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Marvin - eBook reader for epub
avg rating 4.8463 ratings
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model: iOS software (marvinapp.com)
Marvin is an intelligent eBook reader for your iPad. What sets Marvin apart is an incredible Artificial Intelligence engine that reads your books with you and helps you discover amazing things about them, their characters, places and anything else.

When Marvin has read your book, you can:

✔ Look up characters, places and names in your book to see the
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All ratings | 5 stars (56) | 4 stars (6) | 3 stars (0) | 2 stars (0) | 1 star (1) | avg 4.84


Gwyn
Feb 08, 2013
Gwyn rated it: 5 of 5 stars

Probably the best ePub reader for the iPad - very customisable and can retrieve books from DropBox or OPDS servers as well as via iTunes.
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Dale T
Feb 09, 2013
Dale T rated it: 5 of 5 stars

Marvin quickly earned space on the home page of my ipad mini. It has a great combination of powerful features with an easy to use interface. I find I'm doing most of my reading in this app now. The author provides awesome support and has made rapid advances to this app which already leads the pack. If all that wasn't good enough, the price is still free! Do yourself a favor and check it out, you'll be glad you did!

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Emily
Feb 10, 2013
Emily rated it: 5 of 5 stars

Marvin has quickly made my iPad Mini my eReader of choice. The options for customizing the font and background colors, the array of font choices, the ease of changing the brightness level and switching between day & night themes, and the ease of accessing my Calibre library have all earned Marvin an honored spot on my app dock. I'd downgrade it to 4 stars for the lack of collections/shelves/folders, but the developer has said that's in the works for a coming update. Support for ADE DRM would ...more
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Irene
Feb 08, 2013
Irene rated it: 5 of 5 stars

Marvin is marvelous! It has customizable margins, customizable paragraph spacing, customizable line spacing, fonts, themes...you name it, Marvin's got it. The built-in dictionary hasn't missed a word yet, even slang. When you tap on the link to a footnote (and the link goes to a page with multiple footnotes listed one after another), Marvin highlights the correct footnote so that you don't have to search for it. I can't say enough good things about this app. I love it.
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Jim
Aug 19, 2013
Jim rated it: 5 of 5 stars

The BEST reader I've found and I've tried them all ...
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Colin Spencer
Feb 09, 2013
Colin Spencer rated it: 5 of 5 stars

A great ePub reader. I always used Bluefire until Marvin appeared on the scene. Now there is no way I would change. Easy to configure just how you want, it just works and displays my books the way I want unlike so many other readers out there. Best of all it is free.
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Joshua James
Jun 22, 2014
Joshua James rated it: 4 of 5 stars

If you're the type of person who gets frustrated when using the usual popular ereader apps, and wish they did things differently, like more versatility with page formatting, or margins, or font types and sizes, or background colours, or direct connection with calibre or dropbox, then Marvin is probably what you're looking for. It does almost everything that Kindle / Kobo / iBooks does, only better, and adds in way more features that they DON'T have. In fact, there are so many features, you proba ...more
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Susan
Feb 08, 2013
Susan rated it: 5 of 5 stars

I am pretty excited about a new eBook reader called Marvin that has recently arrived on the scene. It does not yet have auto-scroll, but it soon will... Even without auto-scroll, this young app is already vastly superior to every eBook reading app for iOS that I have tried, which is most of them!

Marvin was brought to my attention by a direct email from the developer, who wrote Marvin because of his dissatisfaction with existing eBook readers for iOS. I’ve been communicating with the developer t
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Katya
Jul 08, 2014
Katya rated it: 5 of 5 stars

The best ebook reader software for iOS, hands down. I've been reading books on mobile devices for over 15 years (original Palm Pilot owner here), and I've tried dozens of programs in that time. Nothing holds a candle to Marvin.

It allows you to customize your reading experience, from font and font size to margins to page and text color and more. It gives you tagging and categorization options, and there are even plug-ins for Calibre that let you manage and sync data to and from your Marvin librar
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Pandora
Sep 26, 2013
Pandora rated it: 5 of 5 stars

I've been hanging on to Stanza for dear life, but it took me all of five minutes with Marvin to turn my back on Stanza forever!

Among its many excellent features, it hooks up flawlessly with Calibre--first time, every time!

This app is easily worth the $5, especially if you manage your ebooks with Calibre and if you're particular about the quality of your ereading experience.
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Mary Fairchild
Feb 11, 2013
Mary Fairchild rated it: 5 of 5 stars

My sister, a true book nerd and technology geek told me about Marvin for iPad. It's a fantastic eReader. The fully customizable design provides the best looking reading screen I've seen yet. It gets even better with each update.
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evan
Mar 13, 2013
evan rated it: 5 of 5 stars

This is the best ePub reader on the ipad, and the developer is super engaged about making improvements and having a list of features that we want implemented. As soon as he gets the iPhone working and syncing between the two, there won't be a need for any other readers — or at least if we could get rid of DRM (but there are ways round that for personal use). I highly recommend this app.
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Daniel Gonçalves
Nov 15, 2014
Daniel Gonçalves rated it: 5 of 5 stars

I've tried plenty of ebook readers for iOS, both on the iPhone and the iPad. Certainly, all the "major" ones (iBooks, Kindle, etc.) and a lots of others. Kept going back to Stanza. In Marvin I've finally found a worthy successor. The app is feature-packed, but not in an obtrusive way, and is simply a joy to use.
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Jonny
Feb 03, 2014
Jonny rated it: 5 of 5 stars

Just the best when it comes to reading

use it agains my Calibre library and dropbox. And on my ipad air and ipad mini
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Shane
Jul 23, 2014
Shane rated it: 1 of 5 stars

Not a review, but a question. Where can I buy Marvin except on the Apple app store? I live in Bali and the Apple app store discriminates against us. We cannot buy Marvin from the app store if we don't live in the United States. I want to buy Marvin.
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