calibre
calibre
4.2.0

4.5

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calibre

4.2.0
19 October 2019

Complete e-book library management system.

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 calibre

Version 4.2.0:
New features
  • macOS: Various improvements to dark mode support
  • Viewer: Dont generate covers for books that dont have a cover. Note that because of this all previously opened books will again be prepared for first time reading.
  • Viewer: Restore print to PDF functionality
  • Viewer: Allow also jumping to book positions in Goto->Location
  • Content server: When adding books and a duplicate is suspected provide more information about what books match the duplicate
  • FB2 Output: Speed up conversion of images and handle external links
  • Viewer: If the book has no ToC try to generate one from headings, if any.
  • Viewer: Improve rendering of comics. No blank pages after large images or after every image in multi-page mode.
  • Viewer: Make it easier to use the bookmarks panel with only keyboard.
  • Viewer: Set the classes calibre-viewer-paginated and calibre-viewer-scrolling on the tag in Paged and Flow modes. This allows the User styles to target these modes, if needed.
  • Viewer: Use the same loading spinner as is used by the rest of calibre
Bug fixes
  • Edit book: Fix a crash when editing CSS files caused by a behavior change in Qt 5.13.
  • Fix a regression in 4.0 that broke rendering of PDF covers for PDF files that used JPEG2000 compression.
  • Viewer: Fix a regression in 4.1 that broke creating new color schemes
  • Viewer: Fix error while viewing books with a comment after a tag.
  • Viewer: Fix an error when processing a CFI with an invalid text offset.
  • Viewer: Fix scrolling backwards to previous chapter not always scrolling to the end of the chapter, if the chapter loads external resources.
  • Viewer: Fix hang on books with namespaced attributes on that do not belong to a known ebook namespace.
  • Viewer: Fix search history not persisting between viewer restarts.
  • Viewer: Fix scrollbar showing up on initial book open even if disabled in preferences.
  • Viewer: Fix rendering of books with mathematics failing
  • Viewer: When changing between individual sections/chapters in the book, only render the new chapter after loading is complete
  • Viewer: Fix scrolling by screenfuls not working correctly in flow mode
  • EPUB 2 metadata: Fix obfuscated fonts being broken when updating metadata if the file uses Adobe font obfuscation and the identifier with the key has an uppercase UUID scheme name.
  • Viewer: Fix right clicking on margins not showing controls
  • Viewer: Preselect text in search box when showing it.
  • Viewer: Fix SVG images that use xlink:href to refer to paths not being displayed.
  • Content server: Fix detection of iOS on iPAD with iOS 13 which defaults to desktop mode
  • Metadata jacket: Fix
    tags in the comments not being rendered correctly when inserting the comments into the jacket page.
  • Viewer: Show nicer error message for DRMed books
  • Viewer: Fix preferences under Scrolling behavior not being saved correctly
  • Viewer: Fix remembered position sometimes off by one page in paged mode.
  • Viewer: restrict max size of margin page turn indicators to 25px rather than 75px
  • Viewer: Dont flash the home page before loading a book if a book has been specified
  • Viewer: Fix ctrl+m shortcut not working on windows
  • Content server: Fix regression that caused series name in book details view not not be blue to indicate it is clickable
Improved news sources
  • Various Polish news sources
  • Il Sole 24 Ore

183 calibre Reviews

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Robertcoogan
06 December 2013

