FBReader PDF plugin

4.1
Category Books & Reference
Developer FBReader.ORG Limited
Platform Android
Package org.geometerplus.fbreader.plugin.pdf
Adds PDF support to FBReader book reader.

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Reviews (106)

Memory Prime
Jun 6, 2022
Minus 1 star for lack of continuous scrolling. Minus 1 star for inability to scroll to next page if zoom is not set at exactly 100%. Minus one star for inverse color display of images in night mode making images completely messed up.
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Роман Перехрест
May 23, 2022
All is good except for horizontal scrollbar (page thumbnails) - it can't be hidden, the respecting setting has no effect. Can it be fixed?
jennifer Jonathan
Feb 24, 2022
Very poor and useless , deceitful app.... When you download it will not show in your phone and your time and effort will just be wasted ,....which is wrong ....the app developers should work on perfectly building the app not just focusing on making money .... which is wrong ......and bad and not good for the reputation of the company....... .. .......... The app is poor ....................do not download......................go for another app ...... ............. ..that works per
Kk
Sep 17, 2021
So here's the thing: new fbreader requires a pdf plugin because the one there is is "obsolete" ,well the one that I'm currently reviewing is the only available and it doesn't work with the fbreader. So people, what is going on? I need this plugin to work, and yet it cannot!
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Geoffrey Hurley
Feb 2, 2021
Works ok & can read pdf's, but have been hoping for tts integration for some time now, as my eyesight is not too good these days, & have many books in pdf format. (Converting to epub etc is very hit & miss & makes tts unusable) Bought premium version of reader as future tts integration (for premium) was indicated. ...(Wont be holding breath then! )
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Infidel Apostate
Jul 30, 2020
**Worst PDF viewer, Ever.** Night mode is great, but other than that, this app is *EXTREMELY IMPRACTICAL* to use. Zoom level & screen position should stay locked and subsequent tap should change page & preserve settings. Having to zoom in & out, plus recenter the page content for EVERY PAGE TURN (IF the page will even turn without using the navigation menu) renders this plugin virtually unusable. Volume button controls are laughable at best, page turn & crop options are very poorly implemented.
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User
Apr 7, 2020
FBReader has always been my go-to Ebook reader. The PDF plugin makes it perfect! I do a lot of personal research & alot of it is pdf files. Now, I don't have to have 2 or 3 apps for this. Trying to move back & forth between such apps on my phone is a pain. Now I don't have to. I Love this Plugin!
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User
Jan 15, 2020
Great viewer. Fast. Open source. Personally like Pocketbook but it's not free (Free as is a Freedom/FLOSS) and that's becoming more and more of a problem. Great work to all involved in this application and being part of the FLOSS community.
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User
Jan 10, 2020
Opening a pdf suddenly whined about a newer plugin needed, 2.3 or so, but I already have the latest version
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User
Jan 10, 2020
Не удобная программа, может она все поддерживает, но для меня главное что было удобно. Каждый раз приходилось открывать книги через проводник. Очень тормознутая программа. Сохранённые на планшете книги открывает так, как будто, делает запрос во вселенную за разрешением открывать или нет. Перехожу на другую программу
User
Oct 18, 2019
I don't know whether only the creators/owners can see the 3 questions to which one may answer Yes, Not Sure, or No. I have to admit that I've NEVER answered all 3 with the "Not Sure" answer before. But because the ENTIRE FBReader app with every plugin I could find (4 or 5, I think) ALL CRASHED! I followed the suggestions, reinstalled, uninstalled ALL, then REINSTALL ALL. No. Nothing. Nada. Bupkes. Zilch. I guess what I am trying to say is that I got NOTHING, even trying every option available!
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User
Oct 11, 2019
I'm using the permium version and it's really awesome. But there is just one problem, for Arabic or Persian books; page orders should be right to left, not left to right. Thank you!
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User
Jul 13, 2019
Awesome, but can I please have the plugin remember the last reading position on the page? It always jumps to the top left of the PDF when I reopen the app. Xiaomi Mi Mix 2. Thanks!
3
User
Jul 5, 2019
we have decided to give it a Star *. at least it's an app. though we are not satisfied with the performance, you must download bits an peicesof more other helper app's . suggestions in : lack of time in duty as the clock turns round an round. seconds are minutes and minutes are now hours and a weeks work is a days pay.
