In the past year, ebook adoption has grown very quickly. A big reason for the growth is that you can read them on all kinds of devices: ereaders, smartphones, desktops, laptops, tablets. If you prefer to read ebooks on your desktop, laptop or netbook computers, you may find it difficult to keep all your ebooks organized if you don’t use one of the larger web stores, like the Kindle store.
Today, we’re going to tell you about a free program that will help you turn that ebook clutter on your computer into an organized library of ebooks.
KooBits is a free application that you can use to manage all the ebooks on your computer. In short terms, you can say that KooBits does almost all things you would want it to do with ebooks on your computer. It stores ebooks, arranges in the way you like, downloads more ebooks from its stores as well as provides a very basic ebook viewer.
KooBits can open ebooks in a variety of formats including PDF, EPUB, XML, HTML, KBJ, etc. The first thing you’ll notice once you are in KooBits is that you find a bookshelf where your ebooks will be stored. Unfortunately, KooBits won’t automatically search for ebooks on your computer. Instead, you will have to manually add books to the local store.
Using KooBits, you can download free and paid books from its store online. To download free ebooks, just click the Free Books menu from the left tab, and you will be presented with a number of books available for free download.
KooBits has a really cool feature called Dropbox. When you are registered with KooBits, every day you will find a free item in your dropbox that you can read on that particular day.
That’s not all, you can even personalize ebooks with KooBits. When you are reading an ebook, you can mark specific lines, annotate, stamp, etc. You can also use the extraction tools to copy content from the book for your use.
Signing up is free and easy. However, at first, you might not find where to sign up at. Just head to the dropbox and click the link to create a new account. It will ask you for your email address and gender. In the next screen, you will have to fill out the categories/genres that interest you.
Note that based on these selections, KooBits will deliver free books to your dropbox on a daily basis. So, fill out wisely!
KooBits requires Adobe AIR be installed on your computer. However, its sleek design and intelligent concept succeeded in impressing me. I’m a regular user of KooBits, and I believe you too will be soon when you check out this awesome little freeware.