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Calibre For Windows

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About Calibre

Calibre is an all-in-one solution for managing your e-books, providing a comprehensive platform for handling your digital book collection, converting books to different formats, and editing their metadata. With an intuitive albeit overcrowded interface, Calibre offers excellent support for e-book management, similar to what iTunes does for music. Here are some key features of Calibre:

Key Feature

1. E-book Converter
Calibre allows you to convert e-books from one file format to another, supporting various formats used by different e-book reading devices. You can tweak the conversion settings and even manually edit the book's contents and formatting. The conversion process is fast, taking only a few seconds for most e-books.

2. E-book Reader
The software includes a basic e-book reader that supports fullscreen mode for distraction-free reading and allows you to choose your preferred method of pagination and bookmark pages. However, the reader lacks features such as annotation, highlighting, or adding notes to your books.

3. E-book Organizer
Calibre acts as an e-book library, providing a central place to organize and sort your collection. It enables you to edit the book's metadata and even pull information automatically from sources like Google and Amazon. Each author gets their own folder, and each e-book has its subfolder containing all versions of the book along with its metadata.

4. Intuitive Interface
Despite its crowded appearance, Calibre's interface is thoughtfully designed with primary functions placed where you would expect them to be, resulting in a manageable learning curve for users.

In conclusion, Calibre is an excellent tool for serious e-book fans who read on multiple devices. This open-source software allows you to have all the different versions of your books together in one library while keeping the actual files neatly organized in intelligently named folders. If you're looking for a comprehensive solution to manage your e-book collection, Calibre is definitely worth a try.

Reviewed by Jason A. Bilbrey


Updated onJul 12, 2024

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Calibre FAQ

  • Yes, Calibre is a free and open-source program, so you won't have to pay to use its features.

  • Calibre stores the ebooks wherever you want. When you start it for the first time, the app will ask you which folder to use. The folder will be solely managed by Calibre, so do not manually add any ebooks to it, as the program will delete them.

  • Yes, you can add columns to the Calibre interface whenever you want. You can sort your ebooks by any field you want, such as ISBN or format.

  • Yes, you can synchronize your Calibre library across platforms, provided you use a BookFusion Calibre Plugin. Alternatively, you can manually export the data from your device and import it into another device that also has Calibre installed.

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Calibre for PC
An eBook manager with several features
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How to download and Install Calibre on Windows PC

  • Click on the Download button to start downloading Calibre for Windows.
  • Open the .exe installation file in the Downloads folder and double click it.
  • Follow the instructions in the pop-up window to install Calibre on Windows PC.
  • Now you can open and run Calibre on Windows PC.