Comparison of Android e-book 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.

File formats supported[edit]

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

Product Developer Formats total # .chm .djvu .epub .fb2 .html .mobi .oeb .rtf .pdf .txt .doc .docx .pdb
Aldiko Book Reader Aldiko Limited 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
AlReader Alan.Neverland 09+ No No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
BookBox ? 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Cool Reader Vadim Lopatin 07+ Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No Yes Yes No Yes
EBookDroid AK2 05+ No Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes Yes No ? ? ?
Ebook Reader[1] eBooks.com 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
ezPDF Reader Unidocs Inc. 04+ No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
FBReader [2] FBReader.ORG Limited 11+ No Yes [3] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes [4] Yes Yes No Yes
Google Play Books Google Inc. 02+ No No Yes ? ? No ? ? Yes ? ? ? ?
iReader ? 02+ ? ? Yes ? Yes Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Kindle Amazon Mobile LLC 02+ No No No No No Yes No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Kobo Books Kobo eBooks 05+ No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes ? ? ?
Lektz eBook Reader AEL Data Services LLP 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No ? ? ?
Mantano Ebook Reader Mantano SAS 02+ No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
Moon+ reader Pro Moon+ 08+ Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No No No
PocketBook Obreey Products 07+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No No No
Snapplify Snapplify 07+ No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
Socio eReader GigaMarket Ltd. 01+ No No Yes No No No No No No No ? ? ?
ZXReader ZXStyles 05+ No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes ?
Product Developer Formats total # .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[5] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No ?
AlReader[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes
Cool Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ? ? Yes
EBookDroid 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
FBReader[7] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[8] 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 ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo Books Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No No No No No No
Lektz eBook Reader[9] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Mantano Ebook Reader[10] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Moon+ reader[11] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
PocketBook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes No ?
Snapplify[12] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Socio eReader[13] 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 ?
AlReader ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? 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 ?
FBReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No 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 ?
Mantano Ebook Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes ?
Moon+ reader 10+ Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes ?
OverDrive Media Console Yes Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? Yes Yes Yes ? ? No Yes
PocketBook ? Yes Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No ? Yes ?
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
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
FBReader No No Yes No Yes No No Yes No Yes [14] No
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kindle 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
Mantano Ebook Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moon+ reader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes 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
Cool Reader Yes Yes Yes ? Yes Yes Yes Yes
EBookDroid Yes ? ? ? Yes ? ? ?
Ebook Reader Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes No
FBReader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
iReader ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Lektz eBook Reader Yes Yes Yes ? ? ? ? ?
Mantano Ebook Reader Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Moon+ reader Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes
Socio eReader Yes Yes Yes No No No Yes No
Kindle ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
Kobo Books ? ? ? ? ? ? ? ?
PocketBook Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes
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.[15]

See also[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Ebook Reader". Ebooks.com Limited. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  2. ^ "FBReader supported and unsupported formats". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  3. ^ "FBReader DjVu plugin". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  4. ^ "FBReader PDF plugin". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  5. ^ "Aldiko". Aldiko. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  6. ^ "AlReader". Alan. Retrieved 2015-06-10. 
  7. ^ "FBReader". FBReader. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  8. ^ "FBReader Book Network FAQ". Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  9. ^ "Lektz". Lektz. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  10. ^ "Mantano Reader". Mantano. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  11. ^ "Moon+ reader". Moon+. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  12. ^ "Snapplify, Macmillan launch eReader App for Educational Content". Good eReader. Retrieved 1 November 2013.  |first1= missing |last1= in Authors list (help)
  13. ^ "Soc.io eReader". Soc.io Mall. Retrieved 2012-07-02. 
  14. ^ "FBReader TTS plugin". Retrieved 11 January 2012. 
  15. ^ Bond, John-Michael. "Readmill is closing its doors on July 1, 2014". The Unofficial Apple Weblog. 

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