- Serve up Manga/Webtoons/Comics (cbr, cbz, zip/rar, 7zip, raw images) and Books (epub, pdf) - First class responsive readers that work great on any device (phone, tablet, desktop) - Dark and Light themes - Ability to manage users, access, and ratings - Fully Accessible with active accessibility audits - Dedicated webtoon reading mode - OPDS, OPDS-PS, and Open Search support
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Kavita is a fast, feature rich, cross platform reading server. Built with a focus for manga, and the goal of being a full solution for all your reading needs. Setup your own server and share your reading collection with your friends and family!
- [x] Serve up Manga/Webtoons/Comics (cbr, cbz, zip/rar, 7zip, raw images) and Books (epub, pdf)
- [x] First class responsive readers that work great on any device (phone, tablet, desktop)
- [x] Dark mode and customizable theming support
- [ ] Provide a plugin system to allow external metadata integration and scrobbling for read status, ratings, and reviews
- [x] Metadata should allow for collections, want to read integration from 3rd party services, genres.
- [x] Ability to manage users, access, and ratings
- [x] Fully Accessible with active accessibility audits
- [x] Dedicated webtoon reading mode
- [ ] Full localization support
- [ ] And so much more...
If you want to try out Kavita, we have a demo up: https://demo.kavitareader.com/
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The easiest way to get started is to visit our Wiki which has up-to-date information on a variety of install methods and platforms. https://wiki.kavitareader.com/en/install
Note: Kavita is under heavy development and is being updated all the time, so the tag for current builds is
:latest tag will be the latest stable release.
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Kavita is being actively developed and should be considered beta software until the 1.0 release. Kavita may be subject to changes in how the platform functions as it is being built out toward the vision. You may lose data and have to restart. The Kavita team strives to avoid any data loss.
This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. [Contribute](CONTRIBUTING.md).
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