Marvin Classic - eBook reader for epub

Marvin Classic - eBook reader for epub

By Appstafarian

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2013-09-13
  • Current Version: 2.9.1
  • Adult Rating: 17+
  • File Size: 48.13 MB
  • Developer: Appstafarian
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later.
Score: 4.5
From 713 Ratings


IMPORTANT: If you are using iOS 9, you should get the latest and greatest Marvin 3 with 140+ features including vertical and auto scrolling, speed reading, comic book support, text-to-speech, and much more. Marvin is an eBook reader for people who are passionate about their books. Get Marvin and find out why readers are calling it "the most brilliant eReader to come out in a long time" ENJOY YOUR BOOKS - A modern and clean user interface, designed for iOS 7 - Format books any way you like - High fidelity rendering - Opens DRM-free EPUB books - A selection of beautiful reading fonts - Virtually unlimited combinations of text, background colors and page textures - 2 column layouts in both portrait and landscape (iPad) - Cloud location sync * - Publisher layouts and embedded fonts - Full book search - Control page warmth and tint in addition to brightness for comfortable night-time reading - Customizable gestures, swiping to control brightness and warmth, page turn directions, snapping to bookmarks and chapters, etc... - A reading timer - Powerful highlighting and annotation tools - Create custom commands with presets to integrate with Google Maps, Bing Images, Tweetbot, IMDb, Lingvo, Goodreads, Facebook, Wikipedia, the Merriam-Webster dictionary and more DISCOVER AND LEARN - Artificial intelligence that reads your books and helps you discover great things about them, their authors, characters, places, events and everything else (English only) - Intelligently search for and pin web content such as articles, reviews and videos - Build character summaries as separate EPUBs in seconds - Automatically build a vocabulary as you look up words in the dictionary - Offline and online dictionaries ORGANIZE - Incredibly powerful library management tools - Custom and smart collections - List and cover library views - Sorting, filtering and grouping - Group books by word count - Reads calibre and extended metadata (subjects, series and tags) - A metadata editor that also lets choose new covers SHARE - Virtually all the content you see, create and find can be exported and shared - All exported content can be opened in web browsers and word processors for further reference - Share status, progress, pictures, text selections and highlights to Facebook and Twitter YOUR BOOKS, EVERYWHERE - Find books anywhere in your Dropbox * - Native calibre support with integration that other readers can only dream of (iOS 8.2 and earlier) - OPDS catalogs - Web downloads - iTunes and email side-loading NOTES - Marvin opens DRM-free EPUB 2.0 books - Dropbox support and location sync requires a Dropbox account If you're into DRM-free books, we've worked hard to make Marvin the best way to enjoy them.



  • Downloading needs some TLC.

    By Clamytoe
    I love the app, but my one gripe is with the way it handles downloads. I’m on a slow, metered connection so downloading books from my online collection takes time. I already have several books in the app, so when browsing my cloud collection and one catches my fancy I start to download it. Not only do I have to baby sit the download so that the screen doesn’t go to sleep, but because of my slow connection, it takes time. The worst part is when after it reaches 100% it then informs me that I already had it! Why not check before starting? Also, why not continue partially downloaded books? I’ve had to restart so many times that I’ve lost count. So frustrating.
  • Can not link to Dropbox

    By rabrit53
    I’ve tried. I can not link to Dropbox. Marvin says it is linked, but when I try an error is returned. If this app would enable downloading ebooks from iCloud Drive I would give a good rating, but it can’t do that either.
  • Calibre upload is broken

    By Vigilante4200
    I want to move my library to this app, but until the calibre upload is fixed I can’t do that... Otherwise it seems like it will be a great app.
  • Perfect for years... starting today it crashes every time I open it

    By R. Daneel Olivaw
    iPhone 7+ with latest version of iOS. Emailed developers, no response. Downloaded Marvin 3, no way to import my stuff from old version.
  • Worthless AP

    By Mei and bubba
    Does not work with Dropbox. Won’t import anything. I’m guessing it’s not updated past IOS 9. Waste of money.
  • Dropbox support? What’s that?

    By Tcn27263829
    It’s a good reader. But... Dropbox support doesn’t work... Kinda important that...
  • Dropbox link broken

    By Art Noir
    Was a great application, though they seem to be pushing Marvin 3, which is not nearly as user friendly. I paid for this application and having been using it for many years. I find it hard to believe a simple link to Dropbox can not be fixed. Attempting to steer customers to your new app by not fixing the other they have paid for does not inspire trust in the developer.
  • Used to be very good

    By wowfee
    I used Marvin flawlessly for a couple of years. I was able to import hundreds of books from my Dropbox account easily and efficiently. But that’s all gone now. I am heartbroken to report that Marvin no longer works with Dropbox. When I attempt to connect to Dropbox, I get a very long error message. I am unable to copy/paste the error, and it would take me hours to transcribe the cryptic message accurately. Only now do I discover that there is no obvious way to report the error to Marvin support, and even if there were, I could not possibly provide the long error message to them. Simply put: Marvin is no longer useful to me. I purchased it because of their Dropbox support, and that no longer works. I don’t know if it was broken due to recent updates to iOS, but no matter what caused the failure, it simply doesn’t work anymore, and there seems to be no way to report the error. My Marvin rating has gone from 5 stars to 1 star; I would make it 0 stars now if that were an option.
  • Excellent App. 3 Bugs. Don't stop support.

    By t1763575
    Please don't stop improving this app. Prefer this over Marvin 3. Thanks again for your excellent app. Developer did a great job. 2 Bugs: 1. 1. Global font size, line-spacing, paragraph space etc… This is currently not consistent between books. I am not in publisher mode. I set all settings they way I want but when I open different books I have to increase/decrease font size etc... I should open any book and all settings font-size etc.. should be same. 2. I am locked in landscape mode. When I use the dictionary it gives the definition in portrait mode. When the dictionary closes the screen is cut in half and locked. Must remove Marvin from memory and restart and all is back to normal. 3. Shuffle mode doesn't work. Books are not shuffled. Thanks again for great app.
  • Used to be great!

    By WookieeNerd
    I'm very suspicious that now all of a sudden the original Marvin doesn't sync to Dropbox. I can see by the reviews that users have asked for the sync to be fixed several times (as I have) and it has not - even with a recent update. Is Appstafarian trying to force users into a paid upgrade to Marvin 3?? Very suspect that this doesn't work now. Try tiReader folks. That's a great app with a creator who is responsive to his customers. Marvin 3 is an over-developed money grab with its own issues.