Calibre

Version: 1.27 || Release Date: 2014-03-07 || License: Freeware App Owner: nzeltzer

Calibre is a e-book library management application.

calibre is a e-book library management application. It is free, open source and cross-platform in design and works on Linux, OSX and Windows. calibre is meant to be a complete e-library solution and thus includes, library management, format conversion, news feeds to ebook conversion as well as e-book reader sync features. calibre is written purely in python.

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13 Opinions

not exactly mac-like but a lot of features, works flawless with my kindle paperwhite. Along with Graphic Converter it's a shareware must and I supported it.

No PPC-Support anymore?

Calibre is prettier now, but still does an excellent job of cataloguing, converting, transferring and managing ebooks. You can also use it to download and read news. It's indispensable if you have any number of ebooks in different formats, or even if you just have an e-reader and want to manage what's on it.

I love it - don't care how it looks, just care that it does its job: Making managing my ebooks a breeze. The constant updates are a bit annoying, but at least this means that the app is being actively developed.

What I most dislike about Calibre is that there is always an update when I open it. Probably shows how many times I use this applications, but still. It could use a background updater á la Chrome. Every 2-3 weeks doing the popup-browser-download-dmg-close-drag-reopen dance is a bit much.

ugly but great for getting metadata on PDF and ePub

I love Calibre. It's Kindle bliss. Yes, it's totally ugly, and is begging for a proper Aqua redesign, but it's functionality can't be beat. Sometimes, you think that it's frozen, but just give it a little bit of space, and it really shines. Converting/uploading is a snap, and makes it blissfully easy to manage content on a Kindle.

The thing is ugly as sin, that's true, but I never even step inside the GUI. I downloaded it for the command line tools, and they work like a charm for converting things for my Kindle. There's a lot of power in those tools, and Applescript/Folder Actions could bump the usability up for those who don't want all the typing of the CLI, but don't want all the ugly/complexity of the GUI either.

Yes it's ulgy etc... but i can add metadata and titles to books where needed before adding them to the ereader. At least someone has built it when sony couldn't be bothered.

What a horrible looking UI....

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