As soon as I got my Kobo, I installed the Kobo desktop app on my Mac.
What a mistake.
As far as I’ve been able to figure out, the app offers little more than the same bookstore you can access on the Kobo itself over Wifi. You can’t manage books you didn’t purchase from the Kobo store, nor can you control the e-reader. I’m not entirely sure what the point of this app is.
However, there is an app that integrates with a number of the DRM-enabled bookstores for
.epub books. Further, if your library uses Overdrive to provide e-books (Seattle does), it’ll transfer those books to your Kobo too. It’s Adobe Digital Editions, and every Kobo owner should download a copy.
In fact, if you don’t have Amazon books to manage, and if all of your e-books are