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Old 01-14-2009, 05:04 PM   #1
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New reader for Mac (and Windows, Linux)

I wasn't happy with any of the existing readers available for the Mac, so last week I wrote my own. It also runs on Windows and Linux. It currently reads TXT, HTML and LIT.

You can download it here if you would like to test it: http://www.fantastic.me.uk/ebook.html
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:10 PM   #2
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What features does it have that other readers dont have? And I suggest using lit2oeb from calibre instead of clit to explode LIT files.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:28 PM   #3
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What features does it have that other readers dont have?
1. Working on Mac OS X
2. Producing pages that look nice

Sounds simple, and it is, but I couldn't find any other reader that could do both of those two. It also gives the user more control over the layout than most readers.

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And I suggest using lit2oeb from calibre instead of clit to explode LIT files.
I thought of that, but Calibre is 50 megabytes, compared to about 100k for clit.
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:33 PM   #4
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1. Working on Mac OS X
2. Producing pages that look nice

Sounds simple, and it is, but I couldn't find any other reader that could do both of those two. It also gives the user more control over the layout than most readers.



I thought of that, but Calibre is 50 megabytes, compared to about 100k for clit.
Define nice
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Old 01-14-2009, 05:57 PM   #5
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I thought of that, but Calibre is 50 megabytes, compared to about 100k for clit.
You can just use that one .py file. You don't need all of calibre.

You did know that calibre has a built in reader also?

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Old 01-14-2009, 07:36 PM   #6
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Does calibre work on a mac?
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Old 01-14-2009, 08:13 PM   #7
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Does calibre work on a mac?
Yes, there's a version of Calibre for Windows, Mac and Linux.
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http://calibre.kovidgoyal.net/download_osx

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Don't give up on this!

I'm dying for a good ePub/XHTML reader that doesn't require half the universe in dependencies!

Off to check it out right now!

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EDIT: Damn, Java...
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