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Calibre for Mac

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    Mar. 11, 2011
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    #1 in eBooks

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3 stars

"Good tool, bad interface"

March 16, 2011  |  By ThomasHarte

 |  Version: Calibre 0.7.49


Offers eBook conversion, allowing us Kindle types to convert ePubs, etc.


A clearly "cross platform" interface, keeps its files in odd places, insists on running as a library rather than merely a tool.


A fantastic quality tool for free, but insists a little too much on trying to become the centre of your electronic book collection.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.7.49

New Features

  • News download: More flexible news downlaod scheduling. You can now schedule by days of the week, days of the month and an interval, which can be as small as an hour for news sources that change rapidly
  • Improved support for dragging and dropping cover images directly from web browsers into calibre.

    "You can drop the images onto the cover in calibre and it will be replaced. Tested on a number of OS/browser combinations, but I am sure there a still a few for which it wont work."

  • Add shortcuts of Alt+Left and Alt+Right for the next and previous buttons in the edit metadata dialog.

    Closes tickets: 9360

  • When adding a GUI plugin, prompt the user for where the plugin should be displayed
  • Conversion: When using the Level x Table of Contents options, support the case when the level 1,2,3 items are spread over multiple HTML files.
  • Support for the Optimus V
  • FB2 Input: Support for tables

    Closes tickets: 9302

  • Display a checkmark/cross next to 'true' and 'false' items in custom columns. Controlled via Preferences->Add a custom column
  • Catalog generation: Reuse cover from existing catalog, allows the use of a custom cover for catalogs
  • When setting covers in calibre, resize to fit within a maximum size of (1200, 1600), to prevent slowdowns due to extra large covers. This size can be controlled via Preferences->Tweaks.

    Closes tickets: 9277

Bug Fixes

  • Fix long standing bug that caused errors when saving books to disk if the book metadata has certain chinese/russian characters on windows. The fix required some changes to how unicode paths are handled in calibre, so it might have broken something else. If so, please open a ticket.

    Closes tickets: 7250

  • Custom recipes: Store custom recipes in the calibre config directory instead of the library database. This allows scheduling of custom recipes to work with multiple libraries. Note that you may have to re-schedule any existing custom recipes.
  • Restore the ability to do search and replace on ISBN. Use the 'identifiers' field with type isbn to do this
  • Fix amazon metadata download plugin not working with ISBN-13 and social metadata not downloading if the supplied ISBN 10 is not for an edition available on Amazon
  • Workaround for openlibrary blocking the user agent used by calibre, preventing cover downloads from that site
  • FB2 Output: Add sequence to metadata. Fix bugs with author names. Fix bug where elements were put inside


  • Conversion pipeline: If the input HTML document uses uppercase tag and attribute names, convert them to lowercase
  • RTF Input: Fix space after unicode quote character being incorrectly removed

    Closes tickets: 9343

  • Fix regression that broke the ebook-device command line program in the previous release
  • Fix custom columns with numbers not allowing entry of positive numbers of 64-bit machines

    Closes tickets: 9283

  • Fix regression that caused focus to be lost when editing metadata in the device view

    Closes tickets: 9323

  • CHM Input: If an input encoding is specified, use it rather than trying to detect the encoding of the text in the CHM file.

    Closes tickets: 9173

  • Fix regression that caused the viewer to forget its window size and other attributes when launched from within calibre, after calibre is restarted.

    Closes tickets: 9326

  • News download: Fix regression that caused the delay parameter in recipes to not actually delay downloads.

    Closes tickets: 9332

  • Conversion pipeline: When converting the :first-letter pseudo CSS selector to a follow W3C rules for handling leading punctuation characters.

    Closes tickets: 9319

  • Fix regression that caused clicking saved searches in the Tag Browser to not work
  • Comic Input: Fix conversion failing when output profile is set to Tablet Output
  • Replace leading periods in all path components generated by calibre with underscores
  • Search and replace preferences: Prevent very long strings from causing the wizard button to get pushed off the screen
  • Content server: Fix regression that caused various metadata to be missing in the book details view.
  • Apple driver: Ignore invalid EPUBs when sending to iTunes

New news sources

  • Various Romanian news sources by Silviu Cotoara
  • Salt Lake City Tribune by Charles Holbert
  • Bay Citizen and Oakland North by noah
  • Nikkei Business and JB Press by Ado Nishimura
  • El Pais Babelia by oneillpt
  • Komchadluek by ballsai

Improved news sources

  • golem.de
  • gulli.de
  • La Nacion
  • Ming Pao
  • evz.ro
  • Kompiuterra
  • NRC Handelsblad (EPUB)
  • The Leduc - Wetaskiwin Pipestone Flyer
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date March 11, 2011
Date Added March 11, 2011
Version 0.7.49
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Mac OS X 10.4/Intel, Mac OS X 10.5/Intel
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 77.54MB
File Name calibre-2.36.0.dmg
Total Downloads 97,952
Downloads Last Week 134
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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