Release delayed

August 01, 2016

FBReader 2.7 for Android is not ready by end of July 2016. We expect to release it three weeks later, by 21 August.

Update: sorry, we delayed it once more, till 30 August.

Tags: delay postpone

Our plans: status update

July 09, 2016

FBReader for Android 2.7 (both free and Premium) will be released by end of July 2016. This version will fix a number of annoying issues related to migration to Android 6:

  • “Lost” bookmarks for books on SD card will be restored.
  • It will be possible to open books located on SD card via external file browsers, and open books downloaded in Chrome.

Since version 2.7 updates will be only available for Android 4.0 and higher.

FBReader for iOS is still under development, we plan to release first public beta by end of summer 2016.

Tags: plans ios android

Bookshelf: free upgrade to FBReader Premium

March 03, 2016

All paid users of the Bookshelf plugin can get promo code and upgrade to FBReader Premium for free.

Promo code is not bounded to your Google Account! Already purchased FBReader Premium? Gift your promo code to a friend!

Step-by-step instruction

FBReader 2.6.9 + format plugins 1.5.8

February 26, 2016

One more minor update for both free and premium versions and for all format plugins fixes a number of issues including

  • reading position saving
  • highlighting rendering
  • sync issues.

We do not plan release any major updates of FBReader for Android until our first version for iOS will be released. (iOS version expected this Spring.)

Get it on Google Play

FBReader 2.6.3 and format plugins 1.5.2

January 14, 2016

This is minor update of the main app and the format plugins. It fixes most important issues of the previous releases. FBReader Premium 2.6.3 will be available in a few days.

  • Fixed page numbering issues
  • Fixed non-breakable spaces width issue
  • Fixed book menu behaviour
  • Updated Czech and Romanian localizations
  • Stability fixes

FBReader for Android 2.6.2

December 31, 2015

The New Year release fixes a number of annoying issues in both Free and Premium versions. The only new feature is a new option for left (“book”) menu. Swipe gesture for opening this menu is now disabled by default. You can use three-line button in the upper left corner, or enable the gesture in the “Appearance” section of the settings dialog.

Get it on Google Play

Material design FBReader and plugins

December 21, 2015

This is the biggest update since 2.0 release. FBReader 2.6 for Android completes transition to material design. We preserved the FBReader rendering engine and other features, but changed the look and feel of controls, dialogs, and other UI elements.

The reading mode menu is now split to left (“book”) and right (“main”) menus. This feature is configurable, user can move items between book and main menus.

Other major changes:

  • Custom shelves synchronisation
  • Fast scroll and alphabetic index in the bookshelf (swipe finger along the right edge of the list)
  • New page numbering algorithm and page numbers in the table of contents
  • Editable authors and tags in the book dialog
  • Simple widgets

Controls  Bookmarks  Menu  Sync settings

FBReader for Android
Plugins page

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FBReader (Free and Premium) 2.6 beta 15

October 12, 2015

This version adds more material design elements, changes authors/tags editing, and fixes crash on devices with android 4.1 and lower.

Join beta testing for FBReader Free or FBReader Premium at Google Play or download the beta package of FBReader Free from this site.


Hamburger menu Edit authors Bookmarks