This simple application lets you quickly open Epub files and view their content. It’s not only an Epub viewer, but also a converter, as it can convert the loaded Epub e-books to PDF and to JPG files. It will convert each page of an Epub file to a standalone JPEG image, so make sure you choose the right output location especially for large Epub books with many pages, since lots of new JPEG images will be created when this kind of conversion is performed. Anyway, it offers only basic conversion possibilities, as it doesn’t let you choose advanced parameters of the output files, such as the quality level of the JPEG images. Furthermore, once conversion has been started, it can no longer be stopped or paused. You can only wait for all the pages to be converted.
The main advantage of Epub Reader for Windows is not its complexity and comprehensiveness, but its simplicity. It only allows browsing the books by chapters and zooming the pages that you read. Anyway, it’s a very small, simple, neat and lightweight tool that offers a very straightforward and easy-to-use interface. Even beginners can use this application without any problem.
To sum it all up, Epub Reader for Windows is a pretty nice tool that represents a convenient solution to open and read any Epub e-book. If it had a smaller price and more advanced options, it would have been truly great.
- Allows browsing the books by chapters
- Can convert the Epub e-books to PDF and JPG
- Lacks advanced options
- Quite pricey
- The conversion cannot be stopped once started and can take a long time