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We've compiled a list of 61 free and paid alternatives to Cool Reader. The primary competitors include Sumatra PDF, calibre. In addition to these, users also draw comparisons between Cool Reader and Amazon Kindle, FBReader, iBooks. Also you can look at other similar options here: News and Books Solutions.

Sumatra PDF
Free Open Source

Sumatra PDF is a slim PDF/DjVu/EPUB/XPS/CHM/CBR/CBZ/MOBI viewer for Windows.

Amazon Kindle software lets you read ebooks on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and...

iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books.


With GoodReader on your iPhone, iPod Touch or iPad, you can read virtually anything, anywhere.

EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser.

Document Viewer
Free Open Source

A fork of the last GPL version of

Fast and small cross-platform eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices

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Cool Reader Overview

Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Understands a number of text document formats, suppurt OPDS (in new ui-opengl version). Fully customizable palette, text reformatting with any font size, font antialiasing, extra smooth scrolling and a lot of other features turn reading into a pleasure. Read Aloud function saves your eyes.

* Read electronic books in FB2, TXT, RTF, DOC, TCR, HTML, EPUB, CHM, PDB, MOBI formats
* Stylesheet support
* A lot of customizations for better reading performance

Android version features:
- selection of the file to open the file via the built browser or from an external file manager
- support online catalogs of books (OPDS)
- a list of recently opened files
- change the font to use custom fonts, font size, fat content, inversion
- font smoothing
- support for external files CSS (Cool reader WiKi CSS)
- flipping book joystick / touch screen / volume keys
- jump to a page by number and percentage
- bookmarks
- contents of a book
- search Text
- page turning animation (as in paper book or shift)
- book covers in the list of books
- Rotate the image sensor
- separate menu button menu in the list of books
- texture background page
- custom actions on tap-zones
- configurable action buttons
- the ability to lock the touch screen and trackball
- autorepeat paging
- Support for installation on SD 2.2
- following a link - long press, return - through the menu or on the designated button or tap zone action
- Entering text selection - through the menu (you can also assign a button or tap-zone)
- Optional text selection - double-tapa
- highlighted text is copied to the clipboard
- search for words in a dictionary - Fora Dictionary or ColorDict
- Adjusting the brightness slide along the left edge of the screen
- Sorting books in the browser files by name, author, title, file

Win32, Linux, Android. Ported on some eInk based devices-

Cool Reader Features

tick-square Interface Overlay
tick-square Portable

Cool Reader Platforms

Android Tablet Linux Windows Android

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Cool Reader Tags

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