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

  • Browser/downloader included
  • Supports external dictionaries
  • Configurable displaying
  • epub, oeb, fb2 supported
  • It doesn't support .pdf
  • Needs to support more formats
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Expert's Review

"Once upon a time"

Reviewed by / Jul 08, 2011

FBReader is an e-book reader app

It supports epub, oeb and fb2(.zip) file formats. If that formats is what you read most, this is a good choice. Simple but sober interface, available in 11 languages. Open books from your sdcard or internal memory. It also includes a browser/downloader that is a book catalogs. Once you've downloaded them, you can sort and search them by autor, title, tag or recent. It's integrated with external dictionaries: supports ColorDict, Fora Dictionary and FreeDictionary.org.

There are also some settings to customize at you liking the way the text is displayed. It's a pity that it doesn't support more text formats, specially .pdf that's probably the most used. Anyway, the app that has developed Geometer plus, deserves to be taken in account if for the given formats. Recommendable app.

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Developer's original description available here
FBReader (FBReaderJ) is a free ebook reader.

Main book formats: ePub (ePub3 is partially supported), Kindle (mobipocket), fb2(.zip).
Other supported formats: RTF, doc (MS Word), html, plain text.
Supported via free plugins: PDF (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geometerplus.fbreader.plugin.pdf), DjVu (https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geometerplus.fbreader.plugin.djvu)

FBReader supports synchronisation of your library and/or reading positions with FBReader book network (https://books.fbreader.org/), a Google Drive™ based cloud service. Synchronisation is disabled by default, go to preferences dialog to enable it and configure parameter.

FBReader is fast, highly customizable. Can use external TrueType/OpenType fonts and custom backgrounds. Screen brightness can be changed during reading (slide finger up/down along the left screen edge). Supports different day/night color schemes.

Supports YotaPhone Always-On Display functionality (can display text on both LCD and eInk screens).

Includes a browser/downloader for network ebook catalogs/stores. Several popular English, French, Russian, Chinese and Polish libraries are included. Custom OPDS catalogs are supported too.

Alternatively you can download books manually and put them into /sdcard/Books catalog on your device.

FBReader is integrated with external dictionaries. Supports ColorDict, all Slovoed dictionaries (by Paragon Software), Fora Dictionary, FreeDictionary.org, LEO dictionary.

Localized for 29 languages. Includes hyphenation patterns for 24 languages. Open-source (GPL).

Recently changed in this version

* Fixed external TTF support
* Search results foreground color option
* Updated Belarusian, Czech, German, and Japanese localisations

* New Kindle (mobipocket) format engine
* Japanese support
* Updated background settings: new textures, fullscreen mode, etc.
* Sync improvements: do not start service if sync feature is disabled, 'sync positions only' option, annoying 'book is not found' toast replaced with notification
* Updated Czech, Dutch & French translations

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  • (74)

    by Manish Kishore on 06/10/2014


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    by Georgia Suzy on 06/10/2014

    Very user friendly and customizable. No crashes. I can read many types of books, and love that I can change settings to make the text larger. Recommended.

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    by Kiki Rizky Agustina on 05/10/2014

    I've been using FBReader for over two years. I've tried other reader apps available on GPS, and to me FBReader is the best of all. It's light, fast to navigate, simple and easy to use with no nonsense features.

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    by Thabita Aroeira Araujo on 05/10/2014

    After trying a lot of e-readers, I finally found the perfect one! Congrats, developers.

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    by Lily M on 05/10/2014

    I have tried many Apps, but this reader is truly the best. It is the only one with all the options I look for. Fast, customizable night mode for comfortable reading, smooth transitions, good support for multiple formats, and easy to use. I can't believe this is a free app!

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    by Fikri Keka on 04/10/2014

    The Best!

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    by Andrey Dislocated on 03/10/2014

    Awesome, would pay for better interface