Windows: Blio, the ebook reader brainchild of futurist Ray Kurzweil, offers silky smooth page transitions, enhanced panning and zooming, support for syncing to up to five devices and more.
Blio is the newest addition to the field of software ebook readers. Owners of the Toshiba Libretto W105 tablet have already had a taste of the application — it ships with the tablet — but now it’s available for public consumption. Blio sports a familiar library-style arrangement for cataloguing your ebooks. Reading books is a smooth experience thanks to Blio’s advanced support for preserving the layout and text formatting of ebooks, including hardware acceleration for snappy page transitions and crisply rendered embedded pictures and media.
You can read in a variety of styles including page at a time, side by side, with intelligent zooming or even a 3D book view. Voice to text support allows Blio to read aloud to you while highlighting the text. Blio also supports direct insertion of notes, highlighting, links and images to heavily annotate the text for future study.
Blio is integrated with GoodReads for easy review and book tracking as well as a storefront powered by Baker and Taylor. We had no trouble finding free classics as well as current best sellers for purchase. Books purchased through Blio can be shared with up to five devices — Blio supports XPS and ePub formats, check out how to convert ebooks here.
Blio is free and currently available for Windows only — Android, iOS, OSX and Linux versions are slated for quick release following the general public release of Blio for Windows. Thanks vlatro!