Peruse – KDE based comic reader

Peruse is a cross-platform KDE based comic reader.

It’s designed to read comic books distributed in various digital formats. Peruse is based on KDE’s Frameworks 5, and the UI is built using Qt Quick 2.

Peruse was created as a way to make exactly that as easy and pleasant as possible, and to simply get out of the way and let you read your comic books.

File discovery is done using Baloo when available and enabled, and otherwise through a simple file system digger.

The software is released under an open source license.

Features include:

  • Multiple file format support, in two tiers:
    • Native support with optimised viewing for comic books:
      • cbz or cbr.
    • Okular based generic view support:
      • other cb* formats with archive types not supported by KArchive.
      • pdf.
      • deja-vu.
      • epub.
  • Touch optimised user interface:
    • All the standard stuff like kinetic scrolling, pinch-zoom and so on.
    • Plasma Mobile components based experience.
  • Baloo based file discovery with simple filesystem scraper fallback.
  • AppImage available.
  • Cross-platform support – runs under Linux, and Windows.

Support: GitHub code repository
Developer: Dan Leinir Turthra Jensen and contributors
License: GNU Lesser General Public License v2.1



Peruse is written in C++. Learn C++ with our recommended free books and free tutorials.

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