Refined by years of reader feedback and suggestions, Marvin 3 is the sequel to the acclaimed eBook reader for your iPhone and iPad. With over 150 new features and enhancements, Marvin is the perfect companion for people who are passionate about their books and comics. Get Marvin and find out why readers call it "the most brilliant eReader to come out in a long time".

Together with unprecedented customisation features, here are a few highlights of this release:

- Built from scratch with a brand new interface.
- Opens DRM-free EPUB books, CBX, and CBR comics.
- Supports all the latest iOS technologies including Split View, Slide Over, Spotlight, Touch ID, Today Widgets, iCloud, and iPad Pro.
- High-fidelity rendering with the most comprehensive set of customization options you're likely to use.
- Multi-theme UI with optional automatic light/dark switching.
- Vertical scrolling with auto scroll, guide bars, and edge tapping.
- Goodreads integration.
- Text-to-speech.
- Karaoke (speed reading).
- External Bluetooth keyboard and remote control support including customizable key commands for in-book navigation and control.
- Side-load your own fonts.
- Reading statistics.
- Integration with Marvin Side-by-Side (*).
- New library viewing modes and management tools.
- Quick launch panel on iPad.
- Fully customizable, independent, portrait and landscape multi-column modes.
- Whole book page numbering.
- Substantially improved highlighting.
- Footnote popups.
- Photo exporer.
- Reading journal with photos, tags, and maps.
- Extensive import and export tools.

(*) Works best on devices that support Split View and Slide Over, and requires the corresponding Marvin SxS app.

Visit for a complete and impressive feature list.

Marvin opens DRM-free EPUB books (basic support for 3.0), and CBZ/CBR comics.

If you're into DRM-free books, we worked hard to make Marvin the best way to enjoy them.

What’s New

Version 3.1.2

This update includes:

* New: Improved compatibility with iOS 11 and latest devices.
* Fixed: Dropbox connectivity problems.
* Updated: Improved Dropbox sync performance.
* Updated: Improved performance of image effects in comic viewer.
* Fixed: Display artefacts on latest devices and system software.
* Updated: Twitter and Facebook share sheets replaced by system share sheet +++
* Miscellaneous performance improvements and fixes.

+++ From iOS 11 onwards, native Twitter and Facebook share sheets need to be replaced with the standard system share sheet. To post you will need the official Twitter and/or Facebook apps installed.

Thanks a lot to everyone who took the time to submit a bug report and provide feedback.

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
203 Ratings

203 Ratings

DannyGGGT ,

Needs highlighting sync, but no other features will ever be added.

You’d think that an app that’s so close to perfect would warrant 4 or 5 stars, but no: 2 stars. Because it is soooo frustrating that all the developer would have to add is the ability to synchronize annotations and bookmarks and this app would be perfect. But it has been years and he hasn’t gotten around to doing it even though, years ago, he said it was on the to-do list. There is a way to send annotations from one iOS device to another but it has to be done manually, which means you have to send from device A to device B, then back from device B to device A, to get a true synchronization.
All other necessary features are present and well implemented. I especially love brightness-adjustment by finger-swiping on the text. You must try this to understand how awesome it is! I wish this was standard across ebook readers.
This is my go-to ebook reader despite the DAILY ANNOYANCE of using this abandonware. But so far I haven’t found anything better.
(Since Apple’s Books app gives no control over the actual files nor integration with the Files app, probably because they’re in the business of selling DRM-crippled ebooks.)

hierogal ,

Beautiful app, lots of features

Love the customization features, autoscroll and text to speech features are great. Screen and text look crisper than some other apps I’ve tried. I read a lot and like the time read counter. Link to goodreads does not work for me. Takes to goodreads app and opens on blank page. May be a problem on goodreads end but disappointing, was excited about that feature. Would love easier way to import books from calibre- select whole folder, download all etc. Clicking individually for download won’t work for me. My library is too big to do so. Currently using calibre companion as workaround so I can still have library loaded on phone but would be nice to have everything one place. Overall I love this app. Other reviewers complained about price for themes but really? Not a necessary feature of app but why not support development if you really like it. Good ereader is hard to find. Please keep updating.

i<3miabear ,

The best ebook reader in existence.

Title says it all.

To the Marvin developer - Please dear God do not abandon this app. I have tried so many e-book reader apps over my lifetime and never have I fallen in love with the program so much. It’s almost as if you programmed everything I’ve ever wanted With skill and perfection in mind.

I would say that the only feature I would love is to have the customizability of the voice reader in text to speech. I know you can customize it right now but it doesn’t seem like changing it in the accessibility settings does anything to the voice. I wish Apple would allow us to use the Siri voice. The default voice that more than allows you to use is not bad but could use a little bit better. Marvin deserves the best


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Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.



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