Manage ebooks with Calibre

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E-books are everywhere. But if "everywhere" includes your hard drive, and everywhere on it, then it's probably time to do something about it and clean up the mess. A tool like Calibre might be the way to go.

This free ebook management application can help you get a handle on what you've got. It recognizes—and can deal with—several different formats. You can sort your stuff by title, author, and more. It also lets you add tags and comments, so you can organize things in ways that make the most sense to you. It can even go online and help you find info on your materials based on title/author and ISBN, And it's written modularly, so if there's some great organizational breakthrough that comes along, you don't have to scrap that whole system and start over.

In addition to working with your current ebooks, this app can also go out and grab news off the Web and convert it into ebook format. It's got built-in support for The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, TIME magazine, and more; or you can go out on a limb and write a conversion for your favorite site yourself and share it with the community.

And finally, it can act as an ebook server, allowing you to access all your titles from anywhere via the Web.

Calibre is available for Linux, Mac, and Windows systems.

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One Response to “Manage ebooks with Calibre”

  1. Cornflower says:

    This is a major product, updating with fixes and enhancements every two weeks (it added the Kobo before its launch!). I have the Sony PRS-600, and the stability, abilities, and intuitiveness meant that after a single use, it had replaced Sony’s own eBook Reader software. No matter what your eBook reader model, you will probably want Calibre. (no, I have no relation to the product or the programmer)