Comparison of Android e-reader software

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The following tables detail e-book reader software for the Android operating system. Each section corresponds to a major area of functionality in an e-book reader software. The comparisons are based on the latest released version.

Software reading systems[edit]

Software License Other platforms DRM formats supported
Aldiko Proprietary None Adobe DRM
AlReader[1] Proprietary None ?
Bluefire Reader Proprietary iOS Adobe DRM
Bookari Proprietary iOS Adobe DRM
BookBox ? Windows, Mac OS X, iOS ?
Ebook Reader[2] Proprietary iOS, BlackBerry 10+, Kindle Fire (side loaded) Adobe DRM
eReader Prestigio Proprietary None Adobe DRM
FBReader Proprietary Windows, Linux, PDAs, Mac OS X None
Google Play Books Proprietary Web application, iOS Adobe DRM
Kindle Proprietary Web application, iOS, BlackBerry, Mac OS X, Windows Amazon DRM
Kobo Proprietary Windows, Mac OS X, iOS Adobe DRM
Lektz Proprietary Web application, Mac OS X, iOS, Windows Lektz DRM
Librera GPL None None
MReader Proprietary None None
OverDrive Media Console[3] Proprietary Chromebook, iOS, Mac OS X, Windows Adobe DRM, OverDrive
Snapplify Proprietary Web application, iOS Adobe DRM, Snapplify SnappSafe DRM

File formats supported[edit]

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

Product Formats total # .cbr .cbz .umd .chm .djvu .epub .fb2 .html .mobi .oeb .rtf .pdf .txt .doc .docx .pdb
Aldiko Book Reader 02+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
AlReader 09+ ? ? ? No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bookari 02+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
BookBox 02+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Cool Reader 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 ? ? ?
Ebook Reader[4] 02+ No No No No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
eReader Prestigio[5] 09+ ? ? ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
ezPDF Reader 04+ ? ? ? No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
FBReader [6] 11+ ? ? ? No Plugin[7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin[8] Yes Yes No Yes
Google Play Books 02+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
iReader 02+ ? ? ? ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Kindle 02+ ? ? ? No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Kobo Books 05+ ? ? ? No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Lektz eBook Reader 02+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
Librera[9] 10+ Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
Moon+ reader Pro 11+ Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
MReader[10] 10+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No No No No No No
PocketBook 07+ ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
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 ? ? ?
Product Formats total # .cbr .cbz .umd .chm .djvu .epub .fb2 .html .mobi .oeb .rtf .pdf .txt .doc .docx .pdb

Navigation features[edit]

Product 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 Book Reader[11] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No ?
AlReader[1] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Bookari[12] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
Cool Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
EBookDroid Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
Ebook Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
FBReader[13] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[14] No No No No No No
Google Play Books Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ?
iReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes No ?
Kindle Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? No
Kobo Books Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No
Lektz eBook Reader[15] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Librera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
Moon+ reader[16] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
PocketBook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No Yes
Snapplify[17] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Socio eReader[18] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No ?
Product 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]

Product 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 Image view with zoom/pan
Aldiko Book Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
AlReader ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
Bookari Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ?
Cool Reader ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ?
EBookDroid ? Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ebook Reader No Yes Yes Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes (PDF only)
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FBReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No enable/disable CCS » YES Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Google Play Books ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes ? ?
iReader Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? Yes No
Kindle ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo Books No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No No No No Yes ?
Lektz eBook Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Librera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
Moon+ reader 10+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
MReader Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
OverDrive Media Console Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? No Yes
PocketBook ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes Yes
Snapplify ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Socio eReader Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes ?
Product 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 Image view with zoom/pan

Edit-tool features[edit]

Product Highlight Annotate Metadata edit Dictionary online Dictionary offline Wikipedia lookup Translate Share Gesture command TTS Support (read aloud) Support DRM
Aldiko Book Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes No No Yes
AlReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Bookari Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cool Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes No
EBookDroid ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Ebook Reader Yes Yes No No No No No Yes Yes No Yes
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
FBReader No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Plugin[19] No
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kindle Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Kobo Books Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Lektz eBook Reader No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No Yes
Librera Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
Moon+ reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MReader Yes No No No No No No No No No No
PocketBook Yes Yes Yes ? Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Snapplify Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes No Yes
Socio eReader Yes Yes No No No Yes No Yes No No No
Product Highlight Annotate Metadata edit Dictionary online Dictionary offline Wikipedia lookup Translate Share Gesture command TTS Support (read aloud) Support DRM

Book source management features[edit]

Product Local books Book file search Epub downloading Browser downloading OPDS catalog Books tag Books sort Books manage metadata
Aldiko Book Reader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
AlReader Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
Bookari Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Cool Reader Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBookDroid Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Ebook Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
FBReader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kindle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo Books ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Lektz eBook Reader Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Librera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Moon+ reader Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
MReader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No
PocketBook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
Socio eReader Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Product 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 and OverDrive Media Console. Additionally, Palmbookreader reads some formats (such as PDB and TXT) on Palm OS and Android devices. The Readmill app, introduced in February 2011, reads numerous formats on Android and iOS devices but shut down July 1, 2014.[20]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b "AlReader". Alan. Retrieved 2015-06-10.
  2. ^ "Devices with support for Ebook Reader". Ebooks.com Limited. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  3. ^ "OverDrive App". OverDrive. OverDrive, Inc. Retrieved 2017-09-16.
  4. ^ "Guide to ebook formats". Ebooks.com Limited. Retrieved 2018-01-05.
  5. ^ "eReader Prestigio". Prestigio. Retrieved 2015-11-15.
  6. ^ "FBReader supported and unsupported formats". Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  7. ^ "FBReader DjVu plugin". Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  8. ^ "FBReader PDF plugin". Retrieved 19 January 2014.
  9. ^ Ivanenko, Ivan. "Librera". Lirbi. Retrieved 2017-04-05.
  10. ^ "MReader". Orbiteur. Retrieved 2017-06-29.
  11. ^ "Aldiko". Aldiko. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  12. ^ "Bookari Ebook Reader". Mantano. Retrieved 2018-04-04.
  13. ^ "FBReader". FBReader. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  14. ^ "FBReader Book Network FAQ". Retrieved 2014-01-19.
  15. ^ "Lektz". Lektz. Retrieved 2011-05-20.
  16. ^ "Moon+ reader". Moon+. Retrieved 2011-01-01.
  17. ^ "Snapplify, Macmillan launch eReader App for Educational Content". Good eReader. Retrieved 1 November 2013.
  18. ^ "Soc.io eReader". Soc.io Mall. Retrieved 2012-07-02.
  19. ^ "FBReader TTS plugin". Retrieved 11 January 2012.
  20. ^ Bond, John-Michael (June 24, 2014). "Readmill is closing its doors on July 1, 2014". The Unofficial Apple Weblog.

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