ePub Reader for Windows can open any ePub file you have on your computer, and it provides an adjustable window for you to view the document. With this app, you don't have to have a special device for reading these types of files and publications.
Quick conversions: In addition to opening and displaying ePub files, this app also gives you the ability to convert them to PDF or JPG format. This is handy, especially if you want to send the file in an email or download it to another device.
Nice interface:The main window for this app displays all controls you need to access the program's main features. Buttons are clearly labeled, and when you open a file, navigation tools appear in the left-hand column, while the content of each page shows up in a larger window on the right. You can also adjust the size of this window to display the pages however you prefer.
Document navigation: It would be nice if the controls for paging through the document, itself, were a little smoother. The only real options are to click on each page separately on the left-hand column when you want to change what's displayed or to use the mouse scroll button. The scroll button can be a little too sensitive, though, and cause the display to jump back several pages at once.
Overall, this app is functional, but doesn't feel much like reading a book. It's also not free. You can try it out for 15 days, but to continue using it beyond that period, you'll have to purchase a license for $29.95.
Editors' note: This is a review of the trial version of ePub Reader for Windows 5.2
From HAN Software:
ePub Reader for Windows is a windows utility that view or convert epub e-books. With ePub Reader for Windows users can read epub e-books and convert epub file to a single pdf document more easily. EPUB (short for electronic publication; alternatively capitalized as ePub, ePUB, EPub, or epub, with "EPUB" preferred by the vendor) is a free and open e-book standard by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF). Files have the extension .epub. EPUB is designed for reflowable content, meaning that an EPUB reader can optimize text for a particular display device. EPUB also supports fixed-layout content. The format is intended as a single format that publishers and conversion houses can use in-house, as well as for distribution and sale. It supersedes the Open e-book standard. Features: Epub reader in windows OS; Support for epub to pdf conversion; Support for Windows 2000, 2003, XP, Vista, 7, 8, 10; Advanced interface; Support for English, French, German, Chinese, Japanese.
What's new in this version:
Version 5.3 fixes the issue of 'is not a valid date and time'.
Its icon fits nicely in unwanted space on my desktop.
It failed to load the first book I loaded. The second book was garbled. The third book loaded, and then I discovered that the authors made no attempt to make books readable by default.
I have not found that this program installs malware or additional programs as other reviewers have indicated; however, the program does not work out of the box and, quite frankly, I don't have the patience to explore further with so many alternatives available. This is the perfect program for an elderly relative who is looking for reasons to be irritated with modern technology.
For the epub reader, just saying this application needs much more improvements. The interface is not appealing, the program is much not better than an simpleton and when i opened a file, it mistaken ' for an unusual word making it harder to read an epub file, and it's much complicated when i read those book, it's interface makes it harder to read especially those margins and those page layouts. and that's not enough, it NEEDS TO SPEND MONEY to get a full version of it.
So not recommended Dont buy it, or download it it's worst program ever
Buggy - I attempted to open an ePub file, and the program just kept telling me "file name cannot be blank".
Also, the program assumes you have your windows toolbars laid out in the default arrangement, hitting the "Maximize" button hid the "Open" menu behind my taskbar, which I've moved to running vertically down the left side of my screen, and left my desktop visible down at the bottom of the screen. This would be a minor annoyance in a freeware program... if it actually worked... which this doesn't.
Utter garbage. I still haven't found an EPUB reader that I consider to be moderately adequate, but this isn't even remotely close.