First public release of FBReader SDK

October 10, 2019

Our new product, FBReader SDK. A library that allows you to build your own application on FBReader engine. Light, stable, highly customizable. Includes some features from upcoming FBReader relades.

The SDK for Android is already available. iOS version expected by the end of 2019.

September updates

September 03, 2019

FBReader 3.0.16 for Android and 1.0.10 for iOS available on Google Play and on the App Store, respectively. The updates fix the position saving/restoring issues on both platforms.

One more update of the iPhone/iPad app integrates FBReader day/night feature with system light/dark modes. It will be available immediately after the official iOS 13 release.

Update 3.0.12 for Android

May 31, 2019

FBReader Premium 3.0.12 for Android improves the text-to-speech feature. The main addition is the reading timer. You can run reading with a time limit.

And yes, we slightly updated the icon.



FBReader 3.0.5 and plugins for Android

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.

FBReader 3.0 for Android

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.

New Year 2019 Sale

December 31, 2018


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

Have a Happy New Year!

FBReader Premium 3.0 beta 12 for Android

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

FBReader Premium 3.0 beta for Android

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