[FAQ] How to add books without copying them into Reasily?

In the file chooser dialog, after files are selected, click the [+] button rather than [Import] button, all the files will be added to the list without copying. Reasily reads them from the storage directly.

This is useful if you manage your epub files by yourself in your own storage folders.

Note: If you [Import] books into Reasily, the files will be copied into private storage of Reasily app, and the size you see in the application info will grow. After books imported, you can remove them from your download folder.

[FAQ] How to search for selected text on a search engine or website?

First, install this app: All in 1 Search

It lets you to set up websites and search engines that you want to use to search for the selected text.

Then in Reasily, when you selected text, click the "..." button in the toolbox, the button of All in 1 Search app will be there, click it and click an search engine to do the search.

Here are some examples you can set in the All in 1 Search app:

[FAQ] How to go back to the bookshelf from an opened book?

There are several ways to close the book you are reading and go back to the bookshelf.
Use the recent apps button on your device to switch back to the bookshelf or to other books. This is an unique feature of Reasily, every opened books acts like an app. It is recommended if you want to switch back to current book later because it is more efficient and power-saving.Long-pressing the back button to closes the book and releases memory.Use 'Close' in the menu of book. Which is at the bottom of the menu. It releases memory, too.

[FAQ] Can Reasily show page numbers and total pages of book?

No. Because normally an epub file has no page number information, an epub reader can only guess and show incorrect page numbers. You can confirm this when you flipping pages in the Google Play Books app, usually the page number is not changed when flipping because the numbers are not real. I think it is meaningless to show such page numbers.

Instead, Reasily shows reading progress of whole book in percentage. Some books have page numbers defined, e.g., publications downloaded from For these publications, Reasily shows the page numbers at the left or right side.

Reasily also shows reading progress percentage of current chapter in continuous scroll reading mode. In single page reading mode, Reasily shows page number and count in current chapter. The page count correctly match how many pages you can flip.

[FAQ] How to break words with hyphens?

It is possible with following custom CSS:
body { word-break: break-all; hyphens: auto; }

[FAQ] Why does the night mode not work on my device?

It is mainly caused by an old version of "Android System WebView" if your device is Android 5.0 and above.
Reasily relies on it to display epub content. So you have to keep it updated in Google Play Store.
If your device is Android 7.0 and above, please update the Google Chrome app instead.
If the night mode still not works, please mail me the epub file with a screenshot, so I can find out the cause of the problem.

[FAQ] Why is my data not synced between devices?

Please check if the same account is logged in when enabling "Auto-sync data" or clicking "Sync now" on all your devices. You can "Log out" to change the account.
Make sure the internet connection is stable, then click "Sync now" to make it sync again. If the syncing message disappeared automatically, the data is synced successfully.
Please also check if the epub files are not different versions of a book on your devices. Data will not be synced between different versions of a book.
You can enable the "debug log" and "mail me" it so that I can check if there are some failures during synchronization.

[FAQ] Where's my data stored in Google Drive?

It goes to a hidden folder in your Google Drive. It is called App Folder. You can see the usage of that folder on the desktop version website of Google Drive. Click the ⚙ gear button » Settings » Managed Apps.

[FAQ] How to turn off animations for e-ink devices?

There's an "Animation off" option in Advanced settings. Reasily will try to disable animations when possible.

[FAQ] Can I install Reasily on my PC?

It is possible with an Android emulator like Remix, BlueStacks or Android Studio AVD.