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.

Tags: fbreader, fb reader, fbreader dictionary, fbreader review, fbreader widget, fbre4ader, fbreader pdf, fbreader españa, fbreader espa, fbreader qr.

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 covers service (used by Bookshelf plugin)

* Better communication between the main program and plugins (pdf, djvu, bookshelf)

* Fully compatible with the Bookshelf Plugin

* Added Dutch, French, German, Greek, Polish, and Ukrainian introduction text translations
* Updated Dutch & German localisations

* Spanish and Portuguese translations of introduction text

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
  • (74)

    by Ray Schneider on 21/01/2015

    regretted the idea of updating it! now I can't even search for new books on the network library anymore! very well now I can't read. so conclusion: ALWAYS CHECK LATEST REVIEWS BEFORE USERS UPDATE APP!

  • (74)

    by Сергей Викторыч on 21/01/2015

    Зависает на djvu файле

  • (74)

    by Linus Aranha on 21/01/2015

    My girlfriend liked it. She is mad for books

  • (74)

    by Ed Pascoe on 21/01/2015

    I've been using fbreader for about 6 months. It could do with better documentation, but otherwise it really works well. I'm a big fan of the brightness control for night reading and the dictionary lookups.

  • (74)

    by davidlyons24 on 21/01/2015

    Great day and night mode, useful system for annotations, fast access to table of contents. Just 5 of 5

  • (74)

    by Surya Prakash on 20/01/2015

    A good reader, supports many formats. Can be improved a lot.

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    by Quang Huy Nguyễn on 20/01/2015

    I cant order list of my books. Its order like 1,10,11,12...,2,21,21... i want to order with default numbers like 1,2,3,4....

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