Features

  • Start reading today by accessing over 1 million free eBooks.
  • Search for over 3 million books within the app using the Search Charm.
  • Access and buy our New Releases, Featured and Most Popular books — right from the Home Screen.
  • The new and improved Kobo app features crisp graphics, and a responsive yet simple to use interface to bring you the most immersive reading experience.
  • Customize your reading with new and exciting reading themes, font styles, and page layouts.
  • Cloud storage lets you access your entire library from wherever you are. Never lose your books — they're safe and secure in the Cloud.

App details


Version notes

Version 1.1.2 Resolved usability issues with the app, including: - The tap area to turn pages is now much easier to hit - Reading settings are preserved between sessions - The default reading text size is now correct - Navigating backwards takes you to the last page of the previous chapter - Two page view now includes the page numbers


Ratings and reviews

Average customer rating

2.3
164 ratings

Rating snapshot

  1. 5
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  2. 4
    9%
    15
  3. 3
    10%
    17
  4. 2
    20%
    34
  5. 1
    45%
    74
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Simon · 9/19/2013
Great App

Easy to use!

Sonny · 9/17/2013
Fix your app

Love Kobo for classic free books, have enjoyed it on my android devices. Recently got a Windows 8 tablet and was pleased to see that Kobo was in the Windows Store. I understand that Windows 8 is still new enough to have bugs with it's apps but it seems that the Kobo app is constantly criticized for not being able to save your books locally. I try to save my books for offline reading, but have to re-download each time I log in. PLEASE WORK ON THIS ISSUE!

Alexandra · 8/4/2013
Works as expected!

Not sure why this app has so many negative reviews, but don't be scared off. It seems to work great for me so far. I was able to download my books for reading offline, then disconnected my network connection to see if offline reading actually worked, and sure enough it did. The app did not crash either. I'm happy! Give it a go.

Alicia · 6/25/2013
Don't Get Rid Of Your Kobo

The app is fine. No trouble reading but I wish it had reading lists like the reader does. The worst thing is that it doesn't work offline. The "save for offline reading" feature seems good until you go offline and the app crashes on boot.

Monique · 6/2/2013
Application crashes

Ever since the last windows update it won't run. I tried re-installing without any success. Still crashes

Clelie · 6/1/2013
Crashes!

I can access my account, download my books, just like on my real Kobo, but this app crashes. Fix this!

Damien and · 5/6/2013
no epub?

What's the point in having an app that doesn't support the same type of file as the android app, that's the only reason I downloaded this app, so I could sync up with my computer!. This really needs to be sorted!

Emily · 4/2/2013
It's good

It's probably better on other platforms, but I think it's great! Its functional and that's all I'm looking for.

Howard · 2/16/2013
Nicely done

Works well, but dictionaries would be good. Font size slider not accurate. Display better on the actual Kobo with e-ink, but that goes with using a backlit tablet and is not an issue with the app itself.

Doktor · 2/10/2013
Improving, with a long way to go.

The latest update has fixed several issues, but overall the app is still far behind Kobo readers on other platforms. - In spite of the Surface's much-hyped support for 'ClearType,' the font rendering in the Kobo app seems off. Compared to other apps, the text looks blurry and terrible. - No dictionary! - After downloading a book for offline reading, Kobo frequently forgets about it, and makes me do it again. - It's now better about remembering my reading settings, but there are still many bugs.

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