Calibre (64-bit)

Calibre (64-bit)

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.13
  • Total Downloads:
    34,929
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    65.45MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    357
  • 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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User Reviews
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1 stars

"Will not let you organize your books."

July 25, 2014  |  By RM_Hanion

 |  Version: Calibre (64-bit) 1.46

Pros

It will open epub files.

Cons

I wanted an epub reader that would let me add folders for each author and series so that I could keep all of my books organized for easy reference. However this program not only doesn't allow this but also crams all of the files together and frequently changes the metadata on them so that they aren't even organized in the sidebar options panel correctly.

This wouldn't be such a big deal if I only had five eBooks instead of over a hundred, as it is, the awful interface and horrible programming they have implemented "to sort your books FOR you" doesn't do its job.

Summary

If you're looking for a good epub reader, keep looking. This program is not worth the time.

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5 stars

"Greatest freeware program on the web!"

April 14, 2013  |  By go_dawgs_go

 |  Version: Calibre (64-bit) 0.9.25

Pros

*Manage multiple devices
*Convert most eBook formats
*Sort by many different criteria
*User-definable fields
*Loads metadata and pictures easily
*Speedy load and use of program

Cons

None. Updates are frequent and fix most minor bug issues.

Summary

I consider this to be one of the best freeware programs on the web. It is worth a donation to the author because of all the features and how well it works. I manage over 1500 books on four different devices without a hitch.

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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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5 stars

"Slightly faster on Windows 7 64 bit."

December 14, 2012  |  By khhill

 |  Version: Calibre (64-bit) 0.9.10

Pros

Excellent speedup. Functions exactly like the 32 bit version.

Cons

Not applicable. Functions exactly like the 32 bit version.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.13

New Features

  • Driver for the new CYBOOK MUSE ebook reader
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow editing identifiers in a dedicated window by right clicking on the identifiers edit box.
  • Allow generating a cover from metadata by right clicking the cover are in the book details panel also.
  • Content server: Server KEPUB files with the extension kepub.epu when connecting to the browser on Kobo devices
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware version 3.12
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add a keyboard shortcut to swap title and author [Alt+Down]

Bug Fixes

  • Save to disk: Fix a regression that prevented saving of files into the root of a drive on Windows
  • FB2 Input: Add support for FB2 books that incorrectly use the FictionBook 2.1 XML schema.
  • Fix command line arguments not being ignored on windows and linux when restarting calibre.
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of bookmarks by position in book not working on windows and OS X.
  • Kobo driver: Fix bookmarks not being deleted from device when deleting books on the device
  • Edit book: Fix auto-complete of closing tag not working when typing the closing tag at just before a word (the word would become the closing tag name).
  • calibredb: Fix list - for-machine ignoring custom columns
  • Edit book/Book polishing: Fix subsetting of fonts whose @font-face rules use the local() or format() CSS functions not working
  • Edit book: Fix regression that broke typing of XML entities for ampersand, less-than and greater-than
  • Edit Book: Do not change the current selected text when right clicking on a mis-spelled word

Improved news sources

  • The Australian
  • The New Yorker
  • The Guardian
  • Ars Technica
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date December 19, 2014
Date Added December 19, 2014
Version 2.13
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory E-book Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7 64-bit, Windows 7, Windows 8, Windows 8 64-bit, Windows Vista 64-bit, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 65.45MB
File Name calibre-64bit-2.13.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 34,929
Downloads Last Week 357
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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