Cool Reader

Cool Reader

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 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

3.1.2-39:
fixed crash on screen orientation changes on new Android versions
3.1.2-38:
Integrated third party patches.
Better Fullscreen support on new Android versions
EInk devices support improved
Translation fixes
SD Card / Internal storage access fixes


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Comments and ratings for Cool Reader
  • (74)

    by Sandesh Chand on 19/04/2014

    App Not open pdb file

  • (74)

    by Paul Phillips on 19/04/2014

    One of the best readers.

  • (74)

    by nitturi shiva on 18/04/2014

    after you read one page, it will not sync back to same page... page alignment changes frequently..

  • (74)

    by Yuval Moran on 17/04/2014

  • (74)

    by ankita singh on 17/04/2014

    Great app but can't read books in mobi format :( :(

  • (74)

    by Frank Leone on 16/04/2014

    I needed a reader that would do a bunch of different formats and this one came up in the search. I have files in HTML, PDF, and ePub and this reader works well with all of them. One disappointment is that the online catalogs section does not support HTTP

  • (74)

    by nasreen shakeel on 16/04/2014

    Good