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FBReader 3.7.4 for Android

24th July 2024

The second July update fixes a few rare but annoying issues:

  • The detection of LCPL file type works fine even if the file has no '.lcpl' extension.
  • A possible crash on Android 5.x that appeared in version 3.7.3 has been fixed.
  • The reader's behaviour during screen rotation is now clearer.

FBReader 2.1 for Mac/Windows/Linux

19th July 2024

Today, we are excited to announce a major update for desktop platforms. FBReader 2.1 is officially out!

The main highlight of this new version is the support for Readium LCP, enabling FBReader to open DRM-protected books. Other enhancements include:

  • Optional Network Passwords Saving: Save network passwords securely in the system storage.
  • Optional Usage Statistics Collection: A consent dialogue will appear, allowing you to opt in or out.
  • Bookmarks Text Editing: Edit the text of your bookmarks to add your thoughts.
  • Slovenian Localisation: FBReader is now available in Slovenian.
  • Minor Fixes: Various small improvements and bug fixes.

The packages for all three operating systems are available for download from our site. Windows users can also install the update from the Windows Store. The Mac version will appear in the App Store as soon as it passes the Apple review procedure.

Update now to enjoy these new features and improvements!

FBReader 3.7.3 for Android

15th July 2024

The July update of the stable track is ready to install. This version brings several improvements and fixes:

  • The library displays covers for LCP-protected books, even if these covers are encrypted.
  • We've fixed issues with multi-book archives.
  • We've introduced an optional feature for collecting usage statistics to help us improve the app. A consent dialogue will appear, allowing you to opt in or out.
  • Radaee PDF library has been updated to version 3.65.28, fixing minor issues in the PDF support.
  • Minor tweaks have been made to the user interface, making the horizontal mode look cleaner.

The release includes new packages for the main app as well as for the format plugins.

FBReader 2.1β4 for Mac, Windows, and Linux

27th June 2024

The desktop version is approaching the release date. In this new beta version

  • We've fixed issues with some protected ePubs
  • We've added Slovenian localisation, thanks to the efforts of Andrej Kralj
  • To help us improve the app, we've added an optional statistics collection feature. The app will request your consent before collecting any data.

FBReader 3.7.1 for Android

18th June 2024

The first minor update in the 3.7 series is now being rolled out to users.

This version adds Slovenian localisation, including interface translation and hyphenation patterns.

Another change is reducing the network connection timeout (the time it takes to make an initial connection to a server) to two seconds. This makes the application more responsive but might cause false connection errors.

The catalogue of popular scientific books in Russian has been removed since the ВсеНаука project is permanently down.

We fixed several vendor-specific issues, such as crashes during app startup on Honor devices.