Booklover - DRM-free ebook reader (CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR, PDF)

Booklover is a highly responsive ebook reader with rich user interface.

The metadata-driven library management makes it easy to enjoy large number of books.
With its powerful iCloud Drive integration, you can download and access your books from your iCloud Drive enabled devices anytime you want.

Supported file formats: PDF, CBZ/ZIP/CBR/RAR with archived images

* Characteristics

1. Powerful metadata-driven book management
• Set metadata to your books: Title, Author, Genre, Date Published, Publisher, ISBN code, and others
• Auto-extract metadata from filename of books - Extract strings enclosed in brackets as metadata automatically
• Search/Sort/filter books flexibly by different criteria
• Add arbitrary Tags to a book for filtering

2. Library for easy and quick access to your books
• Robust iCloud Drive integration for ubiquitous access to your books
• Section books by genre (ON/OFF)
• Alphabetical index labels to locate a book quickly (ON/OFF)
• HUD overlay to display attributes of books (Grid View, ON/OFF)
• Quick access to books via History (Added/Opened)
• Auto crop wide-sized book covers
• "Responsive Shadow" - Renders book shadow based on the page count (ON/OFF)

3. Reading View to maximize immersion into the contents
• Book Settings Menu instantly accessible to change various settings of the book (ON/OFF)
• Skimming mode for fast book navigation, with larger page snapshots
• Quickly close a book by swiping up the screen (ON/OFF)


* Main Features

• View contents of DRM-free ebook (PDF, CBZ/ZIP, CBR/RAR)
• Sync book files automatically among different devices via iCloud Drive
• Add files via iCloud Drive / iTunes / AirDrop / "Open-in"
• Download files from cloud storage services (Needs an app provided by the cloud storage service providers)
• Copy files from an other app via Drag and Drop (Compatible iPad Only)
• Slide Over / Split View (Compatible iPad Only)
• Quick Action with 3D Touch
• Support for HEIF(.HEIC) archived books
• Hardware keyboard shortcuts (Reading View)
• User authentication with PIN / Touch ID
• Exclude/Include book files from the iTunes/iCloud backup target

• Grid/List Views
• History Lists (Added/Opened books)
• Longpress-to-show options for a book (Grid View)
• Section books by Genre (ON/OFF)
• HUD overlay (Grid View, ON/OFF)
• Search / Filter / Sort books
• "Responsive Shadows" / Shadow rendering settings
• Manage data and content file for a book separately (Ghost Books)
• Scrolling with imageless covers by long-pressing the Scroll Slider

[Book Management]
• Manage metadata and tags for books
• Auto-extract metadata from PDF file (ON/OFF)
• Auto-extract metadata from filename / Various extraction settings
• Auto/Manual crop book cover
• Reading status / Favorite mark
• Change page progression direction
• Edit filename
• Relocate files between Local (device) and iCloud Drive

[Reading View]
• Page transition styles: No Animation, Scroll (iOS 10+) / Stack, Crossfade, Zoomfade (iOS 11+)
• Double page spread display
• Change page content sizing (Show All/Width-Fit/Height-Fit)
• Trim page margins
• Change background color
• Browse related info about the book/author
• Skimming mode
• Close book by swiping up the screen
• Image Correction Filters (Enhance Contrast, Manual Contrast Adjustment, Greyscale, Invert Colors)
• "Cover Art Preview" - Display large cover art at the beginning of a book
• Support navigation with iCade compatible devices


* Acknowledgments

[Books included in the app]
• "Give My Regards to Black Jack" by SHUHO SATO (Manga on Web:

[Books used in the screenshots]
• "Give My Regards to Black Jack" by SHUHO SATO (Manga on Web:
• Public domain books from Feedbooks (
• Public domain comics from (
• Sample books from 200AD (

What’s New

Version 2.7.1

Fixed a few issues with the new iOS 13.1, and made a number of minor improvements especially in the Dark Mode.

• Resolved several minor aesthetic issues

• Fixed a few issues on and after searching books in the Library with iOS 13.1

Ratings and Reviews

5.0 out of 5
17 Ratings

17 Ratings

megatronnomnom ,

Great app, please add folders

I had a previous comic reader that I was very happy with (Comic Zeal), but the developer stopped updating it and over the past several years it has slowly become more and more unusable. I have been searching for a good replacement for a long time and have tried pretty much every comic book reader in the App Store.

I love this app. This is the first app that I have been happy with since Comic Zeal. I can really tell that the developer has put a lot of thought and care into the app. I also find that so many comic readers on the App Store are impossibly ugly, and Booklovers is thankfully very nicely designed and looks great.

I have one complaint that makes me unable to use this app as my main comic reader. I still gave it 5 stars, because it deserves 5 stars, but it is very difficult to manage a large comic collection without folders. I appreciate tags, and the metadata functions and you can use tags and genres to make do, but I have a collection with thousands and thousands of comics and it’s very unwieldy without folders or some approximation of folders. PLEASE add some folder functionality so that people with tens of thousands of comics from many different series can keep everything more organized instead of having to scroll through what becomes an enormously long list of tags. Thank you! Great app.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your great feedback, we really appreciate it..!

We have been planning on features to manage series title and would like to release it as soon as it has got ready.  For folders, although we have been attempting to offer a way to manage books with metadata instead of folders, we do understand that there are people who prefer to manage their books with folders and we are thinking of a way to respond to the demands. Please give us some time and hopefully we can offer some solution to meet your needs in a future version. Thanks again for your encouraging words!

jpr1234 ,

Great app, few issues

Best app for a big libraries but small physical storage space—allows one to download the particular books one wants while keeping others in the cloud.

I wish there was a dark mode, and I wish that custom metadata synced between devices. I also wish you could nest tags.

But otherwise this app is great, and perfect for me.

Developer Response ,

Thank you so much for your great feedback!

- For dark mode: We would like to consider implementing it after checking out whether Apple announces system-level dark mode in the next version of iOS :)

- For metadata sync, It is definitely in our roadmap, however it will be probably after we've added a few other major features.

- For nesting tags - Very interesting idea! We would be really grateful if you could give an elaborated idea to us at if it's not too much trouble - Thanks again!

lin.vvu ,

Awesome! Wish for ePub support!

Great design, beautiful and neat!
Thanks for the hard work. Keep it up!
I do wish the app will support ePub books in the future, so that I can put all my comic books in one great app!


Plastic Software, Inc.
28.6 MB

Requires iOS 12.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


English, Japanese

Age Rating
Frequent/Intense Medical/Treatment Information
Unrestricted Web Access
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity


  • Family Sharing

    With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.

You May Also Like