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

  • Version:
    3.7.0
  • Total Downloads:
    565,463
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 28, 2017
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    59.23MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    531
  • 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 3.7.0
  • Allow searching for books in a virtual library using a new 'vl:' prefix
  • Server: Show file sizes in the tooltips for the download buttons.
  • Server: Reduce the grid view minimum cover thumbnail size from 150px to 105px
  • Narrow layout: Fix wasted space to the left of the comments in the Book details panel
  • Server: Fix downloading files via the list of formats not working when launching calibre from the home screen on iOS
  • Browser viewer: Fix controls help overlay not being displayed the first time the viewer is used
  • MOBI Output: Fix a regression causing a crash for some input documents that specify text-transform or font-variant CSS properties.
  • DOCX Input: Fix framed lists being rendered with the frame inside the bullets instead of outside it.
  • Fix a regression that could cause conversion to crash when using the first-letter CSS pseudo selector and outputting to MOBI or DOCX.
  • Conversion: Fix remove first image option not working for comic input with the disable comic processing option.
  • Server: Fix tooltip not working in the cover grid view.
  • Workaround for Qt bug that prevented using the shift and ctrl keys with the touchscreen
  • Linux: fix native KDE file dialog not working on older systems
  • Linux: Fix KDE dialogs not supporting multiple file name filter groups
  • Fix libraries being sorted alphabetically by full path rather than just library name
  • Server: Allow hyphens in user names
  • calibredb.exe: Fix misleading error message when connecting to a server with incorrect username or password

New news sources:

  • Paris Review and Public Domain Review
  • IDPixel and The Insider

Improved news sources:

  • Asian review of Books
  • Financial Times
  • National Post
  • Go Comics
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date August 25, 2017
Date Added August 28, 2017
Version 3.7.0
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 59.23MB
File Name calibre-3.7.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 565,463
Downloads Last Week 531
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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