Calibre Companion

Calibre Companion


** Now with cloud support! **

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 and cloud provider (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive) 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.

3) CC can connect to calibre’s content server or to your cloud provider to browse your library and download books to your device. Cloud providers currently supported: Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and calibre libraries on the device or on an SD card.

For more information see our FAQ (http://cc_faq.multipie.co.uk/)


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).

Permissions explanation:
- Allow Wi-Fi multicast reception: multicast is required to be able to find calibre without requiring you to enter an IP address.
- Users with Jellybean (Android 4.1): You will also see a permission about “Test access to protected storage”. This is caused by a change Android is making regarding SD card access, and simply means our app can save books on your external storage.

Recent changes:
CC now has cloud support!

V4.1.6:
- Updated languages: Spanish, German
* Show default cover in widget for books without covers
* Prevent 2 rare crashes

V4.1.5:
- CC database included in backup & restore
* Fix crash when sort value is missing in calibre database
* Misc bug/crash fixes

V4.1.4:
- Switch to new FAQ system (http://cc_faq.multipie.co.uk/)
* Fix cloud series sort when using calibre 2.34 or later
* Fix seeing deleted libraries in Google Drive
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About Calibre Companion
** Now with cloud support! **

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 and cloud provider (Dropbox, Box, Google Drive, and Microsoft OneDrive) 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.

3) CC can connect to calibre’s content server or to your cloud provider to browse your library and download books to your device. Cloud providers currently supported: Dropbox, Box, Microsoft OneDrive, Google Drive, and calibre libraries on the device or on an SD card.

For more information see our FAQ (http://cc_faq.multipie.co.uk/)


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).

Permissions explanation:
- Allow Wi-Fi multicast reception: multicast is required to be able to find calibre without requiring you to enter an IP address.
- Users with Jellybean (Android 4.1): You will also see a permission about “Test access to protected storage”. This is caused by a change Android is making regarding SD card access, and simply means our app can save books on your external storage.

Recent changes:
CC now has cloud support!

V4.1.6:
- Updated languages: Spanish, German
* Show default cover in widget for books without covers
* Prevent 2 rare crashes

V4.1.5:
- CC database included in backup & restore
* Fix crash when sort value is missing in calibre database
* Misc bug/crash fixes

V4.1.4:
- Switch to new FAQ system (http://cc_faq.multipie.co.uk/)
* Fix cloud series sort when using calibre 2.34 or later
* Fix seeing deleted libraries in Google Drive

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 26, 2015
Useful but Only for browsing your digital book library on the go, that is it. Cannot convert any formats, cannot search or edit metadata, cannot send a book to your kindle by email, basically you only can browse and download. Cannot even add new book.
A Google User
Aug 21, 2015
Well engineered and useful Great addition to my Moon Reader for reading my Calibre books.
A Google User
Aug 6, 2015
Nothing to say here but Fantastic!! I have been using Calibre on my PC for years to manage my library, and now it seamlessly integrates with Xobo and Moon Reader + to make my reading and studying experience one of ease and convenience. No dependent cloud databases to manage like from my Mantano days, and no more file incompatibilities, and doubled titles or mismatched metadata.
A Google User
Aug 3, 2015
Cloud Groovy little app...must have for calibre.
A Google User
Aug 3, 2015
My dream app for organizing my library! I wish I could give it 10 stars