Open EPUB File format – Programs, How to view and convert online

EPUB definition and linked programs information.


File extension epub is used by following type(s):

Default file extension for .epub file type: Open Publication structure eBook files

The EPUB file extension is associated with Open Publication structure eBook file format.
Open eBook (or OEB) is the e-book format based on XML format and defined by (OPS) specification.EPUB is the file extension of an XML format for reflowable digital books and publications.EPUB is composed of three standards produced by the IDPF:

  • The Open Publication Structure (OPS),
  • The Open Packaging Format (OPF)
  • and the Open Container Format (OCF),

EPUB allows publishers to produce and send a single digital publication file through distribution and offers consumers interoperability between software/hardware for unencrypted reflowable digital books and other publications.

The “OEB”, originally produced in 1999, is the precursor to OPS.

Programs that open epub files:

  • Adobe Digital Editions (Microsoft Windows)
  • Adobe Digital Editions for Mac (Apple OS X)
  • Adobe InDesign
  • Adobe InDesign for Mac
  • Aldiko Book Reader (Google Android)
  • Atlantis Word Processor (Microsoft Windows)
  • BePub(Blackberry)
  • Bookviser
  • Bookworm (multiplatform software)
  • Calibre
  • Calibre for Mac
  • Comic book archive to EPUB converter
  • eBooks Writer
  • eScape ePub Creator (Microsoft Windows)
  • FB2 Reader
  • FBReader
  • FBReader for Mac
  • Freda for Windows Mobile (Windows Mobile)
  • Freda for Windows Phone
  • iBooks (iOS)
  • iWork Pages (Apple OS X)
  • Legend Maker (Apple OS X)
  • Legimi – ebook reader
  • Mobipocket Reader Desktop (Microsoft Windows)
  • Nook for Mac
  • Nook for PC
  • Okular (Linux)
  • OpenBerg Lector (multiplatform software)
  • OverDrive Media Console (multiplatform software)
  • QuarkXPress
  • QuarkXPress for Mac
  • Raccoon Reader
  • Reader
  • Sigil (multiplatform software)
  • Sony Reader for Android
  • Sony Reader for Mac
  • Sony Reader for PC
  • Stanza (iOS)
  • Stanzetta
  • Tiny eBook Reader