FBReader

FBReader

5,000,000 - 10,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Browser/downloader included
  • Supports external dictionaries
  • Configurable displaying
  • epub, oeb, fb2 supported
Cons
  • It doesn't support .pdf
  • Needs to support more formats
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Expert's Review
7.0
Great

"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

1.10:
* Fixed current position storing
* New directory preferences
* Android 3/4: fullscreen mode by default
* Added embedded fonts support for ePubs
* Improved CSS support: speed improvements, @import directive, @font-face definition
* Experimental video support for ePubs
* Updated Czech & Hungarian localiztions


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  • (74)

    by Mike Walton on 22/04/2014

    Does what you want, no hassles. Nice features. No bloat, no tricks or unwarranted access. FTW.

  • (74)

    by Boeta Japhta on 22/04/2014

    Best reader ever!

  • (74)

    by Frank McGregor on 22/04/2014

    This is my daily app. I would ask that you look into adding additional background textures please, such as stone. Alternatively, take a look at allowing us to use our own backgrounds. Thanks very much for this reader. Excellent on Samsung galaxy 7.7 table

  • (74)

    by Mike Thomas on 21/04/2014

    Works great for all my epubs

  • (74)

    by sanekdapp on 21/04/2014

    Great app

  • (74)

    by Chris Robertson on 21/04/2014

    Does what it says. Could be better.

  • (74)

    by Jay R. on 21/04/2014

    Good stuff