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Editors' Rating:
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Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.83
  • Total Downloads:
    554,111
  • Date Added:
    Apr. 18, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    60.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    426
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in eBooks

Editors' Review

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An all-in-one solution for handling your e-books, Calibre does for electronic books just what iTunes does for music, allowing you to manage your digital book collection through an intuitive albeit overcrowded interface while offering excellent support for converting books to different formats and editing their metadata. The only area where the software is lacking is its e-book reader; it doesn't allow you to highlight or add notes to your books.

Pros

E-book converter: With Calibre you can take an e-book in one file format and convert it to another that is supported by your e-book reading device and, if you're not happy with the result, you can tweak the conversion settings and even manually edit the book's contents and formatting. It took us four seconds to convert a 40-page e-book from PDF to ePub.

E-book reader: The software comes with a basic e-book reader that supports fullscreen mode for distraction-free reading and that lets you choose your preferred method of pagination and gives you the ability to bookmark pages. Unfortunately, there is no way to annotate, highlight, or augment the book's contents short of editing the book itself.

E-book organizer: Similar to iTunes, the app is much more than an e-book reader: it acts also as your e-book library, providing a central place where you can organize and sort your collection and allowing you to edit the book's metadata and even pull information automatically from places like Google and Amazon. On the back-end, each author gets his or her own folder and each e-book gets its own subfolder, which contains all versions of the given book along with its metadata.

Cons

Crowded interface: There is a lot going on when you start using the app; just on the main screen there are three search fields and 15 buttons, many of which come with drop-down menus. Fortunately, primary functions are thoughtfully placed where you would expect them to be, so the learning curve is not too steep.

Bottom Line

If you're a serious e-book fan and read on more than one device, you should definitely give Calibre a try. Using this open-source software, you can have all the different versions of your books together in one library while keeping the actual files neatly organized in intelligently named folders.

 
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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 2.83

New Features

  • PDF Output: Default to generating PDFs with a page size of letter instead of taking the page size from the output profile.

    This avoids user confusion/bug reports about PDF Output having "too large fonts". There is a new option "Use profile size" to have the conversion use the output profile page size instead.

  • PDF/DOCX Output: Add separate, pdf/docx specific, page margin settings that override the common settings.

    Useful because page margin settings for page oriented formats, such as PDF and DOCX are usually different than those for reflowable formats such as EPUB

  • Table of Contents tool: Add an undo button
  • Metadata jacket: Show custom rating columns using stars
  • Metadata jacket: Change formatting of series to match that used by the book details panel. Also allow access to the raw series name and number when customizing the jacket template.
  • calibredb check_library: Vacuum database when running the check
  • Check Book: Add a check for empty identifier elements

Bug Fixes

  • Edit book/Book polishing: When adding a cover to an EPUB 3.0 file set the svg property if a SVG cover wrapper is used
  • Refresh the book list when a User Category is added/edited.
  • EPUB metadata: Fix deleting ISBN from EPUB file could result in an EPUB file without a package identifier if the ISBN was used as the package identifier.
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix title and author names being bold in the downloaded comments when using bing to get amazon metadata.
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression that broke PDF Output for documents containing mathematics.
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression that broke the "Clear recently read books" action in the viewer

New news sources

  • Jacobin magazine by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources

  • Go Comics
  • Die Zeit (subscription)
  • Pagina12
  • New York Magazine
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date April 15, 2017
Date Added April 18, 2017
Version 2.83
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 60.23MB
File Name calibre-2.83.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 554,111
Downloads Last Week 426
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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