Freda eBook Reader gets modest update on Windows 10

New in the latest update to Freda is a "better" user experience for selecting text, as well as a new section for frequently used settings. Of course, the usual batch of general performance and stability improvements are tagging along in this update as well.

While Microsoft Edge already serves as a built-in way to read eBooks in Windows 10, Freda is notable for providing access to more than 50,000 public domain classics for free. The app also supports reading your own DRM-free eBooks in EPUB, FB2, HTML, and TXT formats. Other features include text-to-speech reading, OneDrive and DropBox integration, organization tools, and more.

The update to Freda's Windows 10 app also comes alongside the launch of Freda for Android (opens in new tab). The two offer up the same reading experience, and you can sync your progress between both versions.

If you want to give Freda a shot, you can grab the Windows 10 app for free now from the Microsoft Store.

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Dan Thorp-Lancaster is the former Editor-in-Chief of Windows Central. He began working with Windows Central, Android Central, and iMore as a news writer in 2014 and is obsessed with tech of all sorts. You can follow Dan on Twitter @DthorpL and Instagram @heyitsdtl

  • I loved Freda on WP7/8/10.  Truly the best, most featureful, and best rendering ebook reader I've ever used. I'm hoping Jim makes the jump to Android soon.
  • Hi, Freda is available on Android, as of a few days ago. If you want to try out the Android version, it’s on Google Play, on this link (it is still in beta-testing right now, so feedback will be very welcome). For further details, you can take  a look at the intro video, the manual, or the support forums. Do try it out and let me know what you think. Jim (Freda developer)
  • Nice!  I'm installing it right now.  Moon+ Reader's okay, but Freda on my S8+?  That's all I ever wanted.  It's a Christmas miracle.
  • I have Freda, but i prefer Book Bazaar Reader
  • Indeed, Book Bazaar is a decent product, with an elegant Windows Metro UI, and a really nice appearance - and if it meets your requirements, I'd certainly not be telling you to switch to Freda :-)
    That said, if you're looking for integration with Mobile (Android and Windows), or a full range of customisation settings, or DropBox integration, Freda could still be worth a look.