calibre
calibre
3.46.0

4.5

calibre

calibre

3.46.019 July 2019

Complete e-book library management system.

calibre
Free
19 July 2019

4.5

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calibre

calibre

3.46.019 July 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 3.46.0:
Bug fixes:
  • Manage tags dialog: When searching for a tag also search the "Was" column to see if the original tag name matches.
  • Windows: Fix calibre-server --manage-users not working correctly
  • MOBI Input: Fix conversion of MOBI files with malformed markup and embedded tags not working.
  • Edit book: Allow the search expression history to remember very short terms and also preserve leading and trailing whitespace.
  • Fix a regression in 3.45 that broke conversion of SVG images when converting to formats such as MOBI that do not support SVG.
  • Fix a regression in 3.45 that broke parsing of old-style .py config files

Requirements for calibre

  • OS X 10.9.5 or later

386 Reviews

Rate this app:

06 December 2013

Most helpful

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.
Like (19)
Version 1.13.0
04 February 2019
version 3.39.1 is out MacUser Admin!
Like
Version 3.39.0
1 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
27 March 2019
Latest version here right now is 3.40.1 …
Like
27 December 2018
Like
Version 3.36.0
30 September 2018
Calibre is...awesome. But it leaves you wanting something a bit cleaner. It is bloated, hopefully the devs clean it up.
Like (2)
Version 3.32.0
2 answer(s)
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
Like (1)
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.
Like (2)
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.30.0
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?
Like (1)
Version 3.29.0
2 answer(s)
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.
Like (1)
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
Like
21 July 2018
Like
Version 3.28.0
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
03 June 2018
It stopped working unexpectedly on my machine.
Like
Version 3.25.0
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.24.0
10 April 2018
Great app! I especially like that I can simply use the "ebook-viewer.app", which is a part of the calibre package, to open/view EPUB files where they are, without files being copied to a specialized folder. iBooks automatically saves a copy of a file to the iBooks shelf, and I do not need that, as I manage my documents in DEVONthink.
Like (1)
Version 3.20.0
Free

4.5

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Home Personal

eBooks

Developer Website:
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386 Reviews

Rate this app:

06 December 2013

Most helpful

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.
Like (19)
Version 1.13.0
04 February 2019
version 3.39.1 is out MacUser Admin!
Like
Version 3.39.0
1 answer(s)
Dr-Sparks
27 March 2019
Latest version here right now is 3.40.1 …
Like
27 December 2018
Like
Version 3.36.0
30 September 2018
Calibre is...awesome. But it leaves you wanting something a bit cleaner. It is bloated, hopefully the devs clean it up.
Like (2)
Version 3.32.0
2 answer(s)
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
Like (1)
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.
Like (2)
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.30.0
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?
Like (1)
Version 3.29.0
2 answer(s)
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.
Like (1)
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
Like
21 July 2018
Like
Version 3.28.0
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
03 June 2018
It stopped working unexpectedly on my machine.
Like
Version 3.25.0
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.
Like (1)
Version 3.24.0
10 April 2018
Great app! I especially like that I can simply use the "ebook-viewer.app", which is a part of the calibre package, to open/view EPUB files where they are, without files being copied to a specialized folder. iBooks automatically saves a copy of a file to the iBooks shelf, and I do not need that, as I manage my documents in DEVONthink.
Like (1)
Version 3.20.0