Sony eReader format (LRF) viewer for the Mac, Linux and Windows

Thanks to Kovid Goyal, the Sony Reader’s very own terrible software (iTunes wannabe) can very soon be decommissioned from my software collection. The libprs500 project, multi-platform solution written in Python works very well and allows to move data between Sony and your Mac / Linux / Windows. The UI is actually pretty decent, considering that it is not native Cocoa app:

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You can also edit metadata, which is very important because of the limited screen space on PRS500. As added benefit, the application gives you a reader for LRF file format that allows reading unprotected LRF books on the Mac/Linux as well in addition to Windows. Here is a snapshot:

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And best for the end: the libprs500 can do format conversion from TXT, HTML, RTF and LIT (haleluja !) as well as PDF – as long as it does not contain too many images. Seems like Christmas arrived twice this winter – and we have still Macworld ahead ๐Ÿ™‚

Huge thanks to Kovid who wrote this thing and to Peter who made aware of it …

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3 Comments on “Sony eReader format (LRF) viewer for the Mac, Linux and Windows”

  1. Carolina Says:

    So. How will I be able to get this software??
    ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. Carolina Says:

    So. How will I be able to get this software??
    cheers.
    ๐Ÿ™‚


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