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

* New page turning animation and footer view by default (old versions available as options)
* FIxed action bar issue on Lenovo Tab

* Missing book download (from the book network)
* Some material design support
* Updated Czech, Dutch, German, Portuguese and Romanian localisations
* CBZ plugin compatibility

* Optimised synchronisation for large (300+ books) collections
* ePub/CSS improvements

* New Kindle (mobipocket) format engine
* Japanese support

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
  • (74)

    by Naama Y on 08/12/2014

    Great App!!

  • (74)

    by Yavor Monev on 08/12/2014

    Did not found better reader till now...

  • (74)

    by Oleg Matveev on 08/12/2014

    Hello. It's a very good and useful app, but I have a request. It'd be nice to add a setting to make volume keys turn pages instead of moving it while reading PDF or DjVu.

  • (74)

    by Eugene P. on 07/12/2014

    How to change color of the new progress bar?

  • (74)

    by Yegor Bryukhov on 07/12/2014

    I noticed that synchronization can confuse Liters book sample with full book from Litres.

  • (74)

    by Stephen Morris on 07/12/2014

    Very good eReader, limited by its inability to link with alternative dictionaries & translators. Would rate 5 stars with greater flexibility & choice.

  • (74)

    by Henri Tournyol du Clos on 07/12/2014