|“Basically it’s kind of like the X-Ray feature found on newer Kindles, except there’s more to it than that.”||“There's a new reading app in town, and he's taking no prisoners... he's just obliterated the competition.”||“Apple's own iBooks app can open ePub files too, but not with the same sophistication as Marvin.”||“When Marvin came across my desk I felt like I finally got my wish... it is trying to take things a step further.”|
|The eBook Reader||Shelfless.org||Cult of Mac||The Industry|
The future of reading is intelligence.
Marvin’s super-fast Artificial Intelligence engine reads many books in under a minute to find characters, places, biographies, reviews and other interesting stuff. Books don't need to be formatted or prepared in any special way. Marvin works great with just about any book you already have.
Check out the FAQs for more info on how Marvin works.
Haven’t read for a couple of days and forgot who a character is? No problem. Just tap a name and Marvin will show its first occurrence in the book to remind you. You can also flag names, attach notes to them, look them up in Wikipedia or anywhere on the internet without ever having to leave the app. It’s great for biographies, novels, and non-fiction.
Was the book made into a movie, a play, or a radio drama? Want to know more about the author? Marvin intelligently looks up extended information on Wikipedia without leaving the app. You can also pin any website, review or video to the book. Of course, you can send all the research you made by email to yourself or to your friends.
Choose characters, places and other names in the book and in a few seconds, Marvin will build a summary for them. And summaries aren’t just chunks of text. Marvin actually creates a new eBook for your summary which you can read, annotate and share separately.
Extensive user customization whilst remaining faithful to the layout of the book is a big deal. We made it. All formatting and fonts are saved per book.
Marvin opens DRM-free ePub 2.0 books.
Set page turn directions, swipe vertically to change brightness, swipe vertically with two fingers to change warmth and pinch to change themes. You can turn on smart-snapping to instantly jump to landmarks such as chapters and bookmarks.
|“Yes, I, too, can’t believe that an app that’s as feature-rich as this is absolutely free.”||“...I cannot tell you how much I appreciate your efforts! Finally, finally a replacement for Stanza!”||“...this young app is already vastly superior to every eBook reading app for iOS that I have tried...”||“This has become overnight my preferred app for reading... and I have tried them all.”|
|Shelf Control||Mobileread User||Geek in the Forest||App Store Reviewer|
Controlling brightness is not enough. Tame the harsh light from your iPad’s screen with warmth and tint controls.
Great! Just drag your books anywhere in your Dropbox folder and Marvin will find them for you. Marvin also supports OPDS catalogs with authentication as well as a dedicated web browser to download books from. Of course, can also side-load books by email or using iTunes.
Custom and smart collections, flagging, reading lists, vocabularies, advanced sorting and bulk editing. Marvin has it all.
Marvin also lets you edit metadata and the covers of your books. From the library you can also see how long a book is before starting to read it.
Marvin automatically detects tiny links, such as those used for footnotes, and enlarges them to make them easier to tap on. Marvin also uses visual cues to show you link targets.
Adjust font sizes, margins, line and paragraph spacing, indentation, hyphenation, justification, colors... you name it. Marvin also includes a variety of beautiful, hand-picked fonts for reading.
With Marvin you can lay out your books in one or two columns.
Marvin is simple and straightforward to use ‘out of the box’ but if you dig deeper, you’ll be rewarded. Unlike most apps, there are help pages on virtually every screen as well as a complete tutorial to help you discover Marvin's advanced features.
|“The Dropbox linking, beautiful fonts and nice layout options make it a pleasure.”||“Marvin has become my default eReader after only a few days of use. It's completely customizable...”||“Polished... you can tell a lot thought and care went into this app.”|
|More App Store Reviews|
Email selections? Check. Share highlights and notes? Check. Correct missing table of contents? Check. Select text across pages? Check. Multi-colored bookmarks? Check. Reading timer? Check. Marvin has dozens of features you won’t find anywhere else.
User-definable high contrast themes, extra-large font sizes and a bottom-heavy specialty font to assist readers with dyslexia.