Thorium Reader is the free desktop EPUB reader published by EDRLab. It can be installed on Windows, MacOS and Linux and it is the perfect all-in-one reading application for casual or heavy readers, library patrons and students. And its codebase is open-source.
This new version includes new features, improvements and bug fixes, notably the following user-oriented features:
- Suppression of the internal http server
- Zoom of fixed layout EPUB 3
- Evolutions on the Divina player.
- and many other fixes
Windows users won’t see a Window Defender message anymore the first time they use the app. A message about the app calling an http server. And for a good reason: there is no more http server in the app. This is key for a distribution of Thorium in large organisations.
Users can now zoom on Fixed Layout EPUBs: the UI isn’t perfect, but this is a great first step.
The Divina Player shows new features, like layers and sounds. The Divina format is still in incubation at EDRLab, but we continue studying this great idea of a standard format for digital visual narratives that goes beyond what EPUB 3 FXL can offer.
EDRLab is looking for sponsors for the development of Thorium Reader; you can easily help via Github Sponsors or by becoming an EDRLab member. Let’s make this application the best desktop reading app ever.