sanki VS koreader

Compare sanki vs koreader and see what are their differences.


small anki app rewritten for e-readers, with focus on InkBox support, written in Qt5 & C++ (by Szybet)


An ebook reader application supporting PDF, DjVu, EPUB, FB2 and many more formats, running on Cervantes, Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook and Android devices (by koreader)
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sanki koreader
1 389
35 15,058
- 1.9%
8.4 9.7
2 months ago 5 days ago
C++ Lua
GNU General Public License v3.0 only GNU Affero General Public License v3.0
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  • KOReader Document Viewer for E Ink devices
    5 projects | | 10 Apr 2024
    5 projects | | 10 Apr 2024
    The GitHub readme may have been a better link to use, it contains some more information:

    - portable: runs on embedded devices (Cervantes, Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook, reMarkable), Android and Linux computers. Developers can run a KOReader emulator in Linux and MacOS.

    - multi-format documents: supports fixed page formats (PDF, DjVu, CBT, CBZ) and reflowable e-book formats (EPUB, FB2, Mobi, DOC, RTF, HTML, CHM, TXT). Scanned PDF/DjVu documents can also be reflowed with the built-in K2pdfopt library. ZIP files are also supported for some formats.

    - full-featured reading: multi-lingual user interface with a highly customizable reader view and many typesetting options. You can set arbitrary page margins, override line spacing and choose external fonts and styles. It has multi-lingual hyphenation dictionaries bundled into the application.

    - integrated with calibre (search metadata, receive ebooks wirelessly, browse library via OPDS), Wallabag, Wikipedia, Google Translate and other content providers.

    - optimized for e-ink devices: custom UI without animation, with paginated menus, adjustable text contrast, and easy zoom to fit content or page in paged media.

    - extensible: via plugins

    - fast: on some older devices, it has been measured to have less than half the page-turn delay as the built in reading software.

    - and much more: look up words with StarDict dictionaries / Wikipedia, add your own online OPDS catalogs and RSS feeds, over-the-air software updates, an FTP client, an SSH server, …

    5 projects | | 10 Apr 2024
  • Majority of web apps could just run on a single server
    3 projects | | 24 Mar 2024
    Oh man I absolutely love the work that you guys do. I'm actually in the process of learning Ebook production using the 'Step by Step' guide on your website. I'm essentially learning it all from scratch as I have little to no programming/SWE experience (I learned a bit of Lua because of KOReader[1]) but the technical side of ebook production has always fascinated me enough to keep learning.


  • E-books are fast becoming tools of corporate surveillance
    3 projects | | 12 Dec 2023
    I read that KOreader is unstable on the Libra 2[0], so I haven’t installed it yet even though I would like to. What has been your experience running it?


  • Conversion from epub to kepub, and related Calibre use
    5 projects | /r/kobo | 5 Dec 2023
    I'm using Kobo Clara 2E (6" screen size), and it is unpleasant to read PDF and CBZ files (comic/manga) since Kobo only provides zoom and orientation mode. I installed KOReader on my Kobo. It has more setup to display those files way better. The views of PDF in KOReader and Comic in Koreader. I read Epub files in Koreader to maintain its original format.
    5 projects | /r/kobo | 5 Dec 2023
    I only read kepub files on my Kobo Clara 2E (kobo stock). I use KOReader to read PDF, CBZ (comic files) and epub.
  • Calibre – New in Calibre 7.0
    11 projects | | 18 Nov 2023
    It doesn't try to solve the same use cases that Calibre does, but I built an open source (EPUB only) manager / reader / statistics tracker called AnthoLume [0]. It mostly stemmed from me reading in KOReader [1] on my Kindle, and not having the ability to sync the progress to my iPhone / iPad.

    It's got metadata matching, support for multiple users, and statistics tracking which allows me to have a "Leaderboard" that shows how fast you read (words per minute). Fun competition between my wife and I (that I'm 100% losing). It's a Progressive Web App and utilizes a Service Worker to support 100% offline reading as well.

    There's a demo server [2] (creds are "demo" for both user & pass).




  • I wanted to get the Libra 2 but is it good for reading manga without much hassle?
    2 projects | /r/kobo | 4 Nov 2023
  • The Case Against AI Everything, Everywhere, All at Once
    2 projects | | 19 Oct 2023
    You can still choose automation. The easier route for me is to use wallabag to save the article. Then on my remarkable tablet I can grab a very readable document with

    The other option is to use to convert a webpage to a nice document directly. I use both tools depending on my needs.

What are some alternatives?

When comparing sanki and koreader you can also consider the following projects:

plato - Document reader

Tachiyomi - Free and open source manga reader for Android. [Moved to:]

koodo-reader - A modern ebook manager and reader with sync and backup capacities for Windows, macOS, Linux and Web

Kavita - Kavita is a fast, feature rich, cross platform reading server. Built with 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.

Calibre Web - :books: Web app for browsing, reading and downloading eBooks stored in a Calibre database

calibre - The official source code repository for the calibre ebook manager

kfmon - Kute File Monitor, an inotify-based Launcher for Kobo devices

awesome-reMarkable - A curated list of projects related to the reMarkable tablet

LibreraReader - Book Reader for Android

DeDRM_tools - DeDRM tools for ebooks

KoboCloud - A set of scripts to synchronize a kobo reader with popular cloud services