Linked List: FOSS Android Apps for Ebook Reading

I have been reading quite a few books again. When I read EBooks, I prefer DRM free books and a FOSS reader. I use the following apps to read EBooks on my phone. I hope they will be useful to you too.


FBReader is fast and highly customisable e-book reader for devices running Android OS.

FBReader is available on Playstore and F-Droid. Its also available for PC platforms. I usually use it on my mobile phone. I have written about it before. In short it can almost open any format, can be customized to suit your needs, can sync and users can book mark text.

Librera Reader

Librera Reader (a.k.a. Lirbi Reader, PDF Reader) is a highly customizable and feature-rich application for reading books in PDF, EPUB, MOBI, DjVu, FB2, TXT, RTF, AZW, AZW3, HTML, CBZ, CBR formats on Android devices.
With its intuitive, yet powerful, interface, Librera makes ebook reading a veritable pleasure. It even features a unique auto-scrolling, hands-free Musician's mode.

Librera is available of on Playstore and F-Droid.

Both apps support OPDS1 browsing and downloading books. Text to speech is also supported either natively or through a plugin.


Tachiyomi is a free and open source manga reader for Android 5.0 and above.

It's a specialized reader to read manga. Its a FOSS app that you can download from their website.

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  1. Wikipedia: The Open Publication Distribution System (OPDS) catalog format is a syndication format for electronic publications based on Atom and HTTP. OPDS catalogs enable the aggregation, distribution, discovery, and acquisition of electronic publications. OPDS catalogs use existing or emergent open standards and conventions, with a priority on simplicity.