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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
out of 6 votes out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.22.0
  • Total Downloads:
    85,006
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 20, 2018
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    66.26MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    89
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.22.0

New features:

  • Edit book: Add a tool to upgrade books from EPUB 2 to EPUB 3 (Tools->Upgrade book internals). Automatically upgrades metadata, converts the NCX table of contents and adds required manifest annotations
  • Add support for the FBZ format (zipped FB2)
  • Kindle driver: Change the height of generated thumbnails to 500px, needed for the Oasis 2017
  • Edit book: When bulk renaming files add an option to rename by the order in which the files appear in the book.
  • Polishing: Recognize titlepages that are marked as covers in the EPUB 3 landmarks section
  • Edit Book: Automatically updated the modified timestamp in the OPF when saving EPUB 3 books.
  • Remove the ISBNDB metadata plugin as ISBNDB no longer allows free lookups.

Bug fixes:

  • EPUB 3 metadata: If the book defines more than one author sort value for an author use the first instead of the last
  • Check Book: Dont warn for nav document not in spine in EPUB 3 books
  • Linux installer: Fix umask question not working with the recommended install command because stdin is a pipe
  • Browser viewer: Show an error message when trying to use the Sync function without being logged in
  • When setting cover from a PDF file and the user clicks cancel, do not delete the existing cover

New news sources:

  • Le Monde: subscriber paper edition by Remi Vanicat

Improved news sources:

  • Globe & Mail
  • National Geographic
  • Slate
  • GoComics
  • Oregonian
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date April 19, 2018
Date Added April 20, 2018
Version 3.22.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory E-book Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/7 64-bit/10/8 64-bit/Vista 64-bit
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 66.26MB
File Name calibre-64bit-3.22.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 85,006
Downloads Last Week 89
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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