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Recommendations wanted for ebbok reader software for Windows
Recommendations wanted for ebbok reader software for Windows
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I just got a digital copy of a book as a Kickstarter backer reward. It's available in two formats: EPUB and MOBI.

That would mean something if I had an ebook device.

Any suggestions for decent reader software for either or both formats for Win7?
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RE: Recommendations wanted for ebbok reader software for Windows
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Calibre has a semi-decent (IMO) reader

Microsoft Edge will do EPUB
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MOBI is Kindle format, so if your smartphone has a kindle app you can read it there.

Edit: Oh, and seconding the reader that comes with Calibre. It's a good, workmanlike tool.
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When I want to read an ebook on my iPhone, I currently use BluefireReader to read ePubs.
If you`re on your desktop or laptop I also use Calibre there.
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Thanks - I'll take a look at Calibre.

(Isn't Microsoft Edge based on Chromium? I have a separate beef with Google there.)
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Rob Kelk

"Governments have no right to question the loyalty of those who oppose them. Adversaries remain citizens of the same state, common subjects of the same sovereign, servants of the same law."
- Michael Ignatieff, addressing Stanford University in 2012


"Don't let anyone think for you; most people can barely think for themselves."
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Rare Earth, ending credits
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RE: Recommendations wanted for ebbok reader software for Windows
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I use Adobe reader which works with epub and have no complaints
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There is also a desktop Kindle app.

I use Caliber for desktop reading, which isn't often - more often my ipad is my preferred reading platform.
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Am I the only one here who wrote his own ebook reader? EPUB is just a zip file with some HTML in it, and an XML manifest. You can just feed that to a browser.
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I only got interested in ebook formats after getting a Kindle. Which kind of predisposed me toward MOBI.
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RE: Recommendations wanted for ebbok reader software for Windows
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(02-12-2019, 03:38 AM)Labster Wrote: Am I the only one here who wrote his own ebook reader?  EPUB is just a zip file with some HTML in it, and an XML manifest.  You can just feed that to a browser.

I Did Not Know That™.

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