Quick Look plugin for Kindle ebook formats
QLMobi plugin supports various ebook formats used on kindle readers. It is based on libmobi and works with all the formats supported by the library:
azw4 and some
pdb files. The plugin will generate a thumbnail, based on document embedded cover, and a preview for its content.
QLMobi can be installed via Homebrew-Cask.
brew cask install qlmobi
Place the plugin file: QLMobi.qlgenerator into
~/Library/QuickLook/ folder to install it for your account, or into
(Macintosh HD)/Library/QuickLook/ folder to install it for all users. If the folder does not exist, create it manually.
If the plugin doesn't work:
- reload plugins running
qlmanage -rfrom the console;
- try reinstalling the plugin;
- try in the top level
Libraryfolder instead of the user's one;
- go to github issues tab, start new issue describing your problem, you may also provide output of the command:
qlmanage -d 4 -p -o /tmp /path/to/your/test.mobi.
If you're on Catalina or later, and you get "QLMobi.qlgenerator cannot be opened because the developer cannot be verified", run in a terminal:
$ xattr -d -r com.apple.quarantine ~/Library/QuickLook/QLMobi.qlgenerator $ qlmanage -r
Minor workaround for plugin failing to register handled file types
Include minor fixes from current libmobi
Hide broken image links in corrupt documents
Minor changes to use improved libmobi metadata interface
Rebuilt with libmobi 0.3
Faster thumbnail generation
Thumbnails for encrypted documents
Licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.