Adobe® Digital Editions
Adobe® Digital Editions software offers an engaging way to view and manage eBooks and other digital publications. Use it to download and purchase digital content, which can be read both online and offline.
Pros: Fast app, you can add bookmarks to PDF or EPUB documents, supports full screen.
Cons: You have to create an Adobe ID.
Transfer copy-protected eBooks from your personal computer to other computers or devices. Organize your eBooks into a custom library and annotate pages. Digital Editions also supports industry-standard eBook formats, including PDF/A and EPUB.
Download here: http://www.adobe.com/products/digital-editions/download.html
Pros: Fast, small app about 15mb, very simple.
Cons: No toolbar, no bookmark.
FBReader is free for use. FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms. FBReader works on Android, Windows, Mac OS X, Linux, Symbian, Meego, and Blackberry.
FBReader supports a lot of e-book formats:
ePub, an international e-publishing standard
fb2, a Russian e-books standard de facto
Non-DRM’d version of Mobipocket, a popular commercial e-book format
rich text format (RTF)
Microsoft word documents (*.doc)
plain text and more formats.
FBReader network library contains a large set of e-books user can download for free or for a fee. Custom OPDS catalogs are supported too.
Other FBReader features:
direct reading from tar, zip, gzip and bzip2 archives (multiple books in one archive are supported)
automatic library building
automatic language and character encoding detection
automatically generated contents table
embedded images support
keeps the last open book and the last read positions for all opened books between runs
list of recent books
automatic hyphenations for Czech, English, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Italian, Norwegian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Swedish and Ukrainian
screen rotation by 90, 180 and 270 degrees ( for tablet devices )
For more info visit website: http://fbreader.org/content/macos
Kitabu is our easy to use Desktop ePub reader.
Simply drag and drop your ePub into Kitabu and start reading.
Pros: Super fast, small app, it supports full screen, you can customise categories.
Cons: Limited toolbar, no bookmark.
Apple Sandbox support.
Drag and drop.
Context popup menus.
E-books library in two views.
Table of contents.
Book pane selection. Book can be displayed in one, two or three panes.
Font and background selection.
Plays audio & video.
QuickLook plugin that previews ePub file metadata directly from the Finder.
For more info Visit Developer’s Site
calibre E-book management is a comprehensive e-book software.
Pros: Convert ebook formats, upload your device, (Nook or others), category the book library, get info about books as well as book covers.
Cons: Complicated toolbar, it takes time to start the app if you have a lot of ebooks.
Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
Syncing to e-book reader devices
Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
Comprehensive e-book viewer
Content server for online access to your book collection
Download free for your Mac, Windows, Linux or your portable device here: calibre-ebook.com
Stanza A utility that allows you to read eBooks from your Mac and Windows. You can use Stanza Desktop to convert .epub format into many of different other document formats like doc and pdf formats. Stanza supports HTML, PDF, Microsoft Word, and Rich Text Format reading, as well as all the major eBook standards. This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad. Read books on your iPhone, iPod Touch, and iPad! Lexcycle Stanza brings the digital book revolution to your pocket with a reading interface that is unrivaled in its clarity and ease of use.
For more info visit iTunes:https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/stanza/id284956128?mt=8
Stanza Desktop http://stanza-desktop.en.softonic.com/
EPUBReader FireFox extension
EPUBReader is a FireFox web browser extension which lets you read ePub-files just in the Firefox web browser.
EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don’t need to install additional software!
If you click on a link to an ePub-file, you are normally prompted by the Firefox “save as” dialog. With EPUBReader installed, the ePub-file is downloaded, processed and directly displayed ready to read.
It runs on every operating system Firefox does (Windows, MacOS X, Linux).
EPUBReader is available in 23 different languages: Catalan, Danish, Dutch, English, Esperanto, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Italian, Japanese, Lithuanian, Polish, Portuguese (Brazilian), Portuguese (European), Russian, Simplified Chinese, Spanish, Swedish, Traditional Chinese, Turkish.
For more info visit website: http://www.epubread.com/en/