Quick Look plugin for Kindle ebook formats
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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: prc, mobi, azw, azw3, azw4 and some pdb files. The plugin will generate a thumbnail, based on document embedded cover, and a preview for its content.

Installation

Homebrew

QLMobi can be installed via Homebrew-Cask.

brew cask install qlmobi

Manual

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.

Building

Source code is available on github. It is bundled as an Xcode project and depends on the libmobi library.

Screenshots

Finder preview Finder thubmnails

Troubleshooting

If the plugin doesn't work:

  • reload plugins running qlmanage -r from the console;
  • try reinstalling the plugin;
  • try in the top level Library folder 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.

Changelog

0.5
Minor workaround for plugin failing to register handled file types
Include minor fixes from current libmobi
0.4
Hide broken image links in corrupt documents
0.3
Minor changes to use improved libmobi metadata interface
Rebuilt with libmobi 0.3
0.2
Faster thumbnail generation
Thumbnails for encrypted documents
0.1
Initial version

License

Licensed under the GNU Public License (GPL) version 3 or later.