Calibre (64-bit)

Calibre (64-bit)

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
4.0
out of 4 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.9.24
  • Total Downloads:
    33,567
  • Date Added:
    March 22, 2013
  • File Size:
    65.37MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    471
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7/8

Editors' Review

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Quicker than you can turn a page, e-books have gone from a novelty to a publishing mainstay and will soon be the dominant format (perhaps by the time you're reading this). While many book-lovers use handheld e-book devices such as Amazon's Kindle, others read e-books on their tablets or even their smartphones. All you need is a good e-book reader. We tried the 64-bit release of Calibre, the free, open-source reader and library manager. It's a good e-book reader.

Calibre's welcome wizard let us choose from a long list of interface languages. It also prompted us to set up our e-book library by creating a destination folder or browsing to existing e-books. By default, Calibre creates its library folder in your Documents library. Of course, you can change it later, but it's not a bad idea to start with the right folder in the right location, since your e-book collection may grow rapidly when you see what's available for free (or cheap). It's also easy to establish your e-book library on a USB drive, memory card, or external drive. (You can lug your entire library around with you without giving yourself a hernia! Try that with hardbacks.) Next, we set up Calibre to be compatible with our specific e-book gadget. We could choose devices from a list of 15 different manufacturers, including Amazon, Apple, and Barnes & Noble, as well as generic devices such as smartphones and tablets. The setup finished with links to demo videos and an online User Manual. Better yet, Calibre's main interface opens with one free e-book already displayed: "The Calibre Quick-Start Guide." A colorful interface with a familiar layout makes for easy navigation, aided and abetted by icons with easy-to-grasp labels such as Get Books and Fetch News, each with equally clear submenus.

We've got nothing but good things to say about Calibre, whether it's the 32- or 64-bit version. Adding, converting, and removing books, editing metadata, and even sharing our favorite titles all proved to be as easy as a few clicks. If you don't have a favorite e-book reader and library app yet, or even if you do, check out Calibre.

 
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5 stars

"The Best e-book manager and more"

March 27, 2013  |  By Imogen7Ryan

 |  Version: Calibre (64-bit) 0.9.24

Pros

Fantastic it is available for 64bit machines. Loading my ebooks into Calibre was fast and easy. It's great to get my favourite daily newspapers in Calibre as well. There are links to dozens of ebook sellers free and paid for. It reads epubs well. Haven't tried the conversion yet, but I am sure that too will be simple. Very, very happy with it.

Cons

I had to go to Calibres own website to download it. Because on all versions through cnet I kept getting an error message stating the Installation package could not be opened and to verify with the vendor this is a valid installer.

Summary

Calibre is a versatile ebook manager which is easy to operate without even having to look in the user manual. It can fetch daily newspaers which is a bonus. It can read dozens of file formats and overall it is worthy of the #2 spot.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.9.24
Version 0.9.24 has added an option recipe authors can set to have calibre automatically reduce the size of downloaded images by lowering their quality.
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date March 22, 2013
Date Added March 22, 2013
Version 0.9.24
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows 8, Windows Vista, Windows, Windows 7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 65.37MB
File Name calibre-64bit-2.11.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 33,567
Downloads Last Week 471
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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