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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.13.0
  • Total Downloads:
    82,367
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 01, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    66MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    160
  • 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 3.13.0

New features

  • Driver for the new Bq Cervantes 4
  • Edit book: Auto-generate links to existing stylesheets when adding a new HTML file.
  • Add a button to easily clear server logs in Preferences->Sharing over the net->Show server logs.
  • Catalog generation: Store the list of fields to be used in generating CSV/XML catalogs per library.
  • Bulk metadata edit: Make the custom series controls similar to the builtin series ones, with the same set of features
  • Edit book: Pre-select existing cover image (if any) in add cover dialog
  • Make the Manage saved searches dialog a little easier for new users.
  • Add a tweak to control behavior of Enter on the book list
  • Content server: Fix random book button on book details page multiplying.
  • Edit Book: Bulk file rename dialog: Remember last used prefix for renaming files

Bug fixes

  • Tag browser: Fix use of the tweak to control order of items in the Tag browser causing unexpected expansion of items after editing metadata.
  • Content server: Improve rendering of tags/categories with long words on small screens.
  • Fix first added saved search not appearing in Tag browser until calibre restart.
  • When checking added books for duplicates, also check on the language field. So books with the same title/authors but different languages are not considered duplicates.
  • Edit Book: Spell check should not fail if there are non-HTML files in the spine
  • Conversion: Fix an error when using the embed_all_fonts option with certain books
  • Save to disk: Dont error out if the user deletes all formats to be saved.
  • Linux binary: Fix calibre not starting on systems where QT_QPA_PLATFORM is set to use wayland

New news sources

  • Various Russian news source by bugmen00t

Improved news sources

  • The Economist
  • The Walrun Magazine
  • China Daily
  • Telepolis
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date December 01, 2017
Date Added December 01, 2017
Version 3.13.0
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 66MB
File Name calibre-64bit-3.13.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 82,367
Downloads Last Week 160
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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