PocketBook reader - any books

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About this app

PocketBook Reader is a free app for reading any e-content (books, magazines, textbooks, comic books, etc.) and listening to audiobooks! The application supports 26 book and audio formats, including mobi, epub, fb2, cbz, cbr. Read without ads and with total comfort!

Choose any content - any format!
• Support of 19 book formats, including the most popular - EPUB, FB2, MOBI, PDF, DJVU, DOCX, RTF, TXT, HTML;
• Comic book formats CBR and CBZ;
• Open books protected with Adobe DRM (PDF, EPUB);
• PDF Reflow function (reflow text in PDF files).

Listen to audiobooks!
• You can listen to audiobooks and other audio files in MP3, M4B, and take notes in them;
• Built-in TTS (Text-to-speech) engine for the voicing of the text files. If necessary, you can replace the pre-installed TTS with any other one presented in the Play Market.

Download and sync content easily!
• Built-in bookstore with a large and regularly updated assortmentof e-content - you can purchase books online in a few clicks. Read books without Internet or buy books online - it's up to you;
• Free PocketBook Cloud service for synchronizing all your books, including audiobooks, as well as reading positions, notes and bookmarks on all your devices;
• Your files from Dropbox, Google Drive, Google Books services are easily connected to the app to create one consolidated library. You can even connect multiple accounts of the same service at the same time;
• Support for OPDS catalogs - get access to network libraries;
• ISBN scanner, for quick search of electronic versions of books by barcode;
• Opportunity to borrow books and periodicals;
• If you have a E Ink e-reader PocketBook, you can easily synchronize all your books and accounts just by scanning a QR code.

Ready to switch from another app? No problem! Getting started with PocketBook Reader is easy! With an intuitive interface, the application provides you with unprecedented freedom – lots of options for settings and no restrictions.
Choose, change, customize, and personalize!
• Intuitive interface, easy navigation, and minimalistic design;
• Opportunity to choose one of the seven interface color themes, reassign the buttons and display areas;
• Two night-reading modes - for better reading comfort anytime;
• You can customize the home screen with widgets, navigation and calling functions;
• Adjust the font style, font size, line spacing, and margin size;
• Customizable animation of turning pages;
• Opportunity to crop margins – make the page look exactly the way you want.
Get fast file access and easy search!
• Create widgets on the home page for quick access to cloud services and libraries in one click. Manage widgets as you like;
• All files are quickly found and instantly opened, even with built-in audio and video fragments;
• Smart search, scanning files on your tablet or smartphone is a matter of seconds. PocketBook Reader will find any file on the device or only file from a specific folder/folders and pull them into the library. Any file or document can be found in a few clicks!
• The app allows you to sort books, create collections, filter and mark files as you like;
• Convenient managing of audio files - it is easy to sort and play your audiobooks.

Make bookmarks, take notes, add comments!
• You can quickly find all your notes and share them with friends via email or messengers;
• Collect all your notes, bookmarks, and comments into separate files for even greater convenience.
And that’s not all!
• Built-in dictionaries and translator;
• Convenient search in Google and Wikipedia;
• Ability to download custom fonts;
• Quick feedback and prompt assistance in the Play Market, guaranteed help via the User Technical Support Service.

FAQ and old versions

FAQ -video


Updated on
Nov 20, 2023

Data safety

Safety starts with understanding how developers collect and share your data. Data privacy and security practices may vary based on your use, region, and age. The developer provided this information and may update it over time.
No data shared with third parties
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This app may collect these data types
Personal info, Files and docs, and App activity
Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

74K reviews
Stephie N.
July 14, 2020
This is a really great app! It supports lots of book formats and transitions smoothly into the text to speech mode. I love being able to switch quickly and easily between text and audio. The voices are very good with lots of expression. The app is definitly a 5/5 most of the time. But it has a bad habit of compleatly crashing after about every 3rd update. And when it crashes, not even reinstalling it helps.
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Pocketbook International SA
July 14, 2020
Dear friend, clear the phone memory and restart the phone. If it doesn’t help: find the folder .pocketbook in your phone's file system. Try to backup (archive) and then remove .pocketbook directory. It is hidden directory (so enable hidden files), the name starts with a dot. Then start the reader again. Thanks!
Brian Lindsay
November 18, 2021
Everything looks amazing. It's by far the prettiest ereader I've ever used. But there are a couple of hindering issues with this app. If I am reading and my device goes to sleep, it can't show me any of my books after I open it. I have to open and close the app repeatedly to get my books back. Even re scanning doesn't work. Disabling auto rotate doesnt work and if I accidentally turn to the side, it loses my place completely.
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Pocketbook International SA
November 18, 2021
Dear friend, please write to our support so that you will be provided with correct technical assistance. Here it is impossible because of the limited number of characters in the message. We'll do our best to help you out. Thank you for your attention!
A Google user
November 9, 2018
Since the November 7 update, there are several regressions that have impacted usability. * 3D Curl animation was replaced with 3D Slide and 3D Pop. Initially, these animations were completely broken, but the November 9 update partially fixed them. When changing the page, the current page goes blank and the animation is choppy. I can't really tell the difference between 3D Slide and 3D Pop, maybe because they are still broken, so I can only assume they are supposed to be 3D versions of the regular Slide and Pop. Please bring back 3D Curl. I think it was superior and made it feel more book-like. * Vertical swiping will now change the page. When in immersive mode, this interferes with swiping from the top and bottom edges to show the status and nav bars. Please add an option to pick your swiping direction (horizontal, vertical, both) and adjust the gesture region so it doesn't interfere with system gestures. * My font sizes got reset/changed during the update. Annoying, but not the end of the world. * Font sizes can no longer be changed from the pie menu. You can still pinch to zoom, or go to the main options menu. * Brightness can no longer be changed by swiping along the left edge. I never really liked this feature, but I can totally see how it would be important for those who frequently change their brightness manually. It can still be adjusted in the pie menu. I'm not sure if other stuff had changed, but these were the most obvious (and I have since gone back to an older version). On the plus side, it's still Ad-free and highly customizable, so it's one of the best free readers it there. But the recent releases have been a definite step backwards in ease of use and polish. These kind of changes should also be mentioned in "What's new".
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Pocketbook International SA
November 10, 2018
The animation is 3D with fallback to slide or pop animation in case of 3D animation is not possible (like for big PDF pages that are bigger then screen). We are working to fix 3D animations, that was broken on some devices. Tap/swipe gestures are completely tunable in reader's settings (in 3-dots menu -> areas configuration) including brightness