Kobo is an ebook platform that includes its own store and several applications, one for each different platform, so you can read ebooks on practically any device.
In the case of Windows, the Kobo desktop client offers you access to the Kobo ebook store, plus a friendly organizer to manage the books in your library. You can buy recent titles, browse bestseller lists and also download hundreds of ebooks for free- mind you, most of them are literature classics. All the books in your library can be synced with the Kobo client on other devices.
Kobo features a nicely designed interface, with a clean menu on the left side. Books open on a separate window – with optional full-screen viewing – and are quite comfortable to read. On the downside, Kobo doesn’t include as many configuration options as other similar programs. You can’t customize background color, add notes or change the text font, to name a few.
In general terms, Kobo seems like an interesting option if you want to get started with ebooks. If you’re looking for a more powerful ebook selling platform and a more feature-rich reader, you’ll need to look elsewhere.
Kobo is a nicely designed ebook client that includes access to an online ebook store, and can be seamlessly synced to other devices.