Glose - Social ebook Reader

2.86K reviews
Content rating
Everyone 10+
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About this app

The next-generation READING APP that makes reading AWESOME with features to keep you engaged and motivated. Pick a book in our choice of 1 million, start reading any book for free, connect with other readers and share notes, highlights, and conversation - and become a better reader.

Build your bookshelf in seconds : Create a free reader profile, organize your books, create lists.
Browse our ebookstore : 1 million ebooks in all categories. Best sellers, fiction, non fiction, young adult, business, education etc... with great discounts and free classics.
Start any book for free! One touch and you’re into any book for free. Read up to 10% of the content before deciding to pursue and purchase the book. Also, upload an import your own epubs from Dropbox, your desktop of anywhere else!
Read anywhere, anytime, online and offline. Glose stores your current reads so you can read them offline, in the bus, subway, in the depths of a mysterious forest or a far away galaxy.
Join the Community : see what other people are reading, recommending, highlighting, and annotating.
Read with your friends! Create reading groups to read with your friends and share highlights and annotations. Shared annotations in the margins of the text make reading more engaging and exciting. Post a note and see what other readers think.
Start an online book club! Create a group, pick a name and image, invite people and choose books : you’ve got your online book club read to go - around the world!
Make reading beautiful : create beautiful quote cards from the books you read. Choose a sentence that inspires you, choose a background photo, and share the quote card on social media.

More about Glose :

Reading for better learning : our unique features makes your reading more conducive to text analysis, memorization, and study. Glose is used in leading schools and universities to power distribution of reading material and discussion around text.

Our bookstore features the works of Malcolm Gladwell, Walter Isaacson, Stephen King, John Green, Paulo Coelho, James Patterson, E.L. James, Suzanne Collins, Danielle Steel, David Baldacci, Janet Evanovich, Nora Roberts, Dan Brown, Dean Koontz, John Grisham, George R.R Martin, and many more ! 

• Read popular FREE ebooks by classic authors : Alice in Wonderland, Sherlock Holmes, The Art of War, by Sun Tzu, The Marvelous Land of Oz, Tales from Shakespeare, Romeo & Juliet, Pride & Prejudice and more. 

On Glose, reading becomes social. You can highlight your favorite quotes with one touch, archive them, share them on social networks, and annotate them. So join our community of readers who read, share, and discuss the books they love!

Glose provides the most powerful reading experience online.
• Customise your reading settings to personalise your experience
 : fonts, spacing, page structure, background color (might mode and more).
• Always pick up your reading at the right page thanks to automatic synchronisation of your Reading activity on all devices. 

• Make new friends through books

So what are you waiting for ? Don’t miss the inspiring conversations happening every day in Glose, and Download our app !

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Updated on
Sep 18, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
Learn more about how developers declare sharing
This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Audio and 3 others
Data is encrypted in transit
You can request that data be deleted

Ratings and reviews

2.25K reviews
Caitlin DePauw
April 7, 2023
The only reason I even use this app is because of some free audio books I was given that only work on this app. I listen to my books sped up, but it doesn't save which speed I was at. So I have to reset it each time. It will often erase all my progress and start the whole book over again. Sometimes I have trouble getting the books to even play, even when I have them downloaded. Lots of bugs that they need to work out. Until that happens, this app will never be my primary go to for audio books.
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Lynn Gordon
September 25, 2020
The reader does not work with poor or nonexistent wifi. It is impossible to find the magic "button" to turn the page without accidentally highlighting something instead, or bringing down the menu. When trying to get rid of said menu, I frequently go back a page, or to the table of contents. It usually takes me a day or two to read a book. It has taken me over two weeks with the book I'm currently reading, and I am only at 30%! This app needs a redesign, stat.
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Jill M Smith
September 18, 2020
This is the worst reading app I've ever used. It doesn't behave right. If I open up a menu (for notes, font size, etc.) I can't find a way out without tapping a back arrow. When I do that, it sends me back to the cover page at the beginning of the file. Combination books and books with a lot of graphic freeze the app. I have dozens of books on Glose - freebies from my employer - but I'm going to give up on this app. I've tried to like it, but it's terrible.
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What's new

- Improvements and bug fixes