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Marvin Classic - eBook reader for epub

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.
Category Price Seller Device
Book $3.99 Appstafarian Limited iPhone, iPad, iPod

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"

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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

- 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.


Does not work with Dropbox

In spite of the claims, I cannot upload ePub books with Dropbox. All I get is a cryptic error message with no hint as to what the problem is. I paid $4 for this app and would like my money back, or I would like the problem with Dropbox to be fixed.

Developer abandoned this app

This was my favorite ebook app. In 2017, however, Dropbox updated their API, breaking integration with Marvin. I decided to be patient. The newer (not "classic") version of the app got patched almost immediately. Two years later, still nothing. And because one of the few real weaknesses of the app was the inconvenience of importing books through any other method, this loss of functionality basically ruins the app. I'm obviously not going to buy a new version of an app when the developer's made it clear they're not going to maintain their product, so today I finally delete this now-useless app from my phone. May god have mercy on your soul.

No longer supports Dropbox.

There is an error when trying to find books stored on Dropbox. The developer will not fix it, instead you need to pay for an upgrade instead. Not happening.


Una gran aplicación, gracias

So much better than Marvin 3
Happy morning camper

I’ve been using this app for 5 years because it had all the functions I needed and the most user-friendly UI of any of the ePub readers I tried. However, the app developer has abandoned this app in favor of Marvin 3. As a result, without the needed updates this app no longer links to Dropbox. To justify spinning off a new app, Marvin 3 added a bunch of bells & whistles. Some of the new features are great ones (especially text-to-speech, although it has its own bugs). But Marvin 3’s lost this app’s user-friendly, streamlined UI. Now it’s as clunky as KyBook. I’ll still use this as long as newer versions of iOS will let me, but it’s sad that the developer dropped this app in favor of a new one with an inferior UI.

Was onc a Great app

Was at one time my favorite ebook reader. But it has gone from a 5 star to a one star as it has been abandoned by its owner. With the release os ios 13.1.2 one can no longer load books into it from email or Dropbox. Sad

Broken in iOS 13
R. Daneel Olivaw

Worked perfectly yesterday before I upgraded from iOS 12. I’ve been using it for years... no longer shows up in list of apps under “open in” for an epub I also get an error when I try to connect to Dropbox. I literally have no way to load books on now What a bummer. This was my favorite app ... no response from developer. Will go back to 5 star if I can actually use this previously perfect app again

Not support for iOS 13

Developers need to update to the new Dropbox api and ios13

Poor support and calibre connectivity

I tried the free app and was pleased with the overall design. My reason for purchasing the full version was to make use of the calibre plugin functionality only to find out that it has not been working for some time. I have contacted customer support and have yet to hear back from them. So many people recommend this app and I want to give it a fair try but it is failing to meet the basic needs for accessing and holding an ePub library.

Downloading needs some TLC.

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.

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