Calibre

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 220 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.7.40
  • Total Downloads:
    486,019
  • Date Added:
    Jan. 14, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    61.42MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    950
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #2 in eBooks

Editors' Review

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Calibre provides all the elements you need to organize and manage an e-book collection. With a simple set of tools and a helpful layout, this program is a nice choice for any electronic reading lover.

The program's interface is a snap to understand because of its professionally designed layout and easy-to-use command icons. Calibre lets you open a variety of e-book types and read them. You download your e-books from your desktop or hard drive directly into Calibre. The entire process is so simple that we never felt the need to consult the Help file. You can easily sort your titles by alphabetical order, cover image, or tags. We especially like being able to customize tags and covers, which is handy if the book doesn't come with any. While all these functions worked well, the program didn't feel like an essential utility until we tried out its special features, which elevate Calibre from a mere reader into an e-book manager. The conversion feature converts any e-book's file type with a few clicks, which we like because some handheld readers only accept specific file types. The uploading feature lets you send your e-books directly to one of those handheld readers or other portable device with equal ease. Calibre covered every base, from downloading and cataloging our electronic book collection to putting the words in the palm of our hand.

Calibre is freeware. It installs desktop icons without permission. We loved its simple operation and impressive results, and we recommend this program.

 
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User Reviews
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  • Current Version

    4.8

    out of 4 votes

    • 5 star 3
    • 4 star 1
    • 3 star 0
    • 2 star 0
    • 1 star 0
  • All Versions

    4.1

    out of 220 votes

    • 5 star 118
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 11
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 25
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5 stars

"Totally happy with this!"

January 20, 2011  |  By suehorne

 |  Version: Calibre 0.7.40

Pros

Does what it claims.

Cons

Don't have any.

Summary

Told all my friends with e-readers. Highly recommend it.

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5 stars

"Excellent!!!"

January 18, 2011  |  By ingmirkopaglia

 |  Version: Calibre 0.7.40

Pros

Very good!!!

Cons

Very good!!!

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5 stars

"Does almost everything in book management & conversion"

January 16, 2011  |  By TussFL

 |  Version: Calibre 0.7.40

Pros

Reads virtually all formats, and it can convert to and from anything it can read.

Cons

It, like everything else, could always be a little faster and I have a few minor quibbles of the "if I ruled the world" sort, but nothing to detract from the program's functionality or usefulness

Summary

Nothing else like this is available on the market today, and yet it's free, which makes it impossible to beat--in my 'book'. The intuitive interface makes for a fast learning curve and easy usage and once you start using it, you'll probably never stop. Any serious collector/accumulator of e-books will find this program invaluable.

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4 stars

"Excellent management tool"

January 15, 2011  |  By dschneider6

 |  Version: Calibre 0.7.40

Pros

If it were not for the slow loading, it would deserve 5 stars.

Cons

Extremely SLOW loading.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.7.40
Version 0.7.40 fixes bug that caused automatic news removal to remove any book that has a tag that contains the word 'news' instead of only books that have the tag News.
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date January 14, 2011
Date Added January 14, 2011
Version 0.7.40
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 61.42MB
File Name calibre-2.26.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 486,019
Downloads Last Week 950
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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