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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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3 stars

"Electronic book reader"

June 15, 2012  |  By LincNeb

 |  Version: Calibre 0.8.56


Free, it seems to work quite well, which no doubt is a reason to get such high ratings from other reviewers. It converts between formats and it is fairly easy to use.


But irritates me the most? Is the cost that upgrades! I do believe I have the CNET announcements for this now turned off, since it seems to happen every other day. :-(

So far, I have found no connection to the Gutenberg press which would have been handy to have. If it is there, I haven't seen it


Updated on Jun 15, 2012

Ah, the joys of Voice recognition! There is no cost to upgrade, except the constant reminder to contribute, and as I said, as has many others, it is a good program. So, it may very well be the best of its type of program for the PC, but does it have to have constant tinkering by the author?

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 0.8.56
Version 0.8.56 adds option to restore alternating row colors to the Tag Browser under Preferences->Look & Feel->Tag Browser.
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date June 15, 2012
Date Added June 15, 2012
Version 0.8.56
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
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Operating Systems Windows XP/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
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File Size 62.36MB
File Name calibre-2.40.0.msi
Total Downloads 503,828
Downloads Last Week 631
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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