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    "The basic idea behind open source is very simple. When programmers on the Internet can read, redistribute, and modify the source for a piece of software, it evolves. People improve it, people adapt it, people fix bugs. And this can happen at a speed that, if one is used to the slow pace of conventional software development, seems astonishing...
    ...The Open Source pages exist to make this case to the commercial world."    - Introduction to Open Source - www.opensource.org

    Details: Cool Reader

    market download Cool Reader
    eBook reader. Supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM), pml formats.

    Pages or scroll view. Page flipping animation.
    Table of contents, bookmarks, text search.
    Bookmarks on text fragments (comments or corrections) - useful for proof reading.
    Export of bookmarks to text file.
    Built-in file browser, quick recent books access.
    Online catalogs (OPDS) support.
    LitRes online book store support.
    Text to Speech (TTS) support.
    Hyphenation dictionaries;
    Most complete FB2 format support: styles, tables, footnotes.
    Additional fonts support (place .ttf to /sdcard/fonts/)
    Support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean languages; autodetection of TXT file encoding (GBK, Shift_JIS, BIG5, EUC_KR).
    Day and night profiles (two sets of colors, background, backlight levels).
    Brightness adjustments by flick on left edge of screen.
    Background texture (stretched or tiled) or solid color.
    Paperbook-like page turning animation or "sliding page" animation.
    Dictionary support (ColorDict, GoldenDict, Fora Dictionary, Aard Dictionary).
    Customizable tap zone and key actions.
    Autoscroll (automatic page flipping) - start using menu/goto/autoscroll or assign action Autoscroll on key or tap zone; Change speed using volume keys or bottom-right and bottom-left tap zones; stop - tap any other tap zone or key.
    Can read books from zip archives.
    Automatic reformatting of .txt files (autodetect headings etc.)
    Styles can be customised in wide range using external CSS.
    Select text using double tap (optional).

    Similar to FBReader, Aldiko, AlReader, Nook, Laputa, Moon+ reader.

    Place additional textures to /sdcard/.cr3/textures/ -- to be used as tiled page backgrounds.
    Place additional textures to /sdcard/.cr3/backgrounds/ -- to be used as stretched page backgrounds.
    (/cr3/ directory can also be used instead of /.cr3/, and internal SD or internal storage instead of /sdcard/)

    CoolReader requires following permissions:
    WAKE_LOCK - to control screen backlight
    WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE - to access SD card
    INTERNET - to use online catalogs

    CoolReader is free, open source (GPL), multiplatform project.
    Project homepage on SourceForge is http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/
    To donate this project, you can buy Cool Reader Gold (), Silver () or Bronze () Donation package from Market

    In case of issues after update (e.g. crashes while reading) try to remove directory SD/.cr3/cache and book database files SD/.cr3/*.sqlite

    Windows version can be downloaded here:
    http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine/files/CoolReader3/cr3-newui-opengl/cr3-win32-qt-opengl-3.3.48.zip/download

    Recent changes:
    Fix crash

    Content rating: Everyone

    Author: Vadim Lopatin
    Version: 3.1.2-102
    Market link: org.coolreader
    Web site: http://sourceforge.net/projects/crengine



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    Market downloads: >250,000
    Market rating: 4.5 / 5.0
    Category: Top:/Applications/Books & Reference


    Added: 2011-08-19
    Updated: 2015-07-17
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