News

3.1.2/3.1.3 for Android

28th January 2023

The first minor update of 2023 includes

  • A new style of popup messages
  • Other UI improvements
  • Few text-to-speech interface fixes

Update: 3.1.2 was quickly replaced with 3.1.3 to fix possible crashes on devices with old (4.4 and 5.x) Androids.

The latest 2022 update: FBReader 2.0 for desktops

30th December 2022

FBReader for Mac/Windows/Linux is not beta anymore. We deliver the final 2.0 release. It contains no significant changes; we implemented the most requested minor features.

  • Since this version, you can choose the library view style: thumbnails or the book list.
  • We completed the UI features, like missing help windows.
  • We added new options: monospace font family, mouse wheel action, etc.
  • Multiple internal fixes and improvements.

New Year Android releases

27th December 2022

Today we publish new packages for both mainstream and beta branches. We change the numbering, the beta is now 4.0, and the release version is 3.1. In 2023, we plan to release the updates in series 3.*, incrementally adding beta features to the mainstream.

In these new versions

  • The new text-to-speech interface, as well as all the related fixes, are backported from betas to the 3.1 release
  • Settings export/import is now available in the release branch as well
  • We fixed a crash on some Android 13 devices, especially manufactured by Samsung and OnePlus
  • We fixed the issues with opening books with special symbols (e.g., ‘:’) in the file name
  • FBReader suggests itself as an app to open “generic” files. That's useful for file managers that do not detect some e-books types properly

Have a Happy New Year!

Minor update for iOS

16th December 2022

The release 1.1.6 for iPhone and iPad starts rolling out to the users. The update

  • fixes rare stability issues
  • adds and changes keyboard shortcuts on iPad
  • on iPhone, allows to switch back to icon-only selection menu; look into Settings => Screen => UI controls section

FBReader 1.1.5 for iOS

7th December 2022

The update passed the App Store review and is available to the users. It is compatible with iOS 16 and the upcoming iPhone 14 series.

On iPad, we added “desktop-style” interface features like keyboard shortcuts and large menus. We also changed the search style to make it consistent with the iOS standard. You can choose the old-style search interface in Settings (“Screen” section).

Starting from this version, our updates will only work on iOS 13.0 and newer. 1.1.4 is still available for all users with iOS 9.3+.

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