By Ambibma Ltd.
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ShuBook is a versatile ebook reader designed for both beginners and expert users who are interested in keeping their own books forever readable independent of any ebook website or any ebook reader.
This app has built-in free access to millions of books on Internet Archive, Project Gutenberg, FeedBooks, and many other sources.
Supported file types* include DRM-free EPUB, TXT, PDB/uPDB, PDF, RTF, DOC, XLS, PPT.
To help beginners get started, ShuBook provides a preset list of free and open book sources which do not require registration and login, so that users can easily browse, search, and download millions of free ebooks in multiple languages. ShuBook allows adding your own custom book sources, including some popular OPDS websites that require registration and login. Books can be downloaded or imported to ShuBook via multiple ways, including iTunes, email, webpage servers, OPDS catalog servers (such as calibre), cloud servers (such as Dropbox), and from other apps via “Open In...”.
One crucial point is that any book downloaded or imported to ShuBook can be exported via multiple ways, including iTunes, email, opening in another app, in order to ensure backup and alternative ways for reading them. As all supported book formats are open formats, and books can be freely exported and imported at will, to the largest extent books will still be readable in the future.
When you have hundreds and even thousands of books in your ShuBook (local) library, finding quickly the one you want is no simple matter. Thus, ShuBook helps by letting you sort, group and search the books in multiple ways. As one of the ways to help organize your books, for each book you may edit its title, author, and label, or restore its publisher's defaults, including its cover image where applicable.
As for TXT and PDB formats, they are processed internally almost as if they were EPUB, such that you can control the layout and look of each book in a very precise manner to suite your personal perference, thereby taking more advantages of ebooks over paper books. Moreover, you may import your favorite TrueType font files and use them for EPUB. For a book with figures, ShuBook's unique image browsing mode lets you browse all the figures with pan and zoom, without seeing the intervening text. This is much more convenient than a paper book. This is also perfect for reading comics especially on an iPhone.
Last, but not least, if you read books in Chinese, Japanese or Korean, you may enjoy reading them also in vertical instead of just horizontal layout styles. Moreover, ShuBook is unique in supporting “one-touch conversion” between Simplified and Traditional Chinese characters.
After many rounds of enhancment, ShuBook has successfully put together a rich and useful feature set† under a friendly user interface, and remains fast and stable.
Note that there are many other features and screenshots that we cannot show here, due to lack of space. Please consult Developer's website.
* PDB/uPDB is for haodoo.net version only. All described bookmark, book layout and look-and-feel features are limited to EPUB, TXT, and PDB/uPDB.
† Many features are free, but unlocking all features and removing ads requires an in-app purchase. For new users, we recommend purchasing the functionally equivalent ShuBook SE directly.
What's New in Version 3.6.1
All users are recommended to upgrade immediately as all known bugs related to book backup and export have been fixed in this version.
- Fixed a bug that will inadvertently delete all books in Library when you tap “Clear iTunes Folder” or “Export Books”
*If your are using v3.5.1 or earlier, please update the app DIRECTLY from your iOS device. DO NOT update it via iTunes or iCloud. Otherwise, you may lose all your books and bookmarks in the Library, as they will not be backed up properly by iTunes or iCloud for v3.5.1 and earlier versions. This bug has been fixed in v3.6.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 01, 2014
- Version: 3.6.1
- Size: 3.4 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese
- Seller: Ambibma Limited
- © 2010-2014 Ambibma Ltd.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 4.3 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.
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