Freda

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4.7
2.26K reviews
100K+
Downloads
Content rating
Everyone
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About this app

Freda is a free program for reading electronic books (ebooks) on Windows. Read over 50,000 public domain classic books, free of charge, from Feedbooks, Gutenberg and other on-line catalogs. Or read your own (DRM-free) books in the supported formats: EPUB, MOBI, FB2, HTML and TXT.

The program offers customisable controls, fonts and colours, plus annotations and bookmarks, and the ability to look up dictionary definitions and translations, and (new feature) text-to-speech reading. Freda understands EPUB formatting information (bold/italic text, margins and alignment) and can display images and diagrams in books.
Freda can get books from on-line catalogs like Feedbooks, Smashwords and the Gutenberg Project. Or if you have an existing book collection, you can use OneDrive, DropBox or Calibre to share it with your phone. Freda can also download books from any website and from email attachments.
You can download books and keep them on your phone, so you can carry on reading when you don't have network connectivity.

Freda is a free, advertising-supported app, displaying advertising at the bottom of its main page. If you don't want to see advertising, there is an in-app purchase option to remove it.

The manual is at http://www.turnipsoft.co.uk/freda .
Updated on
Mar 8, 2024

Data safety

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Data is encrypted in transit
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Ratings and reviews

4.8
1.87K reviews
A Google user
June 29, 2019
While the extraneous functionality of the app is up to par with other e-readers (backups, synchronization, sourcing and e-catalogs), the actual reading experience is abysmal. Whether it be power requirements, separate development, or poor optimization, Freda on the desktop is a wonderful experience, while the Android counterpart is a choppy, unresponsive mess. FBreader should be something the devs aspire to. Lacking basic font-smoothing? Come on. You can do better. I believe in you. Love, hun
21 people found this review helpful
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Kalena Emrys
March 12, 2024
fully free and no ads! Every setting, margins, colors, spacings, exact reading preferences, it reads aloud, I have loved it for years now. Incredibly dedicated customer support, they'll figure it out with you every time. 🤌 *chefs kiss*
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Julia
October 4, 2022
Love it but room for improvement. Feda is my preferred e-reader mainly because it allows me to switch from reading to listening to epubs and there are a great range of accents, pitch and speed options. BUT I can't figure out how to configure this once it is set and sometimes it losses the settings. I wind up reinstalling so I can reset. It would also be great if it was able to continue to read the text while I'm on another screen on my phone, as it does on my laptop. Fingers crossed!
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What's new

+ There is now the option to purchase a premium features licence for a sideloaded installation
+ Google Drive browsing is no longer supported, because Google's access policies have changed