Calibre Companion

Calibre Companion

10,000 - 50,000 downloads

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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)

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.

Seeing the benefits of Calibre Companion’s features can take some time. Do not worry about the 15-minute refund window. If after exploring both kinds of connections you are not satisfied with CC, contact us and we will refund your purchase.

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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.

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Recently changed in this version

V3.3.6:
- Fix content server "download all" when using URL prefixes.
- Add the free version of moon+ to the list of readers handling CHM etc
- Use correct font size on the word "Groups" in the grouping pane
- small bug fixes

V3.3.5:
- Support for Android 4.4 (KitKat) SD card changes
- Better support for Kindle Fire native reading app
- Use Moon+ support for CBZ, CBR, and CHM
- Fix crash when book details URL identifiers are malformed.
- Various other bug fixes


Comments and ratings for Calibre Companion
  • (75 stars)

    by Ban Phot on 07/07/2014

    Exceiient

  • (75 stars)

    by jslilley1952 on 06/07/2014

    Quickly transfers books directlu

  • (75 stars)

    by Michael Rasmussen on 01/07/2014

    That is what it brings to your collection

  • (75 stars)

    by Vez Roth on 26/06/2014

    Easily the best of the similar programs works seamlessly with calibre and keeps the metadata properly updated it is wonderful.

  • (75 stars)

    by Ahmed Khial on 25/06/2014

    Need more options

  • (75 stars)

    by Paul Monlezun on 24/06/2014

    Wonderful job by the developer.

  • (75 stars)

    by iamthepapa on 24/06/2014

    Very happy with this app