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AlfaReader 3.7.5 Giveaway
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Giveaway of the day — AlfaReader 3.7.5

AlfaReader is a lightweight and fast ebook reader.
$9.95 EXPIRED
User rating: 45 19 comments

AlfaReader 3.7.5 was available as a giveaway on February 15, 2021!

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AlfaReader is a lightweight and fast ebook reader.
Ideal for reading fiction books, magazines, student textbooks, medical, scientific, technical books, illustrated books for kids. AlfaReader allows to read PDF, EPUB, MOBI, FB2, CBZ, DJVU and TXT books and magazines. You can select between the multiple e-reading templates and zoom pages and font size. The program automatically saves bookmark, window size and reading template for every book.

  • Read books;
  • Add bookmarks;
  • Reading templates;
  • Listen to Audiobooks;
  • OPDS client.

System Requirements:

Windows 7 /8 /10

Publisher:

Alfa.NetSoft

Homepage:

http://alfareader.org/

File Size:

16 MB

Licence details:

Lifetime, no updates

Price:

$9.95

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#12

Excellent so far! Thanks so much!

Reply   |   Comment by M. Aronson  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-1)
#11

Already downloaded and using ver 3.7.6.1 from another giveaway site.
Is this giveaway (older) ver 3.7.5 better or more stable?

Reply   |   Comment by EW0601  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)
#10

I was hoping for a nice Windows audiobook player that can handle chapterized m4b and mp3 files, but none that I tried showed the chapters in AlfaReader. I liked the speed control, but there was no pitch compensation, so the faster speeds sounded so much like the chipmunks as to be hard to understand.
It was slow to load, and often crashed with program not responding errors.
The recently read feature always showed the first book I looked at, no matter how many more I viewed. I'd say this is an alpha release, not a finished product. I did like that I could select text to quote while viewing an epub.

Reply   |   Comment by MARK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#9

East to install and works very well...BUT...
it requires that you pre-load books/mags into the programme before you read. There seems to be no way to make this programme the default to view supported documents (PDF, E-PUB, mobi. etc)

The resolution of the text is poor, but I did like the animated page turning feature.

Not a bad way to keep all your books and mags in a library, but only if you don't have many.
I will continue to use Freda for E-PUB, mobi etc. and Foxit Reader for PDFs (Both are free)

Reply   |   Comment by Peter-UK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Peter-UK,
My humble apologies - I was wrong!
You CAN set AlfaReader to be the default programme for any of the supported formats.
Plus---The text resolution increases when you do.

Go to settings and chose your options.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter-UK  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)
#8

Very lightweight yet brilliant. One of the best giveaways. I'd buy this.

Reply   |   Comment by Andrew  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (-2)
#7

A program window never appears on screen, though it's in the task manager.

I presume it'd can't "read" as in "text to speech".

Does anyone have alternatives that DO text-to-speech?

Thanks.
.

Reply   |   Comment by Peter Blaise  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+2)

Peter Blaise, try seeing if Windows built-in reader will do it. Turn it on as a disability aid

Reply   |   Comment by MS LEANNE MARTIN  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#6

My main problem with AlfaReader is that a book that has links on a Table of Contents to jump to other parts of the book is disabled.
Complaints by other reviewers about the resolution of the text is not the fault of the program, but with their graphics card. The resolution was just fine on my computer.
Cool Reader recommended by Peter is just awful. Navigation is difficult, and the computer voice sounds just like Stephen Hawking. Furthermore, it would not open PDFs; just epubs.
SumatraPDF recommended by Lara Mori is probably the better of the three. Links to other parts of the book work just great. I like the sidebar Table of Contents.
You can select and copy text, but you cannot do any highlighting like I can with other reader programs that I have.
Furthermore, to download the installer and the stand-alone, I had to disable my Emsisoft Anti-Malware program. It did not like the website or the downloads.

Reply   |   Comment by CJ Cotter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
#5

Tried several formats (epub, mobi, pdf), and they were all displayed well.

The program seems to freeze (to be unresponsive) though for 10-20 seconds for some reason, when opening a en ebook.

Great is it that it can handle several formats.

Reply   |   Comment by Brian  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#4

What kind of preregistration is this if an activation code is asked in order for the application to open?

Reply   |   Comment by ARIS  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)

ARIS, just to tell you, I wasn't asked for any code when opening the program.

Reply   |   Comment by Erik Istrup  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+4)

ARIS .... Redownload or turn off and restart PC. README say: The program is preactivated. No activation key required. (mine was slow to install but never asked for code, key) Hope this helps.

Reply   |   Comment by unruly  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#3

Is it any better than free Cool Reader, which i use on both pc and android?

Reply   |   Comment by Peter  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+5)
#2

I'm sorry, useless app. I dragged bunch of PDF's to it but only one was registered... so I dragged another bunch but only one was registered. So in order to get all my books I need to drag them one by one? Hey we are in 2021.
So I tried to read one of the pdf's.. Text looks like 50DPI at best.
In Foxit, it was sharp as samurai blade.

Reply   |   Comment by ad id  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+30)

ad id, I tend to agree. But, I think other than it being useless, it's being manipulative. You can only add 1 ebook at a time in this program, but if you buy the ebook Manager, you can add whole folders. Really not cool if you ask me.

Reply   |   Comment by Dax  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+7)
#1

Downloaded, installed, but, when I put to open a file... error.
The same file that I tried to open in this program opened without any problems with SumatraPDF (and Perfect Viewer on my Android, that I use since always to read my ebooks). So, I'll keep Sumatra and uninstall this reader

Reply   |   Comment by Iara Mori  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+27)

Lara Mori, here works fine but are you sure "Associate Files" with different files (example cbr, cbz, epub, pdf and more) via Options turn the on?

Reply   |   Comment by Gamy  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (+3)

Gamy, first of all, I checked options about Associate files on first launch and tried to open a cbz file (most of my collection are comics or mangas in cbr and cbz format, that I read on my android device without problems). Tried drag and drop too. Also got error message. Then, I searched for an alternative reader to use in PC (when I find SumatraPDF, which worked fine here)

Reply   |   Comment by Iara Mori  –  3 years ago  –  Did you find this comment useful? yes | no (0)
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