Reading System Evaluations

The following reading systems have been evaluated:

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# Name XHTML SVG EPUB Style Sheets Scripting Fonts Media Overlays Global Language Support Content Fragment Identifiers Navigation Fixed Layouts
1 Play Books v 3.4.9 (Android ) 34.9% 89.5% 90% 16.3% 100% 31.6% 97.6% 0% 33.3% 57.1%
2 Bluefire Reader v 2.0.2 (iOS 7.0.4 ) 14% 63.2% 37.5% 0% 46.2% 0% 83.3% 0% 0% 7.1%
3 AZARDI v 26.0 (Mac OS X 10.8.5 ) 16.3% 79% 30% 55.1% 53.8% 0% 11.9% 0% 100% 50%
4 iBooks v 3.1.3 (iOS 5.1.1 on iPad 1 (No longer supported by Apple) ) 32.6% 94.7% 30% 55.1% 100% 0% 45.2% 57.1% 91.7% 57.1%
5 iBooks v 3.2 (iOS 7.0.4 on Apple iPad 3 ) 34.9% 94.7% 32.5% 61.2% 100% 21% 90.5% 14.3% 100% 42.9%
6 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 v 8.4.6 (Kindle Fire ) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 2% 53.8% 21% 88.1% 0% 0% 35.7%
7 NOOK for Android v 3.4.1.20 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 14% 52.6% 12.5% 0% 46.2% 0% 16.7% 0% 8.3% 0%
8 Moon+ Reader v 2.3.1 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 20.9% 5.3% 5% 0% 0% 0% 9.5% 0% 8.3% 0%
9 Aldiko v 3.0.2 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 11.6% 57.9% 5% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
10 Blio v 3.1.2 (Android 4.1.2 (Jelly Bean) ) 18.6% 26.3% 32.5% 4.1% 30.8% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
11 Readmill v 1.3 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 14% 63.2% 12.5% 0% 46.2% 0% 59.5% 0% 0% 0%
12 Mantano Reader v 1.3.3 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 16.3% 68.4% 22.5% 0% 46.2% 0% 69% 0% 0% 0%
13 Helicon Reader v 1.06 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 30.2% 89.5% 32.5% 40.8% 30.8% 0% 88.1% 0% 33.3% 35.7%
14 OverDrive Media Console v 3.0.3 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 14% 73.7% 32.5% 8.2% 0% 0% 78.6% 0% 0% 7.1%
15 Gyan Reader v 1.7.1 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 7% 73.7% 32.5% 51% 30.8% 0% 85.7% 0% 0% 7.1%
16 OverDrive Media Console v 3.0.3 (iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) ) Not Tested Not Tested 32.5% Not Tested 23.1% 0% 69% 0% 0% 7.1%
17 Blio v 4.1 (iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) ) Not Tested Not Tested 10% 0% 30.8% 0% 9.5% 0% 16.7% 0%
18 Readmill v 3.5 (iOS 7.0.4 (11B554a) ) 14% 63.2% 15% 0% 15.4% 0% 71.4% 0% 0% 0%
19 Gitden Reader v 4.3.2 (Android 4.4.2 (KitKat) ) 37.2% 100% 77.5% 77.6% 53.8% 76.3% 97.6% 85.7% 100% 35.7%
20 Nook for iOS v 3.4.4.13 (iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) ) 11.6% 63.2% 17.5% 2% 38.5% 0% 4.8% Not Tested Not Tested 0%
21 Sony Reader v 6.0.1 (iOS 5.0.1 (9A405) ) 11.6% 68.4% 12.5% 0% 46.2% 0% 59.5% 0% 0% 0%
