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  • 1 of 5 2 of 5 3 of 5 4 of 5 5 of 5

    Calibre requires import (copying) of the users books. If the number is small, Calibre is OK. If the number is large, unless the user has plenty of disk space to duplicate his library, then Calibre creates problems: 1.Where to make space to duplicate the library? 2. After import, shall the user trust Calibre's import in order to delete the original library? The authors do not consider the time a user may have devoted to creating an operating system structure of files and folders, neither do they consider the work done by the user to be useful. This assumption is false. The authors refuse to consider the obvious solution - provide an option to leave the original library intact and use links to the books.

    Posted 08/23/2014
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    Useful and reasonably user friendly, but a pain to download and install. I'd rather use a free online converter like online-convert(dot com). No fuss, no downloading of big converter software packages, just visit, convert and go.

    Posted 04/04/2013
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    I have been using calibre for the last week or so with mixed results. I selected it because of it's ability to connect to my eReader (Simple Nook) rather than to just be a catalog of eBooks on my computer. This allows my EPUB files to be moved between the Nook and my PC. When connected via a USB cable, the Nook is detected and an icon is added to the calibre menu bar (as well as an icon for the SD card installed in the Nook). Clicking on this "Device" icon displays a listing of the EPUB files on the Nook. However, not all of the files on the Nook are included. In my case, about 1/3 of the files on the Nook are not displayed. When reviewing the titles of the missing EPUB files, it appears these are files I downloaded directly to the Nook using its WiFi connection. Those files that I had previously transferred via USB from my PC to the Nook using the Adobe Digital Editions program are displayed. I can't tell if the Nook "hides" these files from being displayed for some reason, or if calibre just doesn't know how to find them. It's frustrating in either case. Calibre can display a marker to indicate which files in its main library are also present on the Nook, but this doesn't work properly because the Nook does not display all of its files. I really want to like this software, but this inability to see how my PC files and Nook files are synchronized is a real drawback. Am I missing something? Is there a way for calibre to display ALL of the files stored in my Nook?

    Posted 01/25/2013
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    I installed the latest version of Calibre after reading all of the great reviews, and I've had nothing but trouble. It runs slow. Painfully, insufferably and uselessly slow. In fact, I can't do much past loading the main screen before it completely locks up my system. Well after ~5 hours, 2 re-installations (same and older, 'more stable' version...0.7.17), 5 forced restarts, 1 windows failing to start (never seen before)...I give up. I've tried pretty much everything to try to get this working. (includes disabling firewalls & antivirus, and every other 'fix' there has been to this problem) I'm running windows 7 on a computer more than capable of handling whatever program I throw at it - except this one apparently. Every time a user (like myself) reports this problem, the developer swiftly dismisses it as a user-end if this happens to you, instead of spending hours of messing around just uninstall and move on.

    Posted 05/22/2012
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    Just installed 0.8.30 and it prompt me to update to .0.8.29...

    Posted 12/09/2011

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