Foliate Linux GTK eBook Reader 2.0 Released With A Plethora Of Changes

Foliate Linux GTK eBook reader had a major new release. The latest 2.0 version comes a redesigned user interface that works better on smaller screens and other important changes, a new continuous scrolling layout, e-reader style navigation, new themes, and much more.

Foliate Linux ebook reader 2.0

Foliate is a free and open source GTK eBook reader for Linux, built with GJS and Epub.js. It supports .epub, .mobi, .azw, and .azw3 files that can be read in multiple layouts, including two-page and scrolled view. On top of that, the application features:

  • Customizable font face and size, line-spacing, margins, full justification, auto-hypenation, zoom and brightness
  • Reading progress slider with chapter marks
  • Bookmarks and annotations
  • Quick dictionary lookup with Wiktionary, Wikipedia, and dictd, or translate text with Google Translate
  • 10 built-in themes including light and dark, sepia, Solarized and Gruvbox Light and Dark, as well as support for custom themes
  • Find in book
  • Keyboard shortcuts and touchpad gestures
  • Basic text-to-speech support with eSpeak NG and Festival

Besides these important to have features for an eBook viewer, the application also has various minor features that many will find useful, like viewing an eBook's metadata, remember where you left off, fullscreen mode, and more.

Foliate 2.0

The latest Foliate eBook reader 2.0 comes a plethora of changes, especially to its user interface.

For this release, the application interface was redesigned to work better on smaller screens, including on phones.

Foliate 2.0 works on any screen size (including its Preferences window); when the sidebar is disabled in its Preferences, the headerbar is hidden and shown as an overlay on mouse-over

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