What is the difference between Gooreader and Gooreader Metro?Please, take look at the comparison table here
What are the system requirements?GooReader works on Windows XP/Vista/7/8 and requires .Net Framework 4 Client Profile installed. Gooreader Metro works only on Windows 8.
Do I need a Google Account to use the program?No, all books and magazines on Google Books are available for unregistered users. But if you want to access your online Google Library, you can log into your Google account inside GooReader.
Can I read and download Google Play books in GooReader?No, according to Google's terms of service you can read Google Play books only in Google's reading apps (for web, android, iphone). When you click on Google Play book in Gooreader, it opens this book in Google's web-reader.
Can I manage my online Google Library in GooReader?Yes, just log into your Google account in the left sidebar. You can drag-n-drop books between your personal folders in GooReader.
How can I open a specific book from Google Books in GooReader?You can either search for that book by title or open it by Book_ID. You can copy the Book_ID from the book page URL (For example: URL = http://books.google.com/books?id=mbBn8u1bNesC -> Book_ID = mbBn8u1bNesC). Enter the Book_ID in the search box and press the "Search" button.
How can I see in search results, which books have preview pages or full text?In GooReader's search results the books with full view are marked with green label, books with preview pages - with yellow label and books with no preview - with red label. You can also check the box in the search panel to filter the books without full view.
How can I add bookmarks?To add a bookmark, click on the "Add to Library" button in the book pop-up box or in the reader control panel. After that the book will be placed to your Local Library and when you close the book, the bookmark will be automatically created. And the next time the book will be opened on the latest opened page.
How can I add annotations?To draw annotations on book page click the "Draw" icon in the reader control panel. You can set the marker color and size in the "Marker Options" box. After adding annotations you can export the page or the page fragment as an image file using the "Export" controls.
Can I search inside book?Yes, Gooreader uses Google Books' native search inside books.
How can I read books offline?To read a book offline you need first to save it to PDF file. Then you can add it to your Local Library and read it offline.
How can I save Google Books to PDF?To save book to PDF - just press the "Create PDF" icon near the book in Search or Library view. In the opened window press Start, and the program will download the book pages one by one. You can stop the process any time, at that the resulting PDF file will contain only these pages that where downloaded before that moment.
Can I search and copy book text in exported PDF files?No, because pages are saved as scanned images.
I can't open all book pages. On some pages I see "You have either reached a page that is unavailable...". What can I do?It means that you a reading a book with limited preview and not all book pages are available on Google Books. You can't open unavailable pages either in Gooreader or in any browser.
Can I read and manage my PDF books in GooReader?Yes, Gooreader is very comfortable app for reading PDF books. You can also manage small PDF-libraries in Gooreader. You can drag-n-drop books in the local library to change their position. But if you have a big e-library with different ebook formats - we recommend to use one of dedicated book organizers.
What program Options mean?Show results - the number of books on the search results page
Resolution - resolution of the downloaded pages in PDF file (px/inch)
Page width - page width in the output PDF file
API key - you can enter the personal Google Books API Key (details)
Proxy authentication. GooReader takes proxy settings from your Internet Explorer. So to change the proxy-server just change it in the IE settings. If you use proxy with authorization, enter your login and password in the Options.