Freda is a program for reading electronic books (ebooks) on Windows. The basic functionality is free, with a package of extra features[*] available as an in-app purchase. You can read over 50,000 public domain classic books, from Feedbooks, Gutenberg and other on-line catalogs. Or read your own (DRM-free) books in the supported formats: EPUB, MOBI, FB2, HTML and TXT.
The program offers customisable controls, fonts and colours, plus annotations and bookmarks, and the ability to look up dictionary definitions and translations, and text-to-speech reading. Freda understands EPUB formatting information 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, Google Drive, DropBox or Calibre to share it with your PC. Freda can also download books from any website and from email attachments.
You can download books and keep them on your PC, so you can carry on reading when you don't have network connectivity.
The manual is at http://www.turnipsoft.com/freda
[*] Note: Core book-reader capabilities are available free of charge, but certain features of Freda are 'premium features' and an in-app purchase is required before you can use them. These are:
+ Automatic sync between devices
+ Text-to-speech reading continuously (until you've acquired the premium package, reading will stop at the end of each chapter)
+ Creating more than ten highlights or bookmarks in one day