Kobo Books

Kobo Books

  • Category: Book
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  • Current Version: 9.5.2
  • Adult Rating: 12+
  • Developer: Kobo Inc.
  • Compatibility: Android
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Kobo Books App

Join millions of readers around the world and access eBooks and audiobooks all on one app. Go shelf-less and take your reading adventures on the go. With over 5 million titles to choose from, there’s something for every type of reader and listener. Introducing audiobooks from Kobo — our brand new expertly curated collection. Simply add a book to your collection on Kobo, and find it in your app immediately afterwards — all your eBooks and audiobooks together, in one convenient app for your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch. The Kobo App makes reading even more comfortable and convenient: • Customize the way you read. Enjoy crisp, clear text in the size and style you prefer. Try Night Mode to make reading easier on your eyes before bedtime, and lock the screen in portrait or landscape mode. • Our beautifully designed, easy-to-use player makes it simple for you to move through your audiobook with a single touch. Never worry about losing your spot, and see how much time is left at a glance. Schedule it to turn off after a set amount of time—perfect for listening before going to sleep. • Read thousands of free eBook previews or listen to audiobook samples to help you find your next favourite. • Start reading on one device and pick up on another. The Kobo App always remembers where you left off, so you can keep reading across all your devices. • Share your love of reading on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Post your favourite quotes, notes, and thoughts from what you’re reading. • Rate and review the books you’ve read or read reviews from booklovers like you! • Read in English, French, Spanish, Italian, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Brazilian Portuguese, Turkish, Traditional Chinese or Japanese.

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Kobo Books app reviews

  • Useful to read from, not much else 1/5

    By KimbleKow
    A book sellers app that does not allow purchasing books from the seller is pretty useless other than reading. Most of my book purchases are from Kindle. Know why? Because they make it easy to buy my books. Kobo might want to take notice.
  • Access 4/5

    By Bob2645
    Need to enable TOUCH I. D.
  • Kobo is my favorite reader for use on the iPad 5/5

    By Zhies
    I like how the Kobo app works, especially the way folders can be used to sort books. Now the app on the iMac allows better search options. It is also easy to go back and forth to keep Plaintext notes on my iPad. I also like how it is set up to easily give a review of the book when I finish. Improvements? It would be nice to have an archive folder for books I have read and probably won't revisit. It would be such that the all folder still shows all, but if I want to edit my books-read folder, it would let me go to the all listing minus the archive ones. As it is now, as my library gets bigger, it gets clumsier to use.
  • It skipped a bit 4/5

    By irenia09
    It would go back like 2 or 3 chapter. Sometimes
  • Awkward to use, avoid if any choice. 1/5

    By Mad Paladin
    Navigation within text is awkward. if using on an ipad, landscape mode stretches the text across the screen rather than dividing into two page-like sections like Kindle. Page transitions are nonexistent, sometimes causing confusion. Honestly, I only have this app because Kobo bought out the company where a number of my ebooks were purchased, and therefore this app is the only way to access them. would not use them if my investment was not held hostage like that.
  • 22Blessed79 5/5

    By 22Blessed79
    Just getting started!
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By Jini242
    It’s disappointing that books still can’t be shared between family members and books can’t be transferred to iBooks for sharing there. I’m buying through iBooks from now on.
  • Captivating 5/5

    By Kedasmom
    The book held my attention for the whole time. Very interesting reading. Look forward to reading another book.
  • Wish Item 3/5

    By *** jim***
    I wish I could copy a word so I could put it in my translator, or have the option to open the Turkish<->English translation dictionary.
  • I can’t even make an account 1/5

    By Cyd21223
    I am absolutely positive I typed my password and email right yet I can’t make an account.
  • Totally Confused 2/5

    By GA_Libra
    I’ve been using this app for a few years off and on, and loved it. Whatever update(s) applied makes the app hard to navigate. I don’t like it.
  • Dr Antoinette Myers 5/5

    By Dr. A. Myers
    I have purchased this tablet approximately 2010 listening a Wendy Williams show ( price deduced). I enjoy USO’s and reading my books. RECOMMEND to readers nationwide. Thank you very much for making reading easier as I get older!!!
  • scam 1/5

    By NOUBN
    Charged me for a book 5 times more than it was and never got back to me about it
  • Was never able to log in to site 1/5

    By smartie_pantalones
    This app is taking my money yet won’t let me login.
  • Page display 3/5

    By Evansdv
    Blank pages at the end and beginning of chapters is something that could be eliminated. It would greatly improve the overall experience.
  • Audio books 1/5

