Alternatives to calibre for all platforms with any license

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  • FBReader icon

    FBReader

    FBReader is an e-book reader for various platforms. Features: Supported e-book formats are: ePub, an international e-publishing standard. ...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android S60 ... Blackberry Android Tablet BSD

    • Discontinued The Beta version 0.99 was supposed to be available for testing in early 2015. No news since.
    • FBReader is not e-book management system, just a reader. Guest • Feb 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • FBReader only reads, does not organize or convert formats Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • It is an e-book reader. It does mot manage libraries or convert formats. Guest • Dec 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Different category of product - FBReader is an ebook reader, Calibre is an ebook library manager. Guest • Mar 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • We can directly open book file on FBReader while need to add the book to library on Calibre. Guest • Jun 2016 Disagree   Agree
  • Amazon Kindle icon

    Amazon Kindle

    Amazon Kindle software lets you read ebooks on your Kindle, iPhone, iPad, PC, Mac, BlackBerry, and Android-based device. You can discover and read over 630,000 books in...

    Free Mac Windows Web Android iPhone ... Blackberry Android Tablet Windows Phone iPad

    • Calibre is a book manager. It manages books collection and books metadata. It's like a librarian. Amazon Kindle is a book reader with a basic book management (it manages the titles of the books one bought) . Guest • Sep 2016 Disagree   Agree
    • Aamazon kindle is far better than calibre, but for ebook management app (desktop), then amazon kindle is not an alternative.... not at all. Guest • May 2017 Disagree   Agree
    • Calibre is a book manager and amazon kindle is an ebook reader software, it doesn't manage and convert the books on the other hand calibre let you manage, convert, edit and view the books. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • Google Play Books icon

    Google Play Books

    Google Play Books lets you search, preview, and buy millions of books using Google Book Search. Books in the public domain and certain copyrighted books can be read and...

    Free Web Android iPhone Chrome OS Android Tablet ... iPad

  • iBooks icon

    iBooks

    iBooks is an amazing way to download and read books. It includes the iBookstore, where you can download both the latest best-selling books, and your favorite classics....

    Free Mac iPhone iPad

  • Data Crow icon

    Data Crow

    Data Crow is the ultimate media cataloger and media organiser. Always wanted to manage all your collections in one product? You want a product you can customize to your...

    Open Source Mac Windows Linux

  • Cool Reader  icon

    Cool Reader

    Cool Reader is fast and small cross-platform XML/CSS based eBook reader for desktops and handheld devices. Understands a number of text document formats, suppurt OPDS...

    Open Source Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

    • Discontinued The last update was released on July 16th, 2015.
  • Aldiko icon

    Aldiko

    Aldiko is an e-book reader application for the Android operating system. It supports the EPUB industry standard format for digital publications and incorporates...

    Freemium Android Android Tablet

    • I use both....calibre to manage my college, aldiko to connect to it and read books on my tablets. Guest • Apr 2017 Disagree   Agree
  • EPUBReader icon

    EPUBReader

    EPUBReader is a Firefox addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software! If you click on a link to an...

    Free Mac Windows Linux Firefox

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  • TEBookConverter icon

    TEBookConverter

    TEBookConverter is an easy-to-use ebook converter that uses Calibre. Supported input formats are cbz, cbr, cbc, chm, djvu, docx, epub, fb2, html, htmlz, lit, lrf, mobi...

    Open Source Windows

  • NOOK icon

    NOOK

    Download NOOK, and get access to over a million eBooks, newspapers, magazines- all just a touch away. Plus, free samples of ebooks & thousands of free titles. ...

    Free Mac Windows Android iPhone Blackberry ... Windows RT Android Tablet iPad

  • AlReader icon

    AlReader

    AlReader 2 is an eBook Reader for Windows Mobile and Pocket PC products as well as Windows This is a free program. # Support profiles «Day» /...

    Free Windows Windows Mobile Android

calibre Comments

Great interface, yet too heavy

Comment by halliganjosh
about calibre · Feb 2016 ·

I first started using Calibre whilst playing around with some applications for digital book keeping. At first, not only did I find it useful in the regard that it could open any type of book format for free. No premium version needed. Simple, straightforward interface, but after some time I did notice it started to slow my computer down a bit and make it very heavy. Ended up uninstalling it but was good while it lasted.

You might want to checkout a cloud based alternative called BookFusion(https://bookfusion.com/ ). We allow readers to not only upload and organize their own books but we also provide integrated and feature rich apps across all platforms

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Basically useless

about calibre and Blio · ·

This software forces you to copy your entire ebook collection into a single directory. The developers aren't willing to consider anything else. Additionally, it doesn't modify the original files. So literally, this software will — without confirming with the user — duplicate your entire reading collection.

I've used the application for a number of years now and am abandoning it for good now. Can't believe this software won't let you manage a collection manually. I don't know about other users, but my reading collection contains both fiction and educational material, which I've spent a great deal of time organizing to be accessible. I'd love to use this application but it's just not possible unless you want to mix EVERYTHING you have into one folder. Yet another application that could be 100x better with little to no change but wont because the developers are religiously bound to a flawed approach to ebook management.

I recommend using another application called Blio for personal reading needs. It also has a flawed approach to file management, but it makes up for the fact with looks.

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Great app!

about calibre · ·

From my point of view this is the best app for managing e-book library. Very simple interface and great functionality! good job

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Calibre & Digital Editions

Comment by Mrrwraoh
about calibre · Mar 2015 ·

I can't seem to get Calibre to work with the openlibrary.org anyone else have any luck?

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Calibre is the best

about calibre · ·

I don't know how people with an ereader could survive without this software.

It is amazing, I love it!!

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Hands down the best eBook manager out there.

about calibre · ·

I've been using calibre for about a month now (since I got my Kindle). It does an amazing job of organizing and converting eBooks. It even tightly integrates with my Kindle (organizes collections, converts for reading on Kindle). No e-reader owner should be without calibre.

Oh, and don't forget to donate when you fall in love with it.

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Good Choice

Comment by aza721
about calibre · Aug 2011 ·

This is a very handy piece of software. Free stuff are cool :)

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