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In December 2021, after years of development suspension, we released FBReader 2.0 for Linux. Although the app includes most iOS and Android versions features, this is not a port of the mobile version. It is designed especially for desktop/laptop computers.

FBReader 2.0 is free but not open-source. Currently, it is only available on the Snap store. We release the AppImage package and builds for Mac and Windows in early 2022.

Current version: 2.0β4

The app is ready to use. However, it is published as a beta because some functions are still missing. The table shows the status of the most significant features in the latest version, published 31 December 2021.

Reading mode
Book reading, styles, hyphenations Fully implemented
Page header and footer Implemented, is customisable; needs some UI tweaks
Page turning/text scrolling Only arrow keys page turning is presented; mouse wheel text scrolling is to be implemented
Multi-book (multi-window) mode Fully implemented
Two-column mode Fully implemented
Text selection Implemented, excluding automatic text scrolling when user selects end of the page
Table of contents Works; needs some UI tweaks
Bookmarks Implemented: adding, removing, style selection, navigation over the bookmarks list; to be implemented: text editing, style editing
Language selection Authomatic language/encoding detection only; there is no way to fix a detection error manually
Advanced text navigation Not implemented yet
All titles list Fully implemented
Lists of recently added/opened books Fully implemented
Books by author Fully implemented
Books by series Fully implemented
Books by tags Not implemented yet
Custom shelves Not implemented yet
Book download Fully implemented
Book meta info dialog Fully implemented
Book deletion Not implemented yet
Multiple book selection, group operations Not implemented yet
Network catalogues Not implemented yet
Cloud synchronisation
Titles list from server Fully implemented
Uploading new books to the server Not implemented yet
Deleting books Not implemented yet
Positions Fully implemented
Bookmarks Fully implemented
Custom shelves Not implemented yet
Preferences dialogue Implemented; some minor pages and options are still missing
Settings export/import Not implemented yet
Other known issues
The app never deletes its cache
Dark theme is missing