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E-Book viewer for comfort reading Rambler's

(c) Vadim Lopatin, 2000-2011

Cool Reader 3

CoolReader 3.X is free open-source (GPL) multiplatform version under active development.

Supported platforms

  • Windows (Qt based GUI)
  • Linux (Qt based GUI)
  • Android
  • Embedded versions: for e-Ink based devices. Used in Jinke/LBook V3/V5/V3+/V60, Azbooka N516, Pocketbook
  • Symbian port (SmartReader)

Common features, for all platforms

  • epub (non-DRM), fb2, txt, rtf, html, chm, tcr, doc, pdb formats supported
  • Pages or scroll view
  • Table of contents
  • Bookmarks
  • Text search
  • Hyphenation dictionaries
  • Most complete FB2 format support: styles, tables, footnotes
  • Additional fonts support (.ttf)
  • Can read books from zip archives
  • Automatic reformatting of .txt files (autodetect headings etc.)
  • Styles can be customised in wide range using external CSS

Android specific

  • Page flipping animation.
  • Built-in file browser, quick recent books access
  • Day and night profiles (two sets of colors, background, backlight levels)
  • Brightness adjustments by flick on left edge of screen
  • Background texture (stretched or tiled) or solid color
  • Paperbook-like page turning animation or "sliding page" animation
  • Dictionary support (ColorDict, Fora Dictionary, Aard dictionary)
  • Customizable tap zone and key actions
  • Place additional textures to /sdcard/.cr3/textures/ -- to be used as tiled page backgrounds
  • Place additional textures to /sdcard/.cr3/backgrounds/ -- to be used as stretched page backgrounds (/cr3/ directory can also be used instead of /.cr3/, and internal SD or internal storage instead of /sdcard/)
  • TTS (text-to-speech) support
  • Select text using double tap (optional)

CoolReader 3 Links

Cool Reader 2

CoolReader 2.X is stable version with skinning and text-to-speech support. For Win32 only. Development is frozen.


Cool Reader is an e-book viewer.

Understands a number of text document formats.

Fully customizable palette, text reformatting with any font size, font antialiasing, extra smooth scrolling and a lot of other features turn reading into a pleasure.

Read Aloud function saves your eyes.

Supported platforms: Win9x/ME/NT4.0/Win2K/XP

Status: free for non-commercial usage.


  • Opens books from .txt, .doc, .html, .fb2 or .rtf formats with automatic codepage (cp866,cp1251,KOI-8r,latin-1,unicode,utf-8) and format recognition (headers, paragraphs, etc...)
  • Supports RAR, ZIP, HA, ARJ, LHA archieves
  • Shows text as continuous Scroll or as Book.
  • Fully customizable colors, background images, text blending modes, and other ergonomic parameters.
  • Font antialiasing using a few different methods.
  • Fullscreen or windowed view mode.
  • TTS (Read Aloud) using SpeechAPI 4.0 and 5.1
  • Pronounsation dictionaries
  • Dictionary editor
  • Table of Contents
  • Bookmarks
  • Text search
  • Mouse selection and Copy function
  • Export of formatted text to HTML or RTF
  • Stores history of opened books, their last positions and bookmarks.
  • Extra-smooth, customizable scrolling.
  • Multilingual interface

CoolReader 2 Downloads


Just unzip archieve to some folder and run cr2.exe


please mail your feedback to with subject CR2 or CR3

ICQ: 39190840