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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 .
Updated on
Aug 28, 2023

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Ratings and reviews

1.84K 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
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Leah Faye Ompad
June 18, 2023
Freda has been my one and only go-to for reading ebooks because I can alternate from my PC to my phone easily. I love the user friendly interface too. However, I use my OneDrive as the source and for syncing my books across devices, yet as of late, Freda keeps bugging whenever I try to log on to my OneDrive, so I cannot read my books and sync my books anymore. I really hope something is done about this, since I very much would like to continue using Freda.
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June 18, 2023
Please check for updates, as I have just done a patch release to fix this issue. If the problem does not go away, please email me for further assistance (
July 14, 2023
I can't sync my books and access them and the highlights on other devices. Please try to fix it. I have my highlights and notes saved in it and I want to continue using it.
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