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Cool Reader

Cool Reader

10,000,000 - 50,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • High-customizable
  • Formats supported
  • Screentouch response for flipping works great
Cons
  • Surprisingly, it doesn't support .PDF
  • It needs supporting more formats
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"Let the words come into your Android"

Reviewed by / Jul 04, 2011

Cool Reader is an e-book reader app

Cool Reader supports epub, fb2, doc, txt,rtf, thml, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, obi, mpl formats.

This is a e-book reader set in a retro theme that simulates weathered pages. You will feel like you're actually reading and old book. It supports page flipping animation or scroll view. Likewise, you can adjust brightness, day and night profiles, background, paperbook theme, and much more.

You will be able to search specific words in the text for a quickly quote finding. You can also select that text and copy it for posting on social networks or just to keep it on your notes. Actually, you can bookmarks on text fragments which is useful for proof reading.

There's a built-in file browser and online catalogs support that will help you to quick find recent books. The app supports Hyphenation, ColorDict and Fora dictionaries.

Cool Reader has been developed by Vadim Lopatin, a promising developer who has just launched this app and its paid version on the market with remarkably success.

Cool Reader is a great ebook reader that could become an alternative for Aldiko, FBreader, Nook or other great readers in case that you don't like them. The interface and the customization are its strongest points.

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Developer's original description available here
eBook reader. Supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM), pml formats.

Pages or scroll view. Page flipping animation.
Table of contents, bookmarks, text search.
Bookmarks on text fragments (comments or corrections) - useful for proof reading.
Export of bookmarks to text file.
Built-in file browser, quick recent books access.
Online catalogs (OPDS) support.
LitRes online book store support.
Text to Speech (TTS) support.
Hyphenation dictionaries;
Most complete FB2 format support: styles, tables, footnotes.
Additional fonts support (place .ttf to /sdcard/fonts/)
Support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean languages; autodetection of TXT file encoding (GBK, Shift_JIS, BIG5, EUC_KR).
Day and night profiles (two sets of colors, background, backlight levels).
Brightness adjustments by flick on left edge of screen.
Background texture (stretched or tiled) or solid color.
Paperbook-like page turning animation or "sliding page" animation.
Dictionary support (ColorDict, GoldenDict, Fora Dictionary, Aard Dictionary).
Customizable tap zone and key actions.
Autoscroll (automatic page flipping) - start using menu/goto/autoscroll or assign action Autoscroll on key or tap zone; Change speed using volume keys or bottom-right and bottom-left tap zones; stop - tap any other tap zone or key.
Can read books from zip archives.
Automatic reformatting of .txt files (autodetect headings etc.)
Styles can be customised in wide range using external CSS.
Select text using double tap (optional).

Similar to FBReader, Aldiko, AlReader, Nook, Laputa, Moon+ reader.

Place additional textures to /sdcard/.cr3/textures/ -- to be used as tiled page backgrounds.
Place additional textures to /sdcard/.cr3/backgrounds/ -- to be used as stretched page backgrounds.
(/cr3/ directory can also be used instead of /.cr3/, and internal SD or internal storage instead of /sdcard/)

CoolReader requires following permissions:
WAKE_LOCK - to control screen backlight
WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - to access SD card
INTERNET - to use online catalogs

CoolReader is free, open source (GPL), multiplatform project.
Project homepage on SourceForge is http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/
To donate this project, you can buy Cool Reader Gold ($10), Silver ($3) or Bronze ($1) Donation package from Market
PayPal: coolreader.org@gmail.com

Recently changed in this version

.MOBI file format support fixed
More font sizes supported
OPDS now supports https, login/password authentication, ORobot TOR proxy for .onion sites
Toolbar and menu sizes fixed
Performance optimizations


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Comments and ratings for Cool Reader
  • (74)

    by Pablitez on 14/11/2012

    Está muy bien. Tiene multitud de opciones para culos inquietos. La única pega es que no lee la ñ ni las mayúsculas acentuadas, las convierte en un signo de interrogación.

  • (74)

    by fl163264 on 04/08/2012

    Also Loading a mobi file, it refuses to open it, giving an "errror while loading document" (I also later found a solution: don't make any compressed .mobi file: they can easily be read on Kindle, but not on androids with Cool reader)

  • (74)

    by honajz on 24/08/2011

    Useless for me. It doesn't do more than iReader, it can't read pictures in DOC files, and I can't change font and encoding!

  • (74)

    by markkuasorjonen on 11/06/2011

    I have quite many .prc files and this app opens only few of them :( what´s wrong?

  • (74)

    by lvviera on 08/03/2011

    The only thing needed to make it a perfect reader would be the ability to import from .lit books. pdf reader wouldn't be a bad addon either

  • (74)

    by bergui on 24/01/2011

    Very useful for tablets.

  • (74)

    by Arthur Lynch on 17/09/2014

    Only thing that could make it better is split screen on my Galaxy Note 2. *Hint hint*