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  Add Ability to Reload / Re-Render Current File
Posted by: jwhitten - 03-31-2020, 04:40 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (2)

I use Freda when I write so that I can see my writing in "book" form and to use the read-aloud feature. I would leave Freda open if I could and just press a button or click a key to have it reload the current file. This would come in very handy when I edit the underlying book, I could simply recompile it (in Scrivener) and then hit a 'reload' key in Freda to see the changes.



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  Add Amazon Polly Support **PUH-LEEEEZZE** !!! :-)
Posted by: jwhitten - 03-31-2020, 04:28 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (2)


First of all, I **LOVE** Freda. ( Heart Heart Heart Heart ) It is a very nice program. I have tried a zillion different e-readers and keep coming back to Freda, IMO it has the best mix of features and is the easiest to use. I use it to write books with.

The one biggest request that I have is would you PLEEEEEEEEASE consider adding support for Amazon Polly? I know that Freda already has support for the built-in (and incredibly monotonous) windows voices, but Amazon Polly voices are so much nicer. They're technically not free, though they do give away the first year for free, but the cost is so low it's trivial-- and if you use the read-aloud feature, the voices are well worth it.

Here is their Info Page: 

Here's Basic info about their API:

Here's their full API reference:

I've looked over the API and I'm guessing that it wouldn't be too terribly difficult to bolt it on. You'd have to add some variables to store the user's AWS Polly ID and probably some voice setup stuff.

Big Grin Big Grin  I would be delighted (and ecstatic) to be your BETA TESTER for this feature!!!  Big Grin Big Grin

I hope you will consider it, the Amazon Polly voices rock!!



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  Is it possible to change table styling in Freda?
Posted by: jp06 - 01-16-2020, 02:10 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

I changed the number of columns to only one and it seems that the width of the table is the same as when there were two columns. Maybe there's a stylesheet somewhere I can edit or something?

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  No animation on next page / page+ / page -
Posted by: jp06 - 01-15-2020, 08:41 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (4)

I notice that there is a sliding animation when I turn the page by clicking, but there is none when I use the arrow keys (I set next page action for right arrow and page- on left arrow) for turning page. Is there a way to fix it?

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  Questions about syncing + accessibility question
Posted by: DavidB - 12-26-2019, 10:17 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

I've started using freda yesterday and have just activated the "synch using the internet" option in the Settings. So, I now have a /freda/save and a /freda/sync folder in my OneDrive. Neat.

Within the "save" folder, I have a "books" folder which, I suppose, serves as a book repository to sync books between all devices? 

I have three questions: 

1/ Will freda automatically add books in this folder when I open it on a another device? Or do I need to use the sync/merge button menu?
2/ Are the books I imported in freda before activating the sync option supposed to appear there too, or do I need to reimport them? So far they, do not sync at all. 
3/ Aren't bookmarks/note/page reads supposed to sync between devices for each synced book? I've only tested with one book so far (it's saved in the freda/save/books folder, I right-clicked it to open it with freda), but there is no syncing going on between my two devices. 

That said, I've a really terrible eyesight and would not be surprised if you told me I missed some setting or did something wrong Wink

Talking about eyesight and accessibility: the background image in the home screen makes it hard for me to see the book covers and read the text. Is there a way to turn it off and/or is there a way to make the covers/text bigger?

Thx (and thx for the app)

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Posted by: kirk goshert - 10-29-2019, 09:26 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (3)

I downloaded freda but cannot figure out how to do basic actions such as finding a books contents and going to the chapter/section I want. Why don't the icons on   freda's page let me know their function when I point to them? I am not interested in the seemingly endless changes available when clicking on the three dots at the lower right. Help, please.

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  A couple of suggestions
Posted by: dan2the6th - 10-17-2019, 10:07 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

Hi, I just bought freda+ yesterday for my Windows 10 laptop.

I have a couple of suggestions:

1)  Tweak the UI so that vertical scrollbars in text boxes don't stomp all over the text in the right side of the box.

2)  Offer some way of doing Feedback or Email Support WITHOUT using Outlook.  I use a web-based email, not Outlook.  Even displaying an email address would help, because then I could send an email manually.

Thanks.  So far I like reading my EPUB books with freda!

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  Reference tools?
Posted by: ImaGeek - 08-22-2019, 02:31 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)

I'm excited to find that Freda is available for my phone. Maybe that's not news, but I only recently found it in the Google Play Store, though I've been using it on my desktop for a few years.

One feature that's high on my list of additional features is reference tools including both a dictionary and a "look up on the web" option for selected text. I believe I've seen other phone reader apps that use a dictionary plug-in, so maybe it wouldn't be too complicated to add that feature to Freda.

Thanks for the great work in getting it this far.

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  Disable integration with Windows media keys
Posted by: hanxuel - 07-29-2019, 06:57 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

It seems Freda can be controlled by Windows Media Keys

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This is annoying because it keeps interfering with my music and video player. I have checked Freda's settings, but there does not seem to be any settings to disable Media Key integration.

Is there a way to disable Media key integration for Freda?

Note: these are the media keys I am referring to:

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  Mass download from onedrive not downloading ebooks
Posted by: nickell - 07-01-2019, 07:52 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (4)


Im just moving from moon+ so i can have a good reader across my android and windows devices.

i am using onedrive to store the epub books i wish to read and sync across devices.

freda correctly goes through the authentication, let's me see and manually download books, but if i tick on all the books, then on download, whilst the network activity, as expected, is then consistent, none of the books are actually being downloaded, but they are all in the library.

im sure its something i as a newbie have missed, but how can i download the approx 1000 books enmass pls ?


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