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calibre 1.33.0
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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
What's New
Version 1.33.0:

New Features

  • Edit book: Add a tool to check spellings, access it via Tools->Check spelling.... The calibre book editor now has builtin spellcheck. You can install new dictionaries via Preferences->Editor->Manage spelling dictionaries. It comes with builtin dictionaries for English and Spanish. You can add OpenOffice dictionaries (in .oxt format). The tool checks spellings in all HTML/OPF/NCX files in the book, taking into account any language declarations in the book, so that it will work correctly on multi-lingual books as well. The code is very new, so there may well be bugs. As you type spell checking is not yet implemented.
  • Kobo driver: Support firmware version 3.3
  • Device driver for Tolino Vision on windows
Bug Fixes
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix Editorial Reviews not downloading into the comments section for some books
  • DOCX Input: Fix some text highlighting colors in the DOCX file not being correctly translated during conversion.
  • Wireless device driver: Fix incorrect syncing behavior when book matching is run for a second time while connected. This happens when the user changes the library or selects 'Update cached metadata on device'.
  • Searching: Fix searching by date not using the system locale to interpret dd/mm vs mm/dd dates on windows
New news sources
  • Various new and updated Spanish news sources by Marc Busque
Improved news sources
  • Barrons
  • Creative Blog

Version 1.33.0:

New Features

  • Edit book: Add a tool to check spellings, access it via Tools->Check spelling.... The calibre book editor now has builtin spellcheck. You can install new dictionaries via Preferences->Editor->Manage spelling dictionaries. It comes with builtin dictionaries for English and Spanish. You can add OpenOffice dictionaries (in .oxt format). The tool more...
Requirements
Intel, OS X 10.5.2 or later



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calibre User Discussion (Write a Review)
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Ashes2Ashes reviewed on 05 Apr 2014
Don't know what I'd do without this indispensable software.
[Version 1.31.0]

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Lord-Lightning replied on 18 Apr 2014
So sling the developer a few bucks for decent curry.
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Ashes2Ashes replied on 19 Apr 2014
Um ... seriously? I have. And you can too here: http://calibre-ebook.com/donate
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+701

Jazzyguy reviewed on 21 Feb 2014
This app gets better and better. Thanks DEV for the updates.
[Version 1.25.0]


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+7

sysnetarea reviewed on 13 Feb 2014
Why wouldn't you buy a Kindle? Many friends of me like epub. I convert everything to mobi and that's it! :-D Quick, easy, and free. Thanks for this great app.
[Version 1.23.0]

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Cgc replied on 14 Feb 2014
I bought a Kindle and convert whatever epub I want to read...so much free stuff out there. Calibre is fantastic but a GUI update would be appreciated (and I'd be willing to pay for it as well). Thanks.
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+7
sysnetarea replied on 17 Feb 2014
The GUI isn't much important for me. Everything runs well and that's it. :-)
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+71
Stoneman replied on 28 Mar 2014
GUIs only matter to me if I have to spend hours looking at an app. Calibre is for getting some quick tasks done, and then it's closed again.
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+7
sysnetarea replied on 29 Mar 2014
@Stoneman: I'm right there with you. After converting everything I manage my stuff with other apps. Most of my books are only on my Kindle (Amazon cloud).
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+290
Cgc replied on 29 Mar 2014
Besides improving the aesthetics of Calibre, a GUI redesign would theoretically also improve usability. I'd appreciate smart folders for good genres but Calibre is about as good as software gets.
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+44

Mar6473 reviewed on 08 Feb 2014
I'm very thankful for this. It's awesome. I just wanted to mention that the updates drive me crazy. It doesn't have an internal update mechanism, updates are released almost every other day, they are almost 90mb and the server it downloads from is soooooo slow all the time. I'd like to keep calibre updated, but it drives me crazy. I would love to pay some money for this any time if it would help with development.

