FBReader is free, fast and highly customisable e-book reader for devices running Android OS (version 1.5 or higher is supported, 2.0 or higher is recommended). By this moment (August 2014) FBReader was downloaded from Google Play to more than 10 million devices.
Since version 2.0 FBReader for Android is integrated with FBReader® book network, a cloud book storage (located on Google Drive™). You can access this storage from the reader on your device as well as from any browser.
FBReader provides a programmatic API, so some additional features are available via third-party plugins. Most popular is Text-to-Speech plugin by Hyperionics.
- supports a lot of e-book formats: ePub, kindle (mobipocket) fb2, rtf, html, microsoft doc, rtf, and plain text
- book collection, reading positions, and bookmarks can be synchronised with the cloud
- PDF & DJVU files supported via plugins (PDF plugin, DjVu plugin)
- supports direct reading from zip archives
- organizes user library by titles, authors, series, etc.
- bookshelf view for library is available as a separate plugin
- provides direct access to a lot of network e-book libraries and stores
- supports adding of custom OPDS catalogs
- is integrated with popular dictionaries like ColorDict, SlovoEd, Fora, etc.
- can use external TrueType/OpenType fonts
- is localised for 29 languages
- includes hyphenation patterns for 16 languages
Our short-term plans
History and current version
FBReader for Android was written in Java as a clone of original (C++) FBReader program. It was named FBReaderJ, but now we prefer to write “FBReader for Android”. Initial version was partially written as a student project at Academy of Modern Software Engineering.
Latest stable release is 2.4.4.
Binary packages for Android 1.5+ devices are available on the Google Play. Alternatively you can download the package from this page.
FBReader source code is dual licensed. The default license is GPL. If you want to build closed-source FBReader-based product, please contact us for information about commercial license.
Full sources are available from the git repository at GitHub