Mar 28, 2011 Stanza Desktop not only allows you to read books on your PC (or Mac), it converts many different document types to the popular epub format. It can convert PDF, RTF, Kindle, and eReader, just to. In 2011, to the disappointment of book lovers far and wide, beloved ebook reader Stanza met its demise, leaving a huge gaping hole in the market for the next best thing. Of course, Cult of Mac. Stanza, currently in beta, is an electronic book reading application for Mac OS which also allows you to export content for use on a variety of portable devices.It features the ability to customize the display of text in multiple column layouts or in full screen mode.
StaffPad Reader is made for musicians. It's a free app that connects to StaffPad, and displays the individual parts of a StaffPad Score, in realtime, across multiple devices. Any changes made to the score in StaffPad update instantly on every connected Reader. Annotations and playback work in perfect sync - all you need is a simple Wi-Fi. Stanza for Mac is an e-book reader for Mac OS and iOS devices. Available from the App Store, the basic Stanza for Mac is free for a trial period, then must be updated to unlock all the features.
Version Reviewed: 1.7
iPhone Integration [rating:4/5]
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While not the sole ebook reader on the iPhone / iPod Touch, Stanza is one of the most popular, and in my opinion, head and shoulders above the others in terms of flexibility. Using its currently free desktop application for Mac or Windows, you can open a wide variety of file types (DRM-free Amazon Kindle, Mobipocket, Microsoft LIT, and PalmDoc, as well as Microsoft Word, Rich Text Format, HTML, and PDF), and Stanza Desktop converts the document on-the-fly to ePub format, which you can then export to your device.
The application on the iPhone itself, while not sporting the eye-candy of something like the Classics app, does a highly efficient job in rendering the ebook for easy reading, which is kind of the point with an ebook application to begin with. When you first open Stanza on your device, you’re greeted with the Library screen, where you can click through to your list of ebooks either by Title, Author, Subject, or Latest Reads. The start page also has an Online Catalog menu item, where you have instant access to a huge collection of books that are no longer in copyright or have been provided gratis by their authors, not to mention a link to the Fictionwise bookstore where you can buy today’s bestsellers straight from your device. If you delve into Stanza’s developers’ website, you can even set up your own catalog with access from your device.
Reading the ebooks themselves is as straightforward as you would expect, and Stanza handles it flawlessly. You can turn pages with a swipe of your finger, or by tapping the left and right sides of the screen, convenient for when you’re reading one-handed. All of this can be edited in Stanza’s options (tap the middle of the ebook to bring up Options), which allow for changing how the pages are turned; configuring the font size, style and color; editing the line space and margin width; locking the book rotation (Stanza rotates the ebook if you tilt the device, so if you lock the book rotation then Stanza will not turn, which is convenient for reading on your side). Search is also available from the options, allowing you to search for text within any chapter.
The negatives about the application are minor, and are sure to be handled in future iterations of the app. The first is page formatting. While you’re not likely to run into this if you download your books via the Online Catalog or Fictionwise store, if you ever load your own ebooks or documents from the desktop then you typically lose formatting elements such as italics or bold, and even images. The books are still readable, but we’d like to see support for these items that add to the reading experience. It would also be nice to have some annotation features, like highlighting and comments, but this is not a show-stopper if you’re only reading novels. Finally, if Lexcycle were to turn their desktop app into an iTunes copycat specifically for ebooks, I think you’d see an even larger acceptance of the ebook format as a whole. Given their history, we’re sure the Stanza team will continue to improve the app based on customer feedback, which they’ve done a great job with so far.
Overall, if you’re looking for an ebook reader that is stable and flexible, you can’t go wrong with Lexcycle’s Stanza.
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ePUB (electronic publication) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF) known as EPUB or EPub. It is used in Barnes & Noble Nook, Sony Reader, iPhone/iPod Touch (using various e-book apps), and more.
Sumatra PDF for Windows can be used to open Epub files:
Sumatra is PDF, ePub, MOBI, CHM, XPS, DjVu, CBZ, CBR all in one reader for Windows. You can use Sumatra PDF to open any EPUB files. Actually I like the simplicity of Sumatra PDF alot. Also it is very fast,small and portable. Just install this software and forget about any alternatives as now you can read any type of ebooks on your Windows specially the Epub one. You can use Sumatra PDF to open Epub files on your Windows 7 , Windows 8 and Windows 8.1 computer very easily.
IceCream Ebook Reader Best EPUB reader for Windows 10, Windows 8.1 , Windows 8 and Windows 7
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This is a top notch EPUB reader with so many functionality and features. It’s free. It supports Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista and XP. You can manage your digital eBook library in EPUB, MOBI, PDF, FB2 and other formats. You can check how many pages left, search words, bookmark pages, choose whether to read in Fullscreen mode or Night mode, etc. Once you download this epub reader for Windows 10 or Windows 8 , I am sure you will just get amazed so much that you will not try other alternatives. Unfortunately, Icecream epub reader is available only for Windows. If you want EPUB reader for your MAC or Linux please try other options which I have listed below.
Adobe Reader For Mac
FbReader for Windows Linux and MAC as epub reader:
Fbreader can open any ePub format files on your Windows, Linux, Mac OS X , Android , Blackberry devices very easily. Very fast and will be responsive to your device. You can also use this reader in your Windows 8 or Windows 8.1 and read your ePub files.
Stanza for Mac:
Stanza for Mac is an e-book reader for Mac OS and iOS devices which can open ePub files very easily. Neat and clean interface which will make you feel comfortable.
MobiPocket ePub Reader for Windows
MobiPocket can be used in Windows PC,Blackberry ,Windows Mobile ,Symbian Os ,Palm Os. Its very light weight software and will never slow your PC. I loved this software and it used to be my favourite ePub reader unless I find FBreader which is also good epub reader.
Cool Reader for Windows and Linux
Cool Reader works on both Linux and Windows platform. So if you are using Linux and can’t figure out how to open epub files on your Linux Computer you should try cool reader. 🙂
Epub File Reader for Windows
Epubfilereader is very small sized yet effective software which can open epub files . You will be able to read any epub format books on your Windows PC without compromising quality and screen size. Enjoy this free software 😀 .
Epub Reader Firefox addon
No need to download any software and you can use this awesome Firefox plugin to open epub files from any platform and any devices any time. This is the best choice for me because I can read epub files on the go using Epub Reader Firefox addon.
MagicScroll For Chrome
To read epub files install MagicScroll For Chrome. Once installed go to
To Add any epub which you want to read click on Add a book to your Library button
Now upload the file from your Hard-disk and then it will be added to your library. Now open this book by clicking on the coverpage. You will feel like you are reading on a ebook reader because of its Magic Scroll :p lol.
Other free Epub reader tools:
All these tools are great and now its upto you which one you will choose. Now you will be able to read epub files from your windows,linux or even Mac OS X. I have tried my best to collect best tool but its not a complete list. I might have missed some other wonderful tools . We would like to hear from you. Please tell us any other tool you found very helpful. If you face any problem don’t forget to comment below.