November 29, 2017
  • Full compatibility with Android 8 and Android Go.
  • Adaptive launcher icon for devices with Android 8. Phones and tablets with Android 7 and lower continue to use old icon.
  • Fixed progress indicator renedring on high-density screens.
  • Minor fixes.

Updated 30 November 2017: version 2.8.7 fixes launcher icon on Android 7.1.

November 23, 2017

This release makes page turning more configurable. You can

  • Use volume buttons for turning. The option is switched off by default, open “Page turning” section in the settings dialog to enable.
  • Select arbitrary screen zones to tap for page turning. Use “Screen” →“Tap zones” settings section to configure.

Page turning sectionTap zonesTap zones

October 06, 2017

The update is uploaded to the App Store. Main changes:

  • New options: text alignment, hyphenations, position indicator colours
  • Dark (night) theme for alert dialogues
  • Fixed undo menu behaviour
  • Minor fixes in text formatting
  • iPhone X compatibility

Two columnsLibrary view

September 29, 2017

This release fixes performance issues on high-end devices, e.g. Google Pixel.

  • Fixed background rendering for high-resolution screens
  • Added new background “Paper”, taken from the iOS version. This background is now default in Premium version. All built-in backgrounds, including “Sepia” (default for the free version), and “Sand” (old default for the Premium), are available to select in “Colours & Wallpapers” section of the Settings dialogue
  • Premium version only: Radaee PDF library updated to version 3.14 (from 3.9)
  • Fixed minor formatting issues
  • Updated Belarusian localisation (by Zmicer Turok)
  • Updated Czech localisation (by Marek Pavelka)

September 22, 2017

The last release of the plugin. We will not update it anymore. All new bookshelf features will only be added to FBReader Premium.

Upcoming FBReader 3.0 will not support this plugin.

  • The plugin starts FBReader Premium if the premium is installed, and the free version is not installed
  • Clear error message if the bookshelf cannot connect to FBReader in background

September 15, 2017

Minor update for both free and premium apps in on its way to the Google Play.

  • Fixed issue with upgrade from versions older than 2.7
  • Fixed double tap processing in reading mode
  • Fixed text style logic for MOBI files with embedded CSS
  • The free version only: added YoWindow menu item. YoWindow is a sophisticated weather widget for your device. You can enable/disable menu items in Settings → Menu → Menu items

September 07, 2017

FBReader for iOS is finally available on the App Store. This first release does not support all the Android version features. On the other hand, some features are improved in comparison to FBReader for Android.

FBReader for iOS page on this site.

FBReader features table: iOS and Android.

July 14, 2017

What's new:

  • More settings
  • Better footnotes support
  • Better file format detector
  • New library views: by author, by series, etc.
  • Access to FBReader Book Network: upload your books via https://books.fbreader.org/. Google account is required to use this feature.

What's missing:

  • Upload books to the book network
  • Position/bookmarks synchronisation
  • There is a number of known bugs we'll fix before the release

What's limited:

  • Library size is limited to 10 books. The limitation will be removable for a payment in the release version.
  • Online translator integration will be available in the release version for (the same) payment.

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June 27, 2017

This major update of both free and Premium versions brings a number of improvements:

  • New set of default text styles. Some old formatting issues (e.g., for poems in fb2) have gone. CSS support improved too.
  • New default library view (in Premium Edition) shows cover thumbnails only. You can select old look if you want.
  • New Google authentication dialogue for synchronisation and network library access.
  • Automatic book format detection. File extension does not matter anymore, except for *.txt and *.html files. (Some issues with MS Word documents were introduced in 2.8 and fixed in 2.8.1.)
  • Updated Polish and Portuguese localisations.
  • Free version adds billing permission, for future book purchasing. There are no in-app purchases implemented in the current version.
  • In celebration of the release, FBReader Premium is 30% off until the end of 2nd July (Greenwich time).

Get it on Google Play
June 21, 2017

FBReader Android plugins (bookshelf, and the format plugins: PDF, DjVu, and comics) updated to version 1.7.

The bookshelf has been changed significantly. We added new default look, book thumbnails. The same look will be available in forthcoming Premium 2.8.

The format plugins include minor fixes. All the plugins are fully compatible with upcoming FBReader 2.8.

The plugins page on this site.