I need a library application for iOS capable to:

  1. sync book files with my PC (Windows)
  2. search and list files by authors, names, custom tags
  3. view files using a book reader app (or support viewing FictionBook/.fb2 and EPUB files by itself)

Any advice?

  • Will your library only contain ebooks, or also normal books (which you won't be able to read, of course)?
    – nidunc
    Jun 1, 2014 at 18:53
  • @nidunc, fb2 and epub (zipped), and a few PDF and DJVU. But last 2 are not absolutely necessary to support.
    – user626528
    Jun 1, 2014 at 20:12

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Take a look at Calibre (for your PC)

  • freeware (opensource) and cross-platform
  • powerful and configurable e-books database
  • custom database fields
  • automatic metadata downloading from Amazon, Google Books, ISBN.org and other sources
  • compatible with many readers
  • web interface (only to view and download books)
  • supports many formats (even multiple formats for the same book)
  • editor for some formats (epub)
  • export database to different formats (CSV, BibTeX and others)

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Screenshot from calibre-ebook.org

On your iOS device you could use Marvin Reader and the MarvinXD Calibre plugin:

  • add/delete Calibre database books from Marvin
  • annotate books
  • view reading progress
  • I was going to suggest that but I think User626528 is looking for an app for their idevice rather than for their computer. Jun 1, 2014 at 14:50
  • I'd prefer software running on my device.
    – user626528
    Jun 1, 2014 at 15:42
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    Also, according to Wikipedia, Marvin only supports .epub ebooks, and not .fb2 (but maybe that has changed since)
    – nidunc
    Jun 1, 2014 at 18:57
  • Is Calibre lightweight? Jul 30, 2015 at 0:37

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