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Reading Tools

This page contains information on software and hardware devices available to read books in accessible formats like DAISY and EPUB. You can see the listing of all tools maintained by International DAISY Consortium or pick up tools suitable from recommendations from us.

Comprehensive listing:

Reading tools recommended by DFI

The DAISY Forum of India recommends the following tools to read documents in DAISY and EPUB format. In the lists given below, the tools have been arranged in the order of preference with the best tool at the top. The prices mentioned are tentative and may vary. Note that this is not an exhaustive list, there may be more tools to read DAISY and EPUB books. The links with each reading tool lead to the respective DAISYpedia tutorial or the manufacturer website.

DAISY readers for the Windows computer

  1. EasyReader: $60 , Supports all types of DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3
  2. FSReader 3.0: Free with JAWS screen reader, supports all types of DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3. Note that the approximate cost of JAWS screen reader is $1000.
  3. DDReader+: Free, supports DAISY 3 text and audio books
  4. TAB Player: Free, supports only DAISY 2.02 books
  5. AMIS: Free, supports all types of of DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3, however there may be compatibility issues on newer versions of Windows

DAISY readers for Andoid devices

  1. Voice Dream Reader: $10, supports DAISY 3.0 text-based eBooks and DAISY 2.02 audio books and many other formats
  2. Darwin Reader: $12 , supports all types of DAISY 2.02 and DAISY 3
  3. DDReader+: Free, supports only DAISY 3
  4. GoRead: Free, supports DAISY 3 text-only books

DAISY readers for iPhone, iPad, iPod

  1. Voice Dream Reader: $10, supports DAISY 3.0 text-based eBooks and DAISY 2.02 audio books and many other formats

DAISY Hardware players

  1. Plextalk Pocket:$250 , supports all types of DAISY books and other formats
  2. Victor Stream: $250 , supports all types of DAISY books and other formats
  3. Plextalk Vaachak: $190, supports all types of DAISY and other formats, also has Hindi TTS
  4. Angel, E5, HV Pro and variants: $120 , supports all types of DAISY books and other formats

EPUB Readers for the Windows computer

  1. VitalSource Bookshelf: Free, supports most features of EPUB 3
  2. Readium: Free, supports most features of EPUB 3
  3. Adobe Digital Editions: Free, supports most features of EPUB 3
  4. AZARDI: Free, supports most features of EPUB 3

EPUB Readers for Android devices

  1. Voice Dream Reader: $10, supports basic features of EPUB 3and many other formats
  2. Google Play books: Free, supports basic features of EPUB 3
  3. Lektz: Free, supports basic features of EPUB 3

EPUB Readers for iPhone, iPad, iPod

  1. Voice Dream Reader: $10, supports basic freatures of EPUB 3, does not support media overlay and images
  2. Kobo: Free, supports basic features of EPUB 3
  3. iBooks: Free, supports basic EPUB 3 features, does not support media overlay in reflowable EPUB 3 books


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