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  • What is a good ebook reader for Linux?
    I use fbreader, it's probably in your disto's repository or you can get in from Source: over 1 year ago
  • Best ebook app that also allows for reader?
    I've been using FBreader for years, and it can use the built in Android TTS. Source: over 1 year ago
  • 3x new books added to the Pirate Library Mirror (+24TB, 3.8M books)
    Based on what's on ZLibrary, various formats, though principally PDF, ePub, Mobi (Kindle), DJVU (similar to PDF), FB2, and a few others. Most ebook readers (with the exception of Amazon's own Kindle reader) can read virtually all of these, some with extensions. E.g., FB Reader , PocketBook Reader , Onyx's Neoreader (BOOX) ... No... - Source: Hacker News / almost 2 years ago
  • FOSS or privacy conscious ebook reading app (Mac/iOS)
    I came across FBReader which looks great in principal, but it uses a Google Drive account to sync with no other options. Also it's no longer OSS from 2015 (which wouldn't have been a deal breaker for me). Source: about 2 years ago
  • I need a good Software to read epub
    I use FBreader on android and PC. It's insanely customizable. I sometimes use it it double-page layout, 'though I haven't tried comics. Source: about 2 years ago
  • eBook app for listening to books you have on tablets phone so on to follow too that are free or cost less then 5$ on Android
    FBreader. Install plugins for library, pdf and text2speech and away you go. Source: about 2 years ago
  • What life changing item can you buy for less than €100?
    I'd recommend FBReader for Android - great app for reading on your phone or tablet (or both, as it can sync your books/reading position between devices.) The free version doesn't even have ads IIRC, it's just missing a few of the premium features. Source: over 2 years ago
  • I'm 44 years old and I've just discovered audiobooks. I can't believe what I've been missing out on all these years.
    For .epub text-to-speech reading on my Android, I use FBReader (Favorite Book Reader) It's a great app with many features including rate and pitch adjustment. Be sure to get the FBReader TTS+ Plugin. Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Given a new class with one week before school starts and there's no textbook. Ethics of copying readings from other books?
    This epub reader supports more platforms than Freda (including iOS and MacOS): Source: almost 3 years ago
  • Best e-reader for these book bundles?
    For apps, I use Calibre ( installed on my Laptop to manage my library it manages the moving of books to and fro and keeping their data up to date. On my phone I use FBReader ( connecting to the ODPS server provided by Calibre to read non-comic works. Source: over 3 years ago

External sources with reviews and comparisons of FBReader

8 Best eBook Readers for Linux
FBReader is a lightweight, multi-platform ebook reader, free but not open-source, supporting various formats like ePub, fb2, mobi, rtf, html etc. It includes access to popular network libraries from where you can download ebooks for free or buy one.
10 of the Best Ebook Readers for Windows, macOS, and Mobile
The Favorite Book Reader (FBReader) is a free app that used to be open source. As such, it used to be available for a multitude of devices but now caters to iOS and Android users. There’s also a beta version in development for the Onyx reader.

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