22 Safari Books Online v Flow (Safari 7.0.7 ) 18.6% 84.2% 25% 42.9% 30.8% 0% 59.5% 14.3% 25% 0%
23 Readium for Chrome v 2.12.4 (OSX 10.9.1 ) 32.6% 94.7% 32.5% 71.4% 76.9% 47.4% 85.7% 14.3% 91.7% 42.9%
24 iBooks v 1.0.1 (OSX 10.9.1 ) 30.2% 94.7% 32.5% 57.1% 100% 18.4% 95.2% 14.3% 83.3% 78.6%
25 CourseSmart on Safari v 7.0.1 (MAC 0SX v10.9.1 ) 20.9% 94.7% 32.5% 49% 46.2% 0% 73.8% 14.3% 91.7% 7.1%
26 Sony Reader PRS-T3 v 1.0.00.07030 (proprietary ) 14% 57.9% 12.5% 0% 92.3% 0% 23.8% 0% 0% 0%
27 Safari Books Online v Library (Chrome 32 ) 18.6% 84.2% 30% 42.9% 76.9% 0% 78.6% 14.3% 50% 0%
28 Publizard Reader v 8.5 (Chrome ) 83.7% 100% 92.5% 95.9% 100% 97.4% 100% 100% 100% 100%
29 Readium for Chrome v 2.13.4 (OSX 10.9.1 ) 44.2% 100% 77.5% 73.5% 100% 79% 90.5% 28.6% 50% 42.9%
30 Nook HD 7" v 2.1.0 (Android 4.0 ) 14% 63.2% 12.5% 0% 84.6% 0% 0% 0% 0% 0%
31 Kindle Paperwhite v 5.3.3 (1812030015) (Kindle 5.3.3 ) 9.3% 26.3% 30% 4.1% 23.1% 0% 88.1% 0% 25% 14.3%
32 Gitden Reader v 4.1.1 (iOS 7.1 (11D167) ) 34.9% 94.7% 32.5% 71.4% 100% 47.4% 95.2% 0% 25% 42.9%
33 Kindle Fire HDX 8.9" v 14.3.2.2_user_322095220 (Fire OS 3.0 (Android 4.2.2) ) 11.6% 26.3% 32.5% 0% 23.1% 0% 88.1% 0% 16.7% 50%
34 Kindle Fire HDX v 13.3.2.2_user_322095220 (Fire OS 3.0 (Android 4.2.2) ) 11.6% 26.3% 32.5% 0% 23.1% 0% 88.1% 0% 16.7% 50%
35 Readium for Chrome v 2.14.2 (Windows 7 ) 44.2% 100% 77.5% 71.4% 100% 81.6% 95.2% 28.6% 50% 85.7%
36 Readium for Chrome v 2.15.2 (OSX 10.9.4 ) 37.2% 100% 77.5% 89.8% 100% 84.2% 100% 28.6% 33.3% 85.7%
37 Namo Pubtree v 1.0.5 (iOS 8.0.2 ) 30.2% 94.7% 75% 38.8% 46.2% 7.9% 97.6% 0% 41.7% 57.1%
38 Voice Dream Reader v 3.2.0 (iOS 8 ) Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
39 Adobe Digital Editions v 4.0.2.103411 (Win 7 ) 41.9% 94.7% 62.5% 57.1% 100% 60.5% 26.2% 42.9% 75% 7.1%
40 Tolino Tablet 8" v 1.2.8 (Android 4.4.4 (KitKat) ) 44.2% 100% 77.5% 59.2% 23.1% 23.7% 85.7% 28.6% 33.3% 50%
41 Kindle Paperwhite 1st Generation v 5.4.4.2 (2323310003) (Kindle 5.4.4.2 ) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 4.1% 0% 0% 97.6% 0% 33.3% 50%
42 Kindle Touch v 5.3.7.2 (2368910001) (Kindle 5.3.7.2 ) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 4.1% 0% 0% 92.9% 0% 33.3% 50%
43 Kindle Fire 1st Generation v 6.3.3_user_4112920 (Kindle Fire 6.3.3 ) Not Tested Not Tested 67.5% 2% 46.2% 0% 14.3% 0% 0% 21.4%
44 Kindle Fire HD 8.9 v 8.5.1_user_5156220 (Kindle Fire 8.5.1 ) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 2% 15.4% 0% 95.2% 0% 33.3% 50%
45 Kindle Fire HD 7 v 7.5.1_user_5156420 (Kindle Fire 7.5.1 ) Not Tested Not Tested 75% 2% 15.4% 0% 95.2% 0% 33.3% 28.6%
46 Kindle for iPad v 4.6 (iOS 8.1.2 ) Not Tested Not Tested 72.5% 2% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested 0% 57.1%
