Turnipsoft are pleased to announce the latest update to their free ebook reader program, Freda. As usual, a big vote of thanks to the Freda beta-testing team for all their help with this release.
Freda is a free program for reading electronic books (ebooks) on Windows Phone. It reads EPUB (DRM-free), HTML and TXT format books. The program offers customisable controls, fonts and colours, plus annotations and bookmarks, and the ability to look up dictionary definitions and translations. Freda understands EPUB formatting information (such as bold/italic text, margins and alignment) and can display images and diagrams in books.
You can download books from on-line catalogs like Feedbooks, Smashwords and the Gutenberg Project. Or if you have an existing book collection, you can use SkyDrive, DropBox or Calibre to share it with your phone. Freda can also download books from any website, using an in-application web-browser (which works even for sites â€“ like Oâ€™Reilly â€“ that require cookie-based authentication). 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.
Version 2.5 adds new features including:
- Downloading books from SkyDrive
- The ability to keep as many books as you want on your phone, and browse them by author, title etc.
- Improved experience for browsing DropBox, and for downloading books
- Assorted other UI and usability improvements