FBReader: ePub and fb2 reader 17+

Favorite book reader

FBReader.ORG Limited

    • 3.7 • 7 Ratings
    • Free
    • Offers In-App Purchases


ePub, mobi, fb2, and other popular ebook formats. Color profiles for light and dark modes. Flexible settings. Configurable list of OPDS catalogs. Cloud sync.

Favorite Book Reader works on computers with all major operating systems and mobile devices. The FBReader features are

1) Comfortable reading. Customizable text styles and colors for day and night modes, advanced navigation features, and bookmarks.
2) Configurable network book sources list, from which you can download books for free and for a fee. You also can open your local books or add your preferred OPDS catalogs. FBReader provides a powerful catalogs browser, with browsing history, bookmarks, and search.
3) Transparent cloud integration. FBReader synchronizes your books, reading positions and bookmarks across all your devices. Start reading a book on your computer, then continue from the same place on a tablet or smartphone.

Major book formats are ePub (including main features of ePub3), unencrypted Kindle azw3 (a.k.a. Mobipocket) and fb2(.zip). Other supported formats: RTF, doc (MS Word), HTML, and plain text.

What’s New

Version 2.0

This version introduces a network book sources integration. Browse catalogs from the built-in list or add your preferred OPDS sources.

Ratings and Reviews

3.7 out of 5
7 Ratings

7 Ratings

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Good free reader app

So far, I’m okay with this app. Many setting, no problem with the books I read and it’s FREE. The only problem is when read epub, I can only set line spacing but not paragraph spacing. It’s hard to read. When my eyes leave the screen to look elsewhere, when return it’s hard to find where I read to. If it’s have distinguish between line spacing and paragraph spacing, at least I can see around second or third paragraph that I read previously. And it’s more pretty.

Hope you add paragraph spacing option in the near future.

tlinn ,

Look forward to future development

There is a definite lack of cross-platform ebook clients (specifically, Windows-to-iOS) available now. In a perfect world, there would be an iOS version of Calibre, but it’s author has expressed no interest in this. FBReader has the potential to be this solution but it isn’t there yet. As of now, the functionality of this app is limited with, for example, no way to organize books into your own categories. It choked when I tried to open a PDF, citing a compatibility issue that doesn’t exist with the native Books app. Calibre integration is promised in a future update. I love the fact that the premium version isn’t rentalware and I would gladly pay twice the asking price once the operation and feature set is more fully developed.

strimmy ,

Good but has bug with footnotes

Nice reader, but has bug with big footnotes. It shows pop up with just part of footnote. “More” button is shown sometimes, but mostly is missing for the book with lot of long footnotes I’m reading currently.

UPDATE: Fixed in 1.0.15, thanks a lot! Small issue with expanded footnote screen coloring is left. In the dark mode expanded footnote screen has white bottom section with “back” button. I think it should be dark as well.

Developer Response ,

Sorry for this. Fixed in 1.0.15 (already available for update)

In-App Purchases

FBReader Full Edition
All FBReader features for unlimited time

App Privacy

The developer, FBReader.ORG Limited, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

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The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Contact Info
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  • Family Sharing

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