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Giveaway of the day — Icecream Ebook Reader Pro 5.19

Simply add the ebook files to the program to create your own Library.
$19.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 63 (82%) 14 (18%) 38 comments

Icecream Ebook Reader Pro 5.19 was available as a giveaway on November 26, 2018!

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Icecream Ebook Reader is an easy to use software for reading eBooks and for organizing them in the Library. The following ebook formats are supported by the program: ePub, MOBI, FB2, PDF, CBZ, CBR and TXT. All the eBooks in the Library can be sorted by title, author, date of addition, reading progress. Create new custom categories for better organizing if needed.

Switch between color profiles (Day, Night, Sepia) and select single-page or double-page layouts of the books' pages for the most comfortable reading. Add notes and highlights, copy text and translate within just a couple of clicks. And much more!

System Requirements:

Windows XP/ Vista/ 7/ 8/ 8.1/ 10; 1.33Ghz Intel, AMD or any other compatible processor / faster processor for netbooks; 1GB of RAM (4GB for better performance); 250MB to 4GB of free disk space

Publisher:

Icecream Apps

Homepage:

http://icecreamapps.com/Ebook-Reader/

File Size:

32.3 MB

Price:

$19.95

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#21

The download by email feature doesn't seem to work. I requested 3 times the download via email and never received to download email. When I requested it via FB the offer was over.

Reply   |   Comment by Fred  –  20 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

Fred,
Your email was added to the block list. Please note that our download letter includes two links - one to download the program and another to unsubscribe from our emails in case you received it accidentally.

Looks like you clicked the wrong one some time before.
Now your email is restored and you should have no problems with getting the download.

Please pay more attention to the links and have a nice day!

Reply   |   Comment by Helen  –  20 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#20

You can go to https://icecreamapps.com/Ebook-Reader/ to download this software. After that, entering the activation code that you download from giveaway program. You'll have a real version without any limitations.

Reply   |   Comment by நாய் பொம்மைகள் такыр башहो  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#19

I tried to install, but after verification (after running setup) nothing happens. It only opens a web page. Too, it tries to install a Firefix addon. I don't have firefox. How do I install the Icecream program?

Reply   |   Comment by Carol  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#18

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For me, I found that IceCream Reader is NOT an ebook reader nor library organizer per se.

In my installation, it appears to be an epub-to-HTML converter,
-- making it's own HTML copies of my epubs,
-- leaving my epubs wherever I had pointed to them,
-- and incidentally leaving their own converted HTML file copies forever on my hard drive even if I click to "empty" my IceCream "library", the HTML file copy is still there.

And ANY web browser seems better at displaying the resulting HTML conversions than IceCream reader is -- IceCream reader shows overlapping text, Google Chrome displayed the same converted HTML file just fine, and I could make the window any size, unlike IceCream reader's 2 window sizes only -- full screen or their own predetermined size.

It was unable to zoom a PDF, leaving the full page too small to read the text

I find no correlation between my experience of IceCream Ebook Reader and the reports from other posters here responding on GOTD.

My 2¢, over and out.

Thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

Peter Blaise,

First you don't need to duplicate your post.

Second I couldn't find the actual html files, but epub ebooks are just a zip file containing html files, images, and the index describing the book. Open an epub book in any zip program and you'll see the same html files that you found on your computer.

Reply   |   Comment by Book Guy  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

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[ Book Guy ],

See:

C:\Users\{user}\.ebookreader\books

... which, for me, contains HTML multifile copies of my ebooks, the originals still exist elsewhere ( thankfully ), and the copies made by IceCream Reader stay even after clicking "empty library".

I'm just identifying for folks that, from my experience, the IceCream reader library is NOT a 1-for-1 copy or move of an original epub or mobi ( or PDF ), so don't delete your original ebook files thinking that your IceCream library is safe-storage equivalent, it is not.

And I'm letting folks know that, for me, the files hang around after "emptying" the IceCream library so ( a ) they will fill your hard drive without you knowing it, and ( b ) they will bear testimony to everything you have read through IceCream reader, so beware of unintended histories hanging around, Ollie North.
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I'm actually grateful for knowing that IceCream reader is really an ebook-to-HTML converter because now I can cull and separate and steal fonts and photographs from ebooks much easier.

But thanks for reminding me about the zip internal format of epub file format, which is NOT true of Amazon and mobi or PDF ebooks though, I need Caliber to convert Amazon and mobie to epub to get at the internal parts, and PDFs are ... a bear, as always.

But IceCream reader's creating and managing dozens of files for only one book is not a convenience for me, so I'm happy with the single file epub format for editing in Calibre, and the single file mobi format for export and for reading.

