there is a story behind every book

Supported ebook reading apps

 

Reading data can only be collected for ebooks provided by Jellybooks and only with certain reading apps. Not all reading apps are suitable.

Reading data is collected with a small piece of software that we call candy.js. It is embedded the directly into the ebook (ePub3 file) that we make available to you.

You can use any of the apps listed on this page when reading an Advance Reading Copy (ARC) or any other ebook supplied by Jellybooks as part of a reader analytics campaign. Please note that the list of apps supported by Jellybooks is much narrower and different from the format or devices that publishers and retailers might support.

 

Reading Apps recommended by Jellybooks

 

Jellybooks has determined that the following apps are particularly reliable both for reading and collecting reading data.

iBooks by Apple

Compatible devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac

download here (or download via your local iTunes app store)

Helicon Books EPUB3 reader by Helicon Books

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Bookshelf by VitalSource

Compatible devices: Windows PCs and laptops

download here

Important Note: Please use the Safari browser when downloading ebooks on iOS devices such as iPhone, iPad or Mac. The use of the Chrome browser for downloading any kind of ebook on iOS devices (this may happen if you are opening a link from your Gmail account) leads to major issues and lots of frustration because the Chrome browser on iOS does not process ePub files correctly (in fact any ePub files, not just those from Jellybooks).

Tip: You can download your ebooks from Jellybooks to more than one device via the “My Books” section.  Unfortunately, you will have to download the ebooks anew to each device. The ebooks will not magically “sync” all by themselves like they do when you buy them from a retailer.

 

Full Listing of all Compatible Reading Apps

 

Jellybooks has assessed that the ebook reading apps in the list below:

  1. support ePub 3 and
  2. are fully compatible with candy.js

iBooks by Apple

Compatible devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac

download here (or download via your local iTunes app store)

Helicon Books EPUB3 reader by Helicon Boks

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Bookshelf by VitalSource

Compatible devices: Windows PCs and laptops, Android smartphones and tablets (including Kndle Fire)

download here (or download via Kindle Fire app store for use on Kindle Fire)

Note: there are known issues with version 4 of the Android app not recognizing ebooks on Android and Kindle Fire and the developer is working on this

Reasily

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Bookari by Mantano

Premium version only (the lite version cannot handle ePub 3)

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Azardi by Infogrid Pacific

Compatible devices: Android smartphones and tablets

download here (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Note: some users have reported issues using this app

Cloudshelf Reader by Bluefire

Compatible devices: iPhone, iPad, Mac, Android smartphones and tablets

download here (iOS) (or download via your local iTunes app store)

download here (Android) (or download via your local Google Play app store)

Note: Cloudshelf by Bluefire should not be confused with the Bluefire Reader (by the same developer) which does not support ePub3 as a file format and thus does not support the collection of reading data.

Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) by Adobe

version 4.0 or higher only (not earlier versions!!)

compatible devices: PC (Windows only)

download here

Warning: Please make sure you have upgraded to version 4.0 or higher. This app has some known bugs. It is best to sync only at the end of a session and not at the end of each chapter. Also, please note that ADE for Android is NOT supported by Jellybooks.

 

How do you change the default reading app on Android?

Google sometimes sets an app to be your default reading app and so if you install a new ebook reading app, it might still open ebooks with your default reading app, even though that is not supported by Jellybooks. To change the default you need to:

• Go to Settings (on your Android device)

• Go to Apps

• Select the app that is currently the default app for the file type ebooks/ePub

• Scroll down to “Launch by Default”.

• Tap “Clear Defaults”

You can now use the ebook reading app you have installed (or will be prompted to choose which one you want to use the next time you download an ebook).

 

Reading on Multiple Devices

You can read the ebooks we provide on multiple devices, but you have to download them manually to each device by going to the “My Books” section Jellybooks.  Your reading stream will even show on which device you read (if the screen size changed, the color of your reading stream will change, too, if you look it up in “My Data” on Jellybooks).

 

Sending Reading Data

When using any of the apps above, the book will collect reading data and store it on your device. Once you press the purple “Sync Reading Stream” button, the entire database of reading data that has been collected and stored on your device for that specific ebook will be uploaded to Jellybooks. Data collected for other books will not be uploaded. Every sync action is unique to the book in which the sync button is clicked. However, this only happens if you are online. If you are offline, click the button the next time when you are online. Skipping a button does not lead to data loss, but clicking often is the best way to make sure all the data is captured. The data will not be deleted from your device after it has been uploaded.

If the data has been successfully sent, the purple “Sync Reading Stream” button will switch to a purple “Thank You” button. Depending on the device, app, and operating system, you might see a web page saying that the data has been successfully sent, but in many cases, it is only the button that will change. If you are using Adobe Digital Editions (ADE), the app may occasionally get stuck on the “data received” page. This is a bug in the ADE application (generally a very buggy reading application), and not a Jellybooks error. If this happens, just close the book and re-open it. A workaround, if this becomes annoying, is to send data only at the end of a reading session when using ADE.

Single-click process (on some devices)

Two-click process (on all other devices)

 

Support discontinued

Bookvia is still a supported app, but the developer ceased to make this app available through the Google Play store in February 2019; if you are using this app, you should be OK, but there will no further upgrades to the app

ebook Reader from ebooks.com used to be supported but following a major app upgrade (versions 4.1 and up) we had to discontinue support (reasons: loading and pagination issues, local storage no longer supported); if you are still using this app, then please switch to an alternative – supported – Android reading app.

Unsupported apps

  • Kindle apps and Kindle including Kindle E-reader, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Oasis, Kindle Voyager are not supported (reason: no ePub3 support, but this might change in 2017), but Kindle Fire tablets can be used in conjunction with the third party ebook reading app Bookshelf by Vitalsource, which is available through the Kindle app store (see above)
  • Nook apps and Nook E-readers are not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: no ePub3 support)
  • Kobo apps and Kobo E-readers are not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: buggy ePub3 implementation)
  • Overdrive is not supported by Jellybooks (reason: incomplete or non-standards-compliant ePub3 support)
  • Tolino apps and Tolino E-readers are not supported by Jellybooks (reason: no ePub3 support), but Tolino tablets can be used in conjunction with supported Android reading apps Helicon Books EPUB3 reader or Reasily (see above)
  • Aldiko app is not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: ePub 3 is not supported)
  • Google Play Books app is not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: Javascript is not supported)
  • Moon+ Reader app is not compatible with Jellybooks (reason: no ePub3 supported)
  • eReader Prestigio app is not supported by Jellybooks (reason: Javascript is not supported)
  • Microsoft Edge reader is not supported by Jellybooks (reason: Javascript is not supported)
  • AIReader is not supported by Jellybooks (reason: Javascript is not supported)
  • Freda is not supported by Jellybooks (reason: ePub 3 is not supported)
  • Gitden Reader not compatible (reason: doesn’t store reading data)
  • Infinity Reader is not compatible (reason: doesn’t store data)

Any app that is not listed in the supported ebook reading app list has to be assumed to be unsupported.

Please contact us, if you think any of the above information is incorrect or outdated.

This page was last updated on: 21 February 2018