Calibre Portable

Calibre Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.3
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.22
  • Total Downloads:
    27,493
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 21, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    55.03MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    75
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #11 in eBooks

Editors' Review

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Calibre Portable helps organize and keep track of your e-books. You can read e-books though the app as well.

Pros

Sync and conversion: Through Calibre Portable, you can sync all of your e-books, so no matter where you want to read them, you'll always pick them up in just the right place. You can also convert e-books from one format to another to make them compatible with various e-book readers and other mobile devices. Output format options include MOBI, EPUB, AZW3, FB2, HTMLZ, LIT, PDB, PDF, and more.

Customizing the look: There are also quite a few options available for customizing the appearance of the pages including the table of contents, the page setup, and the look and feel of the pages themselves.

Search: You can also search for new books directly through the app. When you use this feature, you'll be presented with many options for each listing, so you can quickly find the best deal on the book you want to read next.

Cons

Freezing: This app did freeze and crash a couple of times during testing. It did always open back up again without issues, however.

Bottom Line

Calibre Portable is a great option whether you have an extensive e-book library already or are just getting started. It provides clear options for syncing and converting e-books, as well as keeping them centrally located, so you can find what you're looking for quickly.

 
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User Reviews
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5 stars

"Better than any official Kindle app"

February 12, 2015  |  By zoorick

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 2.19

Pros

Easy organization. Great converter. The most comfortable way to transfer books from a PC to kindle.

Cons

None. Great job, developer!

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4 stars

"The best software in its kind."

August 22, 2014  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 2.0

Pros

I love all of this program.
It is very usefull

Cons

Never find any cons.

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5 stars

"Great! Amazing!"

August 31, 2012  |  By Jason__Ong

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 0.8.67

Pros

comes with a ebook reader that can view nearly all the different types of ebooks
allows to have more than one version of a ebook (especially i like to have a pdf version for my laptop and a epub version for my iPod touch)
can convert ebooks very well
you can easily edit or search amazon/google books for metadata
has a great news feature
allows you to sync your calibre library to iTunes for iBooks

Cons

sometimes you have to add a isbn to help it find the right metadata
cant really think of any other negatives

Summary

get it, its the best ebook manger, i wish there was a app for iOS/andriod

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5 stars

"EXCELLENT Book Manager"

May 31, 2012  |  By TomSinclairJr

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 0.8.54

Pros

Everything in this software is phenomenal!

Cons

There is Nothing NEGATIVE about this software!!

Summary

This software even CONVERTS from one format to another.
If you do not like this software, then it is because YOU DO NOT KNOW HOW TO USE IT CORRECTLY.

All my Kindle MOBI and PDF books are in this manager.
Simply Excellent!!!

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1 stars

"should clearly differentiate between Calibre and this"

January 22, 2012  |  By HvonD

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 0.8.36

Pros

zero -- See all the Calibre reviews

Cons

no apparent reason for this

Summary

waste of time to download if you already have Calibre up-to-date

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5 stars

"GREAT SOFTWARE"

January 22, 2012  |  By capitanflorius

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 0.8.36

Pros

I say all the best of this software.

Cons

NONE. I have't nothing to say at this regard.

Summary

Very useful software for all users who needs a web library and its organization.

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5 stars

"Any version is Great"

January 11, 2012  |  By DaDreamWizard

 |  Version: Calibre Portable 0.8.34

Pros

Works as Calibre does. Perfect and always has some of the most dedicated programmer(s) ever encountered. Not a soul I know of that has any type of eReader and a PC and even those without eReaders but do read eBooks have Calibre. It just works, correctly I should add.

Cons

never could find one CON even if I tried.

Summary

There are more than a few PC eReaders for different formats. Calibre reads them all with MANY other features that only amny different apps could offer, and Calibre has them all and works better then most of them that are dedicated to only one specific task!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.22

New Features

  • Book List: When editing data in the book list directly, expand the editor widget to use all available width if the data does not fit inside the current column width
  • Edit Book: When re-opening a previously edited book, restore all open files and the cursor position. Can be disabled in Preferences->Main Window
  • Advanced search builder: Allow using days/weeks/months/years when building a date based search with number of days ago.
  • Amazon metadata download: Speedup metadata download from amazon.com when an ASIN is specified by trying the product page directly first instead of running a search.
  • Implement updating metadata in DOCX files

Bug Fixes

  • ODT Input: Add support for intra-document cross-references.
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect encoding of ASCII control characters and some Chines characters in metadata and Table of Contents strings.
  • Amazon metadata download: Work around amazon server problems where it does not return Kindle Editions in search results when not logged in.
  • Fix Manage Authors dialog causing current search in the book list to be cleared.
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in 2.21 that caused conversion to fail for books with invalid pseudo-class CSS selectors.
  • Content server: Fix OPDS categories not showing books for composite column categories if the column contains a colon.
  • Single convert dialog: Only write metadata updates if metadata actually changed. Also show a nicer error message when a file is locked by another process.
  • Open With: Fix error when scanning for default programs on windows for some file types
  • Edit Book: Fix Preview panel sometimes not working when opening multiple html files one after the other very quickly

Improved news sources

  • Wired Daily
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date March 20, 2015
Date Added March 21, 2015
Version 2.22
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP, Windows, Windows 8, Windows 7, Windows Vista
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 55.03MB
File Name calibre-portable-installer-2.22.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 27,493
Downloads Last Week 75
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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