    By msvee1856
    I love that kobo started audiobooks in their bookstore so I decided to do a monthly audio subscription. Why did they take out their payment but didn’t give me my 2 free audiobook credits. When I contact them concerning my 2 credit they lied and said I already use them and I know I didn’t because I had been waiting on them. So I lost my 2 credit and my money.
  • Disappointed 1/5

    By AndreaAidoo
    I was promised a free audiobook when I signed up with a free account and didn't receive one.
  • Can’t use the app without an account but how?? 1/5

    By haejaeleestuio
    You can only listen to sample unless you have Kobo account but there is no option to create it. What madness!!
  • Love reading... 5/5

    By Connincrew
    Started as a distraction, 13 years ago after the loss of my son in Iraq...saved me. Ebooks are a blessing...thank you! Kobo rocks! Love your free selections!
  • Kobo is the only ebook company I use 5/5

    By CocoKW1
    I always use kobo to read & buy ebooks love them
  • Kobo app 4/5

    By Watch bre
    I love the Kobo app. Reading in this app is great. I also have Kindle. I have an iPad and only problem is that it sometimes takes a while to load. Would recommend.
  • not bad. but where are the dictionaries? 4/5

    By Sebastian Soo
    I’m a bit surprised that it doesn’t have the lookup function as in kindle or ibooks. It’s essential for me to read a book in a foreign language.
  • Poor Customer Service 5/5

    By HappierPerson
    Would not let me exchange a book that was misleading in the title. I was looking to spend more on the correct book but it will not be through kobo. My account will be canceled tonight and bad reviews will be posted on social media. I was excited to switch from Amazon but will be going back now.
  • Too long 3/5

    By Terila1
    This book could have been more effective if it were about 50% less in length. His story give one a lot to think about and a new perspective on world dynamics. However, the veracity of his tale is put into doubt because of the lack of balance in presenting more than one way to view world dynamics. He is on a mission. And like most fanatical missionaries he is very self invested, making his views of the world less credible.
  • Hoping for expanded choice 1/5

    By Bvsmith1
    No option to buy a book I wanted to explore other e book platforms but can’t as this app does not allow me to buy a book.
  • Competition is always good. 5/5

    By 15jwh
    Been with Kindle since day one. I’m finding Kobo to be easier to use and I love the rewards program. It appears that on balance books through Kobo will be less expensive and the interface just as good. I’ve found a new source for my books!
  • It used to work fine 3/5

    By what's going on
    I use it to import PDFs to read. It used to be okay but now the bookmark disappears from time to time and the sort list using recent doesn’t work anymore!
  • Great App! 5/5

    By Lanigirl29
    I so enjoy this app! My only "thing?" It tends to go back to my iPad home screen quite often. I have to shut down iPad and start again. Annoying, But, Thankful it doesn't do this more than a couple of times a week!
  • Better than kindle in some ways, worse in others 4/5

    By insanimo
    Highlighting is a little clumsy and the menu big takes more clicks to navigate, but it’s a solid epub reader with a good selection of fonts and library organization.
  • Flaws 4/5

    By Motre-than-U-think
    The e reader is handy and user friendly of sorts. Big problems: copying an pasting from text is not easier as others readers, and, most harmful, syncing imported ( not bought) book with desktop is nearly impossible . Kobo will only gain readers if it addresses those flaws.
  • The Fix 5/5

    By bmccloletter
    ,Fabulous ,continued suspense. Following a brilliant mind and detailed deduction Greatest suspense author of the 21st century Looking forward to reading all of his books
  • Kobo app for iPods 3/5

    By Schrisparker
    Pros * Appearance * Being able to use search to edit my collection Cons * I have over 1400 books and over 280 collections and every time I have to change phones or remove and reinstall the app I have to put everything back in order and it takes a lot of time. * you have the menu bar on the bottom and we are supposed to be able to edit/personalize it. Every time I do it defaults back after I go to read a bit or close the app. Extremely frustrating.
  • Kobo 5/5

    By Socalgram
    I am rather upset with your product. I bought a book and it never got into my library. Then your HELP told mr to delete the web site. I did and lost the books I had bought, but haven’t read yet. I have read thru you for years. I rebought the book I wanted in a series on IBooks. I don’t know how I can get the books I lost. There are 3 that I hated to loose. Thank you, Donna Theeck.
  • Improving 4/5

