Calibre – the Best eBook Cataloging and Converting Software

Posted on August 30, 2011

calibreCalibre is primarily a ebook cataloging program. It manages your ebook collection for you. It is designed around the concept of the logical book, i.e. a single entry in the database that may correspond to ebooks in several formats. It also supports conversion from a dozen different ebook formats to LRF and EPUB. A graphical interface to the conversion software can be accessed easily by just clicking the “Convert E-books” button.

Supported input formats are: MOBI, LIT, PRC, EPUB, ODT, HTML, CBR, CBZ, RTF, TXT, PDF and LRS.

Calibre has a modular device driver design that makes adding support for different e-reader devices easy. At the moment, it has support for the SONY PRS 500/505/700 and the iPhone (with the stanza reader software). Syncing supports updating metadata on the device from metadata in the library and the creation of collections on the device based on the tags defined in the library view. If an book has more than one format available, calibre automatically chooses the best format when uploading to the device.

It works for Amazon Kindle and can convert most file formats to what Kindle accepts. It generates a much better Kindle document than MobiPocket Creator – the software that Amazon recommends.

Calibre has also a built-in ebook viewer that can display all the major ebook formats.

The following are descriptions that come with the application and users reviews:

Calibre Reviews:
Ottimo per il sony prs-650 :-)) voto 10!
lucianozeta (2011.08.23) It’s an almost perfectebook management tool. provides convertion and wireless access via the built in server.
mbernardi (2011.08.22) It keeps my pocketbook 603 organised
alberto_chaos (2011.07.18) Its too good
ali20 (2011.07.17) Ugly, but effective. it works with the amazon kindle.
jose_r (2011.07.08) The best app to manage your ebook.. and very good on all the os
larlequin (2011.07.01) Good programm. use it on linux and windows, also.
aaliseyko (2011.06.15) Works very well, easy to use, everything you need for your e-book library
dumsterdave (2011.06.11)

If you do not agree with me, then please post your favorite in the comment area below.

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