Calibre Companion

Calibre Companion


A free demo version is now available. See the end of this description for details.

Calibre Companion (CC), recommended by calibre developers, is three applications in one:
- a superb device-based calibre library organizer
- a high-performance WiFi-based calibre device emulator
- a calibre content server (web access) client

1) CC is a device-based calibre library organizer. Once you put books on your device using one of the connection methods described below you can:
- view a book's metadata (author, tags, series, rating, dates, etc.).
- sort and group books by their metadata.
- see book lists by cover or by list.
- mark books read and sync this information with calibre.
- launch your book reader application to read a book (works with most reader applications except for Amazon Kindle).

2) CC can connect to calibre over WiFi and be detected by calibre as a device. Once connected, you use calibre to move books to and from your device. Calibre automatically updates all the book metadata stored by CC to match the latest in your library. No other app, reader or browser, offers this level of integration with calibre.

3) CC can connect to calibre’s content server over WiFi to browse your library and download books to your device.

For more information see our FAQ (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188899)

CC has been translated into the following languages:
- Portuguese (Brazilian): fully translated
- Italian (Italy): 94% translated
- Spanish (Spain): 83% translated
- Japanese (Japan): 56% translated
- German (Germany): 50% translated
- French (France): 46% translated
- Russian (Russia): 44% translated

Notes:
1) CC is not a reader app. You must install and use one of the many excellent reader apps available.
2) CC requires that you use calibre calibre 0.9.02 or later, available at http://calibre-ebook.com/. Some CC features such as syncing book read information require newer versions of calibre.

A free demo version of CC is available in the Google Play store. Install and test with that version if you have concerns that CC won't work on your network or isn't what you need. To get it, go to http://www.multipie.co.uk/calibre-companion/ and click the button for the demo version (links to Google Play don't work here).

Recent changes:
V3.6.7:
- Option to add calibre external author links to CC book details
- Update languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish
* Fix widget problem that can crash CC
* Fix crash in download-all when content server disappeared

V3.6.6:
- Eliminate some failures to connect as a wireless device. Best with calibre 2.27 and later.
- Updated languages: Brazilian Portuguese
* Fix exchanging metadata with calibre twice for newly-added books
* Fix not transferring more than 10 books via the content server
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About Calibre Companion
A free demo version is now available. See the end of this description for details.

Calibre Companion (CC), recommended by calibre developers, is three applications in one:
- a superb device-based calibre library organizer
- a high-performance WiFi-based calibre device emulator
- a calibre content server (web access) client

1) CC is a device-based calibre library organizer. Once you put books on your device using one of the connection methods described below you can:
- view a book's metadata (author, tags, series, rating, dates, etc.).
- sort and group books by their metadata.
- see book lists by cover or by list.
- mark books read and sync this information with calibre.
- launch your book reader application to read a book (works with most reader applications except for Amazon Kindle).

2) CC can connect to calibre over WiFi and be detected by calibre as a device. Once connected, you use calibre to move books to and from your device. Calibre automatically updates all the book metadata stored by CC to match the latest in your library. No other app, reader or browser, offers this level of integration with calibre.

3) CC can connect to calibre’s content server over WiFi to browse your library and download books to your device.

For more information see our FAQ (http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=188899)

CC has been translated into the following languages:
- Portuguese (Brazilian): fully translated
- Italian (Italy): 94% translated
- Spanish (Spain): 83% translated
- Japanese (Japan): 56% translated
- German (Germany): 50% translated
- French (France): 46% translated
- Russian (Russia): 44% translated

Notes:
1) CC is not a reader app. You must install and use one of the many excellent reader apps available.
2) CC requires that you use calibre calibre 0.9.02 or later, available at http://calibre-ebook.com/. Some CC features such as syncing book read information require newer versions of calibre.

A free demo version of CC is available in the Google Play store. Install and test with that version if you have concerns that CC won't work on your network or isn't what you need. To get it, go to http://www.multipie.co.uk/calibre-companion/ and click the button for the demo version (links to Google Play don't work here).

Recent changes:
V3.6.7:
- Option to add calibre external author links to CC book details
- Update languages: Brazilian Portuguese, Spanish
* Fix widget problem that can crash CC
* Fix crash in download-all when content server disappeared

V3.6.6:
- Eliminate some failures to connect as a wireless device. Best with calibre 2.27 and later.
- Updated languages: Brazilian Portuguese
* Fix exchanging metadata with calibre twice for newly-added books
* Fix not transferring more than 10 books via the content server

User reviews of Calibre Companion
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A Google User
Monday 4:37 AM
Need to be a reader too... When I exit the book and return to the description I get ads...but I paid for the app. Oh wait, it opens up a separate reader. Nevermind. This is a great app.
A Google User
Monday 4:28 AM
Love it! This app if simply fantastic. I can keep all of my ebooks synced between my tablet and Desktop without the hassle of breaking out the USB cords. Yay! It's super easy to use and looks nice as well.
A Google User
4 days ago
Essential for serious reading I have a big ebook collection, I like to keep it organised. I've had to fight with every ebook reader app I've tried to make them do more or less what I want. Calibre companion consistently makes it easy to migrate to new apps or new devices without wanting to break things!
A Google User
5 days ago
Awesome - but no longer working. Great app. However, no longer connecting to Calibre Content Server after recent update. HTC M8 (5.1) and Nexus 9 (5.1) have both suddenly stopped connecting.
A Google User
May 15, 2015
Makes managing so much easier with all your books and comics in one place. Would be nice to have a recently opened tab (in carousel or grid mode please!) and would love to see larger covers. Covers look absolutely tiny on larger tablets.
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