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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.10.0
  • Total Downloads:
    80,758
  • Date Added:
    Oct. 20, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    65.92MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    220
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

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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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 3.10.0

New features:

  • Browser viewer: Show footnotes in a popup window. Similar to the popup footnote functionality in the calibre viewer.
  • Content server: Add an option to control the timeout for making AJAX queries to the server.

Bug fixes:

  • Fix regression that broke Preferences->Conversion->Common options in version 3.9
  • Server: Fix adding expressions to the search always using AND instead of respecting the setting to use OR or AND.
  • Browser viewer: Fix a regression that caused loading more than one book in the same session or using the back/forward browser buttons to require refreshing the browser.
  • Jobs list: Fix killing of job killing the wrong job if other jobs are completed while waiting for kill confirmation.
  • DOCX Output: Fix preserve cover aspect ratio option still distorting the aspect ratio slightly.

Improved news sources:

  • Lomza
  • Go Comics
  • Various Polish news sources
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date October 20, 2017
Date Added October 20, 2017
Version 3.10.0
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 65.92MB
File Name calibre-64bit-3.10.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 80,758
Downloads Last Week 220
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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