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://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).

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!

V4.1.2:
- New cloud providers: Google Drive and libraries stored on the device or an SD card
- Updated languages: Spanish, German, Japanese
- Better support for 2-factor authentication
* Fixed crash when canceling a download
* Stability improvements: fixed crashes related to partially downloaded databases
* Fixed putting incorrect series sort values in books. Connect as a wireless device to fix books downloaded before this release
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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://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).

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!

V4.1.2:
- New cloud providers: Google Drive and libraries stored on the device or an SD card
- Updated languages: Spanish, German, Japanese
- Better support for 2-factor authentication
* Fixed crash when canceling a download
* Stability improvements: fixed crashes related to partially downloaded databases
* Fixed putting incorrect series sort values in books. Connect as a wireless device to fix books downloaded before this release

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Wednesday 12:46 PM
Fantastic!
A Google User
4 days ago
Excellent app Just what I need. Works well with Moon+. Thank you.
A Google User
5 days ago
Great app If you use calibre, this is an essential app!
A Google User
5 days ago
Storage I love being able to see series and books the same way I have them in calibre however the books take up SO much space on my device. There should be a way to use SD card storage instead.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2015
Improvement proposition Please allow adding new books in CC from local (tablet, phone) files. This would allow independant download and reading on tablet and PC with periodic syncronization.
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