2
User
May 19, 2019
It says this is outdated version that i need the new Fbreader plugin 3.0. However i cant find it anywhere!!😫
2
User
Jan 30, 2019
Dark backgrounds affect the foreground document, making it illegible. White background is harder to read with for me. Night mode inverts the image colours, and I need this for image-heavy documents. Also, it's slow, choppy, and there are no zoom or scroll type options.
15
User
Dec 12, 2018
Excellent app that I've been using for years, problem-free. Must add that I always disable the Kindle app before installing which might be a solution tip where users are having problems
5
User
Dec 10, 2018
It's nice that you can use FBReader to open PDFs with this. Though you cannot use TTS from them like other formats.
3
User
Oct 27, 2018
Thank you for creating an easy application to use like this application. I can read the books from my smartphone easily. I am very happy to use it. Hopefully you as a developer can produce even better works in the future.
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User
Oct 21, 2018
Won't open a perfectly fine PDF. Tried to open that with other apps and they opened the file perfectly.
3
User
Sep 29, 2018
It's ok-ok. Not updated till mid of 2017 though RadaeePDF updated in August, 2018. Looks like Developers don't want to carry with this plugin!
5
User
Jun 10, 2018
Renders much more readably than the paid version of Moon+. Unfortunately, when using "night mode" (dark theme), both engines invert the colour of all images... This needs to be fixed. Big thanks for making this a plug-in; for those wondering, PDF is a very standard file format FOR DOCUMENTS. Not for e-books. I wouldn't be using this at all except my converter keeps choking on certain files, so I'm really glad I don't have to install a rather complicated piece of software I don't normally need. The only advantage to PDF in an e-book capacity is the way it renders images in-line with text (colour inversion aside...)
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User
May 25, 2018
Very happy this is working now. Interestingly, this plugin has one huge plus over other pdf readers as it is better at reading scanned pdfs than any other app I have tried. Foxit used to be good with scanned pdfs, but not so much on recent versions, so very happy this plugin is working well for that. Othrrwise, this plugin had only basic features and does NOT have text reflow, so still using a separate reader for regular pdfs for now.
43
User
Jan 4, 2018
Well, the best pdf viewer I ever used on mobile, that works for me just as it meant to. I love the crop feature. I love the overlap feature. I DO NOT like night mode (picture color invert). I will definitely buy the parent app just to say "thanks" to developers for this great solution to read pdf-s effortlessly (well, 5% for g-translate feature).
User
Nov 16, 2017
Why the hell do I need to install this plugin for reading a simple pdf file? What's the point of downloading fb reader if it can't read the widely used file format without a plug in?
54
User
Nov 7, 2017
I live this ADD ON TO THE FBREADER APP. Some people seem to not understand that this isn't a stand also be APP...
7
User
Oct 30, 2017
It works just as expected and I like it, but for some reason it only reads for 30 min and STOP's reading and I have to start the app again. Is that a Bug?
8
User
Sep 28, 2017
I've been using this app for almost three years now. And it never ceases to please me. I read a lot of Light Novels and stuff and this is by far the best ePUB reader so far. The new plugins have just added that much to the whole package. A much recommended app in my opinion.
User
Sep 26, 2017
I can't read pdf through this app. Whenever i try to select this app to read pdf, it crashes. Fail to open
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User
Sep 6, 2017
It's not working in my mobile HTC desire 620g , Android version 4.4. It's very irritating, fixed it quickly
3
User
Jul 22, 2017
It's a nice app. Best e-book reader by far. Just wished it had built-in PDF and comic book format support instead of having to download plugins.
1
User
Jun 29, 2017
It does not read .PDF files. When I try to read a .PDF file, it just opens a black screen and hangs there.
15
User
Jun 27, 2017
Text is blurry using default zoom. When I double tap a single word or block of text (paragraph), it doesn't zoom in to word or fit block of text to screen.
17
User
Apr 24, 2017
Decent ebook reader, but the free version at least is remarkably obtuse to configure and syncing to a network library requires a plugin. Also, and more importantly it prevents my phone from sleeping if I leave it open.
3
User
Apr 23, 2017
Bad select text. I tried install pro version and I uninstalled it. I select a word and it select many text I don't want in PDF mode.
1
User
Apr 20, 2017
best pdf reader. actually makes my pdf easier to read. be sure to turn on the wallpaper features. i tried out 9 other readers but this one is the best when it comes to the reading experience
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User
Apr 4, 2017
I would rate this better if the pdf file's contents were displayed like a normal epub file without having to scroll down all the way to the bottom of the page before going to the next page. Also, it would be better if one could change the font size of the pdf without having to zoom. Zoomed pages tend to move around when scrolling and this detracts from the overall reading experience.
