iBooks
Universal

Description

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. iBooks includes the iBooks Store, where you can download the latest bestselling books or your favorite classics – day or night. Browse your library on a beautiful bookshelf, tap a book to open it, flip through pages with a swipe or a tap, and bookmark or add notes to your favorite passages.

Download books
• Download best-sellers and classic books from the iBooks Store
• Find fully illustrated books, including children's picture books, designed art books, photo books, cook books, and more in the iBooks Store
• Experience gorgeous fullscreen Multi-Touch books filled with interactive features, diagrams, photos, videos, and more
• Read a free sample of any book on the iBooks Store before making it a part of your permanent collection

Great ways to read
• Choose from seven beautiful fonts and three easy-to-read page colors
• Highlight your favorite passages and add notes with the built-in bookmarking features
• Share quotes or thoughts about your favorite book with friends on Facebook, Twitter, Messages, or Mail
• Find a word, character, or phrase anywhere in your book with the built-in search feature
• Easily adjust your screen brightness to find the perfect lighting for any environment
• Scroll through your books with the flick of a finger using the scroll view
• Use iBooks with the amazing accessibility features in iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch—such as speaking the words on a given page
• Print PDF documents and notes you've written in iBooks using AirPrint

iCloud features
• Organize your books and PDFs into personal Collections that appear on all your devices
• Keep bookmarks, highlights, notes, and your current page up-to-date everywhere using iCloud
• See all your iBooks Store purchases in iCloud right on your bookshelf

Supports open standards
• iBooks also opens content published in the ePub and PDF formats
• Add ePub and PDF documents to iTunes and sync them to iPad, iPhone, or iPod touch
• You can also add PDF documents from Mail to your iBooks PDF Collection

Requirements
• The iBooks Store is available in many countries. The selection of books in the iBooks Store may vary by country
• Downloading from the iBooks Store or using iCloud features requires an Apple ID and Internet access
• Multi-Touch books created with iBooks Author can only be read using iBooks on iPad or Mac
• Adding books and PDFs from outside the iBooks Store to iBooks requires they be DRM-free
• Some PDF documents may not be compatible with iBooks

What's new in version 3.2

iBooks has been updated with a beautiful new design for iOS 7.

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Linked Opinion

Recommended by Ken

Version 2.1.1 – June 21, 2012 at 6:10 PM

Recommended by Michael Johnston

Version 2.1.1 – June 20, 2012 at 11:36 AM

Best reading experience on the iPad. For ebooks, at least. PDF reading is irritating, but I don't use it for that. The store is ALMOST as good as Amazon's too.

Recommended by Jeff

Version 2.1.1 – June 20, 2012 at 12:03 PM

Recommended by Adam Christianson

Version 2.1.1 – June 20, 2012 at 1:42 PM

Recommended by Dave Hamilton

Version 2.1.1 – June 21, 2012 at 2:37 AM

Recommended by Michael Hopkins

Version 2.1.1 – August 2, 2012 at 5:38 PM

Recommended by Skip Owens

Version 2.2 – September 22, 2012 at 5:24 AM

Recommended by Jacob Rush

Version 2.2 – September 27, 2012 at 9:21 AM

Recommended by R. Bruce Jones

Version 2.2 – September 28, 2012 at 7:31 AM

Recommended by Randy Humes

Version 2.2 – September 29, 2012 at 4:13 AM

Faved by Liz Croutcher

Version 2.2 – September 29, 2012 at 9:52 AM

Recommended by Forrest Tanaka

Version 2.2 – September 29, 2012 at 1:56 PM

Nice presentation, and does what I want. Nice options, and easy to read.

Faved by Robert Fay

Version 2.2 – September 30, 2012 at 5:41 AM

I like iBooks better than the Kindle app. Does everything I need it to.

Recommended by Terry Austin

Version 2.2 – October 1, 2012 at 12:56 PM

Gets as much time on the clock as any app on my iPad.

