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.)

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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.

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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

FBReader 2.6 beta 10 is ready for testing

October 03, 2015

This is preview version of upcoming major update of FBReader. The beta adds more material design, configurable main menu, and simple widgets. Apk size has decreased from 8.5Mb to 5.5-6Mb (depending on platform).

You can join beta testing via Google Play or download the beta package from this site.


Old “design” ⇒ New design

FBReader 2.5.10 for Android

September 26, 2015


  • Second (external) memory card is visible from the library view.
  • New progress indicator options: “Show reading progress as percentage” and “Maximum number of ToC marks”.

FBReader for Android