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Calibre 2.70

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Say hello to the best e-book management program out there

By Ellie Teller

On Friday, March 11, 2016

Calibre is a cute little program that will make your life much easier when it comes to transferring and storing all your e-books so you can keep them organized. Calibre packs so many useful features, but one of the best is the fact that it doesn´t even care if you are rocking a Kindle or any other model. The program will recognize your device and proceed to send any e-book you want to it, no complex processes involved. Aside from this, you will be able to organize your library in any way you desire, as well as complete the data for each book by manually adding the author, the title or even the cover art. Moreover, you can even read a book by using caliber if you don´t have your device nearby! Calibre supports tons of formats such as epub, html, cbc, pdf… so you won´t find any problems when it comes to exporting your favorite books.

Pros

  • It supports almost every format and device
  • A built-in viewer comes in handy

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Review

Calibre is a free e-books library program to manage your readings. It allows not only organizing of books into different categories, but also converting their format, downloading new ones, and syncing your device with your computer library. In other words, you could say Calibre is to e-books what iTunes is to music.

We can say Calibre is to ebooks what iTunes is to music

Calibre can even download news from certain webpages or RSS feeds and convert them into e-book content. This can be done with online newspapers like The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Economist or The Guardian. As well as that, Calibre has a content server that provides online access to your collection no matter which computer you are using. This server is compatible with smartphones too.

How does it work?

When it comes to library management, Calibre can sort the books by Title, Author, Date Published, Date Added, Series, Size or Rating, among others. In addition, it is able to search for extra metadata such as tags, to categorize your collection, or comments. You can also take advantage of the Advanced Search. Regarding conversion capabilities, Calibre supports a wide variety of formats and always respects formatting to obtain a readable and visually attractive output. It can rescale font sizes or detect the book's structure.

Syncing your device with Calibre is very simple. In fact, you won’t have to worry about formatting. If a book has several formats available, Calibre will choose the best one to upload it in to the e-reader. If none of the formats are compatible with the device, the program will automatically convert the e-book to a suitable one before sending it.

In Edit Metadata, you can customize your cover—trimming its borders, for instance
In Edit Metadata, you can customize your cover—trimming its borders, for instance

Calibre has keyboard shortcuts to offer a faster experience when it comes to performing the most important functions. With the "D" key you can send the books you have selected to the device you previously connected to the computer. Conversion can be started by pressing "C" key; and if you want to read the book on your PC, then press "V".

Calibre 2.70 Features

The unique features of Calibre are:

  • Different possibilities for organizing books: title, author, series, date of publication, etc.
  • Support for different e-reader devices and synchronization between devices and Calibre’s collection
  • Built-in viewer
  • Possibility of downloading extra things for your books, such as covers
  • Support for extra searchable metadata like tags or comments, and an Advanced Search function
  • Possibility of downloading news from webpages or RSS as e-book content
  • Content online server gives access to e-books collection from any computer
  • Regular and automatic updates
  • Keyboard shortcuts to perform the main actions
  • Supports a great range of formats, including LRF, EPUB, HTML, MOBI, LIT, PRC, AZQ, TPZ, AZW1,TXT, RTF, SNB, PDF, CBZ, CBC, CBR, ZIP and RAR

If you want more information about Calibre before you download it, feel free to visit the developers’ site.

One option of Advanced Search is not to show entries which have unwanted words
One option of Advanced Search is not to show entries which have unwanted words

System Requirements

The minimum system requirements to correctly download and install Calibre on your computer are:

  • Operating system: Windows XP or newer
  • Processor: Pentium 4 1.8GHz or Athlon XP 1700+
  • RAM memory: 1GB
  • HDD: 1.5 GB of free space available