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  • 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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"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.

For more convenient library view install our Bookshelf plugin https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.fbreader.plugin.library

Main book formats: ePub (ePub3 is partially supported), Kindle azw3 (mobipocket), fb2(.zip).
Other supported formats: RTF, doc (MS Word), html, plain text.
Supported via free plugins: PDF (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.geometerplus.fbreader.plugin.pdf), DjVu (https://www.google.com/url?q=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

* FBReader book network and Bookshelf plugin integration improvements
* Updated Portuguese localisation

* Fixed duplicate format plugins issue
* Fixed search dialog crash on Nook Glowlight™ (NG2)

* Fixed scanning file system for new books (including subdirectories)

* Improved *.rtf/*.doc files support
* File format filter option (you have to install Bookshelf plugin to access this option)
* Samsung multi-window feature support
* Updated Persian localisation

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
  • (50)

    by louise belo on 05/04/2015

    This the best reader I have seen.

  • (50)

    by Dave Haigh on 05/04/2015

    This is very very slow on PDFs, the PDF index doesn't pull up every page in the oginal index either. Sorry its a delete for me and back to moon+ which is way better

  • (50)

    by MT P on 05/04/2015

    It will also be ideal if the bookmarks can be exported to rtf or doc files.

  • (50)

    by Neil James on 04/04/2015

    Superb app. Costs nothing, does everything I want it to.

  • (50)

    by Arko Sen on 04/04/2015

    On yotaphone, PDF files crash while sending to back screen

  • (50)

    by Michael Baker on 04/04/2015

    Easy to use with lots of tweaks available.

  • (50)

    by samit andro on 03/04/2015

    By far the best suited reader... Pdf, djvu, epub...... Excellent!!!

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