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. ...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux Android iPhone S60 Blackberry Android Tablet ... BSD iPad

    • FBReader is not e-book management system, just a reader. Guest • Feb 2016 • 13 agrees and 2 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • FBReader only reads, does not organize or convert formats Guest • Dec 2016 • 6 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • It is an e-book reader. It does mot manage libraries or convert formats. Guest • Dec 2016 • 5 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • Different category of product - FBReader is an ebook reader, Calibre is an ebook library manager. Guest • Mar 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • We can directly open book file on FBReader while need to add the book to library on Calibre. Guest • Jun 2016 • 1 agrees and 6 disagrees 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 • 17 agrees and 5 disagrees 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 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees 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 • 2 agrees and 1 disagrees Disagree   Agree
    • kindle app is a drm viewer Calibre is an organiser with viewer conversion and other open features Guest • 12 days ago 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...

    Free Open Source Mac Windows Linux

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    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...

    Free Open Source Windows Linux Android Android Tablet

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

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    • I use both....calibre to manage my college, aldiko to connect to it and read books on my tablets. Guest • Apr 2017 • 1 agrees and 0 disagrees Disagree   Agree
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    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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    PocketBook Reader

    Read, search, make notes & highlights in PDF (Adobe DRM), EPUB (Adobe DRM), DjVu, TXT, FB2, FB2.zip book formats. Enjoy a unique, fast and user-friendly interface...

    Free Android Android Tablet

  • 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

  • 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...

    Free Open Source Windows

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calibre Comments

Comment by danielhegner
about calibre · Aug 2017 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

The calibre reader is the only one that I have tested that renders source code examples correctly in EPUB books. I have tested about 10 different other readers and none of them did that.

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Great interface, yet too heavy

Comment by halliganjosh
about calibre · Feb 2016 · Helpful Not helpful 1 Helpful

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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Calibre & Digital Editions

Comment by Mrrwraoh
about calibre · Mar 2015 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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Good Choice

Comment by aza721
about calibre · Aug 2011 · Helpful Not helpful

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

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