Alfa Ebooks Manager

Alfa Ebooks Manager

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
2.8
out of 14 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    5.0
  • Total Downloads:
    8,109
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 21, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    21.74MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    9
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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If you have a large collection of books -- either electronic or hard copies -- it makes sense to organize them so that you can easily find what you're looking for. Alfa Ebooks Manager is a comprehensive database program with plenty of features for maintaining your library. Unfortunately, some of the more-interesting features are limited to the paid version of the program, while others simply don't seem to work.

At first glance, we were impressed with Alfa Ebooks Manager; it comes with several sample books already entered into the database, and renderings of their covers were displayed on an attractive, realistic-looking bookshelf. The Library Explorer view provided options for viewing books by genre, author, tag, location, language, publisher, and a variety of other characteristics. Adding new books was a fairly easy process, but this is where we started to become a little disappointed in Alpha Ebooks Manager. We thought it was great that we could have the program search for author photos and book cover images using Google and insert them automatically into the database, but it turns out that that feature is only available in the paid version of the program. The same is true of the feature that automatically grabs book details from Amazon. What was most distressing, however, was that when we attempted to add images manually, nothing happened -- except a long, nonsensical error message popped up. We never were able to add either author or book images, which is a big drawback in a program that makes such nice use of its graphic display. Alfa Ebooks Manager has pretty thorough documentation available on its Web site, but we didn't need to consult it; it's really quite intuitive. It would be a great program if it actually worked as it was supposed to.

Alfa Ebooks Manager comes as a ZIP file. It installs a desktop icon without asking but uninstalls cleanly.

 
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1 stars

"Unprofessional support, defective forum..."

May 29, 2014  |  By RicG80

 |  Version: Alfa Ebooks Manager 5.0

Pros

Nice responsive and fast UI

Cons

Support doesn't answer your questions, you're lost even as paying customer, no built-in update check (suggested way is to contact support even to provide you minor updates). Forum doesn't work properly (after registration you have to change the password, but that's impossible as there's no password form provided in the forum's profile area, no possibility to logout, no SSL).
That's so ridiculous, we are in the year 2014, not in the 80's.

Summary

I have purchased the professional version last year and paid the upgrade to version 5 in the end of April, unfortunately some days later had to reinstall my machine and accidentially forgot to backup the licensed upgrade (got this sent as link via mail after upgrade purchase). Have been asking support twice to resend me my software package. No response, nothing...

So basically paid for nothing...
There's also no login area for existing customers where you could download newest version of the paid software.

It's a nice application, but I will never recommend it anymore to anyone according to my most disappointing experience I made as a paying customer with their unresponsive support.

Pity, but that's the truth. Have trashed my license and gone back to Calibre...

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 5.0
OPDS web server, multiple files per book, Audio book player, Edit ebook metadata, LoC integration
General
Publisher Alfa.NetSoft
Publisher web site http://alfaebooks.com
Release Date April 18, 2014
Date Added April 21, 2014
Version 5.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory E-book Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows XP
Additional Requirements .NET Framework 4.0
Download Information
File Size 21.74MB
File Name aem.zip
Popularity
Total Downloads 8,109
Downloads Last Week 9
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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