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icon Adobe Digital Editions 4.5.9

Most major publishers use Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) to proof-read their books. Download this free eReader to experience your books in the most optimum format across PC, MAC, tablets or mobile devices. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline. Experience a new ease-of-use as the books you purchase appear automatically across all the devices you have ADE on.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Adobe
  • Modification Date: September 25, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 25.8 MB

Download iOS File Size: 78.1 MB

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icon Audiobook Builder 1.5.7

Traveling to and from work, while exercising, or waiting in line - find your smile in a book with Audiobook Builder!
Audiobook Builder makes it easy to turn your audio CDs and files into audiobooks for your iPhone, iPod or iPad. Join audio, create enhanced chapter stops, adjust quality settings and let Audiobook Builder handle the rest. When it finishes you get one or a few audiobook tracks in iTunes instead of hundreds or even thousands of music tracks!
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Splasm Software
  • Modification Date: April 3, 2017
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.8 or higher - 32-bit

Download Mac File Size: 10.2 MB

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icon Audiobook Maker 0.1b

Many websites offer lots of complete audiobooks for free. The only problem is that these books come in many small MP3 files.
Audiobook Maker makes joining and converting these audiobook files a breeze. With the simplicity of OS X, you just drag your MP3 files onto Audiobook Maker and click go!
Heaps of features
Audiobook Maker makes audiobooks easy with many easy to use features:
* Convert to MP3, AAC or iTunes Bookmarked AAC
* Set many properties of your audiobook including bitrate, sampling frequency and number of channels
* Preview any chapter with the built-in audio player
* When you're done, automatically add the new book to your iTunes library
* Reorder the chapters easily with drag and drop, or auto-sort
* Export in a flash with FFMpeg and Apple's ChapterTool
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Ben Gummer
  • Modification Date: December 3, 2005
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 2.5 MB

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icon BookReader 5.13

BookReader – as you probably surmise – allows you to comfortably read books right on your Mac in a fully customizable layout. It supports all the most common formats: ePUB, fb2, MOBI (Kindle), PCR (Kindle), iBooks (including the new epub3 format with video, animations and interactive content), PDF, html, webarchive (Safari), doc (Microsoft Word), rtf, rtfd, txt

* Natural Two-page Viewing Mode
* Page flipping animation
* BookShelf Customizable Database
* Exportable Highlighting and Notes
* Exportable Books Collection
* Table of Contents
* Search Function
* Bookmarks
* Fullscreen Mode
* Text To Speech for vision impaired people
* Fully customizable Keyboard Commands
* Fully customizable Fonts, Sizes, Colors
* Fully customizable Book Background
* Fully natural Page-flipping Sound
* Automatic Charset Encoding
  • License: Demo, $10
  • Developer/Publisher: L.Y. Mesentsev
  • Modification Date: July 23, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 12.5 MB

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icon Books 1.16

The redesigned Apple Books is a single, beautiful destination for all the books you love, and the ones you’re about to. Browse the new Book Store, keep track of what you’ve read and want to read, and listen to enthralling audiobooks. All in one place.
  • License: Comes with your Mac and iPad and iPhone
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: August 17, 2018
  • Requirements: macOS 10.14, Earlier versions of iBooks come with earlier operating systems

Download iOS File Size: 1.3 MB

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icon Books2burn .099b2

Books2burn translates text files into a series of audio files (Apple AIFF format) which can then be converted to mp3's or other formats using programs like LAME, iTunes, or other tools available around the net.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Matthew Weinstein
  • Modification Date: March 23, 2006
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.3 or higher - 32-bit

Download Universal Binary File Size: 5 MB

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icon Calibre 3.35.0

Calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts.
  • Save time on managing your e-book collection
  • Use it everywhere and with anything
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Download news/magazines from the web
  • Share and backup your library easily
  • Edit the books in your collection
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Kovid Goyal
  • Modification Date: November 7, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 80.8 MB

