EText Reader

EText Reader 1.2

Free
A straightforward e-book viewer designed to read any plain text file
 
1.2.2 (See all)

EText Reader is a straightforward e-book viewer specifically designed to read and enjoy any of the 30,000 text books available through the Project Gutenberg web site. Actually, with this simple tool you can open and read any TXT file, regardless of where you got it from. Though plain text files compressed in a ZIP container are also fully supported, it will not open any of the other file formats available through this online library, such as EPUB, HTML, or Mobipocket.

It offers you all the basic functionality you need to read your plain text books. One of its main assets is the fact that it remembers where you left your reading, so that every time you open a file it will resume at exactly where you were when you last read it. Besides, you can add as many bookmarks as you need, that allows you to jump to the desired section of the book with just one click. The layout can be customized to fit your reading preferences: window size, font, text and background colors, line spacing etc.

Finally, you can connect to Project Gutenberg’s web site directly from EText Reader, so that you can browse the site, select a book, and start reading it right away.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary

Pros

  • Simple to use, with a well-structured and practical interface

Cons

  • Not valid for all book formats available at Project Gutenberg
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