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. 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.

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).

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
* ePub: reduced default margins before/after paragraph
* ePub loading speed optimisation
* ePub: added support for CSS margin properties
* ePub: fixed empty line support
* ePub: better cover detection
* fixed possible crash on ePub files updated while the program is running
* Arabic localization
* Updated German translation
* No duplicates in local library
* Possible to specify several book locations (directories)

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
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    by Fergus Cameron on 19/08/2014

    Does what you need. Customizable where you want. No other faff.

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    by Dario Franca on 19/08/2014

    Are you ready for your life to change? Are you ready for new definition to your reality? This app won't do any of that, but it's great for reading ebooks.

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    by Frances Caputan on 19/08/2014

    The best eBook reader so far 2 's up

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    by Hossana Twinomurinzi on 19/08/2014

    ... the voice capability!

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    by simon lowe on 19/08/2014

    It's the bee's knee's.

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    by Vladislav Daskalov on 19/08/2014

    Simple and perfectly working. No ads.