calibre
calibre
4.3.0

4.5

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calibre

4.3.0
09 November 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 4.3.0:
New features:
  • Viewer: Halve the time taken to prepare large EPUB files for first open
  • Viewer: Add an optional toolbar with common actions turn it on under Preferences->Miscellaneous
  • Viewer: Change the default color scheme to "System" which matches the colors used by the rest of calibre/the operating system. Also means the colors change automatically when the system color theme changes.
  • Viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut ; to go to a book location or position
  • Viewer: Add a control to easily reset the interface to defaults
  • Viewer: Allow also using --open-at with book positions
  • Viewer: Add command line option to force reloading of books
Bug fixes:
  • Content server: Fix conversion of comics not working.
  • Book details: Allow right click to copy author links and identifiers
  • Book details: Fix removal of identifiers via right click not working
  • Book details: Fix clicking on tags etc not generating exact match searches
  • Viewer: When resizing and the resizing back to the old size ensure we return to the same page in paged mode.
  • Duplicates dialog: Sort sub-list of matching books already in calibre by author for easier inspection.
  • PDF Output: Fix links that go to destinations in the same file not working.
  • Viewer: Fix changes to keyboard shortcuts not being applied until viewer is restarted.
  • DOCX Input: Fix AlternateContent blocks rendering both choice and fallback sections.
  • macOS: Fix unable to re-arrange entries in the CSV catalog list.
  • Windows: fix UTF-16/truncated output when reporting unhandled exceptions
  • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working when mouse is over page margins.
  • Linux: Install bash completions as individual files for each calibre binary
  • Content server: Fix download button not working with non-ebook formats.
  • Fix a crash in popup completion lists if the mouse is over the list and list is scrolled with the keyboard
  • Viewer: Fix rare exception when navigating to a CFI.
  • Viewer: Ignore failures printing console message when the viewer is launched with broken stderr.
  • Amazon metadata: Fix failure to get published date from audible book pages.
  • Viewer: Fix shortcuts preferences not being translated
  • Tag browser: Fix incorrect text color when using dark theme for hovered item
  • Fix crash if canceling the icon theme download while covers are downloading
  • Viewer: Fix non-ASCII content in stylesheets not being interpreted correctly.
  • Viewer/Content server: Fix history for completion popups such as search bars not being stored correctly.
  • PDF Output: When a link with a fragment points to a non-existent anchor link to the top of the file instead of not linking at all
  • PDF Output: Fix standard svg fullscreen image markup not working
  • PDF Output: Fix some books with full screen images failing to convert.
Improved news sources:
  • Clarin
  • Various Polish news sources

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Scion777
05 October 2019

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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
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.
Like (1)
Version 4.1.0
Viktor MacUpdate
Viktor MacUpdate
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.
Like (5)
Version 4.0.0
3 answer(s)
Wade-Smith
Wade-Smith
07 October 2019
I agree
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Version 4.0.0
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
26 October 2019
Yep. This app is dead to me now. I can't see why the developer did this other than they dumped their older system and their shiny new mac only runs 10.14. And they didn't care that they were leaving out most of their user base.
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Version 4.2.0
Michael-Vilain
Michael-Vilain
26 October 2019
Yep. This app is dead to me now. I can't see why the developer did this other than they dumped their older system and their shiny new mac only runs 10.14. And they didn't care that they were leaving out most of their user base. If they want to keep getting donations, they should make the older version available on their site.
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Version 4.2.0
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!
Like (1)
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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