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User
Mar 31, 2017
I can't properly turn pages in horizontal mode. Messed with all the settings but it doesn't just work.
User
Mar 19, 2017
Your app is very bad and stupid just try other way of making money not this way because you are forcing it and I dont rate this nonsense I will give 1 for poor not even but immoral
User
Feb 3, 2017
This plugin is really bad. The options for page turning, continuous reading, etc. are almost inexistent. You can tap to scroll along a N or Z path, which often means reading twice the same page or zooming to fit or cropping with the elementary tool the plugin provides. It may be good as a complement for fbreader, but for serious pdf reading there are plenty of better options in the app store.
User
Dec 28, 2016
Dumb idiots hello I am the most genius person in the world. I know you cannot compete with me so please don't try to call this genius. Idiots and duffer like you people are donkeys. They think that they can surpass the Saiyan power of asif. Sorry didn't tell you all that my name is asif Hoda.
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User
Dec 4, 2016
First it asks to download fb reader, then it asks to download fb plugin of 7mb..... all these 2apps and 1plugin just to open a pdf file. It cant even read it after that as well.
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User
Nov 17, 2016
I really like FBReader and would have even bought it. Unfortunately most of my books are in PDF format and reading large PDF documents is really jarring - especially when the text page rerenders for half a second on moving a zoomed-in-page. It's very uncomfortable to read in that manner.
42
User
Sep 28, 2016
When I saw this app I think it is boring for me but after download I feel very good to read in my phone
User
Sep 14, 2016
The fbreader app is amazing with all those ebook to speech feature. However the speech feature does not work with pdf even after installing this plugin.
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User
Sep 10, 2016
There should be a default zoom button in case of books where user has to manually zoom on every page to read the text legibly.
User
Aug 27, 2016
Needs reflow text. A reader wants to be able to increase text size without having to zoom and unzoom to turn the pages. Font is way too small under page width or any of the other settings. Without reflow pdf plug in is useless. No complaints with the Main fb reader, unistalling this plug in.
User
Jul 10, 2016
I reviewed whole application it was excellent, leave to one tiny thing I was not able to set background color for PDF file, wallpapers works fine..
8
User
Jul 1, 2016
The reader is best for epub because one can easily see dictionary meaning but in case of pdf it has been made very hard to select a word (default letter select, how stupid) and has even not provided for dictionary support...
40
User
Jun 21, 2016
Keeps position in the document, can adjust document background. Good at high resolution screens; might be not perfect on HD or lower res.
26
User
Apr 25, 2016
It just doesn't do anything besides the pdf reader already on my phone. I was hoping it would work with the TTS Plugin. O well. It's a good app on its own, just not helpful to me. ..
User
Apr 4, 2016
Need to download a huge plugin to be able to use FBReader? Expected the functionality to be already there. Uninstalling in favour of PocketBook
1
User
Mar 21, 2016
Can't get the wretched PDF plugin to install on my tablet. Don't have this problem with the other FBReader plugins.
3
User
Mar 17, 2016
The thing that makes this book reader better than the rest is that there are an endless amount of fonts to choose from. otherwise it is on par and very similar to all the top E book readers out.
2
User
Mar 11, 2016
it keeps restarting after closing it if I open a pdf from the file manager. but, it works fine if I open the file from the fbreader app itself.
6
User
Mar 3, 2016
It lags and force closes every time I open the folder where I store my pdf books. Would've been nice to use only one app to open epub and pdf files.
1
User
Jan 26, 2016
1. For a mobile, text reflow is necessary for PDF. 2. And I need dictionary to work for PDF like it does for other formats in FBREADER. Now I have to select the word with difficulty and share it in COLORDICT for the meaning. TEMPORARILY I'M USING 'MOON READER' for PDFs! Please update it. Thank you.
7
User
Jan 17, 2016
For something almost 9meg in size, this plugin is a waste of space - terrible performance, uninstalled.
1
User
Jan 10, 2016
Will not open pdf, crashes continuously, smh, waste of time and effort, please fix, if then I will try again
User
Dec 22, 2015
Continual crashes, even when I'm not viewing PDFs. Bug reports were submitted several times. Uninstalling for now.
1
User
Dec 20, 2015
You cannot flip pages in this app. Flick your finger from right to left to advance to the next page and nothing happens. Left to right to reverse a page and still nothing. Look in the settings for this option (which it has), select it... and it still doesn't work. What sort of book reader is this; one that only lets you read a single page of an entire book!?!
