2.0β13 for desktops and laptops

April 21, 2022

New update is available on the stores.

  • Files import improvement: the library shows the list of imported books
  • Added toolbar button that bookmarks current page
  • New hotkeys in the reading mode, available in
    both normal and fullscreen modes (on Mac use ⌘ instead of Ctrl):
    • Ctrl+Z        navigate back (e.g., close footnote mode)
    • Ctrl+Shift+Z  navigate forward
    • Ctrl+T        open the table of contents
    • Ctrl+B        bookmark current page
    • Ctrl+Shift+B  open the list of bookmarks
    • Ctrl+F        activate search
    • Ctrl+G        navigate to the next match
    • Ctrl+Shift+G  navigate to the previous match
    • Escape        close search mode
    • Escape        also close footnote mode
  • Preferences: ePub embedded colours can be applied in light mode only
  • The app doesn't try to upload HTML files to the cloud
  • Tooltips for footnotes

Windows, Mac, and Linux update

March 24, 2022


New version 2.0β11 (a.k.a. 1.999.11) is in the stores. Main changes:

  • Added Ukrainian 🇺🇦 interface localisation
  • The renderer uses CSS-defined colours (can be disabled in preferences)
  • Bookmark styles page in the preferences dialogue
  • Option for hiding toolbar in the fullscreen mode
  • Images brightness in the dark mode decreased
  • Added “Import multiple files” menu item in the library window

FBReader for Mac is out

February 16, 2022

Great news! FBReader 2.0β8 for Mac is now available from Mac App Store.

That means FBReader is now available for three major desktop OS: Mac OS, Windows, and Linux. The reading mode is more or less complete, as well as the library view, including the cloud sync.

We are working on missing features, like network catalogues integration, multiple books operation, etc.

FBReader came back to Windows

February 12, 2022

FBReader 2.0β7 for Windows published on Microsoft Store. The app works on Windows 10 and 11. Still not the final 2.0 release; however, the app is stable and ready to use.

Synchronously, we release the same version for Linux on the Snap Store.

The package for Mac will be ready in a week or two.

End of 2021 update

December 24, 2021


We have some news for you in this festive season:

  • After years, we resumed development for major desktop operating systems.
  • Linux version is released to the public via the Snap Store. The AppImage is coming soon.
  • Builds for Windows and Mac OS will be published very-very shortly.
  • And the bad news: Android and iOS updates are delayed to early 2022.

Have a Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

FBReader 0.99.4 for linux is released

November 30, 2012
  • Network library:
    • fixed Cyrillic names rendering
    • search suggestions
    • misc fixes
  • Bulgarian hyphenation patterns, converted by Kaloyan Raev

FBReader beta for linux

FBReader 0.99.3 beta for Linux is released

November 17, 2012
  • New network library look & feel: separate window, asynchronous
  • ePub support:
    • fixed crash on some books from Project Gutenberg
    • fixed <pre>formatted text support
  • RTF support:
    • fixed footnotes support
  • MS Word *.doc support:
    • implemented language/encoding detection
    • fixed crash during library scanning or book opening for some files
  • Archive modules support (original code by Serge Osnach)

FBReader beta for Linux

FBReader 0.99.2 for linux desktop is released

September 06, 2012

FBReader beta for Linux desktop