FBReader – Multi-platform e-book Reader

FBReader is an open source e-book reader that makes it simple to access free literature. It runs on a variety of platforms including Linux and Linux-based mobile devices such as Siemens, Motorola, Sharp, Nokia, and Samsung smartphones.

FBReader supports some *.mobi files, but does not support DRM-protected version. This means FBReader can open free Kindle books only.

FBReader requires Qt4 library.

Features include:

  • Full screen mode.
  • Screen rotation.
  • Supports several open e-book formats: fb2, html, chm, plucker, palmdoc, ztxt, tcr (psion text), rtf, oeb, openreader, non-DRM’ed mobipocket, plain text, and epub.
  • Reads directly from tar, zip, gzip, bzip2 archives (you can have several books in one archive).
  • Supports a structured view of your e-book collection.
  • Automatic library building.
  • Automatically determines encodings.
  • Automatically generates a table of contents.
  • Keeps the last open book and the last read positions for all open books between runs.
  • Automatic hyphenation (patterns for several languages are included).
  • Searching and downloading books.
  • CSS support for epub files.
  • Text search.
  • Footnotes/hyperlink support.
  • Embedded images.
  • Ability to use your own fonts (ttf and otf) with the software.

Website: fbreader.org
Support: Documentation, GitHub
Developer: Geometer Plus, LLC
License: GNU GPL v2


FBReader is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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