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icon GhostReader 2.3

GhostReader is an easy to use, fully customizable Text to Speech app that allows you to listen to written text on your Mac. Read selected texts from other applications, import texts in almost every format and listen to them on the go. Whether you’re a creative professional, teacher or simply prefer to listen to written texts, GhostReader's intuitive design and extensive range of customization features help you to effortlessly save time, improve your work or enhance your learning experience.
  • License: Demo, $25
  • Developer/Publisher: ConvenienceWare
  • Modification Date: October 12, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 29.3 MB

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icon iBooks Author 2.6.1

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBooks Store in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Apple
  • Modification Date: September 24, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.11 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 414.3 MB

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icon Join Together 7.8.3

Join Together automates the process of joining the files of selected iTunes tracks together with QuickTime and exporting them as a single AAC Music or Audiobook file/track. Optionally, under pre-Lion operating systems only, you can create a "chapterized" audio file of the exported AAC file with pointers to the individually joined tracks.
  • License: Shareware, $5
  • Developer/Publisher: Doug Adams
  • Modification Date: October 5, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher - 64-bit

Download Mac File Size: 2.6 MB

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icon Jutoh 2.85.4

Easily create ebooks in Epub and Kindle formats: publish on any ebook distribution site, including Amazon's Kindle, Apple's iBooks, Google Play, Kobo, and more. Your readers can use Kindles, iPads, iPhones, Android tablets and phones, Macs and PCs. You can also create PDFs suitable for sending to print-on-demand services.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Anthemion Software
  • Modification Date: November 8, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.7 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 56.7 MB

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Icon Kindle 1.23.2

Read more than a million Kindle books on your computer with our free Kindle reading app. No Kindle required.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Amazon
  • Modification Date: May 22, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

Download Mac File Size: 145.2 MB - version 1.23.1

Download Mac File Size: 134.9 MB - App Store version 1.23.2

Download iOS File Size: 168.4 MB - version 6.12.1 October 25, 2018

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Icon Nook 5.0.2

Get the free Nook Reading App for your iPad, iPhone and iPod touch to start enjoying Barnes & Noble’s award-winning eBook discovery and digital reading experience. Access our vast online library of over 4 million eBooks, graphic novels, comics, and magazines; plus, enjoy recommendations just for you curated by our expert booksellers. Customize your experience with multiple font and page styles and powerful organization and social sharing tools.
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Barnes & Noble
  • Modification Date: November 28, 2018
  • Requirements: iOS 9.0 or higher

Download iOS File Size: 141.1 MB

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icon Sigil 0.9.10

Sigil is a multi-platform EPUB ebook editor (think Word or LibreOffice but specific for EPUB ebooks) with the following features:
  • Free and open source software under GPLv3
  • Multi-platform: runs on Windows, Mac, and Linux (note Linux only receives limited support)
  • Full UTF-16 support
  • EPUB 2 spec support with limited EPUB 3 support
  • Multiple Views: Book View, Code View and Preview View
  • WYSIWYG editing in Book View
  • Complete control over directly editing EPUB syntax in Code View
  • Table of Contents generator with multi-level heading support
  • Metadata editor
  • User interface translated into many languages
  • Spell checking with default and user configurable dictionaries
  • Full Regular Expression (PCRE) support for Find & Replace
  • Supports import of EPUB and HTML files, images, and style sheets,
  • Documents can be validated for EPUB compliance with the integrated
  • All imported files have their formatting corrected, and your editing can be optionally cleaned
  • Plugins
  • License: Freeware
  • Developer/Publisher: Sigil Authors
  • Modification Date: July 27, 2018
  • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.9 or higher

    Download Mac File Size: 67.2 MB

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    icon Skim 1.4.38

    Skim is a PDF reader and note-taker for OS X. It is designed to help you read and annotate scientific papers in PDF, but is also great for viewing any PDF file.
    • License: Freeware
    • Developer/Publisher: Michael O. McCracken
    • Modification Date: November 24, 2018
    • Requirements: Mac OS X 10.6 or higher

    Download Mac File Size: 4.5 MB

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