Calibre

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 219 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.35
  • Total Downloads:
    461,591
  • Date Added:
    January 13, 2012
  • File Size:
    59.97MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,148
  • Operating Systems:
    Windows XP/Vista/7

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

    3.8

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    out of 219 votes

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    • 4 star 58
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    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 25
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5 stars

"More useful"

January 16, 2012  |  By janitorman

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.35

Pros

with each edition this becomes more useful.
Installs on Linux, too!
Maintain a library accessible by all your devices.
highly configurable.
converts to epub for most devices, even from plain text, and you can add your own cover!

Cons

Occasionally an update will break a feature for a specific device. Turn auto updates off, and read about each update to see if you would like it, since bug fixes might be issued as well

Summary

This is more useful than the "kobo desktop app" or any of those, and does NOT LIMIT you to shopping at Amazon or a single store, it also allows you to simply download free e-books from any site on the web and then add them to your collection without any tracking by Amazon, Google, Kobo, etc.

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4 stars

"Works great"

January 15, 2012  |  By mmagtime

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.35

Pros

Easy to add new books, and to convert to mobi format.

Cons

Have to go to Amazon to download covers..wish another way to find current covers automatically...also way to reverse authors name to last name first..instead of having to do it manually. Needs to be able to convert all formats & a zip that will open all books downloaded into Calibre.

Summary

Overall program is very useful...just needs a few tweaks.

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2 stars

"Haven't used much."

January 15, 2012  |  By mapyron

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.35

Pros

It seems to be versitle

Cons

But it requires a little study--the pc kindle is easier

Summary

I will probably uninstall..

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4 stars

"Best eBook App I've Found"

January 13, 2012  |  By Lord_Glorfindel

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.35

Pros

Exhaustive options available including conversion to and from nearly any eBook format.

Cons

Pretty complex to learn with somewhat awkward menu structure.

Summary

Totally satisfied with this eBook management application.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.35
Version 0.8.35 fixed MOBI Output When converting a paragraph that contains only a non-breaking space into a line break, ignore paragraphs with height less than 2pt.
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date January 13, 2012
Date Added January 13, 2012
Version 0.8.35
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista, Windows 7, Windows XP, Windows
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 59.97MB
File Name calibre-2.11.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 461,591
Downloads Last Week 1,148
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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