    By Shazul2
    I am enjoying reading but still find a few quirks like getting to title page easily. I still need to try out annotating.
  • Maybe if it let me finish the book I’d rate it higher 2/5

    By boymombooks
    It worked all the way up to the last ten percent of my book and now it decides to keep giving me an error message of “something went wrong. Please try again”... I can go back and it will play, but any further than that last ten percent and it stops playing. Like why am I paying $10 a month to not even be able to finish the book? Robbery.
  • Decent but needs tweaks 3/5

    By DSpaceNine
    The app needs to allow for changes in line spacing and margin widths. Reading books on my iPad with this app leaves a lot of unused space around the edges, and large gaps between lines of text.
  • Sadly lacking in text and layout options 2/5

    By danvpeterson
    Considering Kobo e-reader devices are well known for their text customization features I was shocked to see how few options they have in the iOS apps. No line height options, not great typeface choices, no margin or any other spacing options. Many books by default have super short line heights making it difficult and uncomfortable to read in this app. No two column support in landscape on iPads is a big disappointment as well along with no way to keep sideloaded books in sync. I really, really wanted to switch from Kindle but all of this is making it sadly unlikely.
  • Very Happy With Kobo 5/5

    By cheri in Boise
    I’ve been a Kobo reader since Sony shut down their ebook store. Although my reader is my primary device, I like the app on my IPad for flexibility. Audio books are a nice add.
  • Works well 5/5

    By Uberpesh
    Syncs nicely with my Aura One. I just wish there was endless scroll.
  • Won’t let me cancel my membership! 1/5

    By Jehshdbdhxu
    I tried to cancel my membership but I can’t figure out how to. I even looked it up on their help page .
  • Great app 5/5

    By Jessica82636
    Love this app, but one thing I wish it had was a folder to put all the books you’ve read into so they are off your main page and only see the books you haven’t read yet.
  • Kobo Books 5/5

    By Rhonda M Melton
    ❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️ IT! A lot of times, Kobo Books has much more books of an author than iBooks, google & even Amazon/Kindle/Nook. Vice-versa tho with all 5 ereaders tho. Sometimes Amazon has more. Sometimes Nook. Sometimes Google Play Books. Depends on the author & whatever deals the ereaders have going.
  • Great App doesn’t support Apple Pencil 3/5

    By samice5
    Great reading app with a comfortable book selection. However, it doesn’t support highlighting text with the Apple Pencil which was why I spent the extra money on the iPad Pro and even extra on the Apple Pencil. Needs iPad Pro support otherwise, great app
  • Disappointing 2/5

    By PierresFamily
    Though this app seems to have a lot of promise, my efforts to use this app were a disappointing waste of time. It was an endless cycle of error messages. I entered my 4-year google address as requested, only to be told there was no such google address. Then when I tried to create a kobo account with my address, I was told that address was already taken! I tried 3 times, to rule out flukes or typos. But it was no use. So I deleted the app.
  • Unable to purchase books 2/5

    By thsiao65
    It’s a pain to search and purchase books elsewhere ten come back to read. Please unify the interface.
  • Issues 2/5

    By Shell091214
    Listening to audio books they jump back almost an hour and then I half to find out where I was, now all the sudden it freezes. I asked for help and they said to sign out and then back in it worked for a couple weeks now it's not even downloading anything. I've used this app for years now I can't even download a book.
  • Best reading app 5/5

    By cristyreyn
    I love Kobo and the app is perfect for true booklovers.
  • Robbed Customer 1/5

    By Yo great mom
    I had signed up for kobos monthly audio book subscriptions to try it out, so I used the 1 free book that it can with and that’s it, but then I had gotten charged for a monthly fee so I assumed I could get a refund since I hadn’t used any of the services that came with the charge of the monthly fee and I couldn’t get one, I the money they had took out of my account was the money I was going to use to put food on my table this week and I feel as if why can’t I get a refund if I hadn’t used any services that was involved with the charge except the trial free one you gave me very disappointed and starving currently
  • Love the app 4/5

    By DifficultIt's difficult but fun to play
    It really is awesome for downtime reading
  • App won’t work 1/5

    By Bonis26
    I’ve been using Kobo (e-reader and app) since 2013. After all this time, I can say I truly regret I chose it over Kindle. Main motive: the app doesn’t work, even after all the updates. It’s been months since I’ve been unable to open a single book in my iPhone 6. The home page of the app is frozen and it stays that way, no matter how many times I reset the app or the phone. Another thing is that the prices are always higher compared to Amazon and its Kindle. There aren’t many good discounts or sales either.

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