Freda is a free program for reading electronic books (ebooks) on Windows. It reads EPUB (DRM-free), FB2, HTML and TXT format books. The program offers customisable controls, fonts and colours, plus annotations and bookmarks, and the ability to look up dictionary definitions and translations, and (new feature) text-to-speech reading. Freda understands EPUB formatting information (bold/italic text, margins and alignment) and can display images and diagrams in books. Freda can get books from on-line catalogs like Feedbooks, Smashwords and the Gutenberg Project. Or if you have an existing book collection, you can use OneDrive, DropBox or Calibre to share it with your phone. Freda can also download books from any website and from email attachments. You can download books and keep them on your phone, so you can carry on reading when you don't have network connectivity, and you can pin your favourite books to the Start page. Freda is a free, advertising-supported app, displaying advertising at the bottom of its main screen. If you don't want to see advertising, there is an in-app purchase option to remove it - or you can buy the Freda+ app instead (it's the same as this one, except for not showing advertising). The manual is at .

Available on

Windows Holographic

Windows Holographic



mobile device

mobile device


  • Provides access to on-line book catalogs (Feedbooks, Smashwords, Gutenberg, Manybooks, Ebooksgratuits, ... ) plus OneDrive and DropBox
  • Can work with the Calibre ebook library manager
  • Includes dyslexic-friendly settings (and the the OpenDyslexic font), to assist reading for people affected by dyslexia
  • Lets you create bookmarks, highlighting and annotations
  • Offers many options for customising text appearance and layout
  • Displays book layout including tables, diagrams and italic/bold text
  • Reads DRM-free EPUB, FB2, HTML and TXT formats
  • Synchonises your last read position, when you read on multiple devices
  • Lets you tag books by subject, and sort/filter your bookshelf
  • Offers text-to-speech, speedread and auto-scroll

System Requirements

These apply only to PC and phones.
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM
OS Windows 10, Windows 8.1, Windows 10 Mobile, Windows Phone 8.1, Windows Phone 8
Architecture x86, x64, ARM

Additional info

Published by
Freda © Turnipsoft 2009-16

Approximate download size
3.03 MB - 15.76 MB

Books & reference

Access your Internet connection
Access your home or work networks
Use an anonymous Microsoft account
Use information about your device
Use your location
Use your media library
Use your device network services
Use your phone
Access your browser
Use the photos in your media library
Use data stored on an external storage device
Use your device’s speech recognition and text-to-speech (TTS) services
Access your Internet connection and act as a server.

In-app purchases

Install on up to ten Windows 10 devices.

Language supported
English (United States)
Français (France)
Slovenčina (Slovenská Republika)
Deutsch (Deutschland)
Svenska (Sverige)
Čeština (Česká Republika)
Español (España, Alfabetización Internacional)
Italiano (Italia)
Português (Brasil)

Publisher Info
Publisher Website
Publisher Support

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Platform: PC

Very good but...

Freda epub ebook reader is a great app but i would rate it 5 starts only if it supports right to left languages. Currently I can view Arabic but the issue with flipping the pages. In English flipping is from right to left while Arabic is the opposite.




Platform: PC

Very good

Open books quickly and easy and ou can customize the view




Platform: PC

For class documents

Prof required this app for documents created for a large project. Working well thus far :)

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Just started using and it works great!

Opens books easily and quickly and easy to navigate

3 out of 3 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Great Reader App!

Great reader app. Able to download eBooks from many different sources especially SkyDrive. Turns your phone into an e-reader.

One person found this helpful.




Platform: PC

Great eBook Reader

Does what it should and does it quite well. Can change the background to dark and read better at night, it can read the text out loud with good diction...the kindle app does not even come close to this one.

6 out of 6 people found this helpful.




Platform: Mobile

Does what it claims to do.

Very functional, and I love the fact you can change the colors.




Platform: PC

Best epub/ebook reader

Fast to install and easy to use.




Platform: Mobile

Best Windows Reader App

Kindle is just too buggy and slow. I used a Python script to remove the DRM Nonsense from my paid library from Amazon so I can read my books in Freda. Kindle does not allow my pages to consume the entire real estate on my phone and page turns can take many seconds making the Kindle App useless. Try Freda and take a moment to learn some of the settings... You will not be disappointed. The App is free, Ad free $1 and worth way more than that.




Platform: PC

Good rating

I like the easy accessibility of this app. It was easy to download and easy to use.



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