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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.85.1
  • Total Downloads:
    75,130
  • Date Added:
    May 15, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    64.41MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    240
  • Platform:
    Windows
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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 2.85.1
  • Book details panel: Allow right click to search the internet for the current book
  • Book details panel: Allow right clicking on an author name to search the internet for works by that author
  • Book details panel: Clicking an author name now searches Goodreads by default instead of Wikipedia. Can be changed in Preferences->Look & feel->Book details
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the Kobo Auro H2O Edition 2
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion to PDF for some files.
  • DOCX Output: Fix lengths specified in percentage of page size not being converted correctly.
  • DOCX Output: Fix some hyperlinks not working in word because the bookmark name is longer than forty characters.
  • DOCX Output: Prevent images from being larger than the page size.
  • Comic Input: Fix the number of colors control not allowing values less than 8
  • Kobo driver: Fix main memory and Card A being swapped on some systems
  • Kobo driver: Fix the ignore collections option being accidentally case-insensitive
  • Preferences->Toolbars: Show an error message when the user tries to remove either the Preferences or Location Manager buttons instead of just silently adding them back.
  • Fix for a regression that cause the Open with action to go missing from the right click menu of the Book details panel
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date May 12, 2017
Date Added May 15, 2017
Version 2.85.1
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 64.41MB
File Name calibre-64bit-2.85.1.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 75,130
Downloads Last Week 240
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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