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    calibre Alternatives for Linux

    There are many alternatives to calibre for Linux if you are looking for a replacement. The best Linux alternative is MuPDF, which is both free and Open Source. If that doesn't suit you, our users have ranked more than 100 alternatives to calibre and many of them are available for Linux so hopefully you can find a suitable replacement. Other interesting Linux alternatives to calibre are Polar (Freemium), Foliate (Free, Open Source), Cool Reader (Free, Open Source) and KOReader (Free, Open Source).

    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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      MuPDF is a highly versatile, customizable PDF and XPS interpreter solution that can be used across a wide range of applications as a PDF renderer, viewer, or toolkit.
    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.


    2. 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 (in new ui-opengl version).
      Cool Reader vs calibre opinions
      Some users think Cool Reader is a great alternative to calibre, some don't.
      Not management system, only reader.
      Negative comment almost 5 years ago

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      KOReader is a document viewer for E Ink devices. Supported fileformats include EPUB, PDF, DjVu, XPS, CBT, CBZ, FB2, PDB, TXT, HTML, RTF, CHM, DOC, MOBI and ZIP files. It’s available for Kindle, Kobo, PocketBook, Android and desktop Linux.
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      Read the books you love without having to worry about different format complexities like epub, pdf, mobi, cbr, etc.
      Bookworm vs calibre opinions
      This alternative is disputed. Bookworm is still a legitimate alternative to calibre, but it might have issues that some users think are important.
      Focused on reading, not library management. Can't convert between formats.
      Negative comment almost 3 years ago

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      sedeti That's just a reader, nothing else
      Negative comment 12 months ago

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    3. EPUBReader is a Firefox and Chrome addon which lets you read ePub-files just in the browser. You don't need to install additional software!
      Some users think EPUBReader is a great alternative to calibre, some don't.
    4. Thorium Reader is a free, open source multi-language EPUB reader for Windows 10, MacOS and Linux. It's privacy aware and highly accessible for visually impaired and dyslexic people.
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      A modern eBook reader for epub, pdf, mobi, azw3 and txt, supporting Windows, macOS, Linux and Web.
      Koodo Reader vs calibre opinions
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      RemovedUser I use the web-based platform and it's just very good. Super intuitive and minimalistic but with great functionalities and customization. And it's FOSS.
      Positive comment 5 months ago

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      Ubooquity is a free, lightweight and easy-to-use home server for your comics and ebooks. Use it to access your files from anywhere, with a tablet, an e-reader, a phone or a computer.

      Discontinued

      The program seems no longer updated. Last version, 2.1.2, released in October 2018, can be still downloaded from the official website

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