Top eBook Reader on the Mac.
Supported formats: EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW, FB2, PDF, Microsoft DOC, RTF, RTFd, xHTML, Webarchive and TXT.

Features Highlights:

- Best Retina support
- Page flipping animation
- Optimized for macOS Sierra
- Exportable Highlighting and Notes
- Exportable Books
- Text To Speech for vision impaired people
- Very small memory footprint
- BookShelf database with easy metadata management
- Natural two pages viewing mode
- Table Of Contents with crossover hypertext links
- Hypertext links and tooltips to Notes (FB2)
- Text search function
- Bookmarks
- Fullscreen mode
- Gestures: scrolling, zooming
- Customisable operational keys
- Automatic charset encoding
- Customisable fonts family, sizes, colors, inter row spacing, margins, columns gap, etc
- Customisable book background
- Page flipping sound
- Printing and converting to PDF format
- Leap Motion controller support

IMPORTANT NOTE: This software can not open DRM encrypted e-books due to the law restrictions.

What's New

Version 5.12

- Apple scripting support
- Bugfixes

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5

9 Ratings

9 Ratings

Has Bugs that ruin Experience


I have been using this to read programming book so I switch back and forth alot. If you close the bookshelf and then completley quit the application the bookshelf will not launch automatically next load you have to press command L or open it in the menu way confusing when I click it am am waiting for it to launch because I dodn't know its state when it closed. Its really easy to bump my magic mouse and get the book scrolling in the Notepad view (which is sometimes the only way I can get all the text on the page to view properly at a decent size but I also find this in most ereader applications) not be able to get it to stop. The Bookmarks manager can get annoying because you have to click on the icon to dismiss it rather than it dismissing by clicking outside of it. The navigation on the bottom left is far from consistent some icons will dismiss the menu they bring up such as the book marks menu but the Settings and Search . There is no way to Jump to a chapter by clicking on it in the Table of Contents and navigating to the page you want is a pain. There is also no quick clickback to the Main Menu.

Version Maturity Misleading


While this eBook reader looks professional, it lacking some key features and it is evident that there are still bugs that need to be fixed. I have found it difficult to find a good desktop app for the mac that will organize and maintain a library of eBooks, and this app falls short I'm afraid. Bugs like not remembering bookshelf window location, sizing, removing books with delete key does not remove them are really annoying. The reader itself is gorgeous and has a profressional Mac app look and feel but again, changing display settings don't always seem to stick, some do some don't. So you pay ten bucks for 3.0, which for third major release, is misleading for an app that is expected to be quite mature. The menu's organization could take note of how iTunes, and most Apple apps do it, and include better navigation and more complete menu so that keyboard shortcuts for every function, given the current context, are visible and usable. Looks good but wait for newer version(s) if hesitant to spend and deal with application shortcomings and feature incompleteness.

Good overall, but HORRIBLE search function.


I have been looking for a good eBook reading app on Mac that had the functionality and aesthetics of the Kindle app, the management power of Calibre, and the Appleish feel for browsing my library, which is ever-growing.

This app nails the aesthetics part, except that some of the highlighting colors look really weird, especially yellow, the primary color I would use, which honestly looks like the color of bile. I do like the cover browsing ability and metadata editing that is the iTunes to my ebooks, and the tags are a nice feature as well. This app doesn't have near the management power of Calibre, but I can forgive that because it doesn't advertise itself as being such.

Where this app REALLY falls short is the search function, which is really spotty. For example, I have John Locke's Second Treatise on Government. If I search from the main window for John, it doesn't show up. If I search for Locke, still nothing. If I search for "Second" it STILL doesn't show up. This is really bad, and I don't want to have to scroll through 100+ books to find the title I want. It would also be REALLY nice to be able to search the contents of all of the books in my library.

For being a paid app, I'd expect a bit more. At this point, I might as well go back to the free Kindle app - this doesn't offer much that you can't find there except for epub compatibility.


Leo Mesentsev
10.7 MB
English, Italian, Russian
Age Rating
Rated 4+
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