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Editors' Review

by   / June 13, 2011

If you're big on reading you no doubt have your book collection displayed on a bookcase, maybe even with some semblance of organization. If you enjoy electronic books in addition to--or instead of--their paper counterparts, why not organize them as well? eLib is a basic program you can use to create collections of e-books for easy organization and viewing.

The program's interface is plain, with a tree view on the left that displays user-defined collections. Clicking on a collection allows you to view the contents either as a list or as a group of thumbnails. To view an e-book, simply select it and then switch to the internal viewer tab. The program also has a search feature, as well as a top books collection that automatically identifies the biggest, most read, and highest-rated books. eLib can be used to organize not only e-books, but also images, PDFs, and other file types. The program comes with a user guide that adequately explains its features. Overall, we liked eLib, although it's not perfect. Our biggest complaint is about how the collections operate. We assumed that when we created a new collection it would show up in the tree view in the My Collections folder, but that's not how it worked; instead, we had to select Open Collection from the File menu to switch collections. It seems odd to us that the program has a tree view that can't actually be used to organize things meaningfully. The program is able to create collections, but they don't operate in the expected--or most useful--way.

eLib installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal.

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Editors' Review

by   / June 13, 2011

If you're big on reading you no doubt have your book collection displayed on a bookcase, maybe even with some semblance of organization. If you enjoy electronic books in addition to--or instead of--their paper counterparts, why not organize them as well? eLib is a basic program you can use to create collections of e-books for easy organization and viewing.

The program's interface is plain, with a tree view on the left that displays user-defined collections. Clicking on a collection allows you to view the contents either as a list or as a group of thumbnails. To view an e-book, simply select it and then switch to the internal viewer tab. The program also has a search feature, as well as a top books collection that automatically identifies the biggest, most read, and highest-rated books. eLib can be used to organize not only e-books, but also images, PDFs, and other file types. The program comes with a user guide that adequately explains its features. Overall, we liked eLib, although it's not perfect. Our biggest complaint is about how the collections operate. We assumed that when we created a new collection it would show up in the tree view in the My Collections folder, but that's not how it worked; instead, we had to select Open Collection from the File menu to switch collections. It seems odd to us that the program has a tree view that can't actually be used to organize things meaningfully. The program is able to create collections, but they don't operate in the expected--or most useful--way.

eLib installs a desktop icon without asking and leaves a folder behind upon removal.

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Full Specifications

What's new in version 1.3.2

Version 1.3.2 adds ISBN, Author, Publisher & Year fields to e-books, search feature expanded to these fields. eLIB can automatically update your ebooks information from internet. A new toolbar is added with some often used commands.

General

Publisher eLIB Software
Publisher web site http://ebooklib.50webs.com/
Release Date March 11, 2011
Date Added April 19, 2011
Version 1.3.2

Category

Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks

Operating Systems

Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements Microsoft .NET Framework 2.0

Download Information

File Size 1.86MB
File Name eLIB_1.3.2.msi

Popularity

Total Downloads 8,368
Downloads Last Week 1

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License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free
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