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Freda App Review

Freda is a free ebook reading app for the Windows Phone, such as the Nokia Lumia, and Windows 8 PC’s. Freda (the name is a contraction of ‘Free Reader’) provides a wealth of options for reading EPUB books, including the ability to change type size, font, spacing, margins, layout and colour scheme, along with being able to customize the controls and gestures. You can also add bookmarks along with highlighting and annotating sections of text.

The application also allows you to search for words or phrases within a book, and to search online for definitions, translations (great for those wanting to learn a second language), and information related to any text element you may select.

As well as opening books from websites, Freda can access books on SkyDrive, DropBox, removable storage cards and site that use online OPDS catalogs such as Feedbooks and Smashwords.

Freda is principally intended as a reader program for EPUB files, but it can also read books in FB2, TXT and HTML format.

Adding EPUB books to the Freda App

You can use the Freda app to read any non-DRM EPUB ebook on either a Windows Phones or Windows 8/RT PC, such as those found here on epubBooks. The process is very straight forward.

  1. Install Freda using one of the Microsoft Store links at the bottom of the page.
  2. Using Internet Explorer, go to the epubBooks website and find a book to read. You could try Les Misérables or perhaps The Three Musketeers.
  3. Click the Download button.
  4. You will be asked if you want to open the EPUB file; answer ‘yes’ and select Freda as the app to open it with.
  5. Freda will launch automatically, and display a page of information about the book. Tap the book cover image to start reading!

As you can see, the process is very easy and this is great for those on Window 8 PCs, and especially for anyone using a Windows Phone.

Links to the app on the Microsoft Store;