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Calibre Portable

Editors' Review

by   / December 15, 2014

Calibre Portable helps organize and keep track of your e-books. You can read e-books though the app as well.

Pros

Sync and conversion: Through Calibre Portable, you can sync all of your e-books, so no matter where you want to read them, you'll always pick them up in just the right place. You can also convert e-books from one format to another to make them compatible with various e-book readers and other mobile devices. Output format options include MOBI, EPUB, AZW3, FB2, HTMLZ, LIT, PDB, PDF, and more.

Customizing the look: There are also quite a few options available for customizing the appearance of the pages including the table of contents, the page setup, and the look and feel of the pages themselves.

Search: You can also search for new books directly through the app. When you use this feature, you'll be presented with many options for each listing, so you can quickly find the best deal on the book you want to read next.

Cons

Freezing: This app did freeze and crash a couple of times during testing. It did always open back up again without issues, however.

Bottom Line

Calibre Portable is a great option whether you have an extensive e-book library already or are just getting started. It provides clear options for syncing and converting e-books, as well as keeping them centrally located, so you can find what you're looking for quickly.

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Editors' Review

by   / December 15, 2014

Calibre Portable helps organize and keep track of your e-books. You can read e-books though the app as well.

Pros

Sync and conversion: Through Calibre Portable, you can sync all of your e-books, so no matter where you want to read them, you'll always pick them up in just the right place. You can also convert e-books from one format to another to make them compatible with various e-book readers and other mobile devices. Output format options include MOBI, EPUB, AZW3, FB2, HTMLZ, LIT, PDB, PDF, and more.

Customizing the look: There are also quite a few options available for customizing the appearance of the pages including the table of contents, the page setup, and the look and feel of the pages themselves.

Search: You can also search for new books directly through the app. When you use this feature, you'll be presented with many options for each listing, so you can quickly find the best deal on the book you want to read next.

Cons

Freezing: This app did freeze and crash a couple of times during testing. It did always open back up again without issues, however.

Bottom Line

Calibre Portable is a great option whether you have an extensive e-book library already or are just getting started. It provides clear options for syncing and converting e-books, as well as keeping them centrally located, so you can find what you're looking for quickly.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 4.1

New features

  • Viewer: Add an option to have a scrollbar (under Scrolling in the viewer preferences)
  • Viewer: Allow showing the 'position in book', as was displayed in the top left of the viewer in calibre 3, in the header or footer of the viewer.
  • Viewer: Add options to control scrolling using the mouse in paged mode.
  • Viewer: Allow copying images by right clicking on them.
  • Viewer: Add a preference under Miscellaneous to allow only a single instance of the viewer
  • Viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to toggle between paged mode and flow mode and to quit
  • Content server: Make the book size useable in custom book list templates.
  • Edit metadata: Use a border rather than background color to indicate correct title and author sort values. Works better with dark themes.
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware

Bug fixes

  • Viewer: Fix a couple of bugs in flow mode. Scrolling to anchors was not working and remembering last read position was not working
  • Viewer: Fix text after comments not being rendered. Note that the book has to be reloaded if already viewed for the fix to apply.
  • Viewer: Fix loading progress screen sometimes getting stuck if changing pages rapidly.
  • Viewer: Fix failing to open books if path to cache contains symbolic links.
  • Viewer: When restoring from fullscreen go back to maximized state if window was maximized when entering full screen.
  • Viewer: Fix shortcut changes not being applied after pressing OK if shortcut list is closed by pressing Esc.
  • Fix a regression that broke reading metadata from ODT files that do not have keywords.
  • PDF Output: Fix a bug that prevented the first style property in the header or footer template from being applied
  • PDF Output: Fix error with a few embedded TTF fonts.
  • Edit book: Font manager: Fix removing embedded font failing if @font-face rule has no src.
  • Viewer: Hide the browser provided scrollbar that flashes momentarily on page load.
  • Viewer: Fix clicking on margins causing keyboard shortcuts to not work until the main text is clicked on again
  • Comments editor: Workaround for Qt converting ids into anchors
  • Possible workaround for some windows machines where the viewer is getting access denied errors while renaming a directory
  • Viewer: When there is empty text for an header footer section render it as blank instead of moving the remaining sections to the left

Improved news sources

  • Fortune Magazine

General

Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date October 07, 2019
Date Added October 08, 2019
Version 4.1

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory E-book Software

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None

Download Information

File Size 92.23MB
File Name calibre-portable-installer-4.1.0.exe

Popularity

Total Downloads 37,012
Downloads Last Week 3

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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