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  Change Log v4.40
Posted by: jim_chapman - 10-09-2021, 09:58 AM - Forum: Discussion - No Replies

  • BUG FIX: some cases causing app crashes on Windows and Android.
  • (Android) Updated to use Google UserMessagingPlatform to manage user consent for advertising cookies
  • (Windows) Switched to Pubfinity for providing advertising and managing user consent

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  Freda search functionality for network-connected libraries
Posted by: hrbngr - 09-26-2021, 06:19 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)


I am using a network-connected library called "COPS" which is an alternative to the typical calibre service. I am able to get the Freda reader to connect to the library and log in, and I can browse and download/read books. However, the search functionality does not seem to work at all. When I use the search function, it doesn't seem to pass anything along to the server when performing the search. I believe that the search function uses Opensearch, but I can't seem to find much about if that is supported.

COPS is available on github here:

Other readers have worked fine for me with the search function, so I hope that you can assist in this.

Let me know if you need more information and I'll provide what i can.

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  Improving some ebook rendering
Posted by: freddofrog - 08-06-2021, 02:36 AM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (1)


I have noted some issues with freda and e-books rendering in particular some Microsoft Press-sponsored e-books.

Issues noted are:

- "Tab stops"  that represent code indents not being displayed correctly
- C# elements such as Console.WriteLine($"Value of copy is {weddingAnniversary}"); missing key display elements (i.e. the {weddingAnniversary} item ). 

Please refer to the attached .jpeg.

Can these issues please be looked at in future releases?



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  Improving the handling of annotations
Posted by: richardm - 07-28-2021, 06:51 PM - Forum: Suggestions - Replies (4)

I am looking for an epub reader for my academic workflow that matches (as much as possible) what I can do with PDFs. 

The main functionality that I am after is to be able to annotate - and by that I mean highlight text and add notes - and export those annotations (full text of what is highlighted and also my associated notes) with location references  and, ideally, links back to the location in the document.  Oh, and for annotations to be automatically synchronised across devices. 

I have read a number of threads in the forum about how Freda handles bookmarks and highlights differently and how the automatic synchronisation works and I don't think I can get it to do what I am after.  If I missed something please let me know.

Would it be possible to develop Freda to offer this functionality?

I have seen quite few posts in forums for various note-taking apps looking for good epub readers that can support the academic flow but no-one has yet done it, so people end up converting their documents to PDF and working with those. That may be okay for Windows, but is a horrible experience on mobile.

I like what I have seen of Freda so far (only a couple of days) and being able to have the same interface across Android and Windows is great, but I really need this additional functionality to be able to build it into my research.

Many thanks,

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  manual install
Posted by: starflyer59 - 06-11-2021, 11:06 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

My company blocks the Freda install from the Microsoft store. Is there somewhere that I can download Freda and install it on a windows 10 machine?

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  Read Aloud stops reading once the page ends
Posted by: mimocat21 - 06-11-2021, 07:31 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (1)

I think this might be a bug. I use read aloud as the default read setting. Recently, reading has stopped once the two pages on screen ends. To keep reading the book, I've had to press R each time the pages change. It does automatically turn to the next two pages, but read aloud stops right at the top of the screen. I've tried this with 3 books so far, including one I've been reading since the last update, and it has consistently happened. Any help with this issue would be appreciated. Thanks!

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  Note insertion does not work
Posted by: luke - 06-10-2021, 12:07 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

Hi, I find the Freda reader very interesting. But these days I have a problem. If I click on a highlighted part of text and then choose Note it will always come up with Bookmark.?
I thought the Note system worked at first because I remember the text entry box coming up. Now it doesn't anymore....
What could have happened?
Thank you

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  Change Log v4.39
Posted by: jim_chapman - 06-05-2021, 12:01 PM - Forum: Discussion - No Replies

  • Refactored the application, to make a better separation between ViewModel and Model code, and introduce the use of the Command pattern.
  • Fixed dictionary search using Lexico, which had been broken by changes to the lexico web-site.
  • BUG FIX: Fixed a problem where empty tags (such as image tags) would break the processing of chapters in FB2 books, meaning that the chapters got truncated.
  • (Android) Fixed a performance issue with the recolouring of large images.
  • (Android): BUG FIX: Corrected a problem which was preventing the selection of certain code pages (such as Cyrillic)
  • (Android) Applied the new 'scoped storage restrictions' in Android, by removing the storage card book source, and the ability to save/restore backups in local folders.  To open book files stored locally on an Android device, you now need to use a 'file picker' popup.

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  Single Page instead of double on Freda
Posted by: MattyBoySwag - 06-03-2021, 03:00 AM - Forum: Support - Replies (2)

Here is a photo of what I'm seeing. It used to be that I could see two pages of the book per view, but now it has condensed to one. I'd like to revert it, what are the ways I can do so? Thanks.

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  Freda not opening
Posted by: 12331350 - 05-28-2021, 05:25 PM - Forum: Support - Replies (4)

Freda opens then it closes right away. I uninstalled it and reinstalled it many times.

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