PDFs will always be a random bear -- I opened another PDF and this one does zoom ( the first PDF I opened did not ), it zooms unintelligently though ( not knowing the text format is in 2 columns ), but it does zoom nonetheless, so I can zoom, pan to the left, scroll and read from top to bottom, then pan to the right, read top to bottom again, then "turn" the page and do it all again, over and over, throughout the ebook.

IceCream reader seems not to be able to open or convert Amazon or Nook ebooks.

IceCream reader seems random in how it handles building it's library actual contents, waiting until you start reading before converting the whole book, so just importing form a network drive, then disconnecting and heading out on vacation will leave you with an empty book in you IceCream reader because it hasn't been actually imported and converted yet, sorry, you cannot read anything in your library while you travel that came from another computer and if you have not started it yet before disconnecting.

I have dozens of computers, each with a different Caliber library, and I have half-a-dozen ereaders that are untethered and mobile, getting their ebooks through email synchronization sent form any computer after cleaning up an ebook in Caliber on that computer and converting it to mobi or leaving it as a PDF.
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I just revisited a prior ebook in IceCream reader, and
-- the IceCream import and convert from a single mobi file is a mess with overlapping text, but only creates 82 files in 1 folder,
-- yet the IceCream import and convert from a single epub file formats much nicer on screen, but creates 168 files in 5 folders!

The same single mobi file formats perfectly in Amazon Kindle.
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I prefer Amazon's Kindle reader over any alternative so far for mobi and PDF ebooks, especially picture-PDFs.

I prefer BlackBerry's PDF reflow for PDF text / PDF OCR text ( if the OCR is accurate ).
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I re-posted my comment due to delays and computer lockups and reboots where revisiting this page and not seeing my post made me think it was lost before successful posting -- it happens.

Thanks.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#17

are we able to put this on more than one computer?

i downloaded and installed this on my pc. i deactivated my avast. everything went fine and it installed easily.

i am trying to install on my laptop and i continually get 'will not activate'. i've deactivated my avast.

the only thing i can think of is they don't want me to put it on a second computer.

i've tried about five times now. i will try one more time and see if anything happens.

was anyone else successful in putting this on more than one computer? any ideas? thanks.

Reply   |   Comment by hunter green  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)

p.s., actually it says *failed to connect, try again later*.

is there a glitch somewhere?

since i've DL, deleted, DL again, i guess all that doesn't matter, it really isn't my machine. the matter is i'm 'not connecting'.

Reply   |   Comment by hunter green  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#16

Quite a nice eBook reader. The only thing I don't like is that, while you are able to resize the page (via the grabber handle in the bottom right corner), I could not make the page as narrow as I wanted to in order to fit on the monitor beside other app windows.

So, please Icecream, make the reader window able to be changed to be rather narrower, like free SumatraPDF is able to accomplish.

Reply   |   Comment by Tony Austin  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#15

Downloaded and installed easily. I copied the registration key to my clipboard and it seemed to automatically register the program and the registration screen popped up. It displays books differently which I don't have much of a problem with.
One feature I would like is the ability to make the fonts bold so the text could be more easily read.
I have a lot of knitting and crochet .pdf patterns and it prints them better than any browser I have tried.
Somehow it turned an .epub file into a .doc file and read it (through Word)? I wish I understood how it did that.
Overall it is a nice program but please add bold text.

Reply   |   Comment by Blue  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#14

BEWARE! I overwrote the 5.07 as commenters said it was safe, but 5.19 does not work with XP which 5.07 does, so now I have messed it all up!

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+9)

Zen , can you find the older version 5.07 and then overwrite 5.19 (some programs don't allow this but other do). If I recall correctly there is a web site/service dedicated to old versions. Stephen

Reply   |   Comment by StephenB  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+8)

StephenB, Thank you. I suddenly remembered, fortunately had it also on my laptop (also XP) and copied the entire directory from there and over-wrote the new one on the PC, and it worked. However the "beware" is still needed for others.

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

Zen ,

i felt so bad for you, i feel like i know exactly how you felt. and you were so excited about the old one, i'm glad you were able to fix it.

however!! i just downloaded the program and it says it DOES work for xp. obviously you felt like it didn't, but this is what it says:

System Requirements
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows 2003, Windows 2000, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows Server 2008

sooo...whatever you do....good luck!!

Reply   |   Comment by hunter green  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)

StephenB, you're probably thinking of FileHippo. They have 5.07 and others. I tried a couple and it looks like 5.07 is the last version to support XP, despite icecreamapps site still having XP on the supported O/S list for this latest version. I must have missed the 5.07 giveaway but had a previous one (4.35), and when I installed 5.07 from FileHippo it must have recognised my previous giveaway registration as it's telling me it's the Pro version...

Reply   |   Comment by Min  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#13

Worked perfectly... over wrote older previous version.
I did not have any ebooks saved.. but doubt it would change those separate files.
Also.. it saved my previous settings.. Do Not Update..
And... I saw no way to register this.. so it must have accepted the previous registration? I can not tell however.

