March 24, 2019

Today we release FBReader 3.0.5 for Android (both free and premium editions) as well as new version of plugins (2.2.6 for PDF, DjVu, and comics, and 1.7.2.4 for the bookshelf).

These updates bring multiple stability fixes.

Additionally, automatic library scanning has gone. It runs once on the first start of the app. You can initiate the library content update manually by selecting “Rescan” item in the library menu.

March 14, 2019

Long-awaited 3.0 for Android is out. The biggest update since 2017 is already on the Play Store.

  • Background config and library services have gone.
  • Built-in reading aloud in the Premium.
  • New LitRes catalogue store. Prices are always up-to-date now, and you can access PDF books as well.
  • New full Chinese localisation, by He Zhihong (何志鸿).
  • Updated Ukrainian localisation, by IgIvanov from 4pda.ru.
  • Multiple minor improvements and fixes.

Premium edition with new features is available for the old price until 21st March.

March 02, 2019

The bugfix release already on the App Store.

  • New ipads (without a home button) improvement: the app hides home indicator in reading mode
  • FBReader opens ePub archives with non-ASCII entry names

December 31, 2018


FBReader for Android and iOS is on sale (30% off) until end of 7th January 2019.

Have a Happy New Year!

December 31, 2018


The release 3.0 postponed till end of January 2019. New beta is already on the Google Play. In addition to built-in TTS this version adds

  • New file picker feature: you can open files directly from FBReader using your preferred file browser look & feel
  • New LitRes store integration in the network library. Not all features of old catalogue are ported, so both catalogues are still available. The main advantages of the new catalogue are:
    • Always correct prices
    • The basket synchronised with the LitRes site and between devices
    • PDF books are visible in the catalogue, purchase/download will be available soon
November 15, 2018

New update uploaded to the App Store.

  • Better default styles for new iPhones XS, XS Max, and XR
  • Fixed some text formatting issues

November 11, 2018


First beta of FBReader Premium 3.0 uploaded to Google Play. You have to be Premium user and join the beta track to try it.

The beta includes a very first version of the built-in text-to-speech module. TTS works for text formats only (no PDF support at this moment, sorry). To run the feature, open left menu in reading mode, and select "Read Aloud".

FBReader 3.0 significantly changes the app internals. In particular, the plugin API has been changed. If you use FBReader Premium to read DjVu, you will be requested to update the DjVu plugin as well.

Read more about FBReader 3.x plans

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.