Windows 8 App: Bookviser–The Best ePub Reader For Windows 8

Here at NOW we love to read, in pursuit of a better ePub reader app over the years we’ve covered many different eReader for both Windows 7 and native Windows 8 apps. But compare the reading experience to other platforms, reading ePub books on Windows just fall short, until now. Bookviser, is a new free Windows 8 app with a gorgeous design, it makes reading ePub books a much rich experience in Windows 8. (download from Windows 8 Store, marketplace)

Bookviser Is the iBook for Windows 8 ( literary )

If you are still in the market searching for a better ePub reader for Windows 8, search no more. Bookviser does everything you ever need. It has a build-in online book catalogs for you to browser and download. It can also read compatible (EPUB, FB2 and TXT formats) books straight from your SkyDrive, Dropbox or local disk.

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Bookviser, comes with 3 default books downloaded. You can browse their online catalogs from four of the sources list below.

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One of the best feature is, it can also open books from you other sources, like SkyDrive, Dropbox or local copy. It has a build-in support for browsing files from SkyDrive. Click “Add Book” from the home screen to choose from your book source.

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In this case, I can pick a book from my local copy.

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The reader opens the book almost like iBook’s reading design. It has a very similar flip page animation build in as well.

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Right click or swap from the book of your screen to show more controls.

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From here you can adjust the font style, font size, color and many more options.

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It renders the table of content very well, and the navigation to a specific page or section works flawless (at least for books with supported table of content feature).

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Home bookshelf, you can sort books by genre, author, title etc.

Overall, Bookviser is a well polished ePub reader for Windows 8. It’s free to download, and highly customizable. Best of all, it can read your own ePub books that you have already downloaded or purchased from else where. If you like to read, don’t miss this app, go check it out and support the developer.  Also if you have a Windows Phone 7 / 8 it also have a Windows Phone version of the app, check it out !

Jonathan Hu

Programming by day, Web Development, Canucks & Movies for spare time!
Co-founder of Next of Windows and a cool geek 🙂

Last updated: 08/04/2014

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Jason D. Gilmore
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This is a crap epub reader. It doesn’t even let you view the book vertically. It’s all horizontal. That’s retarded. And there is no highlighting. So far Reader Pro is the best Windows has.

Pesto DaCat
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If you are on a PC or laptop – why would you want to read a book in vertical? You flip your monitor? 99% of monitors are landscape… so, have a 2 page horizontal view makes sense to me.

Jason D. Gilmore
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I’m guessing you don’t know what a tablet is. Because that is what I read epub and pdf files on. A tablet. They are wonderful inventions.

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