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calibre
calibre
4.2

Complete e-book library management system.

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calibre overview

Calibre is a complete e-book library manager. Organize your collection, convert your books to multiple formats, and sync with all of your devices. Let Calibre be your multi-tasking digital librarian.

Manage, convert, sync, and more
  • Library management. Calibre keeps things orderly by creating single entries for books that contains multiple formats. Add tags and comments for better searchability.
  • Format conversion. Calibre's robust conversion options support a wide variety of file formats.
  • File syncing. Calibre's device drivers seamlessly support all the top e-readers and devices

What’s new in version 6.2.1

Updated on Jul 30 2022

New features:
  • Full text search: Ignore soft hyphens when extracting searchable text from books. Note that you will have to re-index your library to take advantage of this.
  • Content server: Have the Read button open PDF files in the browsers builtin PDF viewer rather than the calibre viewer since the calibre viewer is not well suited to PDF
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Create icon theme dialog: Add a checkbox to install the newly created theme into calibre
  • Allow re-indexing a book for FTS by right clicking the Book details panel
Bug fixes:
  • Content server: Workaround for Chrome bug causing multiple sign in prompts when connecting to the server after restarting Chrome
  • Fix a regression in 6.0 that broke rendering of first page of EPUB as cover when the EPUB has no actual cover
  • Content server: Fix a regression in 6.0 that caused incorrect rendering of comments metadata in the book details panel in dark mode
  • FB2 Input: Fix a regression in 6.0 that broke conversion of FB2 on macOS
  • Metadata download from Google: Switch to making the queries via a Google web search as this finds some books that searching via the API does not
  • Book details panel: Fix clicking on items from an enumerated column containing ampersands not searching correctly
  • Image editor: Do not allow initial mouse drag to create selection rect outside the image bounds
  • E-book viewer: Fix clicking on ToC entries moving keyboard focus to the ToC search box when the ToC window is floating
  • Fix a regression in 6.0 that caused the default cover to be rendered small in some contexts
  • Various bug fixes related to the new dark/light icon theme switching. Make the icons more consistent even when using the system theme. Use calibre specific file type icons when using the non native file dialogs. Allow creating dark/light override icons manually in the configuration folder.
  • Disable the color theme setting when using system style
  • When using a fixed color palette and the system colors are of different type enforce the color palette
  • Ignore Qt generated application palette changes when using a fixed palette
  • In the icon theme chooser dialog show light and dark themes only in the light and dark tabs
  • Welcome wizard: Fix device names not being translated correctly leading to the same name being repeated for some devices
  • Read aloud: Fix spurious error message on Linux about voices not being installed
  • Linux binaries: Bundle brotli and graphite2 as well as Qt links against them
  • FTS dialog: When keyboard navigation changes the current item ensure it stays visible
  • Binary builds: Fix Qt TLS backends not included
  • Fix Qt WebEngine creating cache folders outside of the calibre cache directory
  • Version 6.2.1 fixes a regression in 6.2.0 that caused the Read button in the Content server to only work for PDF books
New news sources:
  • The Athletic by unkn0wn
  • Various Russian and Ukranian news sources by bugmen00t
Improved news sources:
  • Frontline
  • HBR
  • The Australian
  • India Today
  • Indian Express
  • India Today
  • Live Mint
  • The Atlantic
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Information

License

Free

Size

288.6 MB

Developer’s website

https://calibre-ebook.com/

Downloads

1186406

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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calibre qualities

