OS X Mavericks Developer Preview 5 was pushed today, and along with it came iBooks, an application that was shown off at the WWDC keynote back in June, but only now making an appearance in the actual previews. I have been running the Developer Previews on my iMac since the second one, and haven’t had many problems at all. Each build gets more and more stable, and with it new things usually come. The changes and updates aren’t as drastic as iOS 7 beta updates, but they usually have their own little changes as well. Above is a screenshot of what it looks like when you first open the application, and below there are screenshots of the iBooks Store featured page and top 25, what it looks like when you are reading (with and without the toolbar), and what the Table of Contents looks like.
iBooks Store Featured:
So there you have it, iBooks on OS X Mavericks. Personally, I quite love the applications, and was glad to see when I first open it up that all of my books from iTunes that I have on my iPad were already there. Those of you looking forward to the application have a lot to look forward to. One thing that I am hoping to find on here are my school textbooks, that would be icing on the cake for me. For those curious, yes, it includes the same font choices, reading modes (day, night, sepia), and other options that the iOS counterpart includes.
What do you think? Will you use iBooks on OS X? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.