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Peruse is a free multi-platform open source software for reading books and comics from KDE


Supported format:

  • Comics archive (cbz, cbr, cb7, cbt, cba);
  • Portable document format (pdf);
  • ePub books (epub);
  • Device independent (dvi) files;
  • DeJaVu (djvu); Compiled help (chm);

  • The welcome page in Peruse shows your most recently read comics and their reading progress, as well as books that were recently added;
  • You can continue reading where you left off the last time;

Available sorting books by:

  • recently added;
  • grouping by name;
  • grouping by author;
  • grouping by series;
  • grouping by publisher;
  • filter by folder;

  • There is a search;
  • You can enable or remove folders for scanning the program for books;
  • Support for full-screen mode.

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The software Peruse is available for installation on Linux and Windows.

Installation methodOS
DebUbuntu* 16.04/18.04/19.04/20.04, Linux Mint 18/19, Debian
SnapUbuntu, Linux Mint, Debian, Arch Linux, Fedora, CentOS, KDE Neon, openSUSE, elementary OS, Manjaro, Red Hat Enterprise Linux
AppImageUbuntu, Fedora, openSUSE, CentOS, elementaryOS, Linux Mint and others

*Ubuntu (GNOME), Kubuntu (KDE), Xubuntu (XFCE), Lubuntu (LXDE)

Install Software via Deb package

Install Software via Snap package

sudo snap install peruse

Install Software via AppImage package

Install Software via EXE package on Windows

Software Information

Language Interface:English
Description version:1.2
Developer:The KDE project
Programming language:C++, Qt
License:LGPL v2

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