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

  • Version:
    3.0
  • Total Downloads:
    558,682
  • Date Added:
    Jun. 16, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    58.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    456
  • 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 3.0
  • A completely re-written Content server with support for reading books in-browser on your phone/tablet. Also works in offline mode.
  • Support for High Resolution (Retina) screens
  • Support for icon themes and a new default icon set
  • Conversion to Microsoft Word (DOCX)
  • Backwards incompatibilities
  • RussiaFeed by Darko Miletic
  • Kobo driver: Fix for detection of some devices, with SD card not working on macOS
  • Tag browser: Fix preservation of state when recounting and the visible categories have changed.
  • CHM Input: Handle CHM files that have missing or empty root files.
  • Fix Page flips options box in viewer preferences bot being laid out properly
  • Fix initial down arrow in search box jumping two places
  • Fix editing the authors via the book list not respecting the tweak to control author name splitting
  • E-book viewer: Fix external links not working in the footnote popup panel
  • Fix a regression that broke command line completion in bash
  • Improved news sources
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date June 16, 2017
Date Added June 16, 2017
Version 3.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 58.85MB
File Name calibre-3.0.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 558,682
Downloads Last Week 456
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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