Comparison of Android e-book reader software

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The following tables detail e-book reader software for the Android operating system.

File formats supported[edit]

See Comparison of e-book formats for details on the file formats.

Developer Formats total # .chm .djvu .epub .fb2 .html .mobi .oeb .rtf .pdf .txt .doc .docx .pdb
Aldiko 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
BookBox 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
CoolReader 07+ Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
EbookDroid 05+ No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No ? ? ?
ezPDF Reader 04+ No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
FBReader 11+ No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes
Go Book 05+ No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes No No ?
Google Books 02+ No No Yes ? ? No ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
iReader 02+ ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Kindle 02+ No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Kobo 05+ No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Laputa Book Reader[1][2] ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Lektz 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
Mantano Reader 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
Moon+ reader Pro 08+ Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
PocketBook reader 07+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No
RepliGo Reader 14+ No No No No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
Snapplify 07+ No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Socio eReader 01+ No No Yes No No No No No No No ? ? ?
ZxReader 05+ No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes Yes Yes ?
Developer Formats total # .chm .djvu .epub .fb2 .html .mobi .oeb .rtf .pdf .txt .doc .docx .pdb

Navigation features[edit]

Developer Paging touch screen Paging volume key Backward-forward Contents table Bookmarks Resume Go to Search full text Sync to cloud Autoscroll by pixel Autoscroll by line Autoscroll by page Scroll speed control Rolling blind mode Continuous scrolling
Aldiko[3] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No ?
Snapplify[4] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Lektz[5] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Mantano Reader[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Fabrik ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
FBReader[7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No
Moon+ reader[8] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RepliGo Reader[9] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No ?
Socio eReader[10] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No ?
iReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No ?
Kobo Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No
Laputa Book Reader[1][2] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CoolReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
EbookDroid Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Kindle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
PocketBook reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No ?
Developer Paging touch screen Paging volume key Backward-forward Contents table Bookmarks Resume Go to Search full text Sync to cloud Autoscroll by pixel Autoscroll by line Autoscroll by page Scroll speed control Rolling blind mode Continuous scrolling

Display features[edit]

Developer Theme Day-night mode Brightness control Adjust to display size Indent paragraph Trim extra blank spaces Enable-disable CSS Customize text alignment Customize font scale Customize line space Customize color Customize transparent Fading edge Simulate real page flip
Aldiko Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Lektz Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No
Mantano Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
FBReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moon+ reader 10+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
RepliGo Reader No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No Yes
Socio eReader Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes
Laputa Book Reader[1][2] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CoolReader ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes
EbookDroid ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kindle ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ?
PocketBook reader ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes
Developer Theme Day-night mode Brightness control Adjust to display size Indent paragraph Trim extra blank spaces Enable-disable CSS Customize text alignment Customize font scale Customize line space Customize color Customize transparent Fading edge Simulate real page flip

Edit-tool features[edit]

Developer Highlight Annotate Metadata edit Dictionary online Dictionary offline Wikipedia lookup Translate Share Gesture command Support TTS Support DRM
Aldiko Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes
Lektz No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Mantano Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
FBReader No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes [11] No
Moon+ reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
RepliGo Reader Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No
Socio eReader Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Snapplify Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Laputa Book Reader[1][2] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CoolReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
EbookDroid ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kindle Yes Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
PocketBook reader Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Developer Highlight Annotate Metadata edit Dictionary online Dictionary offline Wikipedia lookup Translate Share Gesture command Support TTS Support DRM

Book source management features[edit]

Developer Local books Book file search Epub downloading Browser downloading OPDS catalog Books tag Books sort Books manage metadata
Aldiko Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Lektz Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Mantano Reader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FBReader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moon+ reader Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
RepliGo Reader Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No
Socio eReader Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Laputa Book Reader[1][2] ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
CoolReader Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
EbookDroid Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Kindle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
PocketBook reader Yes Yes Yes ? Yes No Yes ?
Developer Local books Book file search Epub downloading Browser downloading OPDS catalog Books tag Books sort Books manage metadata

Other software e-book readers for Android[edit]

Other e-book readers for Android devices include: BookShout!, Nook e-Reader applications for third party devices, OverDrive Media Console, and Reveal Reader.[2] Additionally, Palmbookreader reads some formats (such as PDB and TXT) on Palm OS and Android devices.[2]

See also[edit]

Further reading[edit]

Discontinued e-book reader software

  • The Readmill app, introduced in February 2011, read numerous formats on Android and iOS devices but is shutting down July 1, 2014.[12]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c d e "Laputa eReader". 
  2. ^ a b c d e f g "Best Android Apps as eBook Readers For Your Android Phone". theandroidsoul.com. 
  3. ^ "Aldiko". Aldiko. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  4. ^ "Snapplify, Macmillan launch eReader App for Educational Content". Good eReader. Retrieved 1 November 2013. 
  5. ^ "Lektz". Lektz. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  6. ^ "Mantano Reader". Mantano. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  7. ^ "FBReader". FBReader. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  8. ^ "Moon+ reader". Moon+. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  9. ^ "RepliGo reader". Cerience Corporation. Retrieved 2012-06-19. 
  10. ^ "Soc.io eReader". Soc.io Mall. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  11. ^ "FBReader TTS plugin". Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  12. ^ Bond, John-Michael. "Readmill is closing its doors on July 1, 2014". The Unofficial Apple Weblog. 

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