Cool Reader GL



    Cool Reader GL's review

    Published: 2015-09-08, by .

    Cool Reader is an e-book reader app

    • High-customizable
    • Formats supported
    • Screentouch response for flipping works great
    • Surprisingly, it doesn't support .PDF
    • It needs supporting more formats

    "Let the words come into your Android"

    Cool Reader supports epub, fb2, doc, txt,rtf, thml, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, obi, mpl formats.

    This is a e-book reader set in a retro theme that simulates weathered pages. You will feel like you're actually reading and old book. It supports page flipping animation or scroll view. Likewise, you can adjust brightness, day and night profiles, background, paperbook theme, and much more.

    You will be able to search specific words in the text for a quickly quote finding. You can also select that text and copy it for posting on social networks or just to keep it on your notes. Actually, you can bookmarks on text fragments which is useful for proof reading.

    There's a built-in file browser and online catalogs support that will help you to quick find recent books. The app supports Hyphenation, ColorDict and Fora dictionaries.

    Cool Reader has been developed by Vadim Lopatin, a promising developer who has just launched this app and its paid version on the market with remarkably success.

    Cool Reader is a great ebook reader that could become an alternative for Aldiko, FBreader, Nook or other great readers in case that you don't like them. The interface and the customization are its strongest points.

    Tags: cool reader gl , cool reader gl версия 2015 года

    Manu Appszoom logo

    by Manu , Appszoom

    Sep 08, 2015


    E-book reader. Read electronic books in a lot of formats.
    Uses Cool Reader engine, but with rewritten user interface part, utilizing OpenGL for hardware acceleration.
    Optimized for new devices with high screen resolution and tablets.
    Some features of old Cool Reader (e.g. text-to-speech and dictionary support) are not yet implemented.
    Better OPDS support.
    Better file browser.
    TTS (Read Aloud)
    Can be installed together with old Cool Reader - uses separate place to store settings, book positions, and bookmarks.

    To add bookmark, long tap on some word, then choose "Add bookmark" from popup menu.

    Windows version can be downloaded here:

    Older APK versions available here:

    How to help to fix crashes:
    If application crashes on your device, you can collect system logs after crash with app like CatLog and send it on my email

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    Users comments for Cool Reader GL

    Milena Makarieva

    by Milena Makarieva

    Feb 08, 2018  |  "Great"

    I've just installed it. At first glance, I miss the Table of contents button on the toolbar. On the other hand, I don't need the Night mode button there but it doesn't seem to be customizable.

    John Michol

    by John Michol

    Feb 04, 2018  |  "Poor"

    Cool Reader (& Cool Reader GL), formerly the ONLY, beloved eReaders on both my Samsung Galaxy S 10.1 tablet & S7 cellphone, now sadly appear to be ABANDONEDware (GL's last update, v3.3.76, was on July 15, 2015 & the original Cool Reader's, v3.1.2-116, was on July 17, 2015). I'd still be gladly using Cool Reader (or Cool Reader GL) if it (they) had kept up with GOOGLE's DECISION (starting with Android v6/Marshmallow) to impose new security restrictions on non-native apps' [i.e., user installed] access to the external MicroSD card — where I have 1Gb+ of epub books). However, GOOGLE ALSO PROVIDED a workaround mechanism for non-native apps to REGAIN external MicroSD card access (via an in-app popup routine that requests the user to explicitly grant it that permission), & developers who cared about their users subsequently updated their apps accordingly. Alas, no such luck here & I've reluctantly moved on to FB Reader. Such a shame really to simply abandon millions of longtime, loyal, appreciative users without even a courtesy explanation &/or request for additional donations. ?????

    Luke C

    by Luke C

    Jan 19, 2018  |  "OK"

    The file browsing system is stuck on emulated, with no way to access my sd card where I have all my books. An older version was much better at browsing, but that seems to have changed.

    Didi Senior

    by Didi Senior

    Jan 02, 2018  |  "Awesome"


    Konstantin Timoshenko

    by Konstantin Timoshenko

    Jan 01, 2018  |  "Good"

    Unfortunately I can't browse sd card.

    Andrey Chilikin

    by Andrey Chilikin

    Dec 27, 2017  |  "OK"

    No lock for settings. Sometimes font size or page size changes suddenly if you touch it even with one finger