An unlikely tool in mastering group knowledge
January 14, 2019

An unlikely tool in mastering group knowledge

Randolph Ramirez | TrustRadius Reviewer
Score 8 out of 10
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Verified User

Overall Satisfaction with Calibre

While I've been using Calibre independently for years, my team has recently (in the past 3 years or so) adopted it as well. It has the ability to easily convert PDFs and non-compatible ebook formats into a format readable by your device of choice. This allows my team to trade off on older technical books and small press industry books without having to jump through too many hoops to find a device or software to read it on.

In addition, the news feature, when coupled with the magazine collection, helps the entire team stay on top of the industry and in sync with one another.


  • eReader format conversion.
  • Digital eBook library collection.
  • Metadata gathering for books and magazines.
  • Easy news collecting for regular reading.


  • The UI is ancient and was cumbersome even then.
  • The intelligence of the converter for PDF to ebook is very hit or miss and doesn't always produce satisfactory results.
  • It requires a physical connection to your machine. This would be the perfect tool if it had remote cloud-based operation.
  • Increased the learning time of my team.
  • Allowed for easy exchange of lengthy documents.
  • Provided more up to date general knowledge for the departments.
Calibre is perfect for anywhere you need to maintain and organize a digital reading library that relies on multiple sources, formats and/or user devices. If you read on a single device and only obtain material through, say Amazon, this is a superfluous bit of software for you.


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