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Open Source Ebook Readers for Android

Feb 16, 2012, 14:02 (0 Talkback[s])
(Other stories by Dmitri Popov)

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"There are several features that make Reader worthy of its name. For starters, Cool Reader really excels at format support: the app can handle all popular ebook and text formats, including EPUB, FB2, TXT, RTF, and HTML. But that?s only one of Cool Reader?s talents. The app provides all essential features such as table of contents, bookmarks, text search, and hyphenation (it comes with hyphenation dictionaries for several languages). Cool Reader is also blazingly fast, even when dealing with large files, which makes it a perfect tool for reading lengthy and graphics-heavy ebooks. Cool Reader integrates nicely with the Fora Dictionary app, so you can look up definitions and translate words. To look up a word, press the Menubutton, tap on Select text, select the desired word and press the A-Z button. You can perform other actions on the selected text, too: copy the selection to the clipboard, create a bookmark from the selection, and share the selected snippet using Android?s sharing capabilities."

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