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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

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. PDF files are supported via FBReader PDF plugin (

Since version 2.0 FBReader allows to synchronise book collection and/or reading positions with FBReader book network ( 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,, 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

Recently changed in this version

* Fixed opening files with ':' in name
* Fixed some possible crashes
* Fixed non-fullscreen mode behaviour
* Fixed sporadic FBReader starts (e.g., from Google Newsstand)

* Synchronisation for book collection/reading positions with FBReader® book network, a cloud storage based on Google Drive™.
* PDF support (additional plugin is required)
* Editable book tags/author list
* Automatic cache cleanup
* Can use custom fonts on Nook Simple Touch

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
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    by Beryl Berry on 24/08/2014

    Aldiko kept messing with my Bluetooth. This is cool.

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    by Strachynski Alex on 24/08/2014

    Like it!

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    by Philip Sjostrom on 24/08/2014

    Have read a number of books with this app. For me, it leaves nothing to be desired. Well thought out, well designed. 5*

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    by Azim khan on 24/08/2014

    no lags... super smooth app.. lot better thn paid apps

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    by Em EmM on 24/08/2014

    Opens more file types than most of other similar apps.

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    by Eugene Kless on 24/08/2014

    Best reader for android.

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    by ojja gg on 24/08/2014

    The best reader on the market, totally free. What more would you ask for?