What is Blio?

Blio is an e-reader software developed by Ray Kurzweil, who is famed for his work on futurism, notably the technological singularity concept. Blio is free to download and install, and supports mobile device operating systems (Android and iOS, including Android Honeycomb tablet computers) on top of its support for Windows platforms. It was first unveiled in 2010, and has since entered mainstream usage. Blio is similar to (and competes with) Google eBooks, Apple’s iBooks, and the like

Blio’s main strength lies in its retention of the printed material’s typography and other settings, which makes it ideal for presenting the format as it was printed. It also has an integrated e-book store backed by Baker & Taylor, with reviews and ratings from Goodreads, a social media for books and independent authors. Blio also supports full color illustrations, which other e-reader software does not support, which makes Blio one of the best applications that support books with full-spread photos like children’s books, cookbooks, and even omnibus editions of magazines. Aside from its interface functionalities, Blio also comes fully equipped with a text-to-speech recognition feature, from input either from a computerized, synthetic voice or even professionally recorded speech from audiobooks.

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File types supported by Blio

Our users primarily use Blio to open these file types:

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