Booklover - comic/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 the Library Navigator, you can instantly find a book even in a library with thousands 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)
• The Library Navigator helps you quickly find a book even in a massive library
• 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)
• Support for HEIF(.HEIC) archived books
• Hardware keyboard shortcuts (Reading View)
• 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
• Manage data and content file for a book separately (Ghost Books)

[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
• Move files between Local (device) and iCloud Drive

[Reading View]
• Page transition styles: No Animation, Scroll, Stack, Crossfade, Zoomfade
• 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)
• 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 2.8.9

In this update, we have added two new features in response to user feedback.

New Features
* Added "Always" option to the Double-Page Spread Display setting. With this setting, in landscape mode, double-page spread layout will be forced regardless of the page size.
* Support for WEBP image format in archived files (iOS 14 or above only)

• Performance improvements
• Miscellaneous adjustments

• This (2.8.9) is planned to be the last version supporting iOS 13.

Ratings and Reviews

4.8 out of 5
29 Ratings

29 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!

mc4ndr3 ,

Decent comic reader

Unfortunately, iOS native Dropbox downloads appear to be broken across a lot of apps, including this one and many others. As a workaround, launch the Dropbox app and export with the iOS share menu.

Overall, very customizable and user friendly app!

Developer Response ,

Thank you for using Booklover and your review!

If you are unable to access/download files in Dropbox (or any other cloud storage services) from within apps including Booklover via iOS native file browser, please try the following:

1. (Make sure that the version of your Dropbox app, or any other app provided by the specific cloud storage service, is the latest)
2. Restart your iOS device

From our past support experience, this will restart the file provider extension of the Dropbox app (or of an app provided by the cloud storage service) and seem to fix the issue.

The problem seems to lie in somewhere between the file provider extension of the Dropbox app (or any other cloud storage app) and the internal system of the iOS. We are afraid that there is not much we can do on our (app developer) side to address the issue for now. We are sorry for the inconvenience.

App Privacy

The developer, Plastic Software, Inc., indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary, for example, based on the features you use or your age. Learn More


  • Family Sharing

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

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