Open EPUB File

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How to Read EPUB File

Reading an EPUB file is usually simple, however, each operating system has some characteristics that differentiate it from the rest.

Windows EPUB Reader

Reading EPUB on Windows can be summed up to using the web browser par excellence of this operating system, Microsoft Edge. That in the case you use a computer with Windows 8 or Windows 10, which already have the browser pre-installed, and it is enough to open EPUB files. Just double click on the EPUB file.

Linux EPUB Reader

In Linux something similar to Windows happens, however, the browsers that come by default in any Linux distribution do not have an EPUB reader. But UBUNTU-based distributions with MATE desktop, offer pre-installed solution with a document reader called Atril, which allows you to view documents of various formats such as Portable Document Format (PDF) files and EPUB files. Importantly, Atril follows and MATE standards to provide integration with the desktop environment.

But if you prefer to use a more sophisticated EPUB reader, or with more features, you can try one of the softwares below:

  • Caliber: Caliber is a program that allows you to open and collect EPUB files, having the benefit that you can create and access a library of EPUB files within the same program. Caliber is available for Windows, macOS, and Linux.
  • Sumatra: Simple application whose initial function is that of a PDF viewer, however, it has other reading formats such as EPUB, MOBI, CBZ and CBR. This application is only compatible with Windows computers.
  • Freda: It is a free program for Windows with ads, which allows us to read books in EPUB format. Freda is an EPUB reader for Windows 10 that you can download from the Microsoft online store.
  • Google Play Book: EPUB reader (among other formats) available for Android devices, however, any computer with a browser can access the web service provided by the application, with the Google user account.
File Extension Info

EPUB Quick Info
  Electronic Publication
  application/xhtml+xml   application/epub+zip
Opens with
  Microsoft Edge
  Apple Books