Let Calibre Manage Your eLibrary
Paul Li | TrustRadius Reviewer
January 04, 2019

Let Calibre Manage Your eLibrary

Score 9 out of 10
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Overall Satisfaction with Calibre

Calibre is used personally by me. It provides an ideal platform for me to store various ebook formats, and converts them all to a common format that can be read by various digital readers.
  • Calibre supports various import format file types. After importing a particular digital ebook format, Calibre can be used to convert the ebook to a format preferred without loss of data.
  • Calibre offers a batch conversion routine. As the end user, I don't have to waste time manually converting one ebook at a time. Instead, I can select multiple ebooks and choose the "Bulk Convert" option.
  • With Calibre I have a digital library where all my ebooks are categorized and stored. I no longer have to search for their locations in my hard drive.
  • The Calibre ribbon interface could use some updating. When space is limited the ribbon menu ends with a set of arrows requiring the user to click on to drop down and see the rest of the menu. There should be an option to automatically shrink the ribbon to fit within the width of the Calibre window.
  • Calibre's Help command directs you to an online website for assistance. It would be great if there was an option to have a built-in help file that does not require an online presence.
  • The greatest positive impact of Calibre is the time it saves in being a virtual digital library manager. Now I don't have to waste time searching for files stored all over my digital network. I can just open Calibre and search for them all from a single location.
  • Another excellent ROI is Calibre's ability to convert various digital ebook formats into a format I prefer to store the file. Now I no longer need to have installed various digital readers to be able to enjoy reading my digital ebooks.
Calibre, like Acrobat, offers the user the ability to be able to view a digital ebook whether from online or off-line. But Acrobat can only open PDF files. Calibre can open & convert multiple digital file formats.
Calibre is excellent for those who want to just use one format to store all their ebooks. This way you can just rely on one program to view your ebooks instead of needing to install various digital viewers.