JBook is a Java-based free ebook reader specially made for reading books distributed by Project Gutenberg. Using this program on Linux, Mac or PC, the users will be able to retrieve, read and bookmark electronic books, not only the ones from the Project Gutenberg, but from other sources, too.
The package that the users will get contains the Java program, which can be used on any platform. There's also a README.doc file, which indicates how to run the program in each operating system; and you will find a jbook.bat file, which includes a list of commands that will execute this program on a PC running any version of Windows. You will not need to install this program, it is completely portable. The package includes several books, which you can freely read with JBook.
Once you've decided on the title to read, you can load it from a local drive or download it from the Project Gutenberg web site. Then, you will be able to customize the appearance of the book to your personal preferences. It is possible to set the font, as well as its color, and the background color.
- It is free
- It can be used under any platform