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): 100% 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:
V3.6.3:
- Update language: Japanese
* Fix V3.6.2 creating corrupt settings backup files

V3.6.2:
- Add optional automatic "group by" at startup
- Add aliases for content servers on the LAN
- Improvements to sort/group settings
- Check CC license less often (Google Play only)
- Better support for restricted profiles (GP only)
- Update languages: Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
* Fix problem with translations and yes/no column grouping
* Fix rare crash if SD card removed after CC starts
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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): 100% 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:
V3.6.3:
- Update language: Japanese
* Fix V3.6.2 creating corrupt settings backup files

V3.6.2:
- Add optional automatic "group by" at startup
- Add aliases for content servers on the LAN
- Improvements to sort/group settings
- Check CC license less often (Google Play only)
- Better support for restricted profiles (GP only)
- Update languages: Italian, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
* Fix problem with translations and yes/no column grouping
* Fix rare crash if SD card removed after CC starts

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A Google User
Apr 4, 2015
Works well Works well, especially if you configure the Content Server to run as a daemon - and have a port forwarded through your firewall.
A Google User
Apr 2, 2015
Great App Really 4.5 stars,... If you love Calibre on your pc/lap then you'll be very pleased with this app. Nice clean layout as well and the developer takes a lot of time and effort to answer questions and guide people along on the Mobileread forum.
A Google User
Apr 1, 2015
Easy to find the right book! This requires Caliber on your computer. I can update, add content, etc. there and then send to my tablet wirelessly. I wasn't sure it would be useful but it handles data stuff better than an ereader.
A Google User
Mar 25, 2015
Perfect for epubs This along with the desktop app has been essential. I critique and write books with friends, and this lets me organize their books so that I can read them on the go.
A Google User
Mar 19, 2015
An excellent Library for Calibre users. If you have the Calibre ebook management application, and an Android tablet, then you need Calibre Companion. It is, quite simply, the easiest and fastest way of transferring files and updating metadata. There are other ways of doing this, but having experimented with them, CC is by far to be preferred. As a library, it is quick and slick, and with the ability to assign specific book readers to specific file types, it is flexible as well. It would be nice to have a feature that permitted Calibre libraries to be read directly from a cloud drive, and frankly I like the library enough that I think a stand-alone version using only the local disk would be useful. In fact, before I found CC, I was looking around for a library program, because I was getting irritated by having a half-way decent library in a reader, but only a mediocre epub implementation. With CC both these problems are solved. I use Komik for cbr and cbz files, and Namo Pubtree for epub and both integrate well.
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