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Inkling's interactive eBooks are designed to help you learn, study, and discover just about anything, whether it's for school, work, or play. Our books cover the gamut from anatomy to photography and travel to cooking. Our Lonely Planet Guides offer Foursquare-based location info and live updates. Our Rick Steves’ guides include Rick’s personal vocal narration of key European cities. Our anatomy titles include hundreds of hi-res diagrams that let you strip off the labels and test what you know. Our food and drink books include instructional animations and videos to help you learn news skills in the kitchen. Our For Dummies book selection include learning to play guitar to learning Java or CSS. Download a free chapter and try it for yourself!

In the news:

“Putting textbooks on tablets solves a number of traditional problems. The two most obvious are saving money and back pain.”

“After Inkling made its public debut more than two years ago, It quickly became known as the startup that made super well-designed interactive college textbooks for the iPad.”

“Better than just reproducing text in an online setting, Inkling makes educational text interactive, supporting note-taking, social discussion of content and internal search (like Google for your textbook!).”

“A new company called Inkling hopes to break the standard textbook model and help textbooks enter the interactive age by letting students share and comment on the texts and interact with fellow students.”

What our customers say about us:

MargaretField- “The format is elegant. Love that i can always see where I am in the chapter and in the book as a whole. Interactive quizzes make it even more fun.”

Book_lover25- “All of my books now look awesome and work well on iPhone, as well as iPad. Can’t wait to use it as my travel guide while hiking this weekend.”

Stephen the Cat- “Using Inkling makes learning fun. The page layouts are attractive. The information is presented in a functional and useful way. Better yet, I can make notes that simplify my review of texts upping my learning efficiency.”

What makes Inkling the best interactive eBook experience?

Why pay for a boring PDF version of a printed book? That’s what you get with other eBooks. Inkling eBooks are thoughtfully and intuitively structured that make learning interactive and fun. So, go ahead, download and try a FREE chapter today.

You don’t have to be online to read your Inkling books. Our books are downloaded to your iPad, iPhone, and iPod Touch and can be read anywhere, anytime. All your notes, highlights and bookmarks are saved, synced across devices, and can be accessed anytime.

Inkling books come with powerful search capabilities. Just type in a keyword or a phrase and voilá! We’ll take you right to the content you want to read.

Tap and hold anywhere in text, and your favorite learning tools - highlights, notes, definition and search - will pop up. Plus, you can learn collaboratively and share your notes or questions with peers or professors.

Download once, read Inkling eBooks on your iPad, iPhone, PC or Mac and everything syncs between devices in real time so your books go where you go.

Reading is delightful with interactive aids - high resolution images, audio and video. Our content is handcrafted to exploit the full power of the iPad and the web. Who says learning can’t be fun and delightful?

Start exploring eBooks in the following categories:
* Arts & Photography
* Food & Drink
* Cooking
* Business
* Computer, Programming & Technology
* Crafts & Hobbies
* Home & Garden
* Medicine
* Parenting & Pregnancy
* Bibles & Spirituality
* Travel & Adventure

What's New

Version 4.3.6

* To make it easier for your users to find us, we have changed the name of our app from Inkling to eBooks by Inkling

Ratings and Reviews

2.2 out of 5

63 Ratings

63 Ratings

App is dated


The app was a great idea when it came out. There used to be regular feature updates, such as allowing you to search all of your books at once rather than just the book that is open. Unfortunately, they haven’t done much in the way of innovation since then. No support for handwritten notes. No support for iPad split screen support (their old argument of supporting prior iPad versions certainly holds less credence today). No support for browsing a book without downloading chapters.

Perhaps my biggest gripe is the navigation. I’m tired of looking at a picture and having the app jump to the top of the section when I go back. It’s tolerable in short sections, but when I spend more time scrolling than reading, that’s a problem. I have to strongly consider whether the picture caption is worth my time.

At this point, I’m relieved that LWW is moving to a different platform. I hope it is better with a stronger focus on innovation.

Could be better with on simple fix

Greek Moose

This app is very useful! The formatting is well done making it easy to navigate throughout each text book. I also appreciate the ability to highlight and review these highlights later.

My only gripe is that the text size is a bit small and is it adjustable. It would greatly improve the user experience to have the ability to adjust the text size and make reading more comfortable. Kindle already does this effectively.

Makes digital textbook reading in the modern age useless


Zero features. Sluggish as hell. Doesn’t play nice with Apple Pencil, which it just sees as a finger. Highlighting on my iPad doesn’t seem to work. Should have smaller fonts available in the era of retina displays. Should be better annotation tools that are easy to use. Don’t think their developers have actually spoken to anyone who uses inkling for textbook reading and annotation, otherwise they’d realize how annoying the system is. Wish I could find a way to transfer the books to another app.


Inkling Systems, Inc.
72.6 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
© 2010-2016 Inkling Systems, Inc.
In-App Purchases
  1. Lights, Camera, Capture $9.99
  2. The Professional Chef $49.99
  3. Biology Ch. 4 $3.99


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

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