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    Feb. 24, 2012
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    #2 in eBooks

Editors' Review


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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5 stars

"Absolutely Essential Ebook Software"

March 06, 2012  |  By clifswin

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.41


Flexible, powerful, constantly improving, and free.


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


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


None - it does not work


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


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


fast and efficient


interface and help



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Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.8.41
Version 0.8.41 has added a tweak to Preferences.
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date February 24, 2012
Date Added February 24, 2012
Version 0.8.41
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 62.36MB
File Name calibre-2.40.0.msi
Total Downloads 503,380
Downloads Last Week 600
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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