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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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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://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

* 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
* Minor fixes

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
  • (74)

    by MoghrionTheHunter on 05/03/2015

    I have problem with screen turning off no matter what settings applyed... phone is SG s3 neo

  • (74)

    by Santhosh Kumar on 05/03/2015

    Slow clumsy and sluggish app. Optimize code.

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    by Julian Hughes on 04/03/2015

    I've used FBReader for a few years and it has got better and better. It was already very neat app with good options for fonts, backlight, page turning, online stores and so on. Recently it gained Google Drive integration so you can keep your books synced across Android devices, and there is also available a Calibre plug-in so you can download from your desktop/laptop based Calibre library. FBRe

  • (74)

    by Andrew Spencer on 04/03/2015

    Works perfectly. The tts plugin is sensational

  • (74)

    by Sorin Cojocaru on 04/03/2015

    Love this app

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    by Tiagraj Ippiliappiah on 03/03/2015

    This is by far amount the best e readers and it's free

  • (74)

    by Sathyajith Ullal on 03/03/2015

    Edit: FB Reader Bookshelf!

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