[Feature Request] Go to next comic

Hayden Jones 4 years ago • updated by Barrett Roberts 11 months ago 7
When using the web reader, the ability to "go to next" would be great.
for example; On the last page when you click the "next" button it would load the next comic.

Under review

Can we just have some thanks for Tom for the new version (2.1.2)?

Timmo 3 months ago • updated by bollings 2 months ago 10

There are a lot of requests and complaints. Ubooquity isn't some massive Apple sized corporation, it's just Tom in his spare time. People sometimes forget this.  Tom has released a new version (2.1.2). Please be polite and say thanks. He works in his spare time on it when he could be doing something else.

I've donated to the project to say thanks. Maybe you should too if you get value out of the product.


write read states to metadata files (comic and books alike)

Are Finstad 4 years ago • updated by Ryan Brain 1 year ago 21
wish that Ubooquity saved the read state of the comics/books we read into the metadata files itself. that way we will always be in sync with ComicRack and such as read states would cross over, if you read something in CR it will reflect in Ubooquity and vice versa (mainly this one for my usage)

would be great to be able to read whatever with Ubooquity when you are on the move and dont have access to CR freely and the read states would be saved in the cbz files we have so when we return to CR or whatever place we choose to read more it will know our read state.

your server program can already read CR supported metadata, why not read states and let it update read states aswell for us.

just started to use your program and i love it so far as it just opens up the sharing in a much easier way than CR does it.

[2.0] add unread tag on overview and on each comic

Madrox 2 years ago • updated by Elouan 1 year ago 3

now that we have bookmarks on the serverside it would be great to not only show the number of comics in a folder but also how many of them are unread.

also showing an unread symbol at each comic that hasn't been read would be cool.


epub reader

nxmehta 4 years ago • updated by Steven Strauss 3 years ago 22
It would be great if we could actually read epub files inside of Ubooquity instead of just being able to download them.

There is a nice, open source library for viewing epub files in a browser: https://github.com/futurepress/epub.js/

Perhaps that could be integrated into Ubooquity?

Sorting order issue with OPDS feeds

Elouan 3 years ago • updated by Chip Woods 2 years ago 24

The sorting order in OPDS feeds is bizarre. All my files are named using the the same pattern

...\<Serie>\<Serie> - <Number> - <Title>

In OPDS feeds, I don't see the full filenames, only the titles. So I'm assuming Ubooquity is reading the metada and presenting the user with just the titles. It's nice, but it creates a problem when sorting the files:

If OPDS was using file names, I would see "Talon - 01 - clacla" before "Talon - 02 - blabla"

And I see blabla first and clacla second => OPDS is sorting the titles by alphabetical order instead of using the number.... even though it's reading the metada of the file and is certainly able to read the number!

Is there a trick to get Ubooquity sorting in the proper order (namely by number in the serie) ? I use Comicrack to write the metada.: maybe there is a special way to tag cbz files ?


Open Source Ubooquity

Elouan 2 years ago • updated 2 years ago 2


I really appreciate your work on ubooquity, and would be eager to collaborate on improving it. you mentionned in a couple of places that you may consider making ubooquity open-source, have you made progress on the idea? There are a lot of features that could be implemented/improved and I'm sure it could go faster if we went collaborative on ubooquity


Improved comics reader

Tom 4 years ago • updated 3 years ago 18
Allow options to choose the way images are displayed in the browser ("fit width", "fit height", "original", etc).
Perhaps also allow splitting doubles pages for better display.

Web reader full screen

Hayden Jones 3 years ago • updated by Tom 2 years ago 9

Would it be possible to add:

<meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">
<meta name="viewport" content="width=device-width, initial-scale=1">
to the webpage. This will allow mobile devices to display the page in fullscreen.

Tom 3 years ago

So, I tried implementing this. Not as easy as it sounds.

Well, for Android it was, the following line did the trick:

<meta name="mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

But for iOS, it's not that simple (as usual). Although there is a configuration that do launch the web browser in fullscreen mode:

<meta name="apple-mobile-web-app-capable" content="yes">

as soon as you click a link you are redirected to Safari.

I tried to change programmatically the location of the page each time a link is clicked (to stay in fullscreen mode), but it broke some parts of Ubooquity.

Bottom line: you'll have fullscreen on Android in the next release but not on iOS.


Feature Request - Include option to display comic issue #

badrobot 4 years ago • updated by Anville 9 months ago 4
Can the issue number be included with the comic book name? Including the issue number below the comic name, will make it easier for users to identify a specific issue since it is not always clear from the image being view

Example - Here the display shows the comic title from the metadata scrapped

Notice here the issue number which was in the file name is no longer displayed. The issue number is in the image, but it is very hard for the users to see issue # from the thumbnail


Here the user can quickly identify the issue number that they are looking for when browsing comics. They may also prove beneficial in searching large collections

Notice while performing a search the user has no idea which issue number they are looking at