Calibre is a cross-platform e-book software which optimizes the existing e-books into virtual libraries for being synced with a plethora of e-readers. It supports the direct editing of e-books in AZW3 and EPUB formats although those in MOBI format need to be converted prior to being edited.
You can organize your collection easily using this e-book library manager which also allows adding of auto-generated table of contents. Editing and conversion are applied easily to digital licensed books. However, the digital rights management restrictions have to be removed in the case of commercially purchased e-books. Although Calibre is not a native supporter of DRM removal, it allows the same once the plug-ins have been installed using the same. Users can sort and group the e-books in accordance with metadata fields using the Calibre platform.
You can import the e-books into the Calibre library either through manual side-loading of files or wireless syncing with the cloud storage service where the Calibre library is backed up. Online content sources can also be converted into e-books on being facilitated by short programs which are written using a Python based domain-specific language. Calibre’s integrated mail server, USB or wireless mode can be used for exporting e-books to all supported reading devices. Sending personal documents to Amazon Kindle e-readers family and tablet computers is enabled by mailing of e-books which can be accomplished through a web browser if the same network is shared by the device and host computer. In such a scenario, harvested content is pushed from content sources on a regular interval. A third-party app or cloud service like CalibreBox or Calibre Cloud can be used for remote access of the library if it is stored in a cloud service like Google Drive, Box.net or Dropbox on the host computer.
- Comes with an application for direct creation and edit of e-books.
- Maintain things in an orderly mode by keeping single entry for books.
- Adds comments and tags for better searching.
- Varied conversion options lend support to different file formats.
- Top e-readers and devices are supported by Calibre’s device drivers.
- User friendly interface.
- Relatively lightweight application.
- You can select your preferred pagination mode and bookmark pages.