iReader beta now available for download – free

The developers of iReader have released the latest beta as a free download. This is unusual for them; the app is sold in the Marketplace for $1.99.

This is a reading app for Android that supports eReader, Mobi, CHM, and TXT. I think it doesn’t get the attention it deserves. (That might be a good thing, actually). It’s most notable feature is that it supports DRM, both eReader and Mobipocket. At least, that’s what the product page says; I haven’t tried it yet (I don’t have access to the Marketplace). Note that the app doesn’t remove the DRM; it merely reads ebooks encumbered with DRM.

From the announcement:

I uploaded beta for free version here. Please go to Downloads page and try to use it.

The changes are:

  • Auto-scrolling in cover mode (not scrolling mode)
  • Support TTF/TTC font file. You need set you font file directory in “General Setttings” and then you can select the font in “Font Settings”
  • Real book page turning, like iBooks. There is still some little bug, I will fix them soon and improve its performance.
  • Separately set screen brightness for Day theme and Night theme.
  • Remove “Delete All” in file browser.
  • Some bugs fix.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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