Thanks
[Version 1.23.0]

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+80
Aetnaria replied on 14 Mar 2014
Updates are released every Friday, like clockwork. It doesn't really change much between releases either - Calibre already stands solidly on its own. So just untick the "Show this notification for future updates" box and Calibre should never bother you about updates again. You can always go look for the latest version whenever you run into a problem. There is no reason you have to be 'bleeding edge' here.
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+1

JohnH1567 reviewed on 07 Feb 2014
Used this a long time ago in Windows. It was an overwhelming response. Though the learning curve was long and tiring, I always loved how it was free and all the things we could do with it. The new version has a spruced up look and its better than ever.
[Version 1.23.0]


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+7

Sxreader reviewed on 27 Jan 2014
This is incredible and free software. It is is so good that it really makes you greedy. Should I ask for it to auto update or I am too greedy? :)
[Version 1.21.0]

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+6
Blizz replied on 07 Feb 2014
As long as this page is updated in a timely fashion, why would you need it? Just use the macupdate client :)
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+128
Miner replied on 14 Feb 2014
Or skip an update or 2....
I diligently update, but in fact I have never run into problems, so stayingwith an older version would not hurt, I guess!
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+5

+5

nemoA3234 reviewed on 06 Jan 2014
Long time user on windows, happy to use it on Mac!
[Version 1.18.0]


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+5

+25

lurkingremlin reviewed on 05 Jan 2014
What a gorgeous set of tools. And - it's still free. Big thanks to the developer.
[Version 1.18.0]

1 Reply

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+5

+111
Lord-Lightning replied on 10 Jan 2014
Well, you can donate to help keep food on his table.
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+1

+1

AUSTINIA reviewed on 02 Jan 2014
This is a nice eBook tool if you are a book and eBook worm like me. It helps to sort out catalogue and can also be edited. The 1.17.0 version works especially good with Mavericks and I gotta admit that the developers did a very good job and the updates are also impressive.
After months of using the app, I only got one complain to make, that is when it comes to my local network, it slowed everything down and I think this is something the app team should be working on, sometimes it does bothering me. But still, it’s a good one.
[Version 1.17.0]


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+57

Robertcoogan reviewed on 06 Dec 2013
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.
[Version 1.13.0]


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Surfspirit had trouble on 15 Jun 2012
Calibre is a 32 bits compatible app!!
[Version 0.8.56]


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WalterC had trouble on 26 Nov 2011
I've got a major problem at the moment. My books in Calibre have disappeared and I have a books folder with a metada.db file in the folder which calibre placed on the desktop. I had a look at the instructions for Restore Library function but it doesn't really help.

I did a net search and all I got was Windows' advice. HELP!!!

Kindle 3/Snow Leopard 10.6.8
[Version 0.8.28]

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WalterC replied on 26 Nov 2011
After some trial and error I finally worked out how to fix the problem.
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+37
Mischivo had trouble on 07 Sep 2010
This version has stopped detecting my Kobo Reader. I've unplugged and replugged numerous times. I've also run the setup wizard many times. Kobo no longer shows up as a device under Calibre.
[Version 0.7.17]


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+1
Deja Vue had trouble on 27 Dec 2009
When I tried to use Preferences (from the menu Bar and from app itself) I got "beachball" spinning for ever!? But, besides that, it is a great app.
prof. Deja Vue
[Version 0.6.30]


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Srgvie had trouble on 20 Dec 2009
The most basic feature a software must have is to save the files without errors. You can't do this simple task using Calibre, no matter if you have Leopard, Snow Leopard or Windows XP.

When your library is big, this software has a very slow startup. Just to make things clear, iTunes is not that slow, which means that the Apple guys are doing a smart job than Claibre developers.

The visual interface is terrible, terrible.

But nevermind. If only they could fix the save to disk stuff I would make a small donation in sign of gratitude.
[Version 0.6.29]


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-5

+29
Jobby had trouble on 28 Apr 2009
Why on EARTH does this need my admin password as soon as it runs?

No deal! Cmd-Q, Cmd-Delete.
[Version 0.5.9]

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+6
zwiggybo replied on 02 May 2009
It probably requires admin access because of the following feature:

"calibre has a builtin web server that gives allows you to access your ebook collection using a simple browser from any computer anywhere in the world. It can also email your books and downloaded news to you automatically."

In order to turn server on or off, requires admin rights I believe.

+244

Monkeyjunkey rated on 11 Apr 2014

[Version 1.32.0]



+5

Freddy-Moncada rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 1.31.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 04 Apr 2014

[Version 1.31.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 29 Mar 2014

[Version 1.30.0]



+1

Menega rated on 28 Mar 2014

[Version 1.30.0]



nink rated on 22 Mar 2014

[Version 1.29.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 22 Mar 2014

[Version 1.29.0]



+1

Menega rated on 21 Mar 2014

[Version 1.29.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 17 Mar 2014

[Version 1.28.0]



+15

Quiiick rated on 08 Mar 2014

[Version 1.27.0]


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Type:Home Personal : eBooks
License:Free
Date:18 Apr 2014
Platform:Intel 64 / Intel 32 / OS X
Price:Free0.00
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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.


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