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Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
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Quick Specs

  • Version:
    2.77
  • Total Downloads:
    545,896
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 16, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    60.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    564
  • 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 2.77
  • Conversion: Fix changing the cover image not updating references to the old cover image inside SVG wrappers.
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression that caused clicking links in the footnote popup window to stop working
  • Edit Book: Fix importing DOCX file as new book not setting the version attribute in the OPF
  • Kindle driver: Fix some newer KFX books not being recognized on e-ink kindles, because of a change in how metadata is stored in the KFX format
  • DOCX Output: Fix missing <td> tag causing conversion to fail.
  • Edit Book: Fix group references causing errors when used in replace string in the normal mode search and replace
  • Edit Book: Fix Check Book reporting a spurious mime/type mismatch error after replacing a file with a file having a different mime type.
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix detection of series not working for some books due to changes in the amazon website
  • Fix Nook HD+ not being detected on windows
  • Edit Book: Ensure keyboard focus stays with Files Browser when renaming files.

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General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date January 13, 2017
Date Added January 16, 2017
Version 2.77
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-2.77.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 545,896
Downloads Last Week 564
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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