Cool Reader App Review


Cool Reader is a document viewer (eBook reader) which will support EPUB, HTML, DOC, TXT, RTF, CHM, AZW, FB2, HTMLZ, BMP, PNG, JPEG, GIF, and PRC formats. The application can handle everything from books and PDF documents to graphic & sprite sheets, and it can even handle ZIP and 7ZIP compressed files. Cool Reader will become your go-to app for viewing all of your documents with a built-in document viewer.

Cool Reader is for those who love to read but want to do it on the go. You’ll enjoy reading books from your favorite authors, newspapers, and magazines and connect with other readers to discuss their reading habits. You can find new titles to read, keep track of titles you want to read, and share your thoughts with other cool readers.

Users like:

  • Fully customizable
  • Cool Reader supports epub (non-DRM), fb2, doc, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, pdb, prc, mobi (non-DRM) and pml formats
  • Cool Reader is available completely free and is also open source

Users don't like:

  • Could have a better UI design
  • .epubs with DRM are not supported by Cool Reader

Why to choose/Best for:

  • Pages or scroll view. Page flipping animation.
  • Table of contents, bookmarks, text search.
  • Bookmarks on text fragments (comments or corrections) – useful for proofreading.
  • Export of bookmarks to a text file.
  • Built-in file browser, quick recent book access.
  • Online catalogs (OPDS) support.
  • LitRes online book store support.
  • Text to Speech (TTS) support.
  • Hyphenation dictionaries;
  • Most complete FB2 format support: styles, tables, footnotes.
  • Additional fonts support (place .ttf to /sdcard/fonts/)
  • Support for Chinese, Japanese, Korean languages; autodetection of TXT file encoding (GBK, Shift_JIS, BIG5, EUC_KR).
  • Day and night profiles (two sets of colors, background, backlight levels).
  • Brightness adjustments by flick on the left edge of the screen.
  • Background texture (stretched or tiled) or solid color.
  • Paperbook-like page-turning animation or “sliding page” animation.
  • Dictionary support (ColorDict, GoldenDict, Fora Dictionary, Aard Dictionary).
  • Customizable tap zone and key actions.
  • Autoscroll (automatic page flipping) – start using menu/goto/autoscroll or assign action Autoscroll on key or tap zone; Change speed using volume keys or bottom-right and bottom-left tap zones; stop – tap any other tap zone or key.
  • Can read books from zip archives.
  • Automatic reformatting of .txt files (autodetect headings etc.)
  • Styles can be customized in a wide range using external CSS.
  • Select text using a double tap (optional).
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Cool Reader FAQ
Android Details
Size:Varies with device
Content Rating:3+
Author:Vadim Lopatin
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