Booklover - DRM-free ebook reader (CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR, PDF)

Booklover is a highly responsive ebook reader with rich user interface.

The metadata-driven library management makes it easy to enjoy large number of books.
With its powerful iCloud Drive integration, you can download and access your books from your iCloud Drive enabled devices anytime you want.

Supported file formats: PDF, CBZ/ZIP/CBR/RAR with archived images

* Characteristics

1. Powerful metadata-driven book management
• Set metadata to your books: Title, Author, Genre, Date Published, Publisher, ISBN code, and others
• Auto-extract metadata from filename of books - Extract strings enclosed in brackets as metadata automatically
• Search/Sort/filter books flexibly by different criteria
• Add arbitrary Tags to a book for filtering

2. Library for easy and quick access to your books
• Robust iCloud Drive integration for ubiquitous access to your books
• Section books by genre (ON/OFF)
• Alphabetical index labels to locate a book quickly (ON/OFF)
• HUD overlay to display attributes of books (Grid View, ON/OFF)
• Quick access to books via History (Added/Opened)
• Auto crop wide-sized book covers
• "Responsive Shadow" - Renders book shadow based on the page count (ON/OFF)

3. Reading View to maximize immersion into the contents
• Book Settings Menu instantly accessible to change various settings of the book (ON/OFF)
• Skimming mode for fast book navigation, with larger page snapshots
• Quickly close a book by swiping up the screen (ON/OFF)


* Main Features

• View contents of DRM-free ebook (PDF, CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR)
• Sync book files automatically among different devices via iCloud Drive
• Add files via iCloud Drive / iTunes / AirDrop / "Open-in"
• Download files from cloud storage services (Needs an app provided by the cloud storage service providers)
• Copy files from an other app via Drag and Drop (Compatible iPad Only)
• Slide Over / Split View (Compatible iPad Only)
• Quick Action with 3D Touch
• Support for HEIF(.HEIC) archived books
• Hardware keyboard shortcuts (Reading View)
• User authentication with PIN / Touch ID
• Exclude/Include book files from the iTunes/iCloud backup target

• Grid/List Views
• History Lists (Added/Opened books)
• Longpress-to-show options for a book (Grid View)
• Section books by Genre (ON/OFF)
• HUD overlay (Grid View, ON/OFF)
• Search / Filter / Sort books
• "Responsive Shadows" / Shadow rendering settings
• Manage data and content file for a book separately (Ghost Books)
• Scrolling with imageless covers by long-pressing the Scroll Slider

[Book Management]
• Manage metadata and tags for books
• Auto-extract metadata from PDF file (ON/OFF)
• Auto-extract metadata from filename / Various extraction settings
• Auto/Manual crop book cover
• Reading status / Favorite mark
• Change page progression direction
• Edit filename
• Relocate files between Local (device) and iCloud Drive

[Reading View]
• Page transition styles: No Animation, Scroll (iOS 10+) / Stack, Crossfade, Zoomfade (iOS 11+)
• Double page spread display
• Change page content sizing (Show All/Width-Fit/Height-Fit)
• Trim page margins
• Change background color
• Browse related info about the book/author
• Skimming mode
• Close book by swiping up the screen
• Image Correction Filters (Enhance Contrast, Manual Contrast Adjustment, Greyscale, Invert Colors)
• "Cover Art Preview" - Display large cover art at the beginning of a book
• Support navigation with iCade compatible devices


* Acknowledgments

[Books included in the app]
• "Give My Regards to Black Jack" by SHUHO SATO (Manga on Web:

[Books used in the screenshots]
• "Give My Regards to Black Jack" by SHUHO SATO (Manga on Web:
• Public domain books from Feedbooks (
• Public domain comics from (
• Sample books from 200AD (

What's New

Version 2.6.8

This is a quick update to respond to requests from several iPad Pro users.
We attempted to add a feature to hide the Home Indicator in the Reading View. However, due to the design of the iOS, we found that it was impossible to keep it hidden completely unless pages are turned by swiping. Please read the Booklover product blog for details.

New Features
• [Reading Settings] Auto-hide the Home Indicator in the Reading View (With limitations - It will reappear by a screen tap)
• [Image Correction Filter] New "Sharpness" filter to render page contents clearer

• Refined UI for editing image correction filters

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5
9 Ratings
9 Ratings
jpr1234 ,

Great app, few issues

Best app for a big libraries but small physical storage space—allows one to download the particular books one wants while keeping others in the cloud.

I wish there was a dark mode, and I wish that custom metadata synced between devices. I also wish you could nest tags.

But otherwise this app is great, and perfect for me.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your great feedback!

- For dark mode: We would like to consider implementing it after checking out whether Apple announces system-level dark mode in the next version of iOS :)

- For metadata sync, It is definitely in our roadmap, however it will be probably after we've added a few other major features.

- For nesting tags - Very interesting idea! We would be really grateful if you could give an elaborated idea to us at if it's not too much trouble - Thanks again!

linvillelight ,

App crashing

Bought, installed, app crashes instantly. How do I fix this developers!

Developer Response ,

[11/13 Update]
The hotfix version (2.6.7) for the issue on the new iPad Pro (2018) has finally been approved by the App Store and available now. The problem will be fixed by updating to the latest version. Thank you so much for your patience, our apologies for having caused you the problem.

[11/11 Update]
We are afraid that the hotfix version (2.6.7) for the launch-failure problem that occurs on the new iPad Pro is still under review by the App Store.

Meanwhile, we have released the public beta for the coming Version 2.6.7 so that you can test the app and see if the issue has been fixed on your device.

We would appreciate if you could have a look at our product page ( ) and download the public beta version of the app from there. Thank you so much for your cooperation and understanding.

We are sorry for the inconvenience. Currently the app fails to launch on the latest models of iPad Pro (2018) models that were released recently.

We have submitted the patch immediately to the App Store on the same day as the new models’ release, however the update has been still under review at this moment. Your patience and understanding would be greatly appreciated.

Laziness 9999 ,

I use it for reading manga

It is simply amazing. Great design, easy to use, way better than anything I tried. Has all the functionalities for reading manga.


Plastic Software, Inc.
43.1 MB
Requires iOS 10.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Japanese
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
© 2018 Plastic Software, Inc.


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