Read ePub on iPad with Best Free Readers
iPad is a great eReader device for reading eBooks, magazines, novels, comics, newspaper, and so on. The needs for iPad eReader apps are growing. Since ePub is the most suitable format on iPad, here we will introduce you 5 ePub readers which are all totally free. These free ePub readers for iPad include iBooks and iBooks alternatives which are also famous in eBook industry.
Apple ePub Reader for iPad, iPhone and iTouch
iBooks is Apple's eReader app for iOS users to read ePub as well as PDF. iBooks offers a bookshelf library and a book-like display for reading. With iBooks, you can purchase new books by clicking the "Store" button and shop your favorite books on the Apple App Store.
One feature which is worthy of praise is its built-in dictionary. You can double tap a word for explanation. However, currently, this function is only available in English.
One feature which may disappoint you is the lack of control over what can be done with the text and page formatting. You are only allowed to set and control the basic font, size, justification and brightness.
Kobo ePub Reader for iPad
Kobo is a free app which allows you to read millions of free and affordable eBooks from the palm of your hand. You can read news, classics, magazines, novels, etc. on your favorite iPad. Features of the Kobo app are very similar to those of iBooks. Like iBooks, you can purchase books directly from within the app which makes book purchasing very easy indeed.
Kobo itself isn't as glitzy as iBooks, but it is good-looking, clean and functional. It comes with 5 free books to start you off. You are allowed to customize the bookshelf to use the same glitzy wood-effect like iBooks.
Stanza ePub Reader for iPad
Stanza is one of the oldest eReaders on Apple iOS platform. It is the first app supporting ePub format. With Stanza, reading ePub on iPad, iPhone, iPod touch is like a piece of cake. It allows you to change line spacing, margins, page orientation locking, annotations, background colors or images, social networking integration, and so on.
Furthermore, you can add ePub titles to Stanza with iTunes. This is the feature which can't be found on other iBooks alternatives including Nook, Kobo, etc.
View ePub on iPad with Barnes & Noble Nook
Nook app is provided by Barnes&Noble. With Nook, you can buy and read thousands of free eBooks, magazines, newspapers from Barnes&Noble, anytime, anywhere. The app allows you to tap or swipe to turn pages.
It is worth mentioning that the Nook app allows you to add notes, bookmarks and highlights. Also you can sync your current reading position with PC, Mac, Nook and Nook Color devices.
If you are a B&N user, this app is a great choice on iPad for reading Nook books. Otherwise, iBooks is the choice to read ePubs.
Reading ePub on iPad with Bluefire
The last app which allows you to read ePub files on iPad is called Bluefire. Unlike the above 4 readers, Bluefire's publisher is not that well-known among people. But its functions can be comparable to them. With Bluefire, you can read both ePub and PDF. Also, this app allows its users to customize the font size, brightness, page margins, night mode and so on.
One feature which is not included in the above apps is, Bluefire support Adobe DRM. This means, you can read DRM protected ePub on iPad with Bluefire's help.