Recommended by Joel Massey

Version 2.2 – October 1, 2012 at 2:17 PM

Recommended by Fred Zelders

Version 2.2 – October 2, 2012 at 3:02 AM

Recommended by Elliot Brown

Version 2.2 – October 3, 2012 at 6:56 AM

Faved by Wesley Morris

Version 2.2 – October 3, 2012 at 4:21 PM

Recommended by Viki Poole

Version 2.2 – October 6, 2012 at 6:40 AM

Recommended by Todd Ostrum

Version 2.2 – October 6, 2012 at 5:59 PM

Recommended by Jerry

Version 2.2 – October 10, 2012 at 7:46 AM

Recommended by Makoto Miyamoto

Version 2.2 – October 10, 2012 at 10:15 AM

Reading

Recommended by Vinnie DiSalvo

Version 2.2 – October 10, 2012 at 11:45 AM

Recommended by Bart Dorsey

Version 2.2 – October 11, 2012 at 7:01 PM

Recommended by Charles Thompson

Version 2.2 – October 12, 2012 at 1:59 PM

Great for sheet music PDFs, and other PDFs too!

Recommended by Kevin King

Version 2.2 – October 15, 2012 at 4:39 PM

Recommended by Leon Speegle

Version 2.2 – October 22, 2012 at 7:27 PM

Faved by Paul White

Version 2.2 – December 29, 2012 at 6:42 PM

Recommended by Michael Overstreet

Version 3.0.1 – November 2, 2012 at 5:23 AM

Recommended by Lawrence Standley

Version 3.0.1 – November 2, 2012 at 3:29 PM

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

Version 3.0.1 – November 5, 2012 at 11:02 PM

Recommended by Bascom Guffin

Version 3.0.1 – November 8, 2012 at 12:17 PM

One reason to like this app is that it's quite satisfied to work with DRM-free books. I also use the dictionary lookup feature quite a bit. And I just generally like the look and feel of the app, skeuomorphisms and all.

Recommended by Gareth Ball

Version 3.0.2 – November 18, 2012 at 9:17 AM

Recommended by Kwok Kong Yew

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 8:20 AM

Recommended by Danny Tammaro

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 8:25 AM

Faved by Julie Kuehl

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 3:04 PM

My favorite iPad app

Recommended by John Skibinski

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 4:47 PM

Faved by Anthony O'Brien

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 8:29 PM

This is how I have read my last 10 novels, and read my pdfs for work.

Recommended by Paul Alvarez

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 8:30 PM

Faved by Dhruv

Version 3.0.2 – November 19, 2012 at 9:35 PM

Recommended by L Butler

Version 3.0.2 – November 20, 2012 at 2:22 AM

I love that you can set left AND right screen taps to advance a page.

Recommended by Grant Bloedow

Version 3.0.2 – November 20, 2012 at 6:23 AM

Recommended by Rick Young

Version 3.0.2 – November 20, 2012 at 6:41 AM

Recommended by Dan Ryker

Version 3.0.2 – November 20, 2012 at 8:17 AM

Recommended by Tony Vitale

Version 3.0.2 – November 20, 2012 at 5:48 PM

Recommended by Steve Fuller

Version 3.0.2 – November 21, 2012 at 4:07 AM

Faved by Christopher

Version 3.0.2 – November 21, 2012 at 6:06 AM

Faved by Mark Rainey

Version 3.0.2 – November 21, 2012 at 8:10 AM

awesome. only way to read.

Recommended by Joel Mearig

Version 3.0.2 – November 21, 2012 at 11:40 AM

Faved by David Miller

Version 3.0.2 – November 21, 2012 at 12:45 PM

Since they added the PDF library feature, I find myself using this app more and more, along with, of course, as a reader for the books I've purchased in the iBook Store.

Recommended by Ben Castan

Version 3.0.2 – November 21, 2012 at 12:14 PM