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Kobo Reading App – Read Books and Magazines

By Kobo Inc.

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With Kobo, you can read on your iPad, iPhone or iPod Touch anywhere, anytime.

Visit Kobo and browse more than 3.5 million free and affordable titles in the Kobo Store, including bestsellers, award winners, new releases, classics, and hidden gems. All your books sync right to the app.

With Kobo’s reading app, you’re able to:

• Pick up right where you left off. We sync your bookmarks, notes, and highlights, so you can keep reading across all your devices.

• Experience the rich, colorful environment of the world's best magazines.* Our exclusive Guided Reading feature lets you breeze through articles for an uninterrupted read. You can seamlessly navigate through the article all with a simple tap.

• Customize your reading experience. Enjoy crisp, clear text, in the size and style you prefer; try Night Mode for easier nighttime reading; and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode to read how you like.

• Enjoy first chapter previews for thousands of select books.

• Make your reading a social experience with Reading Life™. Earn fun and surprising awards, track how long it takes to read a book, and much more.

• Add books to your Library from email, the web, or your Dropbox account. You can even read books from your local public library.

• Share ideas with Kobo Pulse™. Find out who in the Kobo Community is reading what you are and discuss what you've read with them.

• Post your activities to Facebook. See what your friends are reading and share quotes, notes, and book reviews with friends. Like and comment on books your friends post to Facebook.

• Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, or Japanese.

* Magazines available in US and Canada only

What's New in Version 7.7.1

• Fixes a crash at launch on iOS 8.4

• Start reading right away! Enjoy Kobo’s eReading experience with instant book previews, even if you don’t have a free Kobo account yet.

• Bug fixes and general improvements.


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Customer Reviews


I haven't liked any method of reading a book except paper, this app adds very little extra to the experience. I don't like that when you bookmark a page, if you don't unmark it, the next time you open the book the bookmark is for that earlier bookmarked page. Super annoying and frustrating to figure out where you are in a book. I read the same chapter, at least in pieces, about 4 times. I need a book app that allows for bookmarks to flow with the last save. I'm not a huge fan of kobo and this app doesn't help my opinion at all. I'd prefer a paper book, but I don't like that you have to have a device to read the books for each different company. I'm not buying the hunger games trilogy for a 3rd time. Or any other paper book I already have. So I'm stuck with kobo. Great. Meh. At least it's portable and lighter than 7-10 books that I have in my kobo library. Hasn't deleted anything for me without my permission though. So that's a positive.

Maybe it is 3 stars but no more

This is an ok app but nothing that others don't have. The biggest issue happens after reading for a few minutes I am unable to turn the page. This is so annoying because I have to go out of the app, wait awhile, go back in then maybe the page turns. The only way to insure that the page will turn when this happens is power off. PITA.

I downloaded 4 books and when I have read them I won't be ordering more through Kobo. To much trouble.

Ignore the first review

I'm sorry if this app didn't work on your device, but I have been using this app on multiple devices and platforms, using different ebook types for over two years and I love it. This app is great and the reading achievements are quirky and fun!

Kobo Reading App – Read Books and Magazines
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 7.7.1
  • Size: 78.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Spanish
  • Seller:
Rated 12+ for the following:
  • Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
  • Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
  • Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
  • Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
  • Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence

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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