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)

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:
V3.4.4:
- Fix rare crash at start up

V3.4.3:
- Content Server: option to get file name from calibre (calibre 2.0 +).
- [BUG FIX]Respect system orientation setting when locked
- [BUG FIX]Redisplay grouping drawer correctly after a long-press
- [BUG FIX]Fix Gingerbread crash when changing last read date
- [BUG FIX]Fix rare crashes when CC brought from background
- [BUG FIX]Performance: build database indices
- For more info see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2396111&postcount=3
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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)

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:
V3.4.4:
- Fix rare crash at start up

V3.4.3:
- Content Server: option to get file name from calibre (calibre 2.0 +).
- [BUG FIX]Respect system orientation setting when locked
- [BUG FIX]Redisplay grouping drawer correctly after a long-press
- [BUG FIX]Fix Gingerbread crash when changing last read date
- [BUG FIX]Fix rare crashes when CC brought from background
- [BUG FIX]Performance: build database indices
- For more info see http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showpost.php?p=2396111&postcount=3

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A Google User
5 days ago
How did I live without this? For years, I've connected to my copy of caliibre from android via the browser, it's utterly amazing how much better this is. Five stars? I'd give it TEN stars if they'd let me
A Google User
Sep 23, 2014
Excellent Does exactly what it says in the blurb. Works perfectly with Kindle Library on Nexus 7 connected wirelessly to calibre library. As stated it cannot open Kindle books directly. Loads of customising options. Tried also with ePubs/FBReader/Moon Reader and can open these directly from CC.
A Google User
Sep 20, 2014
Dependable, indispensable Used almost daily for several years without a glitch, can't say that for many apps, wouldn't do without it
A Google User
Sep 17, 2014
A must have!!! I have not found a better way to keep track of my books. I have over 4,000 books on my devices and this doesn't slow down. It's fast in sorting and great way to hunt a book. You can sort by title, author, tag, read, series, publisher, or rating. A great Calibre companion.
A Google User
Sep 16, 2014
Excellent! Calibre companion is an excellent way to connect your android to your Calibre library. No longer I had to look for Calibre to transfer my ebooks to my tablet or smartphone.