PMC Reader

PMC Reader is an iOS app for conveniently reading PubMed Central manuscripts. PMC reader supports iPhone, iPod touch, and iPad.

Within the app you can search PubMed Central and select the articles you want to read. These articles are then downloaded (including figures and tables) and formatted for offline reading.

PMC Reader offers many advantages

  • Download manuscripts for offline reading.
  • Adjust font size, line spacing, and margin width.
  • Choose between several serif and sans serif fonts.
  • Choose between white, sepia, and night background.
  • Paginated or scrolling layout.
  • Full screen reading experience.
  • Search PubMed Central directly.
  • Search list of downloaded articles.


PMC Reader is available on the App Store.


Click on a thumbnail to see the full size image.

Main app window in portrait. The list can be rearranged and searched. Tap the add button to download more manuscripts.
  Landscape orientation is fully supported.
Adjust settings for the best reading experience.
You can switch between white, sepia, and night themes. Navigate quickly between sections of an article.
Tap to enjoy fullscreen reading. Citations are shown in a small popover.

Source Code

The source code is available on Github under a BSD license.