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Calibre: Do Damn Near Anything With Ebook Files - h3rm35 - 06-20-2012 05:58 PM
score another one for open source:
for *nix, OSx, & 'doze
Calibre is an application that lets you view, convert and organize ebooks in a simple manner.
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories:
Syncing to e-book reader devices
Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
Comprehensive e-book viewer
Content server for online access to your book collection
Input Formats: CBZ, CBR, CBC, CHM, DJVU, EPUB, FB2, HTML, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, MOBI, ODT, PDF, PRC, PDB, PML, RB, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ
Output Formats: AZW3, EPUB, FB2, OEB, LIT, LRF, MOBI, HTMLZ, PDB, PML, RB, PDF, RTF, SNB, TCR, TXT, TXTZ
What are the best source formats to convert?
In order of decreasing preference: LIT, MOBI, AZW, EPUB, AZW3, FB2, HTML, PRC, RTF, PDB, TXT, PDF
Quote:The user interface of the program is simple to use. You can add ebooks (from a single or multiple directories) by using the file browser or the "drag and drop" function. You can also add books by entering their ISBN.download link:
RE: Calibre: Do Damn Near Anything With Ebook Files - thokling - 06-20-2012 09:52 PM
This is the first and only program I've used to view non-PDF ebook formats. Not because it's better than anything else I've tried - I haven't tried anything else - but because it works well enough that I haven't found any need to find a replacement.
Others I've talked to aren't impressed with the interface, but haven't been able to go into any detail as to what changes they'd prefer when queried. It's probably more of a 'look' thing since Calibre works well in allowing one to read the ebook regardless of format, so far as I've found.
I haven't tried the convertor, but have read it's fairly solid.
RE: Calibre: Do Damn Near Anything With Ebook Files - h3rm35 - 06-20-2012 11:23 PM
you can also pick up a portable version @ the download link above.
RE: Calibre: Do Damn Near Anything With Ebook Files - FastTadpole - 06-21-2012 06:09 PM
Good for those MOBI and EPUB format e-books that have been working their way onto the tracker as of late.
RE: Calibre: Do Damn Near Anything With Ebook Files - h3rm35 - 06-21-2012 06:25 PM
Yup. That's why I posted it. I posted it first in a torrent comment section. I'm not a big fan of proprietary formats - That's why I'll never buy a Mac or an iPhone.
I also really like its ability to take web news and put it on a reader in a non-http format.