MapleRead is an advanced versatile ebook reader app with plenty of useful customization options.

There are 3 editions, SE, CE and CX.
SE: EPUB+PDF reader+server
CE: EPUB reader
CX: EPUB reader demo

* SE and CE can run side-by-side via split-view multitasking
* Easily transfer books, themes and scenes to SE or CE via SE's server
* Sync data among SE, CE editions running on iPad and iPhone

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- Read DRM-free and password-free EPUB books in 3 book styles of your choice:
Classic Book, Modern Book, Modern Scroll
- Choose or create your favorite themes with
over 30 beautiful built-in day and night themes and Theme Editor
- Enhance book page layout on top of publisher's style with user's override over
font, text layout control, page layout control, paragraph numbering and more
- Look up words, translate sentences, mark pages, speak text and mark text with notes
- Navigate across the pages conveniently in multiple ways with
anchor button, two-level page slider, fast full text search and more
- Gesture control some common actions
- Read also EPUB 3.0 books designed for vertical-writing and right-to-left languages

- Read DRM-free and password-free PDF books and papers
- Choose or create your favorite themes with
over 20 beautiful built-in day themes and Theme Editor,
and a white-on-black night theme
- Look up words, translate sentences, mark pages, speak text and mark text with notes
- Navigate across the pages conveniently in multiple ways with
anchor button, page-thumbnail slider, multi-page-icon view and more
- Read with Prefer-Zoom

- Present the subset of browsable (visible) books using the bottom toolbar with
4 presentation styles and 13 sorting orders
- Choose the subset of browsable books using the top toolbar with a combination of
(subject) tags, (book) sets and keyword search (title, author or series)
- Manage book sets with tools that give you user-defined book sets and more
- Manage tags with tools including the tag pool and more
- Modify individual book attributes (metadata or book info) including its cover image
- Enjoy beautiful bookshelf in portrait or landscape orientation with
built-in bookshelf background scenes, Scene Editor and more

- Exchange is a multi-tabbed view where you can get your books in and out in many different ways
- Websites View is usually where you download from external book sources with
built-in links to OPDS catalogs and HTML webpages, user-defined links,
smart batch download, calibre support, Dropbox support and more
- iTunes View enables file transfer via USB from and to your PC
- Queue View keeps track of files transferred from Websites or iTunes
- PC Upload View enables importing multiple files at a time from your PC via Wi-Fi
- Server View
is where you can make your app act as a book server for other apps

- Mark notes that are overlappable and assigned with one of five levels of priority
that are distinguishable independent of highlight colors of themes
- Edit a single note in Note Editor
- Manage multiple notes in Note List View and its companion, Library Notes View with
user-defined note lists to keep track of different kinds of notes, that can be
exported and shared
- Import a note file automatically as a new note list so as not to mingle with your existing notes
- Search notes by quotation or comment

- Enable web access to synced data via web browsers from desktop and mobile devices
- Sync data across your devices running SE, CE editions via secure cloud connection
- Sync reading positions, notes, vocab and bookmarks of books
- Enable flexible resolution of potentially multiple reading positions from synced devices
- Guarantee deterministic sync results

What’s New

Version 3.0.4

Fixed bugs

Ratings and Reviews

4.0 out of 5
15 Ratings
15 Ratings
Friodur ,

Pain, pain, pain 😕

Still struggling to copy my over 3k of books library from my old iPad to a new one. Keep in mind, fellow readers, it is not easy. At all. Especially if you are not a computer geek, but a regular person who simply loves to read and collect books. Unlike other apps for reading, this one doesn’t allow to copy its content when you clone your old device via iCloud, you will be needing to do A LOT of painful movements. First, if your books are not from iTines, it won’t allow you to see your library via File Sharing. So, it’s not really an option. Second, if you think to do it thru MapleRead own server would be easy, guess what? It is not. They won’t even allow you to copy your whole library at once. So, instead of getting rid of my old device, I have to keep it around because it still stores all my books. What a disappointment.

Developer Response ,

Jul 9: From your follow-up email messages to us, we understand that all your questions have been resolved by basically consulting our online documentation, including FAQ. It is actually not as complicated as you thought then, isn't it?
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May 20: For #2, see FAQ "How to sort books by custom order in Library?"
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May 18: Your request #1 is noted. Your request #2 was already implemented in version 1.6.1 by the name of "Custom Order" sorting for user-defined book sets. You need to create a user-defined book set first.

iphone_in_texas ,

Best combined epub & PDF Reader for iPad and iPhone

We’ve been waiting ages for a competent and well-designed iPad e-reader which handles both epubs AND PDFs. MapleRead SE finally ended this wait. By far the best and most elegant e-reading app available. Developer is active on the app’s mobileread forum thread and responds to bugs and feature requests promptly. He added “instant” page turns and two-page PDF viewing in Landscape, both of which are huge for us. I have NO affiliation with MapleRead whatsoever, just appreciate a great app when I see it (which isn’t very often). Worth $20 easy in my opinion.

NoDoggoneGood ,

Great reader needs highlighting enhancements

I love the reader. One of the best. Great options I plan on exploring soon.

However, I depend on colors to identify answers in my ePub articles. I need at least four readily available highlighter colors when preparing lessons in ePub format on my iPad Pro.

After highlighting a particular text I tap on "Mark" and it highlights nicely. But there’s only one available color for highlighting. I need a pop up box with at least four highlighting colors to choose from (instead of just one).

This functionality shouldn’t be that difficult to make available to the end user. Many ePub readers provide this type of functionality. I’m really disappointed that the SE and CE combo apps I purchased from Maplepop LLC don’t provide this basic highlighting functionality so readily available in other ePub Readers.

Developer Response ,

In v3.0 there are 5 colors to choose from for highlighting your notes. Furthermore, you can easily customize each of the 5 colors with the enhanced Theme Editor. We'd love to hear your new feedback soon. Thanks.


32.1 MB
Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
You must be at least 17 years old to download this app.
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In-App Purchases
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  2. Gratuity Level 1 $0.99


  • Family Sharing

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

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