Get the most out of your eBooks with Microsoft Reader


  • Compatible with LIT format.
  • Light and easy to use.
  • Annotate and mark pages in various books at the same time.


  • Currently not in use

Ebooks are often the fastest (and usually the most cost-effective) way to get hold of books you want to read. And even though for some of them it’s mandatory to pay a fee, you do save time and money compared to if you ordered a paperback. Having said all that, reading on your PC can prove uncomfortable and confusing.

Nevertheless, Microsoft Reader makes reading eBooks as comfortable as reading a printed book. With this program, you’ll be able to access reading options, get hold of content immediately, and manage your personal library.

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Microsoft Reader uses Clear Type, a high-resolution technology that gets the most from the screen. It’s able to achieve real sharpness, but also avoid any strain on the eyes that tends to kick in after a few minutes of reading from your computer screen.

Microsoft Reader also comes with a dictionary, so you won’t have to consult external websites to know the meaning of difficult words. It also gives you the option of placing bookmarks, making annotations, taking notes, scribbling doodles, and much more.

Even though it’s been discontinued, you can still find books in LIT format in some online stores. To use this format that’s in danger of extinction, you’ll need Microsoft Reader.

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Type Freeware

Version 2.1.1

Size 1.22 kB

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