Thanks again... Giveaway..

Reply   |   Comment by Perdido  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Perdido,
I, too, had trouble finding the Registration button. It is not within the 'Upgrade to PRO' button. Instead, you need to click on the 'SETTINGS' button and you will find the registration button at the bottom of the Settings popup.

Reply   |   Comment by DejaVu2  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#12

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Ebook Reader Pro 5.19 is an ebook-to-HTML CONVERTER with limited viewing controls and limited librarying controls.

DO NOT DELETE YOUR EBOOK FILES AFTER YOU THINK Ebook Reader Pro 5.19 HAS IMPORTED THEM.

It does not import them.

It converts them to HTML format, and keeps that HTML copy in a "library" that hangs around even after you select "empty library".

ANY web browser is better able to display the contents of the HTML-converted files.

Ebook Reader Pro 5.19 is one seriously offensive software.

Imagine watching a movie on your PC and finding that the movie-viewer made a converted copy of the movie in HTML format in it's own private "library", and even when you emptied the "library", the HTML-copy of the movie stayed, filling your hard drive with an HTML-copy of every movie you ever viewed through the movie-viewing software.

More?

Imagine reading a PDF on your PC and finding that the PDC-viewing software made a converted copy of the PDF in HTML format in it's own private "library", and even when you emptied the "library", the HTML copy of the PDF stayed, filling your hard drive with an HTML copy of every PDF you ever opened through the PDF-viewing software.

How about a DOC- or spreadsheet- or picture-viewing program?

Would you expect to find your hard drive filling up with HTML-converted copies of every DOC and spreadsheet and picture you ever viewed, copies that stayed even after emptying the "library" created by the Doc- spreadsheet- and picture- viewers?

That's what Icecream Ebook Reader Pro 5.19 does.

It makes an HTML converted copy of any ebook you view, puts that HTML converted copy into it's own library, and keeps it forever, even after you "empty" the library.

Let's be honest:

Icecream Ebook Reader Pro 5.19 is an ebook-to-HTML CONVERTER.

I opened ONE ebook file, and this program converted it into EIGHTY-ONE HTML pieces ( an .html file copy of the text contents, a custom .toc file for the table of contents, and separate .png and .jpg files for every image in the original ebook ).

And, sadly, the HTML conversion as displayed is not smart, displaying some lines as overlapping text -- it is unable to understand the meaning of font metadata descriptors and thereby keep fonts from overlapping.

I have no idea what it does to PDFs except that it cannot zoom them so you can not read a part of a PDF page big enough to actually read.

I have never seen a program on a computer behave this way, even worse than Microsoft's destructive Picture Viewer.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+1)
#11

Downloaded, installed and registered within seconds, not a hitch. I read a lot, and lately been troubled by the Kindle for PC reader, so was looking for a new eBook Reader. I do have Calibre, and it is in general a good piece of software (a must have), but it has many functions, including conversion of eBook formats etc, and isn't primarily an eBook Reader. Hence, I'll always have it on my system, but I was looking for a better eBook Reader.

So, I imported the first book (mobi), and for some weird reason it displayed that book's text in red (even though I had changed the text colour to black ) - I tested same book in Calibre and text colour is black. However, I imported 4 more books into Ice Cream, mobi as well as ePub, and it all showed as normal, so I'll just assume that's a hitch. The settings works well, I was immediately able to set the right sepia type background colour, the window is resizable, and one can flip between 1 page or 2 page book style. Click to turn. Closing the program without saving or bookmarking the book you're reading, and after opening the program, and opening the book, it auto goes to the last page you were on - very neat. It does have a sidebar menu, a la Kindle Reader, where you can bookmark etc.

Also checked the following : Unlike many programs, this does not copy your eBooks into its Library folder when you import a new book - it tags it, so no wasted duplication and hard disk space. The importing per book takes but 1 second, very slick.

I can't find any fault with it, aside from that first anomaly, with the book's text displaying in red.

For me, this is a keeper, I'm also installing it on my laptop.

Do take note : After installation, go to settings, and UNTICK 'Check for the updates automatically' - otherwise your licence will be cancelled.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)
#10

Tried installing multiple times. The GOTD wrapper connects to the internet & verifies the giveaway, then goes to run the Icecream Reader installer, and the Icecream Installer crashes right away.

Downloaded the installer from their website, installed fine. Was able to activate the program with the code from the readme file.

Reply   |   Comment by Book Guy  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#9

Martin, like you I had an earlier version 5.07 and installed over the top of it. It seemed to install ok and shows as 5.19 Pro. However, when I went into settings as per the readme file to input the new registration number there is no facility for doing so. The installation must have linked up with the old registration number. I can only hope that it is equally valid and will not be time limited. Perhaps the developer can confirm.

