Calibre Companion

Calibre Companion


A free 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): 93% translated
  Spanish (Spain): 72% translated
  German (Germany): 51% translated
  Japanese (Japan): 55% translated
  French (France): 47% translated
  Russian (Russia): 27% 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 version of CC is available in the Google Play store. It is fully functional but limited to 20 books on the device. If you have concerns that CC won't work on your network or isn't what you need, install and test the free version. 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 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): 93% translated
  Spanish (Spain): 72% translated
  German (Germany): 51% translated
  Japanese (Japan): 55% translated
  French (France): 47% translated
  Russian (Russia): 27% 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 version of CC is available in the Google Play store. It is fully functional but limited to 20 books on the device. If you have concerns that CC won't work on your network or isn't what you need, install and test the free version. 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

User reviews of Calibre Companion
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A Google User
4 days ago
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.
A Google User
Mar 19, 2015
Fantastic! Love it. Have Calibre set to run automatically at a set time daily, so sync'ing news recipes to my Nexux 7 with CC could not be easier or more reliable! (I wish I could got post a review of the demo app, but it has to be installed at the time...)
A Google User
Mar 17, 2015
Very good app!
A Google User
Mar 12, 2015
Good app, I wish it worked over LTE Very good app for grabbing books from my calibre server. My only gripe is it requires wifi to be on. I can't grab books on to my phone when I'm on my mobile network. I don't understand why they limit this...