5,000,000 - 10,000,000 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. Supports epub, rtf, doc (MS Word), html, fb2(.zip), mobi (including non-protected kindle books), and plain text file formats.

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.

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).

Similar applications: Kindle, Google Books, Aldiko, Cool Reader, Moon+ Reader, Alreader

Keywords: ebook, e-book, e-reader, ereader, ebook reader, book reader, ePub, fb2, OPDS

Recently changed in this version
* Fixed background option & some other options

* Fixed bookmarks creation/browsing problem
* Fixed “download error” issue for some network catalogs
* Preferences speed improvement

* New item "Install plugins" in the main menu
* Fixed back button behaviour

* Added support for YotaPhone eink screen

* Fullscreen mode on Android 4.4 devices

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  • (74)

    by Jared Ellsworth on 11/04/2014

    The customization and features are great. Best reading app I have found so far

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    by Edward Ivanov on 10/04/2014

    Good. Very friendly interface

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    by Josh Birkholz on 10/04/2014

    For some reason, I am not able to turn my brightness down when reading. My brightness is at about half before I open the app, but once I do it goes to full, and I scroll down the status bar and am not able to change it. Please fix?

  • (74)

    by kate laud on 07/04/2014

    love this app so much

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    by Cas Sarn on 07/04/2014

    I found this after my nook app was painfully slow with some ebooks, taking up to a minute to navigate. This app navigates it instantly.

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    by Hein Min on 07/04/2014

    We are the world.