User
Nov 5, 2015
Works great for most of my papers. Though night mode is not applied instantly so that when turning pages it will be in white background and convert to night mode which is quite a bit of flickering that hurts the eyes a little. Will be great if it can work like all other documents under night mode. EDIT: I just turned off page turning animation and then, no flickering any more. Apparently the animation forced to use original page color in this plugin. Hope it can act more like other format.
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User
Oct 21, 2015
It even recognizes links manually added to pdf's (bookmarks within the pdf itself). I really like having one source for all my books/documents. Thank you developers!
User
Sep 29, 2015
if I could read pdf with the faster adobe¿ I expect installing this would enable me to adjust pdf text size but no. USELESS!
User
Aug 25, 2015
Don't waste your data by downloading this worst app...i downloaded it,but it is unable to upen...it tell me to ininstall...what the hell is this
User
Aug 25, 2015
Even if I make text bigger it stays the same unless I zoom in or out which is a waste of time I uninstalled this app my old fbreader is way better
User
Aug 4, 2015
поддержка PDF в FBReader'е (в отличии от того же Mantano) реализована очень удобно. Есть нормальная поддержка ландшафтной ориентации. Есть поддержка словарей. Есть поддержка выделения текста.
User
Jul 14, 2015
This pdf plugin is quick, renders quite accurately, and has a wealth of options to play with. The only fault seems when quitting the application when a pdf is shown: Escape key is unable to close application. Other than that, perfect! Thanks and keep up the excellent work.
2
User
Jul 12, 2015
but this plug in is absolutely awful. Jerks, judders, freezes, stops. Just try Moonreader for pdf books and you will see what I mean. Any chance you guys could head hunt the guy who does the programing for Moonreader?
User
Jun 24, 2015
It intermittently switches back to day while scrolling in night mode. Also such features like auto cropping, text re-flow/auto zoom would be useful
2
User
Jun 20, 2015
Like that there is the PDF that can be installed and the other added updated features but it would have been more reliable if it could stop crashing then for sure it would have been a MUST-HAVE APP.
User
Jun 11, 2015
E book and document reader that reads. All my books and most documents very easily. Has a great layout and easy on resources
User
Jun 11, 2015
Useless. No text reflow. You can only see a fraction of the page unless you zoom out and use a magnifying glass.
7
User
May 6, 2015
For poorly designed or compiled PDF files with tons of images, the program really struggles with the rendering. You get 3 stars instead of 1 because I tore the document apart and discovered that it was generated by a certain tool by a certain company.
User
Apr 26, 2015
Thank you, Developer! I suggest others to get optional Bookshelf plugin, to support future improvements. I wish FBReader all the best!
User
Mar 27, 2015
I use this plugin with my default eBook reader, FB Reader, so that I may enjoy a few eBooks that are available in PDF format. It works without a problem on my Onda v989 tablet.
1
User
Mar 22, 2015
I've used fb reader for several years on several different devices and it's always been great- until now. Latest version can't seem to find my sd card at all and so its become completely useless to me. (Moto E)
User
Mar 18, 2015
Useless upgrade. Doesn't set PDFs to default options so there's no way to associate PDF files with the app. I couldn't even get it to open a PDF in a cloud because of this. Uninstalling till they fix it.
User
Mar 12, 2015
Whenever I try to open Settings, it crashes. Other than that, it's pretty good with fast and accurate rendering. PS. Mailed Bug Report
User
Feb 25, 2015
It adds functionality to FB reader so that I can read PDFs. But I cannot set FB reader to be my default app for opening PDFs. It doesnt list it as an option when selecting default apps.
1
User
Feb 19, 2015
I'm not really sure how these things work but if you could add text reflow because sometimes the layout of the pdf i download looks awful and I can't read it cause it's too tiny and if i zoom it's hard having to move it around to read. And if you guys could remove the bold text from 'night' that would be great. Thank you so much!!! I haven't looked back since using FBreader!!
User
Feb 16, 2015
How can I use TTS feature on the PDF files, it dont show the option even if I have installed TTS+ add in as well.
User
Jan 31, 2015
Good and simple app that I could use, specially for pdf navigation in the page, but after latest update it crashes 70% of the time. I will search for other pdf reader. No support from developers.
1
User
Jan 31, 2015
After version update I preferred to uninstal this application due to frequent crash/ hang up of phone.