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You can't beat Calibre for features, but JerryFisher1625 is right. The GUI is really dated, and it prevents any real organization of the library other than by tags (cumbersome). Adding the ability to create subfolders (or additional libraries) based upon custom criteria would be great. Using tags is a pain, I constantly feel I need to tweak the tags for different books, just to keep certain ones from popping up in certain virtual libraries. Even viewing the books, files, etc. via a GUI like Delicious Library or Bento would be a plus. But you cannot beat the value, it is what iBooks should have been.
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Version 1.13.0
johnklute847
08 October 2019
is anyone else having trouble mounting the DMG file and crashing your system? Tried it from the desktop and from within the download folder and when the mounting process gets to "Attaching" my system crashes and reboots.
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Version 4.1.0
4 answer(s)
Miner
Miner
08 October 2019
Yes, it occurred with version 4.0.0, so I waited for a next update, but now 4.1.0 still gives that very hard crash...
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Version 4.1.0
Miner
Miner
08 October 2019
I found that using the DVD burning app Burn, I can activate and mount the DMG file without issues. A workaround.
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Version 4.1.0
Viktor
Viktor
09 October 2019
Unfortunately, I was not able to reproduce this so can't provide any suggestions. Just FYI, that this does not happen to everyone. You may try Miner's suggestion
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Version 4.1.0
Miner
Miner
18 October 2019
The 4.2 DMG can be mounted without problems, on my Mac.
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Version 4.2.0
Scion777
05 October 2019
Hmmm. Support for High Sierra and lower has been dropped. Not a smart move at this time.
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Version 4.0.0
1 answer(s)
Wade-Smith
Wade-Smith
07 October 2019
I agree
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Version 4.0.0
Scion777
13 September 2019
MacUpdate Admins - version 3.48.0 is now out
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Version 3.47.1
Scion777
04 February 2019
version 3.39.1 is out MacUser Admin!
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Version 3.39.0
1 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
Dr-Sparks
27 March 2019
Latest version here right now is 3.40.1 …
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ben-marko
30 September 2018
Calibre is...awesome. But it leaves you wanting something a bit cleaner. It is bloated, hopefully the devs clean it up.
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Version 3.32.0
2 answer(s)
Scion777
Scion777
04 February 2019
just because the file size is large doesn't mean it's bloated - this app opens things CORRECTLY in a way that Apple's iBooks just can't compete with
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xttb
xttb
30 April 2019
@scion777 I think what ben-marko was referring to wasn't the file size of the app but rather the convoluted UI of calibre. and I have to agree with him. It's still a great app and open source. recommended but could use some UI cleanup.
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jasonbnovak0
28 August 2018
It's a powerful ebook manager and converter. I've been using it since I got my Kindle. It gets better with the updates.
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Version 3.30.0
cig0
20 August 2018
Calibre is nice and all, but it is also a behemoth full of bloat and slow like a snail -- maybe because it's coded in Python?

Me, I love agile apps that doesn't ship everything-AND-the-kitchen-sink, are quick to open and do its thing well without much fanfare.

Do you guys know of any good alternative fully macOS native?
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Version 3.29.0
2 answer(s)
neeklamy
neeklamy
29 September 2018
The problem is the ‘everything and the kitchen sink’ would bloat out any alternative. If the core application made use of extensions, then there could be native frontends and updates wouldn’t be monolithic either. A PyObjC frontend would probably be appreciated around here…

It’s the iTunes of ebooks.
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Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
19 October 2018
Alternatives? As noted above, the closest are Sigil (free, open source) and Adobe Acrobat. Otherwise, no. There are several simple ePub reading apps:
• Kindle
• Nook
• Adobe Digital Editions
• Apple's Books app
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Michael-Mayer
19 June 2018
I've been using calibre since version 0.8. In that time the team (and the main developer) have worked tirelessly to improve the product. It's by far the most powerful ebook tool in existence. It's robust and great at converting your old PDB books into ePub format, and the ePub editor is getting better all the time. If you have a lot of ebooks to keep track of, this is the tool you want!
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Version 3.26.1
shellyroddy758
03 June 2018
It stopped working unexpectedly on my machine.
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Version 3.25.0
StimulusR9647
26 May 2018
This app is nearly perfect. The PDF to epub is somewhat lacking, but for that a dedicated, current version of an OCR app would work better. I've been using this app for the past 4 years and it's only gotten better over time. The developers know what to do with this app to keep the good features and add great features that make the app better. EPUB to MOBI and vice versa conversion is nearly perfect, and the conversion options are optimal. It can handle huge libraries and the organization is excellent. It's really easy to find a book in the pile. The random book selector is a wonderful feature when you can't decide what to read next. I hope this app keeps going for as long as there are ebooks.
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Version 3.24.0
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4.5

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • macOS 10.14.0 or later
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