Calibre

Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
4.1
out of 218 votes
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Quick Specs

Version:
0.8.56
File Size:
59.13MB
Date Added:
June 15, 2012
Price:
Free
Operating Systems:
Windows XP/Vista/7
Total Downloads:
452,138
Downloads Last Week:
1,110
Product ranking:
#2 in eBooks
Additional Requirements:
Not available

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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All User Reviews
  • All Versions:

    4.1

    out of 218 votes

    • 5 star: 117
    • 4 star: 58
    • 3 star: 10
    • 2 star: 8
    • 1 star: 25
  • Current Version:

    3.0

    out of 1 votes

    • 5 star: 0
    • 4 star: 0
    • 3 star: 1
    • 2 star: 0
    • 1 star: 0
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  • 3 stars

    "Program deletes files without warning"

    July 28, 2014   |   By NCSympa

    Version: Calibre 1.46

    Pros

    Organizes documents

    Cons

    Cumbersome way to organize files putting each one in separate folder. The most serious problem is that the program may automatically delete your document without warning. Later when you try to access the document, you discover it no longer exists. I have had this program delete documents multiple times. It does not give you the option of a warning but just does it. This is a very significant problem and users need to be aware of it.

    Summary

    The most serious problem is that the program may automatically delete your document without warning. Later when you try to access the document, you discover it no longer exists. I have had this program delete documents multiple times. It does not give you the option of a warning but just does it. This is a very significant problem and users need to be aware of it.

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