April 21, 2022

New update is available on the stores.

  • Files import improvement: the library shows the list of imported books
  • Added toolbar button that bookmarks current page
  • New hotkeys in the reading mode, available in
    both normal and fullscreen modes (on Mac use ⌘ instead of Ctrl):
    • Ctrl+Z        navigate back (e.g., close footnote mode)
    • Ctrl+Shift+Z  navigate forward
    • Ctrl+T        open the table of contents
    • Ctrl+B        bookmark current page
    • Ctrl+Shift+B  open the list of bookmarks
    • Ctrl+F        activate search
    • Ctrl+G        navigate to the next match
    • Ctrl+Shift+G  navigate to the previous match
    • Escape        close search mode
    • Escape        also close footnote mode
  • Preferences: ePub embedded colours can be applied in light mode only
  • The app doesn't try to upload HTML files to the cloud
  • Tooltips for footnotes
March 31, 2022

  • Added continuous vertical scrolling in single column mode
  • Added the 'page-turning threshold' option. It defines the minimum distance you need to swipe text to turn the page
  • The renderer uses colours from embedded CSS styles. You can disable these colours in the preferences
  • Broken Yandex translator replaced with DeepL
  • Implemented full synchronization of bookmark styles with desktop FBReader. Using the desktop version, you can add and remove styles
  • OPDS support is delayed again :( Expected very soon
  • Simultaneously, we released iOS SDK 0.99.3, which includes all the 1.1.0 changes
March 24, 2022


New version 2.0β11 (a.k.a. 1.999.11) is in the stores. Main changes:

  • Added Ukrainian 🇺🇦 interface localisation
  • The renderer uses CSS-defined colours (can be disabled in preferences)
  • Bookmark styles page in the preferences dialogue
  • Option for hiding toolbar in the fullscreen mode
  • Images brightness in the dark mode decreased
  • Added “Import multiple files” menu item in the library window
March 19, 2022

New release 0.99.2 has been published. This version includes changes from the upcoming FBReader 1.0.26 for iOS. The ePub rendering engine can use colours defined in embedded CSS.

February 16, 2022

Great news! FBReader 2.0β8 for Mac is now available from Mac App Store.

That means FBReader is now available for three major desktop OS: Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. The reading mode is more or less complete, as well as the library view, including the cloud sync.

We are working on missing features, like network catalogues integration, multiple books operation, etc.

February 12, 2022

FBReader 2.0β7 for Windows published on Microsoft Store. The app works on Windows 10 and 11. Still not the final 2.0 release; however, the app is stable and ready to use.

Synchronously, we release the same version for Linux on the Snap Store.

The package for Mac will be ready in a week or two.

December 24, 2021


We have some news for you in this festive season:

  • After years, we resumed development for major desktop operating systems.
  • Linux version is released to the public via the Snap Store. The AppImage is coming soon.
  • Builds for Windows and Mac OS will be published very-very shortly.
  • And the bad news: Android and iOS updates are delayed to early 2022.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

October 11, 2021

The minor update is available on the AppStore. It makes the app fully compatible with the iOS 15 and iPhone 13 series.

The major release 1.1, with OPDS support and new rendering features, is coming by the Christmas.

February 09, 2021

The beta packages (both free and Premium) are downloadable from the beta page and on Google Play. The update brings

  • new UI features and fixes in reading aloud;
  • better look of dialogues on e-ink screens.
January 04, 2021

FBReader Premium for Android and Full Edition for iOS are on sale. Up to 40%, depending on OS and country. The sale ends

  • at 23:59 Greenwich time, 9th January, on Android;
  • at 23:59 your local time, 10th January, on iOS.