47 Kindle for iPhone v 4.6 (iOS 8.1.2 ) Not Tested Not Tested 72.5% 0% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested 0% 57.1%
48 Adobe Digital Editions 4.0.3.110333 v 4.0.3.110333 (Mac 10.10 ) 53.5% 100% 75% 71.4% 100% 89.5% 92.9% 85.7% 100% 78.6%
49 Adobe Digital Editions 4.0.3.110333 v 4.0.3.110333 (Win 7 ) 53.5% 100% 62.5% 73.5% 100% 89.5% 73.8% 71.4% 100% 78.6%
50 Adobe Digital Editions 4.0.3.116194 v 4.0.3.116194 (iOS ) 76.7% 100% 92.5% 77.6% 100% 79% 92.9% 57.1% 100% 92.9%
51 Kindle for PC v 1.11.2 (Windows 7 ) 7% Not Tested 77.5% Not Tested 100% 0% 97.6% 14.3% 91.7% 42.9%
52 Menestrello v 3.0.0 (2015.02.05) build 380f1dtb (iOS 8.4 on iPad Air 2 ) Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
53 Kindle for iPad v 4.10 (8.4 ) 0% Not Tested 92.5% Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested 57.1%
54 Kindle for Mac v 1.10.6 (Mac OS 10.10.x ) 2.3% Not Tested 82.5% Not Tested 23.1% 0% 88.1% 0% 8.3% 14.3%
55 Kindle for PC with accessibility plugin v 1.12.0 (Windows 8.1 ) Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested Not Tested
56 Kobo Android App v 6.6 (Android 6.0.1) 32.6% 94.7% 85% 49% 53.8% 7.9% 90.5% 0% 33.3% 64.3%
57 Kobo iOS App v 7.10 (iOS 9.2.1) 58.1% 100% 95% 55.1% 100% 47.4% 100% 0% 50% 57.1%
58 Kobo Windows App v 5.1 (Windows Windows 10) 18.6% 94.7% 80% 36.7% 0% 0% 2.4% 0% 58.3% 64.3%
59 Kobo Desktop App v 3.19.3765 (Windows Windows 7) 41.9% 94.7% 90% 46.9% 0% 0% 97.6% 28.6% 91.7% 64.3%
60 Vitalsource Bookshelf Mobile iOS v 3.7.1 (iOS 9.3.1) 69.8% 100% 97.5% 75.5% 76.9% 0% 95.2% 57.1% 100% 28.6%
61 VitalSource Bookshelf Desktop Windows v 6.9 (Windows 7/8/10) 83.7% 100% 77.5% 81.6% 76.9% 21% 23.8% 42.9% 100% 92.9%
62 VitalSource Bookshelf Desktop Mac v 6.9 (OS X 10.11) 76.7% 100% 97.5% 55.1% 76.9% 0% 100% 42.9% 100% 92.9%
63 Vitalsource Bookshelf Mobile Android v 3.7.7 (Android 7) 72.1% 100% 95% 63.3% 30.8% 0% 100% 57.1% 100% 28.6%
64 Vitalsource Bookshelf Mobile Chromebook v 3.7.7 (Chrome OS 50) 72.1% 100% 95% 53.1% 30.8% 0% 100% 57.1% 100% 21.4%
65 Vitalsource Bookshelf Mobile Kindle v 3.7.7 (Fire OS 4.5.5.1) 72.1% 100% 95% 63.3% 30.8% 0% 100% 57.1% 100% 28.6%
66 VitalSource Bookshelf Online Chrome v February 2017 (Mac OSX 10.10.5) 67.4% 100% 87.5% 73.5% 69.2% 0% 100% 14.3% 100% 35.7%
67 Bookshelf Online Firefox v February 2017 (Mac OSX 10.10.5) 62.8% 89.5% 95% 63.3% 61.5% 0% 19% 14.3% 100% 21.4%
68 Bookshelf Online Edge v February 2017 (Windows 10) 67.4% 100% 75% 61.2% 76.9% 0% 19% 14.3% 100% 21.4%
69 VitalSource Bookshelf Online Internet Explorer v February 2017 (Windows 10) 72.1% 100% 77.5% 59.2% 69.2% 0% 19% 14.3% 100% 28.6%

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