Glose 12+

Social eBook Reader


Designed for iPad

    • 4.5 • 6.7K Ratings
    • Free



The next-generation READING APP that makes reading AWESOME with features to keep you engaged and motivated. Pick a book in our choice of 1 million, start reading any book for free, connect with other readers and share notes, highlights, and conversation - and become a better reader.

Build your bookshelf in seconds : Create a free reader profile, organize your books, create lists.
Browse our ebookstore : 1 million ebooks in all categories. Best sellers, fiction, non fiction, young adult, business, education etc... with great discounts and free classics.
Start any book for free! One touch and you’re into any book for free. Read up to 10% of the content before deciding to pursue and purchase the book. Also, upload an import your own epubs from Dropbox, your desktop of anywhere else!
Read anywhere, anytime, online and offline. Glose stores your current reads so you can read them offline, in the bus, subway, in the depths of a mysterious forest or a far away galaxy.
Join the Community : see what other people are reading, recommending, highlighting, and annotating.
Read with your friends! Create reading groups to read with your friends and share highlights and annotations. Shared annotations in the margins of the text make reading more engaging and exciting. Post a note and see what other readers think.
Start an online book club! Create a group, pick a name and image, invite people and choose books : you’ve got your online book club read to go - around the world!
Make reading beautiful : create beautiful quote cards from the books you read. Choose a sentence that inspires you, choose a background photo, and share the quote card on social media.

More about Glose :

Reading for better learning : our unique features makes your reading more conducive to text analysis, memorization, and study. Glose is used in leading schools and universities to power distribution of reading material and discussion around text.

Our bookstore features the works of Malcolm Gladwell, Walter Isaacson, Stephen King, John Green, Paulo Coelho, James Patterson, E.L. James, Suzanne Collins, Danielle Steel, David Baldacci, Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, Dan Brown, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, George R.R Martin, and many more ! 

• Read popular FREE ebooks by classic authors : Moby Dick, Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Tales from Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Pride & Prejudice and more. 

On Glose, reading becomes social. You can highlight your favorite quotes with one touch, archive them, share them on social networks, and annotate them. So join our community of readers who read, share, and discuss the books they love!

Glose provides the most powerful reading experience online.
• Customise your reading settings to personalise your experience
 : fonts, spacing, page structure, background color (might mode and more).
• Always pick up your reading at the right page thanks to automatic synchronisation of your Reading activity on all devices. 

• Make new friends through books

So what are you waiting for ? Don’t miss the inspiring conversations happening every day in Glose, and Download our app !

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What’s New

Version 3.8.28

In this update:
- You can now listen to Audiobooks!
- Access your detailed reading statistics in the new dedicated tab.

In previous updates:
- New widgets for your iOS 14 Home Screen, resume reading and reading goal!
- You can now bookmarks any pages in the reader.
- We fixed a bug that could prevent the progress to be synchronised correctly when reading on multiple devices.
- A new Signin and Signup experience.
- You can now tap to turn page in the reader.
- We added Apple sign in.

Ratings and Reviews

4.5 out of 5
6.7K Ratings

6.7K Ratings

Lwessling II ,

Not ready for Prime Time

This Kindle wannabe stumbles and stutters until you lose interest in the book. With as many commands and much design as it has copied from competitors, it’s nuts that the app isn’t more intuitive. I got thru one book, with frustration. But a quarter of the way through the second, and I gave up and bought it all over again on Kindle. Now if only I knew how to mark those 1st two books “read” and file them under another tab, well, it gives me goosebumps to contemplate. Not saying it can’t be done, just that it coulda been easier.

Scottieanne ,

Ok but not smooth

Main complaints:
As I’m scrolling down while reading in the iPhone app, the scroll down is slow and also tends to highlight sections. I’m not pushing down hard with my thumb, I’m merely scrolling down in a normal movement and yet the app acts like I want to highlight.

The highlighting feature itself is horrible. I was trying to highlight a specific quote and the app defaulted to highlighting a specific passage only. When I try to highlight just the quote and finally get the slider, the slider is clunky and I finally gave up just highlighting a couple of sentences rather than a whole paragraph. Forget even trying to actually make a note for the quote, the pop up menu only has “show translation” or “copy” options. I finally just took a screenshot and used the edit tool to highlight what I wanted, and saved it to my phone. What a waste of time.

Lanwangeek ,

Needs Work

This reader is definitely a early version. I prefer the dark setting for reading. When using that setting the beginning of each chapter has a white bar across the top and a white space at the end of the chapter after the words end until the end of the page. I switch between my iPhone X and iPad but the app does not appear to synchronize my location between the devices. There appears to be a issue with the app sometimes where it jumps back a few pages when reopening the book. Support for the iPhone X is required. I have flip the page slowly to read one word at a time to read the first line on every page because the iPhone X notch blocks the words. I will say I do like the green bar showing the status of how far you are through the current chapter. Over all this app needs some upgrades to bring it to the basic level that other common reader apps are at.

App Privacy

The developer, Glose, 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 Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Data Not Linked to You

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

  • Diagnostics

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

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