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Welcome to Plucker!

Plucker is an offline Web and free eBook reader for Palm OS® based handheld devices, Windows Mobile (PocketPC) devices and other handheld PDAs. Plucker contains POSIX tools, scripts and "conduits" which work on UNIX, Linux, Microsoft Windows and Apple OS X. These let you decide exactly what part of the World Wide Web you'd like to convert for reading on your PDA. These web pages are then processed, compressed, and transferred to the PDA for viewing by the Plucker viewer.

Plucker supports many advanced features, including:

  • Clickable images (with pan and zoom)
  • Italic and narrow support
  • High-resolution fonts
  • Multiple concurrent documents (more than one copy of the same material)
  • Configurable display options (rotation, configurable toolbars)
  • Advanced stylus options (gestures and hardware button navigation)
  • ZLib and DOC compression (in native and ARM-optimized versions)
  • Python, C++ and Perl distillers and scripts
  • A Microsoft Windows fully-integrated installer

...and a whole lot more!

Through the use of intelligent "distillers" written in many common languages (currently Python, C++ and Perl with third-party versions written in Java), content can be created for Plucker from many sources, including RSS, RDF, text files, HTML, PDF, and many other file formats.

Plucker is Free Software and that means that you may use it or incorporate it into your own projects or products without charge, you can give it away to others, and that you can even modify the program (or pay others to do it for you) to customize it or add the features you want. Plucker is protected by copyright and as long as you adhere to Plucker's license, you're welcome to use it.

If you believe in the Free Software philosophy join us! We're actively looking for contributors, authors, testers, and anyone else who will give us a helping hand maturing Plucker into a more useful and popular project.

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Plucker runs on Microsoft Windows, Linux, Mac OS X, Palm handheld devices, Windows Mobile devices and handheld devices powered by Linux.


Plucker is a Free Software project. We do this entirely in our spare time, to provide a great piece of software for you.

None of the Plucker developers get paid for their work on Plucker.