Value
5.0
Ease of use
3.0
Features
5.0
Reliability
5.0
Customer support
4.0
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 11 2021
5.27.0
5.0
Sep 11 2021
5.0
Version: 5.27.0
v5.27.0 adds access to news and articles from 'The Week' by Kovid Goyal, Kovid being the developer of calibre! There is no 'About' information regarding the magazine or its website. My guess is that Kovid is both publisher and editor. It's a weekly news magazine in English from an India perspective, well worth a read or subscription for those interested. Thank you Kovid!
julian-11
julian-11
Jul 8 2021
5.21.0
0.0
Jul 8 2021
0.0
Version: 5.21.0
It is the best library management for ebooks - and almost the only usable one on any desktop. It could be made better but we may/must help a bit there with donations. The one thing I have not understood yet (as far as design decisions go) is why it does not support iCloud as a place for libraries (there are some ways to do it but they are not straightforward.
samuel_h
samuel_h
May 19 2021
5.17.0
4.0
May 19 2021
4.0
Version: 5.17.0
I enjoy online reads so these app is absolutely fantastic for me to sort them out
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Apr 19 2021
5.16.0
5.0
Apr 19 2021
5.0
Version: 5.16.0
v5.16.1 is now out. WHAT'S NEW: Bug fixes - - • CHM Input: Fix handling of some CHM files that use non-ASCII internal filenames and dont specify a character encoding in their metadata • Fix a regression in the previous release that prevented calibre from starting if there was a failure in a third party plugin • Content server viewer: Fix a regression in the previous that broke handling of URLs in stylesheets • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing sections in the convert single book dialog after changing the input or output formats • Fix using 'is set' rules not working for column rules with rating values • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that causes the viewer to ignore page-break CSS properties (in 5.16.1) Fix a regression that broke using stored templates (in 5.16.1) • Fix auto scroll books shortcut not working in standalone cover browser window (in 5.16.1) • E-book viewer: Fix jumping to previous section sometimes not working in flow mode (in 5.16.1) • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that broke changing keyboard shortcuts in the viewer preferences (in 5.16.1) • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that broke using the delete key to delete highlights (in 5.16.1) • New news sources - - - The Saturday paper by Alistair Francis - Crikey by Alistair Francis • Improved news sources - - - Granta - New Scientist
Tobias_m
Tobias_m
Mar 22 2021
5.13.0
5.0
Mar 22 2021
5.0
Version: 5.13.0
Great.
nicolewilson
nicolewilson
Mar 9 2021
5.12.0
5.0
Mar 9 2021
5.0
Version: 5.12.0
Swiss knife of e-booking!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Dec 14 2020
5.7.1
5.0
Dec 14 2020
5.0
Version: 5.7.1
v5.7.2 is now out.
Brian Kendig
Brian Kendig
Nov 13 2020
5.5.0
3.0
Nov 13 2020
3.0
Version: 5.5.0
A useful app, but the interface is terribly ugly and non-Mac-ish. It's desperately in need of a facelift.
ollyscalendar
ollyscalendar
Oct 3 2020
5.1.0
0.0
Oct 3 2020
0.0
Version: 5.1.0
Brilliant stuff. Does all sorts of useful things - much more than look after your library, or libraries. And free!
time2poppop
time2poppop
Aug 1 2020
4.22.0
5.0
Aug 1 2020
5.0
Version: 4.22.0
Excellent love it a whole lot
tommy-10
tommy-10
Jul 5 2020
4.20.0
5.0
Jul 5 2020
5.0
Version: 4.20.0
Excellent! I used it as a reader and ePub to PDF converter.
Jeff-Schlueter
Jeff-Schlueter
May 27 2020
4.17.0
5.0
May 27 2020
5.0
Version: 4.17.0
Good program!!
claudecinq3
claudecinq3
May 15 2020
4.16.0
0.0
May 15 2020
0.0
Version: 4.16.0
Does not support High Sierra and my computer can't go higher than OS 10.13.6, I will not buy a new Mac just for one app.
Aargl
Aargl
May 4 2020
4.15.0
4.0
May 4 2020
4.0
Version: 4.15.0
Calibre has been a great tool when I wrote a book, years ago, to convert it for online stores. Only issue was that Amazon refused Calibre's mobi format and I had to make some corrections using Sigil (the other indispensable tool in this category!) The interface could be clearer and more Mac like, but it has far more functions than I needed, so I guess, it's not easy to stuff them in. ;-) The choice to make it 10.14 is surprisingly more radical than what even Apple usually does, but indeed you can still use v3.48, available on their website.
sarkarsweet
sarkarsweet
Apr 5 2020
4.13.0
5.0
Apr 5 2020
5.0
Version: 4.13.0
Absolutely superb free library program so easy to use... I have been using it for several years and have more than 900 books. It has the facility to translate books into different formats if needed. It has become essential for me that I truly love.
Scion777
Scion777
Mar 6 2020
4.12
0.0
Mar 6 2020
0.0
Version: 4.12
the "problem", neartheredrocks, is that you don't get bug fixes and new features ... moving over to 64-bit was fine - basing it on 10.14 and higher's Finder was not - there are over half of the Mac population that is 10.13 but not higher-compatible - this could have been easily avoided, and was a bad decision
anonymous-gerbil-5319
anonymous-gerbil-5319
Feb 8 2020
4.10.1
0.0
Feb 8 2020
0.0
Version: 4.10.1
Dropped support for High Sierra, not a smart move. And yes, I did donate!
ir-mahatmanto
ir-mahatmanto
Dec 28 2019
4.7.0
0.0
Dec 28 2019
0.0
Version: 4.7.0
a bad news: i'm on 10.13.6 :-(
anonymous-swordtail-5987
anonymous-swordtail-5987
Dec 27 2019
4.7.0
5.0
Dec 27 2019
5.0
Version: 4.7.0
Must Have this app. Use it more than five years.Strngly recomended. Dio not forget to donate.
neartheredrocks
neartheredrocks
Dec 23 2019
4.6.0
5.0
Dec 23 2019
5.0
Version: 4.6.0
For those who need something like this Calibre is one of the most amazing free applications available for macOS. The developer has my deepest gratitude. Yes, it's not very pretty - but I could not care less about that in the light of all its features and capabilities. And those who complain that the latest version of Calibre (from 2019) does not work anymore with an older version of macOS (from 2017) have actually no real reason to complain as an older version of Calibre (3.48) that works perfectly fine with older macOS versions is still available for download on the developer's website. It's free - please don't forget that!
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