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  • Category: Books & Reference / E-reader
  • Published by: Turnipsoft ?
  • Size: 5.9 MB
  • Supported processors: x64, x86, ARM
  • Language: English (United States)
  • Learn more: Website & Support
  • Notes:
    Update 3.7 fixes various bugs and adds - Reading aloud - Customisable book cover image Freda is still being actively developed; we're working now on features for the social reading experience (e.g. sharing book lists, reviews and annotations), plus improved page layout and rendering (of images, notably). If you have any problems with the app, or you have any suggestions for new features, please contact us at freda@turnipsoft.co.uk .

freda

Freda is a free program for reading electronic books (ebooks) on Windows. Read over 50,000 public domain classic books, free of charge, from Feedbooks, Gutenberg and other on-line catalogs. Or read your own (DRM-free) books in the supported formats: EPUB, MOBI, FB2, HTML and TXT. The program offers customisable controls, fonts and colours, plus annotations and bookmarks, and the ability to look up dictionary definitions and translations, and (new feature) text-to-speech reading. Freda understands EPUB formatting information (bold/italic text, margins and alignment) and can display images and diagrams in books. Freda can get books from on-line catalogs like Feedbooks, Smashwords and the Gutenberg Project. Or if you have an existing book collection, you can use OneDrive, DropBox or Calibre to share it with your phone. Freda can also download books from any website and from email attachments. You can download books and keep them on your phone, so you can carry on reading when you don't have network connectivity, and you can pin your favourite books to the Start page. Freda is a free, advertising-supported app, displaying advertising at the bottom of its main screen. If you don't want to see advertising, there is an in-app purchase option to remove it - or you can buy the Freda+ app instead (it's the same as this one, except for not showing advertising). The manual is at http://www.turnipsoft.co.uk/freda .

Features:

  • Provides access to on-line book catalogs (Feedbooks, Smashwords, Gutenberg, Manybooks, Ebooksgratuits, ... ) plus OneDrive and DropBox
  • Can work with the Calibre ebook library manager
  • Includes dyslexic-friendly settings (and the the OpenDyslexic font), to assist reading for people affected by dyslexia
  • Lets you create bookmarks, highlighting and annotations
  • Offers many options for customising text appearance and layout
  • Displays book layout including tables, diagrams and italic/bold text
  • Reads DRM-free EPUB, FB2, HTML and TXT formats
  • Synchonises your last read position, when you read on multiple devices
  • Lets you tag books by subject, and sort/filter your bookshelf
  • Offers text-to-speech, speedread and auto-scroll

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155 comments



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28 March 2016

what ever they did in the last 6 months has messed it up cant get it to load right then when it does its very sluggish and laggy


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10 July 2015

It is easily between iBooks and Freda as the two best book readers out there. I knock iBooks due to its inability to natively interface with anything other than the iBooks store (yeah, you can side load books, but it is a PITA). Freda, well , it is only available on Windows. Were it available on iOS, there would be no question as to which book reader I would be using all of the time.


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22 February 2015

For the record this is the only reader in the store that does what it says its suppose to do. And it works albeit with some extremely confusing, yet functional options. Highlight works, but if you resize text or change anything your highlights will be on the wrong words later, even blank areas or gone all together. The color pallet that pops up defaults to white and the selector down arrow is too small to actually hit. So more often then not you have whit highlights. And if you are in day mode that does not work. White should not even be in the list. Page turning is twitchy but if you disable "taps" it works. A page turning animation like Apple, would be a grand enchantment so you can see what direction you went when you are hard of sight like a lot of eBook users. No way to get back to where you were when you follow an embedded link. This is something that plagues almost every single reader I have ever seen. Why not a simple back button like every web browser has had for 25years?


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1 February 2015

I think Freda means boring when it reads it doesn't do the expression that the person is doing.


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23 January 2015

Once it is set up properly the App works very well. Very responsive. Would be five stars if you could add notes.


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30 December 2014

great app. easy to use. thanks!


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11 December 2014

Better than the others, but no comparison to what's available on Android. Make page turning life-like and spend some time on feature explanation and you might have a very nice reader here.


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25 November 2014

This new version stinks


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26 August 2014

Compared to some of the reading apps being offered in the Windows Store this is pretty good. Then when you compare it to the top apps for Android and iOS it falls waaaay short. Design, functionality, sharpness, none of it is really up to the level of either Mantano, Moon or iBooks. Of course, the fact that after the latest update it crashes every time I try to access settings might have colored my view somewhat...


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17 August 2014

This is what windows tablet has to offer to replace iBooks? This app is terrible in comparison. Flaky controls, most of the time I have to manually turn pages to different sections of the book because tapping on a chapter in contents rarely work. Just all around inferior in every single way.

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