User
Jan 30, 2015
There is no option to reflow text according to the width of the page. There should he something so that I can zoom the text in case its too small and not have to move the page continuously to read one sentence. Without this feature, this plugin is useless to me. In case this feature is already present, then please tell me how I can use it and I'll give it 5 stars.
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User
Jan 29, 2015
Crashing issues are in the process of being fixed! Still occuring from time to time, but now it's operating way better. Thanks!
User
Jan 23, 2015
I cant seem to find my app in the menu.. Have to uninstall n install it back countless times.. How am i suppose to open my pdfs..?? Its a good app.. Hope u fix it :) it crashes and crashes again.. Pleaseeeeeeeeee fix it..
3
User
Jan 18, 2015
Pdf plug in locks up fails to open now everytime. Running android 4.4.4 kitkat. Please fix, love the app just frustated with new update.
1
User
Jan 13, 2015
It was great before y'all updated it, and now it crashes every other time I open the app. Please fix it and then I will give it a higher rating.
User
Jan 12, 2015
This was great until the last update, but now it's crashing so frequently that it's basically unusable
1
User
Jan 1, 2015
Used to great for reading books on small screens but now keeps asking me to sign-in to my Google account to grant it access.
User
Dec 11, 2014
This Epub and PDF reader is by far the best in the Play Store. I am the technical kind of guy and this reader considers every function I need
User
Nov 27, 2014
Loaded a pdf file but killed the screen and button controls. Definitely not ready for prime time compared to other apps.
User
Nov 25, 2014
I installed it twice ... yet every time I choose to open a .pdf file with FBR I get the messsge that I must intall the app to read the file.
1
User
Nov 24, 2014
What's the most important feature beside the ebook-rendering ability? I'm sure that's an ability to handle thousands of ebooks locating in our SD card. And FBReader sucks at that. I open library and there's nothing here. Even when I explore the SD card, it shows nothing. I tried Moon Reader and it indexed my ebooks just fine.
User
Nov 6, 2014
Cannot read pdf books on small ebook mobile screens without reflow. Please add this very important feature. Would rate 5 with this properly working....
4
User
Oct 25, 2014
It not support text to speech but you com only read PDF file then why we install it when ADOBE IS THE BEST OPTION FOR PDF READING
User
Oct 20, 2014
There is no icon. It doesn't seem to work properly . Is there any way to solve this problem? If there is one , I can't seem to find the solution
2
User
Oct 14, 2014
This is the first pdf reader that I've seen make an attempt to deal with two column documents on a phone. I haven't used it enough to be sure there are no glitches, but paging down treats the top and bottom halves of each column as separate pages: brilliant!
2
User
Oct 13, 2014
Tried many others and they all work well but not many seem to have the option to crop white space margins from pages. This is so useful when reading reference books and even better that it works on a per-book basis. Of course you also get the benefit of all of FBReader's standard features - and there are plenty of them. App doesn't have its own desktop icon because it doesn't need it: simply open FBR and then a PDF. The only issue is that such good software shouldn't be free!
1
User
Oct 11, 2014
When I try to open a pdf via the FBReader file system, the app hangs. When I use my own file manager program FBReader is never an option to choose from to select it to open the pdf. Useless :-(
2
User
Sep 29, 2014
Using it on Sony Xperia Active with Android 4.04. Takes too much internal storage (10 MB): cannot move the application to SDCard. I tried several times to open a small PDF file created with Adobe Acrobat XI. Crashed several times, Had to stop several instances of FB reader running in the background using the Android system application manager. Unable to ope,n the PDF file until I cleared the PDF plugin data using the Android system application manager. I was then eventually able to open the file. I could not find the text reflow option that is available in other PDF readers. PDF book marks and text highlights are visible. PDF comments are not visible. PDF Internet links are not active. Memory footprint:: 12 MB of cached process 6 MB of service to read a 0.1 MB PDF file. Uninstalled the plugin.
5
User
Sep 20, 2014
Why doesn't half the settings actually work? For example, text settings like to increase text size don't work. Also could do with improved app appearance.
User
Sep 20, 2014
Zoom feature is awesome but I continued to use adobe reader as the page turning is smoother and faster there
User
Sep 7, 2014
Ebook formats are better but sometimes you have the ocassional pdf and FBreader interface is more comfortable for reading
User
Sep 2, 2014
when reading a book in PDF format, have to find my place every single time unless I put a bookmark where I left off. (On S3) Also, I am having trouble getting the page search slider option up, I have to tap around until it pops up.
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