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In February 2022, eight years after the previous release, FBReader came back to Windows. The new version, FBReader 2.0, includes most features of iOS and Android apps but is designed especially for desktops/laptops.

FBReader 2.0 is available for free on the Microsoft Store. The app works on Windows 10 (build 17763 and higher) and Windows 11. Currently, FBReader is only built for Intel 64bit architecture. It also works on Windows 11 Arm64. As far as we know, the app does not work on Windows 10 Arm.

Current version: 2.0β14, a.k.a. 1.999.14 (published 4 May 2022)

FBReader for Windows is stable and ready to use. However, some important functions are still missing, so it is still not the final 2.0 release. The table shows the status of the latest version. We are working to implement missing features and release true FBReader 2.0.

Reading books
Supported formats ePub, fb2,, mobi, rtf, MS doc, plain text, cbz
Book reading, styles, hyperlinks, hyphenations Fully implemented
Page header and footer Fully implemented, is customisable
Page turning/text scrolling Spacebar and right arrow key turn page forward; left arrow key turns back. Mouse click on right/left margins turns ahead/back. Mouse wheel as well as up and down arrows scroll line-by-line
Multi-book (multi-window) mode Fully implemented
Two-column mode Fully implemented. The text switches to two-column mode automatically. You can tune the logic in the “Columns & Margins” preferences section
Text selection Implemented, excluding automatic text scrolling when user selects end of the page
Table of contents Fully implemented
Bookmarks Implemented: adding, removing, style selection, navigation over the bookmarks list, style adding/editing/removing; to be implemented: text editing
Language selection Automatic language/encoding detection only; there is no way to fix a detection error manually
Advanced text navigation Click on the page footer navigates over the text; undo/redo buttons allow to jump back. The position stack persists between runs
Dark theme Fully implemented; FBReader switch theme automatically according to the system theme changes
Book lists Implemented, excluding the “books by tag” view
Custom shelves Not implemented yet
Book info dialogue Fully implemented
Multiple book selection, group operations Not implemented yet
Network catalogues Not implemented yet
Cloud synchronisation
Books Fully implemented: library synchronisation, adding/removing books
Positions Fully implemented
Bookmarks Fully implemented
Custom shelves Not implemented yet
Preferences dialogue Implemented; some minor pages and options are still missing
Settings export/import Fully implemented