• Company Calibre
  • Version 3
  • Platforms
  • License Open Source
  • Category Utility
4.1 / 5 (124 votes)

1. Main Features

  • Supports an extensive list of eBook formats for reading, creating, and converting
  • Offers a convenient way to download eBooks from Internet stores
  • Downloads news stories and converts them into eBook form
  • Provides helpful library management tools

2. Software Overview

Calibre is a free, open source eBook application that allows you to manage your collection of eBooks on your computer. In the application, you can read, create, and edit your eBooks in a variety of formats.

Calibre offers helpful management tools to organize your eBook library. You can sort your books by title, author, date published, rating, etc., which allows you to search through your collection quicker. The application provides editing tools to help you customize the appearance of your eBooks. With these tools, you can change the font, style, images, etc. of your eBook. Calibre also provides a convenient avenue to download new eBooks. The program allows you to search for your eBook by title, author, or keyword and check/uncheck the stores you want to search. You can also download news in eBook format from your news websites such as The New York Times, Time, Newsweek, ESPN, and Deadspin.

Along with the management features, Calibre supports a wide array of popular eBook file formats. It can read eBook formats such as EPUB, LRF, HTML, LIT, MOBI, PDF, Topaz, Text, and SNB. It also allows you to create and convert eBook formats including EPUB, MOBI, AZW3, KFX, FB2, HTMLZ, LIT, LRF, PDB, PDF, TXT, and ZIP. In addition to supporting eBook formats, Calibre can also read popular word processing files with .DOCX, .DOC, and .ODT extensions.

Calibre is a good eBook managing application. It supports a wide array of eBook formats, provides helpful library management tools, and makes it easy to download new content. If you own any eBooks or are looking to start, give Calibre a shot.

3. Supported File Types

Primary file extension:
.EPUB - Open eBook File
Other file extensions used by Calibre:

Updated: June 19, 2017

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