E-Reading has started to overlap Reading and has changed the way book reading for good. Now you don’t need to carry and take care of heavy books everywhere you go. Book Enthusiasts read multiple books in a week, and while traveling, they struggle to keep and carry those books. They normally prefer E-Reading devices which can keep installed dozens and even hundreds of E-Books.
But, not for every E-Reading devices are affordable, and some don’t want to carry any device other than their smartphones and laptops. That seems a bit clumsy but is not. Holding on to smartphones, laptops, and PCs for reading E-Books is not a bad idea if you have an EPub Reader.
So, in this article, I’m going to list out the best Epub reader tools for Windows devices like PCs, laptops, and smartphones. Here is the list.
Best Epub Readers for Windows –
1. Icecream E-Book Reader –
Ice-cream E-Book Reader is a widely known E-book Reading App which can be used well as Epub based book reading and saving tool. The features and UI of this tool are impressive because it’s sized just 14.2 MB. It supports on platforms like Windows Vista, 7, and 8. The key features include Bookmark feature, Night mode feature, Full-Screen mode and more.
Ice-cream E-Book Reader also supports formats like mobi, cbr, pdf, cbz, and fb2. Overall, for light weight and impressive features ice-cream, E-Book Reader deserves a try.
2. Nook –
Nook is one of the most popular Epub reader tool for Windows, and it supports all platforms of Windows. It is suitable for all Windows users to read and purchase Epub and PDF files. Nook itself is a store of many books, articles, comics and magazines which can be read for free and even can be purchased for a minimal amount. The tool can be easily downloaded from Windows Store.
Key features include bookmark features, easy to use interface, highlighting and coloring.
3. FbReader –
FbReader is another great Epub reader tool which is light weight, simple and straight forward. It is sized just 5MB. It doesn’t have any out of the box features, but it still leaves a mark when it comes to easy reading. The user interface is so simple that you can’t distract yourself from reading.
The distraction free viewer is the best feature this tool. Many times lots of feature and tweaks distract you from what you’re actually reading, and when you’re trying to concentrate on something, it can be very irritating also. But,that is not going to happen in FbReader. The people who just wants to concentrate on reading rather then tweaks will love FbReader. It’s available for free and supports Windows Vista, XP, 7, 8
4. Calibre –
Calibre is another very simple, yet amazing Epub reading tool. Someone who needs something more than just E-Books but some customizations too, must go for Calibre. Calibre consists of some great features which can help you manage your own library, and the most fascinating part is that you can even edit those E-Books.
Either you’re a beginner or a professional reader you will definitely find something interesting for you. The supported platforms are Windows Vista, 7, and 8.
5. Cool Reader –
Cool Reader is a free and open-source platform for reading books in Windows PC. Cool Reader also has a very simple user interface but with some very handy features like bookmark mode and more. It also supports a broad range of formats like doc, Epub, html, PDF, txt, rft, fb2. That is quite impressive for an open-source E-Book platform.
Overall, If you need a neat and clean Epub reader with easy to go UI than Cool Reader will be a great choice for you. The Supported operating systems are Window XP and Windows 7.
6. Sumatra PDF –
Sumatra PDF is another very popular Epub and PDF format E-Book reading platform. The UI of Sumatra is very simple and realistic. This tool doesn’t try to do much other than being a simple E-Book reader which people should love. I think that’s the secret of its popularity.
It can be accessed as an independent Windows App, as a standalone App or even as a website. The Supported Operating systems are Windows Vista, Windows 7, and Windows 8.
7. Bookviser –
Bookviser is a free E-Book Reading App for Windows with a huge collection of free books. You can read books online for free, or you can also download them without even paying a penny. The reading experience while reading any E-Book from Bookviser will be remarkable because a catchy UI which suits the App. Other than, just downloading you can also upload your E-books after completing the registration part.
The only thing which may bother you about Bookviser that it is only available for Windows 8.1 users. However, another which will be supported in other Windows operating system is under development.
8. Sony Reader –
As the name suggests, the Epub reader is powered by Sony. The Epub reader is known for the quality of reading experience it provided while reading to its readers. It doesn’t contains many features to be honest but whatever it has is enough to provide you a neat and clean reading experience.
The App can also be used for library management and has a huge collection of free books to read from Sony E-book Store. Only, the size of the App which is 45MB seems a bit more as compared to the product they’re offering. I would like to mention about a feature where you have to click on the option called “Computer”, and then you can import the existing E-Book on your computer and read them offline. The App supports operating systems like Windows 7 and Windows 8.
Thus, were the top 8 Epub reading tools for Windows.
Final Words –
Finally, I just have to say that all the Epub reading tools which are mentioned in the above-provided list are great at their jobs and you can choose anyone out of them to have a great reading experience