Booklover - eBook Reader 17+

For PDF Books, Manga / Comics

Plastic Software, Inc.

    • 4.5 • 42 Ratings
    • $3.99

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Description

Booklover is a highly responsive, robust eBook reader with a rich user interface.

The metadata-driven library management makes it easy to find and enjoy a large number of books in PDF, ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR formats.

Seamlessly integrated with iCloud Drive, books in the iCloud Drive/Booklover folder automatically appear in the app's library and can be downloaded on-demand.

In the library, you can organize your books by genres, arrange them in order using various bibliographic information such as title, author, publisher, and more.

With the search field and the powerful Library Navigator, you can quickly locate a book from among thousands in your library.

Customize your reading experience with various settings for each book, including page layout, transition axis and style, cropping, filters, progress direction, background, and more.

Booklover automatically extracts metadata from file names or PDFs and also allows in-app manual edits as needed.

We're dedicated to creating a digital reading experience for the modern era.

Main Features:

# General
• Manage and view eBooks (PDF, ZIP/CBZ, RAR/CBR)
• Support for archived image files in JPG, PNG, GIF, HEIF, WEBP, AVIF, and JPEG XL (iOS 17+) formats
• Automatic syncing of book files placed in iCloud Drive/Booklover. On-demand caching (download) of the remote files
• Import books via iTunes (Windows), Finder (Mac), AirDrop, Drag & Drop, "Open with..." etc.
• Import books stored on various cloud storages (iCloud Drive, Dropbox, Google Drive, OneDrive, files accessible through iOS Files app)
• Slide Over / Split View (iPad)
• Hardware keyboard support (mainly in the reader)

# Library
• Section books by genre (ON/OFF)
• The Library Navigator (ON/OFF)
• Histories of added and opened books
• Context Menu for individual books (long-press a book cover)
• Change sort order: By Title, Author, Publisher, Filename, Added Date, etc.
• Alphanumeric Index Labels (ON/OFF)
• Responsive Shadow (shows page volume with shadow)
• Filter books by Status, Genre, Tags, etc.
• Search books by various bibliographic information, file name, and tags

# Reader
• Text selection, search, and table of contents for PDFs
• Bookmarks
• Page transition settings: Axis (Horizontal, Vertical), Style (Scroll, Continuous Scroll, Stack, Crossfade, Zoom fade, Instant)
• Progress direction setting: Left to Right, Right to Left (for vertical text, manga, Arabic, etc.)
• Page layout setting: Automatic, Single-Page, Two-Pages (spread)
• Separate page layout settings for view orientation (Portrait / Landscape)
• Page trimming (for images only)
• Page sizing: Show All, Width-Fit, Height-Fit
• Page thumbnail view (overview, bookmarks)
• Image correction filters
• Dynamic background (When the "Background Color" option for a book is set to "Dynamic")
• Adjust page spread position (Insert adjuster page at the beginning of the book body)
• Text recognition within images (with compatible devices only)
• Export (share) the currently displayed page

# Book Management
• Add/Edit metadata: Title, Author, Genre, Publisher, Published Date, ISBN, etc.
• Add/Edit Tags (Can be used as filter criteria in the side menu)
• Extract metadata (title/author) from PDFs
• Extract various metadata from file names with configurable extraction rules
• Automatic/Manual cropping of book covers
• Batch modification of book settings and metadata
• Transfer book files: "Open with...", AirDrop, Drag & Drop, etc.
• Can manage the content files and data separately ("Ghost Book")

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# Acknowledgments
[Books included in the app]
• "Give My Regards to Black Jack" by SHUHO SATO (Manga on Web: http://mangaonweb.com)

[Books used in the screenshots]
• "Give My Regards to Black Jack" by SHUHO SATO (Manga on Web: http://mangaonweb.com)
• Public domain books from Feedbooks (http://www.feedbooks.com)
• Public domain comics from digitalcomicmuseum.com (http://digitalcomicmuseum.com)

What’s New

Version 3.2.9

This minor update includes improvements on how cover images are retrieved from book files on iCloud Drive, as well as better usability when searching for books in the library. It also fixes an issue related to the display of book publication dates.

Improvements
• When exiting the book search mode in the library, for example by canceling, the scroll position before the search is now restored.
• Even when book files in iCloud Drive are not cached on the device, if the system has registered thumbnails for those files, the cover images for the books will now be retrieved using those thumbnail images.

Fixes
• Fixed an issue where the Date Published in the book info view would be displayed as a relative date (e.g., "Today", "Yesterday") if it met certain conditions.
• Fixed an issue where, once the Date Published was registered as a relative date, it would remain displayed as that relative date.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
42 Ratings

42 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 booklover@plastic-software.com 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

Supports

  • Family Sharing

    Up to six family members can use this app with Family Sharing enabled.

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