Freda e-reader – version 2.0 released

We have another update for Freda, the popular e-reader app. This update includes a new and slicker user interface for accessing and managing all the sources you get books from, plus assorted small improvements (such as an image-viewer and the ability to disable the lock-screen timeout).

Freda Features:

  • Reads ePub (DRM-free), HTML and TXT format books
  • Customisable controls, fonts and colours
  • Bookmarks and annotations
  • Read in portrait or landscape mode
  • Dictionary look-up and translation of words
  • Integrates with on-line catalogs – Feedbooks, Smashwords, Gutenberg
  • Connects to your DropBox account for downloading book files
  • Links to your Calibre book library
  • Can download books from any website using an in-application browser
  • Share comments, likes and dislikes using twitter, facebook or email

It’s now available both in a free (ad-supported) version and an ad-free paid version; there is also a version for reading Chinese. You can read the manual, and get a Marketplace download link, at the Freda website.

Work is now underway for the Mango version, which will include faster book processing, improved animation effects, and better integration with user profiles and passwords for websites. It will be ready for beta-testing in a few weeks; anyone who is interested in helping out as a tester can email me here.