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Comparison of Android e-reader software

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

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

File formats supported

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
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 Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
ezPDF Reader 04+ ? ? ? No No Yes No Yes No No No Yes Yes ? ? ?
FBReader [5] 11+ ? ? ? No Plugin[6] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Plugin[7] 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 ? ? ?
Mantano Ebook Reader 02+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No No No Yes No No No No
Moon+ reader Pro 11+ Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes 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 ? ? ?
ZXReader 05+ ? ? ? No No Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes ?
eReader Prestigio[8] 09+ ? ? ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes No ?
Librera[9] 10+ Yes Yes ? No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes No No Yes
MReader[10] 10+ ? ? ? No No Yes No No No 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

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
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
FBReader[12] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes[13] 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[14] Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No ?
Mantano Ebook Reader[15] Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No Yes
Moon+ reader[16] 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 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 ?
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No No No
Librera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No Yes Yes Yes No Yes
MReader Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No No Yes No Yes
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

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 ?
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 enable/disaple 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 ?
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 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 Yes
Socio eReader Yes Yes No No No No No No Yes No No No No Yes ?
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Librera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No
MReader Yes No No Yes Yes No No No No No No No No No No
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

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 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
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
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes No Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes
Librera Yes Yes No Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No Yes No
MReader Yes No No No No No No No 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

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
eReader Prestigio Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
Librera Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes Yes No
MReader Yes Yes Yes Yes No No No 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

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

References

  1. ^ a b "AlReader". Alan. Retrieved 2015-06-10. 
  2. ^ "BookBox". Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  3. ^ "OverDrive App". OverDrive. OverDrive, Inc. Retrieved 2017-09-16. 
  4. ^ "Ebook Reader". Ebooks.com Limited. Retrieved 2015-01-05. 
  5. ^ "FBReader supported and unsupported formats". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  6. ^ "FBReader DjVu plugin". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  7. ^ "FBReader PDF plugin". Retrieved 19 January 2014. 
  8. ^ "eReader Prestigio". Prestigio. Retrieved 2015-11-15. 
  9. ^ Ivanenko, Ivan. "Librera". Lirbi. Retrieved 2017-04-05. 
  10. ^ "MReader". Orbiteur. Retrieved 2017-06-29. 
  11. ^ "Aldiko". Aldiko. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  12. ^ "FBReader". FBReader. Retrieved 2011-01-01. 
  13. ^ "FBReader Book Network FAQ". Retrieved 2014-01-19. 
  14. ^ "Lektz". Lektz. Retrieved 2011-05-20. 
  15. ^ "Mantano Reader". Mantano. Retrieved 2011-04-20. 
  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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