Bookman for iPad

April 24, 2010 293 comments

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Bookman is a fast PDF reader supporting the large thumbnails and the bookshelf functions.

It is designed to browse large size PDF files, so it allows you to browse books quickly and comfortably on iPad. It also supports archive file formats such as CBR, CBZ, RAR and ZIP archived PNG, JPG and BMP.

The bookshelf displays each book beautifully like a real book. You can create a new bookshelf and organize your books by categories, such as comics, novels, magazines, and so on.

The page navigator with large thumbnails allows you to jump between pages easily and quickly. Bookman also supports various browsing modes, such as double-page mode like a book, horizontal single-page mode for photos and presentation.

Have fun reading books with Bookman!



  • Browse PDF and Comics
  • Page navigator with large thumbnails
  • Various browsing modes (single page, double pages, zooming)
  • Bookshelf function (file and folder organization)
  • Text Search for PDF (including the OCR text and the vertical formatted text such as Japanese)
  • Move, delete and rename files
  • Bookmarks
  • History
  • Customize direction of page turn (right-to-left / left-to-right)
  • Resume last page
  • File transfer by iTunes and FTP
  • Customize tap zones
  • Customize page turn effect
  • Screen brightness control
  • Auto-generation of cache data
  • Open a file in other applications
  • Import e-mail attachment

Bookman Ver.2.1 has been released!

  • Text Search for PDF (including the OCR text and the vertical formatted text such as Japanese)
  • Fixed bugs that related to CBR.
  • Settings for default browsing layout.
  • Settings for how to handle the front cover in Double Page Spreads.
  • Settings for showing page number.
  • Reloading contents with the home icon.
  • Auto-Recovering for a content which requires more memory when loading.
  • Improved stability.

Bookman Ver.2.0.1 has been released!

  • Fixed a bug that some CBR and RAR files were not loaded correctly.

Bookman Ver.2.0 has been released!

It has been dramatically improved and added new features for Ver.2.0. The new features are as follows:

  • Bookshelf
  • Bookmark
  • History
  • Improve the rendering quality for zooming
  • Folder and file transfer with FTP via Wi-Fi
  • Open a file in other app
  • Customize tap zones
  • Customize page turn effect
  • Rotation and cropping for PDF
  • Auto-generation of cache data
  • Screen brightness control



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