Reply   |   Comment by Colin  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#8

Installed over 5.07 without problems. Just remember to enter license included in readme.txt file to validade the pro version, othervise will have the free version. After validating, turn off the app, turn on again and there is it - pro version.
mario

Reply   |   Comment by Mario  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+11)
#7

Downloaded. Installed. Tested.
Result: Very good.

Reply   |   Comment by ricohflex  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#6

A worthy giveaway.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Pro:
Easy to use.
Nice clean interface.
Just add the folder that has your ebooks and it imports them.
Zoom in / out to set your desired size in pdf.
On epub format it can increase font size and even increase the line spacing.

Cons:
You can't adjust the size of the window display - it's a fixed width and for me it was just a little too wide.

(You do have the choice of reading full screen or window; 1 page view or 2 page view.)

Reply   |   Comment by Kermit  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Kermit, You can resize the window : In the far bottom right hand corner, you'll see a small dotted triangle - click & drag to increase / decrease window size.

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+13)

Louis,

Thanks, I didn't notice that.

Tried it - and found that I could not resize the window very much in epub format.

In pdf format it would add scroll bars instead of reflowing the text (in comparison to Edge Browser or Calibre where I can make it any width and the text will be changed to fit the width). I would not want to read a book where I had to scroll left to right.

Reply   |   Comment by Kermit  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

Kermit, To check what you said about epub format, I opened another epub book, and I can resize it as well bigger and smaller with no limit.

I then opened a big pdf with it, and I had no problem with resizing it the same way (there's no difference), and the reflow is perfect, no scroll bars, neither left to right, nor up and down - it auto changes width as I resize it, just as with the mobi and epub, and turn pages (all 2 page views) with a click.

Perhaps in your settings ? Go to Settings, check that 'Page Turn Effect' is ticked ; 'Text Alignment' shows 'Original' ; 'Navigation Scroll Bar' is ticked. Under 'profiles' mine is set to Times New Roman 20 point.

I don't see any other settings that can make any other difference. The only other thing I did after install, is to set the Library path to the same folder on which it was installed (on my D drive, not my System Drive C).

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+6)

Louis,

The scroll bars on the pdf happen when you zoom to get much larger text.

The epub - I can resize the text within the window but I wanted the window width narrower and beyond a point it won't resize smaller.

Reply   |   Comment by Kermit  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Kermit, Yes, I may have misunderstood you re the PDF text zoom part : As you state, it does cause scroll bars when zooming text out, not nice. I wonder if there's any eBook reader whatsoever out therethat won't do that. I've got a freeware called Xodo Reader on my Android that doesn't do it, am going to check if they have a PC version.

As to the Window Size issue on eBooks - I checked again, indeed both mobi & ePub can only resize to a minimum size, which is about the size of my smartphone. Is there a practical reason to go any smaller (it's basically unreadable at that size on my PC/laptop) ?

Reply   |   Comment by Louis  –  21 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#4

From a previous GAOTD of this, 5.07, i went to open it and said i had unlicensed copy a few weeks later. That says a lot.
Like with all the giveaways i always make sure no program updates are running.
Thanks but no thanks!

Reply   |   Comment by Captain Mainwaring  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#3

re #1 "I have version pro 5.07, this is 5.19. I will wait for comments or a reply from icecream as to whether or not I may safely overwrite and update what I have with the latest, without spoiling everything"

Just so you know, I already had v.4.51. I downloaded and installed this version and it ungraded and worked without any complications. Really nice little program.

Reply   |   Comment by Martin  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)
#2

Anyone knows if this could come close to Calibre?

Reply   |   Comment by cave  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-3)

cave, see my comment #1.

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-4)

cave,
yes

Reply   |   Comment by little ricky  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-7)

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[ cave ],

No.
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Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#1

I downloaded icecream ebook reader last time it appeared on GAOTD and was immediately delighted with it. It is one of the best things GAOTD has ever offered and I highly recommend it. It is quality software, definitely NOT crapware, the developer's support if needed is very good. I use it regularly for epub books downloaded from Feedbooks and elsewhere.
Of course you do not need a special book reader for PDF, but this at least will automatically take you, when you switch on, to where you left off last time. With epub books you can adjust the font size, line spacing, and appearance and do lots of other things. It is certainly far superior to others offered recently.
How does it compare with Calibre? The latter is overwhelming and put me off, it does a lot more things that you will probably never need, far better for the expert, but far too complex for most people to handle. Ice-cream is simple and sufficient for most peoples' needs to build up a library and use it.
I have version pro 5.07, this is 5.19. I will wait for comments or a reply from icecream as to whether or not I may safely overwrite and update what I have with the latest, without spoiling everything, but if you do not have it already, download it now.

Reply   |   Comment by Zen  –  22 days ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+24)
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