With the iPads and laptops availability for 24 hours along with us, we are always prefer to use the ebooks. Carrying the books or novels with us is just like carrying the weights. At the same time we see that, as we have a librarian to manage the books, similarly we need a help to manage the ebooks. And it will be a wonderful option for me if I could handle many other functions related to ebooks apart from just managing them. So, today I would like to review a utility known as Calibre. It will solve almost all the problems for your ebooks collection.
Calibre is a freeware of 38.7 MB only. Some of the functions that can be performed with this tool are library management, convert format of the ebooks, synchronisation of the ebooks with the reader devices and many others. The user interface of the tool has been displayed in the snapshot below.
Calibre can be used to sort the ebooks based upon the title, author, series, date of addition and publication, size, ratings and the other details. The tags and comments can also be added to define a search category. Also, the freeware will help you to find the metadata based on author and title on internet. These all options will manage your complete ebook collection.
There are large number of formats that are supported as input and output formats. The long list will make the access in almost every style. This is because the formats are accompanied by all font sizes irrespective of the input font and format.
Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, EPUB, FB2, HTML, LIT, LRT, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC**, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT
Output Formats: EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, SNB, TCR, TXT
The ebooks can be synchronised with various ebooks reader devices. Some of these devices are Sony PRS line, Barnes & Noble Nook, Cybook Gen 3/Opus, Amazon Kindle line, Entourage Edge, Longshine Shinebook, Ectaco Jetbook, BeBook/ BeBook Mini, Irex Illiad/ DR 1000, Foxit eSlick, PocketBook 360, Italica, eClicto, Iriver Story, Airis dBook, Hanvon N515, Binatone Readme, Teclast K3, SpringDesign Alex, Kobo Reader, various Android phones and the iPhone/ iPad.
These are the large number of options and the supported devices which the freeware will provide you. So, all the ebook readers will love the tool.
The freeware has been tested on Windows 7 and will also be compatible with the Windows XP and Vista. The good thing is that the freeware is also available for OS X (OS X Leopard and higher) and Linux.