Kotobee Reader

Kotobee Reader

Free
Read EPUB books in an attractive, functional, and feature-rich application
 
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Designed to help you make the most of the many advantages that EPUB books offer over other e-book formats, Kotobee Reader is an attractive and functional EPUB reading tool that comes with a series of utilities that will surely enhance your reading experience. Its high-quality clear print, notebook manager, text search capabilities, embedded Google search, and its Shared Library make it stand out from many of its competitors.

The interface itself is clean and attractive. It offers various navigation modes and page animations to fit the preferences of all types of users. Thus, you can choose between horizontal and vertical page orientation and among a page flip, card flip, slide, or fade-based transition between pages, choose your favorite font size, and even let the program to adjust the line height for you automatically. All the controls you need to move around the book are within reach in the app’s main interface. You can change the size of your book as easily as you would with any other window, and Kotobee with redistribute the text automatically making use of one of EPUB’s main assets – text reflowability.

You can navigate the book in various ways. As expected, you count with a “next page” and a “previous page” set of buttons, which will allow you to move from page to page with just one click. If correctly authored, the EPUB file will come with a table of contents, which Kotobee can display discreetly for you on the left-hand side of the interface to help you move from chapter to chapter quickly. Alternatively, you can create your own bookmarks, highlights, annotations, and notes, and use them to move around the book conveniently by using the program’s notebook manager. All the entries belonging to a book are neatly displayed organized by type, and they can be easily exported to a PDF file just by clicking on the “Export” button. You can also search for a specific keyword or sentence using the search engine provided, and even perform external searches using the program’s built-in Google lookup functionality.

Last but not least, the Shared Library. Here you will find a number of complimentary EPUB files in a wide variety of languages for you to read and enjoy. Kotobee Reader is just the tip of the iceberg. This free reader is but one of the members of the Kotobee EPUB-based family of products, which includes Kotobee Author, Kotobee Publisher, and Kotobee Cloud. Kotobee Reader can be bundled with your own EPUB files to form a convenient package for easier distribution (requires Kotobee Author), and its support for customization and branding makes it the perfect tool to promote your products and catalogs via a compact EPUB file.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Direct access to Kotobee Shared Library.
  • Clear easy-to-read print.
  • Notebook manager.
  • Search capabilities.
  • Various navigation modes.
  • Google search available.
  • Table of contents

Cons

  • The text-to-speech function doesn't work in the desktop version

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