Calibre Portable

Calibre Portable

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
4.2
out of 6 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.13
  • Total Downloads:
    26,242
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 19, 2014
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    54.21MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    107
  • 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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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 2.13

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 eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows, Windows 7, Windows Vista, Windows XP, Windows 8
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 54.21MB
File Name calibre-portable-installer-2.13.0.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 26,242
Downloads Last Week 107
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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