Kavita

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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!

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Goals

  • 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
  • Provide hooks into metadata providers to fetch metadata for Comics, Manga, and Books
  • Metadata should allow for collections, want to read integration from 3rd party services, genres.
  • Ability to manage users, access, and ratings
  • Ability to sync ratings and reviews to external services
  • Fully Accessible with active accessibility audits
  • Dedicated webtoon reading mode
  • And so much more...

Support

Reddit Discord GitHub - Bugs and Feature Requests Only

Demo

If you want to try out Kavita, we have a demo up: https://demo.kavitareader.com/

Username: demouser
Password: Demouser64

Setup

Non-Docker

  • Unzip the archive for your target OS
  • Place in a directory that is writable. If on windows, do not place in Program Files
  • Linux users must ensure the directory & kavita.db is writable by Kavita (might require starting server once)
  • Run Kavita
  • If you are updating, copy everything over into install location. All Kavita data is stored in config/, so nothing will be overwritten.
  • Open localhost:5000 and setup your account and libraries in the UI.

    Docker

    Running your Kavita server in docker is super easy! Barely an inconvenience. You can run it with this command:
docker run --name kavita -p 5000:5000 \
-v /your/manga/directory:/manga \
-v /kavita/data/directory:/kavita/config \
--restart unless-stopped \
-d kizaing/kavita:latest

You can also run it via the docker-compose file:

version: '3'
services:
    kavita:
        image: kizaing/kavita:latest
        container_name: kavita
        volumes:
            - ./manga:/manga
            - ./config:/kavita/config
        ports:
            - "5000:5000"
        restart: unless-stopped

Note: Kavita is under heavy development and is being updated all the time, so the tag for current builds is :nightly. The :latest tag will be the latest stable release.

Feature Requests

Got a great idea? Throw it up on our Feature Request site or vote on another idea. Please check the Project Board first for a list of planned features.

Contributors

This project exists thanks to all the people who contribute. Contribute.

If you like Kavita, have gotten good use out of it or feel like you want to say thanks with a few bucks, feel free to donate. Money will go towards expenses related to Kavita. Back us through OpenCollective. You can also use Paypal, however your name will not show below.

Backers

Thank you to all our backers! 🙏 Become a backer

Sponsors

Support this project by becoming a sponsor. Your logo will show up here with a link to your website. Become a sponsor

Mega Sponsors

JetBrains

Thank you to JetBrains for providing us with free licenses to their great tools.

License

Kavita

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.

Kavita Info

⭐ Stars 797
🔗 Homepage www.kavitareader.com
🔗 Source Code github.com
🕒 Last Update 8 days ago
🕒 Created a year ago
🐞 Open Issues 63
➗ Star-Issue Ratio 13
😎 Author Kareadita