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Text Reader

Text Reader is a fast and compact utility for comfortable text reading. Key features are: FB2, RTF, HTML, TXT formats support; reading from ZIP-archives; saving last read position; smooth scroll through pages; view files from arbitrary position; a lot of encodings; custom fonts support; customized color themes; text search.
The program works with text file formats only. If you see unreadable characters on the screen, then either you have opened a non-text file, or do not have chosen the correct character encoding. Auto-detection of encoding works only for files that support such feature. For all other files, you must specify the appropriate code page.

You can flip through pages of the text by tapping the top or bottom of the screen. Text position is adjusted by pressing in the middle of the screen.

To remove some items from the history list, you can use a long press on the corresponding element.

Use volume keys to adjust the brightness of the screen.

Category : Books & Reference

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Reviews (30)

Aqu. Apr 3, 2022     

The interface is weird, but it does seem to be a lightweight app that works as expected. RTF, TXT files work. Still, other alternatives like Office Documents Viewer seem better. I've used this app for years and if all you need is literally just a txt and RTF reader it's great. The UI for long/large documents is just too unintuitive though. It probably means this is showing its age

Jeo. S. Dec 24, 2020     

Bizarre interface. Back button to show menu. Searching makes the text before the found word disappear. It gives only two options, "load from beginning" which scrolls to the top, and "scroll a little before" which jumps into some weird location that makes me difficult to see the found word. Why can't it just jump to the found word and allow the user to scroll up/down from there freely, like a normal text viewer?

Zek. S. Jan 13, 2020     

It's almost comic that in the sea of text reader apps there's only (this) one that that reads text files, remembers the current position within a file, keeps the screen on and is ad free. I've tried tens of text reader apps and, so far, this has been the only one that suits my needs.

Jam. B. Oct 14, 2018     

Great! I have some text files I want to view a specific way. This lets you customize exactly how to do that, even supports TTF fonts. The only feature it's lacking is the ability to choose a hex number for the color, which you can work around with root and editing the prefs file anyway.

Fre. S. Feb 15, 2020     

Thank you very much. The app is perfect for what I wanted - compact, no ads, no unnecessary permissions, and capable of searching through a large file (over 1/4 million lines) with relative ease. It's good to see the kindness of people who are prepared to put the work into things like this and then share them for free. Thanks again. Fred from the Isle of Man.

Joh. J. Apr 30, 2022     

This is the well written ,GO TO app If you want it to do more than has been provided here then you want to write own app or use another that suits you. The default text characters maybe different from the one you used on your PC or writing device ,simply press the go back key on your phone and select another character set (note your current one for back tracking) via the settings menu ,change other settings & sizes to suit . Does what says by the way ,'TEXT READER' ,it speaks actual text too.

Kar. Y. Jan 6, 2019     

*****Update to 5 stars. Wow the developer is sooooooo responsive. The tap scroll issue is fixed already! Hours after I posted my complaint. This has been my favorite reader until the latest 4.0 update. Tapping to scroll now bring up the menu which makes the app unusable. If this is an accident please please fix it. Thanks!

Bob. N. Dec 29, 2018     

The app takes over the entire screen rendering the back, menu and close icons inaccessible, so there's no clean way to exit the app. That is just not acceptable. Removing.

Sul. M. A. Oct 22, 2021     

Nice little app to read saved and downloaded only whatsapp chats. Other English or hindi files changes into weird fonts, which I can't decode. But it has good settings. Can zoom by typing number more than 30 in settings.

Ah. T. May 25, 2022     

Text Reader 4.1.5 I am not able to find the correct character encoding to display Chinese texts and speak out in Chinese. Please kindly assist.

And. H. Jul 15, 2020     

Wasn't expecting much from this. Just wanted to read a text file from my cloud. Does more - actually SPEAKS the text if you want in a nice female voice. Can think of massive amounts of uses for this app. Gonna have lots of fun with it. Thanks.

Max. A. Jun 22, 2020     

The app can open files (zipped fb2) as "open with" but displays them as binary hieroglyphs. By the way, continuous display of text is very good looking!

Sam. L. Jul 22, 2021     

Scrolls very smoothly. Customizable font size, line spacing, font color, background color. Renders UTF-8 correctly.

Sus. R. Nov 16, 2020     

It is great, but how come despite all the great functions, we cannot select/copy/cut or Export ext into for example, .Txt format, or select all text and simple copy? Seems weird for not being able to select text by long pressing...

Gar. H. Dec 9, 2020     

Nice little app, though it needs a feature to outline the text so the reader can navigate through the pages.

Sab. K. Feb 9, 2019     

Never in my life have i come across such a stupid app. it automatically coverts the file i want it to read, into a coded language. i spent 10 minutes trying to figure out how to operate it, only to uninstall in 15 minutes within downloading the app.

Rod. R. Oct 6, 2019     

Allows you to view files AND saves your position within the file.between sessions. Exactly what I was looking for. Thank you!

Fad. R. Sep 28, 2019     

Tts is abysmal. Stops when you close screen, end of page treat like new sentence even if sentence continues on other page. Just don't get this if you want to use text-to-speech.

Kay. G. Dec 3, 2019     

This is a TOTAL DISASTER!!! WHY wrap the texts??? Everything is in a MESS!!! No Paragraphs,No Original look!!! Can you at least maintain how the article look like originally??????????

Kla. S. Oct 6, 2018     

This app really disappointed me. Didn't really offer anything. Just looks for my files really and didn't do anything it was advertising. I'm really disappointed

Rom. M. May 22, 2021     

Doesn't render some cyrillic letters. Can't intuitive lybcopy text, really not useful app unless you only need to read txt files in english

Ano. H. Nov 13, 2018     

Godammit all I want is to be able to press on the text to copy it - is that too much to ask? Also, when I open a txt file, the app does not come up as an option. Useless

Raz. O. Nov 22, 2021     

I should have given this app up to five stars but it is impossible to copy texts from the app if the developer can help with that I think the apk should be much more better

Ste. J. Mar 20, 2021     

Love loading up a web novel and listening to it as I work. Great features and UI.

Ioa. P. Feb 28, 2019     

Finally, a text editor that corectly displays some regional scripts, I also like the description. Огромное спасибо!

Abd. S. Jul 29, 2021     

Great app. Very lite, fast, free and efficient app. Thanks to develpor. Please add pinch to zoom features.

sir. t. May 27, 2020     

The simple design is my favortie part. I love the UI and the app funs flawlessly.

P. W. Aug 25, 2021     

Easy to use, and does what I need. Excellent app. I was lso not bombarded by ads.

Pru. Mar 26, 2022     

Completely rtarded to have no android default txt reader. Thanks

Azi. E. Sep 22, 2020     

Ugh its hard to use, i have a hard time searching for the documents and take a lot of time, totally useless