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    calibre Alternatives for Chrome OS

    calibre is not available for Chrome OS but there are a few alternatives with similar functionality. The best Chrome OS alternative is Polar, which is free. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to calibre and three of them are available for Chrome OS so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Chrome OS alternatives to calibre are Google Play Books (Freemium) and Kindle Cloud Reader (Free).

    This page was last updated May 16, 2022
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    Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application made by users, for users. Many languages, designed...
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    1. Polar is a powerful desktop app for managing all your web content, books, and notes. Polar keeps all your content in one place, supports tagging, annotation, highlighting and keeps track of your reading progress.
      Most users think Polar is a great alternative to calibre.
      • FreemiumProprietary
      • Online
      • Android
      • iPhone
      • Chrome OS
      • Android Tablet
      • iPad
      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 downloaded in their entirety for free.
      Google Play Books vs calibre opinions
      Some users think Google Play Books is a great alternative to calibre, some don't.
      Allows epub-format books to be uploaded, at which point they become available on all devices you have GPB installed on. I use this for all my public-domain (Gutenberg, Azora-bunko, etc) ebook reading.
      Top positive comment  over 2 years ago

      You cannot buy books to put onto a regular ereader from this, it is for Android tablets/phones only.
      Top negative comment  almost 3 years ago

      Calibre is not a book store
      Negative comment about 3 years ago

      calibre is a ebook converter, not a store or reader
      Negative comment over 3 years ago

      Only able to manage from the Google Play Books catalog. Cannot upload own books/documents. Does not sync with Kindle device, not able to edit metadata, &c.
      Negative comment about 4 years ago


      • FreeProprietary
      • Online
      • Chrome OS
      • Firefox
      Kindle Cloud Reader lets you read ebooks instantly in your web browser - no Kindle device required.
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