Tipitaka Pali Reader

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Tiptkata Pali Reader

A new beautiful app written in Flutter for all Desktops and Mobile Devices.


(Windows Store)    (Mac OS Store)

Windows Zip file (non-store)


sudo apt install libfuse2 libsqlite3-dev

(Android Store)

(iOS Store)

What is new?

This 2022 year-end release .

  • Extensions which allow for English and Pāḷi to be imported line by line.
  • Extensions which allow for dictionary updates such as; DPD and PEU updates
  • Multi-window capabilities in Desktop and Tablet Mode with visible and invisible buttons
  • General Settings has a Downloader which can download Pali/English books and other dictionaries (be patient and let the whole download/install process finish)
  • Adjust size of panel and dictionary size
  • Better Dictionary Lookup
  • Adjustable dictionary size and panel
  • Persistence on Search Filter
  • Other bugs and features

Purpose of Application:

This app is useful for reading Pāḷi texts. It is similar to TPP. Total feature migration is planned in the future. If you read pāḷi and use a reading app, you will most likely prefer this as your pāḷi reading app on the phone or desktop. However, at the moment some features are better in TPP.

Typing Roman Letters:

Typing in Roman script has full integration with the velthuis ascii typing system which is now a standard in pali. The keyboard chart can be found on this Wikipedia page


The dictionary and reading experience is where TPR shines the most. We have included Digital Pāḷi Dictionary and Pāḷi English Ultimate dictionaries as part of the standard installed dictionaries. Soon you will be able to download more.

Dictionary Results

User Interface Diagram:

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Multiview, Hide/Show, and Expand/Shrink Panel

Easily open, hide show, new documents. Expand hide panel


Searching is very fast because we use an indexed Sqlite Full Text Search (FTS) technology.

Turn on and off filter chips
search filter

Bookmarks and Recent:

Recent visits and bookmarks items can be deleted by clicking on the trash can on the upper right corner of the screen. You can also swipe right individually and mark for deletion.


Now you can add extensions to add English and Pāḷi line by line mula suttas. Also dictionary updates for DPD and PEU. Please watch the Video on YouTube to fully understand how to use this.


The main programmer for this app is Venerable Ashin Pannyadazza. His apps can be found here for Apple and here for Android. He is a very talented self taught programmer and structures his code very nicely according to proper coding practices. I was responsible for the project management, and some minor programming tasks. The project and code are available on github which also lists the original code this was forked from. If you would like to help in technical and non-technical ways, please contact us. We also owe gratitude to Tharindu Madushanka who has donated his time for the Apple submissions to the Path Nirvana Foundation’s App store listing.

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5 thoughts on “Tipitaka Pali Reader”

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  2. hi,

    I am using a bluetooth mouse with my android tablet.But when I use this TPR app, it is not easy for me to use bluetooth mouse to scroll up and down to change pages.If you could fix that also,this app would be much better and userfriendly.

    thank you

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