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Editors' Rating:
Editors' Rating:
Very good
Average User Rating:
out of 227 votes out of 227 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    3.24
  • Total Downloads:
    580,957
  • Date Added:
    May 25, 2018
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    61.54MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    235
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in eBooks

Editors' Review

An all-in-one solution for handling your e-books, Calibre does for electronic books just what iTunes does for music, allowing you to manage your digital book collection through an intuitive albeit overcrowded interface while offering excellent support for converting books to different formats and editing their metadata. The only area where the software is lacking is its e-book reader; it doesn't allow you to highlight or add notes to your books.

Pros

E-book converter: With Calibre you can take an e-book in one file format and convert it to another that is supported by your e-book reading device and, if you're not happy with the result, you can tweak the conversion settings and even manually edit the book's contents and formatting. It took us four seconds to convert a 40-page e-book from PDF to ePub.

E-book reader: The software comes with a basic e-book reader that supports fullscreen mode for distraction-free reading and that lets you choose your preferred method of pagination and gives you the ability to bookmark pages. Unfortunately, there is no way to annotate, highlight, or augment the book's contents short of editing the book itself.

E-book organizer: Similar to iTunes, the app is much more than an e-book reader: it acts also as your e-book library, providing a central place where you can organize and sort your collection and allowing you to edit the book's metadata and even pull information automatically from places like Google and Amazon. On the back-end, each author gets his or her own folder and each e-book gets its own subfolder, which contains all versions of the given book along with its metadata.

Cons

Crowded interface: There is a lot going on when you start using the app; just on the main screen there are three search fields and 15 buttons, many of which come with drop-down menus. Fortunately, primary functions are thoughtfully placed where you would expect them to be, so the learning curve is not too steep.

Bottom Line

If you're a serious e-book fan and read on more than one device, you should definitely give Calibre a try. Using this open-source software, you can have all the different versions of your books together in one library while keeping the actual files neatly organized in intelligently named folders.

 
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Full Specifications

What's new in version 3.24

New features:

  • Conversion: EPUB Output: Add an option to output EPUB 3 files.
  • PDF Output: Add an option to break long words at the ends of lines.
  • PDF Output: Allow using images in the header/footer templates
  • Add an option to use two lines for the text under the toolbar button in Preferences->Look & feel
  • Edit book: Spell check: Update the number of misspelled words/total words displayed when correcting/ignoring words.
  • Edit book: Fix HTML: Automatically resolve private entities
  • Improve formatting of help in Preferences->Tweaks
  • ToC Editor: Allow undo for renaming single items as well.

Bug fixes:

  • PDF Output: Strip zero-width space characters from the text as their presence prevents searching from working
  • DOCX Output: Fix <pre> tags not being converted correctly.
  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect conversion of a framed block that contains a list.
  • Conversion: Fix private entities that use the same name as an HTML entity not being handled correctly
  • Viewer: Fix HTML files with private entities displaying an artifact at the top
  • Edit book: Check book: Show an error for HTML files with private entities
  • EPUB3 Input: Fix titlepage being referred to in the nav causing two titlepage entries in the final book.
  • Fix throbber buttons not being perfectly aligned inside toolbars
  • Quickview: Fix sizes not being displayed.
  • Edit book: Compress images tool: Do not mark the book as changed if no images could be further compressed.
  • Book list split-view: Fix horizontal scroll position of split view can change when changing the current column in one view.
  • Fix Bookeen Saga not being recognized on macOS/Linux.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix undo last trim not working for automatic trims.
  • Content server: Fix series field blank in Italian translation
  • BeautifulSoup: Port fix from upstream for outputting bare ampersands in strings.
  • calibredb add: Run the input plugins before reading metadata instead of after.

New news sources:

  • The Federalist by Kovid Goyal

Improved news sources:

  • The New York Times Book Review
  • New York Times
  • Le Devoir
General
Publisher Kovid Goyal
Publisher web site http://kovidgoyal.net/
Release Date May 25, 2018
Date Added May 25, 2018
Version 3.24
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/8/8.1/10
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 61.54MB
File Name calibre-3.24.0.msi
Popularity
Total Downloads 580,957
Downloads Last Week 235
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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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