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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 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.

For more convenient library view install our Bookshelf plugin https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=org.fbreader.plugin.library

Main book formats: ePub (ePub3 is partially supported), Kindle azw3 (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.

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 Dictan (https://www.google.com/url?q=https://play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=info.softex.dictan), ColorDict, Fora Dictionary, FreeDictionary.org, LEO dictionary.

Localized for 29 languages. Includes hyphenation patterns for 24 languages. Open-source (GPL).

Recently changed in this version

* Added Korean interface localisation
* Updated Armenian, Czech, Japan, and Vietnamese localisations
* Fixed zero-width space issue for bookmarks in Japanese
* Book Network updates: max uploadable book size increased to 120Mb, fixed auth issue on some Xiaomi devices

* Dictan dictionary integration
* Shows footnotes in popups ("Appearance" -> "Show linked text in a popup" to change the behaviour)
* Editable bookmarks
* Bookmarks synchronisation across devices via the Book Network

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Comments and ratings for FBReader
  • (74)

    by Bill Robertson on 20/05/2015

    Just another overly complicated reader.. Frustrating

  • (74)

    by Meg Dean on 20/05/2015

    Why are the thumbnails in the calibre library so small??? I downloaded this specifically for the calibre access and the thumbnails are microscopic! Please fix this or give us the option to make them larger!

  • (74)

    by Dosto Khan on 20/05/2015

    after trying a few this is the one that got me. love night and day mode and integration with flora dictionary.

  • (74)

    by Nadia Suparman on 20/05/2015

    Having problem to install it. I thought something wrong with my connection, but it wasn't. I can install other apps without any problem. Only fbreader i couldnt. Please fix it.

  • (74)

    by Adonis B on 19/05/2015

    Unfortunately either does not open big off files or it is too slow for me to wait. It is too heavy, there are lightweight readers without ads if you want to read that open pdf and djvu files

  • (74)

    by bazatube on 18/05/2015

    Does its job very well

  • (74)

    by shrty1234 on 18/05/2015

    The best reader by far!

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