Book Reader

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Description of App: 

Supported formats: EPUB, MOBI, PRC, AZW, FB2, PDF, Microsoft DOC, RTF, RTFd, xHTML, Webarchive and TXT.

Features Highlights:

- Best Retina support
- Page flipping animation
- Optimized for macOS Sierra
- Exportable Highlighting and Notes
- Exportable Books
- Text To Speech for vision impaired people
- Very small memory footprint
- BookShelf database with easy metadata management
- Natural two pages viewing mode
- Table Of Contents with crossover hypertext links
- Hypertext links and tooltips to Notes (FB2)
- Text search function
- Bookmarks
- Fullscreen mode
- Gestures: scrolling, zooming
- Customisable operational keys
- Automatic charset encoding
- Customisable fonts family, sizes, colors, inter row spacing, margins, columns gap, etc
- Customisable book background
- Page flipping sound
- Printing and converting to PDF format
- Leap Motion controller support

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IMPORTANT NOTE: This software can not open DRM encrypted e-books due to the law restrictions.

Version: 

5.12

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

10.13.6

Accessibility Comments: 

The book content is displayed via a standard web view, chapter by chapter, or section by section, depending on the book.

In some cases, VoiceOver does not scroll the page. To get accurate page numbers, when citing in a paper, etc, you can use space to scroll to where the VO cursor is.

If the focus is on a control which is not the web view, you can use the left and right arrows to turn pages, which also loads the next chapter.

The only inaccessible part of the software is the keyboard shortcuts tab, where VoiceOver will not tell you what keys are defined. Clicking on the blank sections, then pressing the desired key will remap the associated command.

Usability: 

There are some minor accessibility issues with this app, but they are easy to deal with.

Other Comments: 

Unless Apple improves accessibility in their Books app, this remains one of the most accessible book readers for the Mac. It is a great alternative to Speech Central, which focuses more on reading the book in a linear fashion.

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