FBReader I use on my Windows desktop because it’s fast and svelte compared to using others (which, back in the day, were the Sony Reader app, Kobo app, and — god help us all — Adobe Digital Editions).
Aldiko was so slow that I became thoroughly disgusted and didn’t even waste my time with screensnaps. It’s not software I will be using.
FBReader contained an interesting and useful surprise!
Backgrounds with textures!
Here’s an example that puzzles me:
It didn’t look salmonish like that on the S2 8.0!
When I saw it on the S2, I could tell something was different about the screen, so I clicked through Settings and discovered the options I screensnapped above.
On the S2 screen, there was still white but it was no longer the totally-smooth bleached white of the screen. Once I understood texturing was going on, I looked very close and could see it.
This was a very quick test. It took close to a damn half hour to download the apps and test files at Barnes & Noble. And I was lucky to find one of the two demo Nooks unlocked so I could upload screensnaps.
I have waaaay too many ePub files made from websites, using the dotEPUB extension. FBReader seems to be the software to use to finally get them out of the way.