September 19, 2018


2.9 is the final subseries in 2.x series. FBReader 3.0, the biggest update since 2016, will be released by the New Year. Version 2.9 does not introduce any new features, but it is built with the latest Android tools, that will be used for 3.0. So if your device is compatible with 2.9, it will be compatible with 3.0 too.

Since 2.9 we release new versions for Android 4.1 and higher. For 4.0.* devices 2.8.13 is the latest version at the moment. We will release critical updates for old devices, if necessary. MIPS and ARMv5 processors are not supported anymore as well.

Fixed in version 2.9:

  • Notification issues on Android 8.* and 9.* devices
  • Page turning animation freezes
  • Sporadic skipping of pages
  • Possible crash during synchronization on Android Go devices

August 21, 2018
The update fixes the battery drain issue, a.k.a. continuous “FBReader runs in background”/“FBReader is using battery” notification issue. Both free and premium versions are available for all users on the Google Play.

August 13, 2018
An update for both free and premium version. The release fixes a background sync issue on Android 8 devices. Available on the Google Play.

July 25, 2018

The update

  • Fixes reading on MacOS 10.12.
  • Is compatible with OS 10.11.
  • Fixes multiple minor issues.

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July 23, 2018

New minor update available on the App Store.

  • The app opens “broken” ePub and fb2 files
  • Fixed sync issue that caused loss of positions during the first connection of a new device
  • Few iPhone X specific UI tweaks

July 15, 2018

Public beta, the quality is close to production:

  • Native interface
  • Full support for ePub, fb2, and other text formats
  • Network synchronisation (books, reading positions)
  • Secret features to be revealed soon

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June 28, 2018
One more minor update for both free and Premium apps. Main changes:

  • The app opens fb2.zip files from Telegram
  • Fixed adaptive icon on some devices
  • The app ignores more XML errors, opens more “broken” ePub and fb2 books
  • Better comics support (Premium version only): the app detects archive type by the file content instead of extension
  • Fixed LitRes registration issues
  • Updated Belarusian localisation

March 30, 2018
This is minor update for both free and premium editions.

  • The app ignores some XML errors in fb2 and ePub books
  • The app opens books from Chrome downloads and some file managers
  • Scaled (bigger) images on hi-res screens
  • Better pattern for “Hard paper” background
  • Added “display:none” CSS property support
  • Fixed fb2 images support
  • Fixed crash on some mobi books
  • Preferences: fixed error on changing the background colour to white

January 01, 2018

Great discounts for both FBReader Premium (Android) and FBReader Full Edition (iOS) until midnight 8th January 2018.

Happy New Year!

December 20, 2017

The bugfix update is available on the App Store.

  • Fixed color picker crash on devices with iOS 11.2
  • The toolbar does not overlap long footnote text