Thursday, September 12, 2013

Calibre – Free E-book Management Software

Calibre 1.2 - Free Ebook Management SoftwareMost of us collect hundreds of useful and interesting e-books, but fail to organize them properly. Calibre is the best e-book management software you can get that organizes, saves, and manages your e-book collection appropriately. It supports different e-book formats, also synchronizing with popular e-book readers like Adobe Reader, NitroPDF, etc. It can even convert your e-books to different formats, within DRM restrictions.

Calibre is a free and open source e-book management application, developed by “Kovid Goyal”, with the main intention to support only Linux. Later on, it went on supporting Windows and Mac OS X operating systems. This is a cross-platform application with a GNU GPL v3 license written in Python, C, Coffeescript, and Javascript languages.

The latest version 1.2 includes Book list, PocketBook driver which helps you to scan for book files in the entire device not just in the ‘books’ folder, and other minor fixes. Calibre acts as an e-library which also allows you to perform format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion, e-book reader sync, and an integrated e-book viewer.

Key Features:

  • Library Management – You can sort the books in your library by Title, Author, Date added/published, Size, Rating, Series, etc. You can search a particular e-book in your collection easily with normal or “advanced search”.
  • E-book Conversion – Calibre can convert e-books to a huge number of major formats like PDF, PML, RB, TCR, TXT, AZW3, EPUB, DOCX, HTML, CBR, and many more. The conversion engine can rescale all font sizes, ensuring the output is readable. It can automatically detect/create book structure and insert the book metadata into a “Book Jacket” at the start of the book.
  • E-book Reader Sync – It synchronizes with a large number of devices using a modular device driver, which updates the device metadata from library metadata and creates a device collection based on the tags defined in the library. It will automatically convert the e-book to a format suitable for the device before sending it.
  • It can automatically download news from the websites or RSS feeds and converts it into an e-book. The news system is plug-in based, allowing users to easily create and give new sources to calibre.
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer – It can display all the major ebook formats and has full support for Table of Contents, bookmarks, CSS, a reference mode, printing, searching, copying, customizing the rendering via a user style sheet, embedded fonts, etc.
  • It has a built-in web server for online access to your book collection. It can email your books and download news to you automatically.
Calibre 1.2 - Ebook Collection

Overall, Calibre is must-try e-book management software where you can add, convert, and remove books, edit metadata, and even share your favorite titles. Download Calibre 1.2 for free from below link.