Calibre

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

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.8.41
  • Total Downloads:
    462,194
  • Date Added:
    February 24, 2012
  • File Size:
    59.96MB
  • 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

    3.3

    out of 3 votes

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

    4.1

    out of 219 votes

    • 5 star 118
    • 4 star 58
    • 3 star 10
    • 2 star 8
    • 1 star 25
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5 stars

"Absolutely Essential Ebook Software"

March 06, 2012  |  By clifswin

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.41

Pros

Flexible, powerful, constantly improving, and free.

Cons

Can be complex at first, and power features are not always intuitive.

Summary

If you read ebooks on ANY device, you need this program.

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1 stars

"Works once and then gives up"

March 04, 2012  |  By ronwright26

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.41

Pros

None - it does not work

Cons

I use this programme to transfer MOBI books from a CD disc to my ipad. It worked flawlessly only once and then gave up. It will not connect to itunes yet still connects to my wifes Kindle

Summary

The internet shows a long standing problem such as I have described BUT no solution. It may be free but lets get it right otherwise no donation to paypal

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4 stars

"good one thought the interface could be improved"

March 04, 2012  |  By ammumma

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.41

Pros

fast and efficient

Cons

interface and help

Summary

good

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.8.41
Version 0.8.41 has added a tweak to Preferences.
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date February 24, 2012
Date Added February 24, 2012
Version 0.8.41
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 7, Windows, Windows Vista, Windows XP
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 59.96MB
File Name calibre-2.12.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 462,194
Downloads Last Week 1,148
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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