
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 2.4
  • Size: 27.7 MB
  • Languages: English, Bokmål, Norwegian, Danish, Dutch, Finnish, French, German, Icelandic, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Romanian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Thai, Traditional Chinese
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Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Realistic Violence
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor

Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.

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