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Version: Calibre 0.8.0
Date: May 11, 2011
|I would recommend downloading this direct from the developer website. But Calibre is by far the best ebook software I've found. It is free, but has better functionality than any paid eBook software I've tried. It's constantly being updated with new features and tweaks. It can convert pretty much any format to any other format, handles sending to almost any device, and can be customized extensively with plugins. Works on windows/mac/linux, though I gather this is the windows installer. Once again, go to the developer website. Google search Calibre Ebook and it is the first result.|
|Version||Date Released||Status||Release Notes|
|Calibre 1.32.0||Apr 14, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Fetch news: Allow automatically creating custom news sources by importing OPML files. Many RSS news reader programs can export their list of RSS feeds in the OPML format.
Conversion: When inserting metadata as a jacket page, alter the font sizes in the jacket so that the sizes match the sizes used in the rest of the book. Also pretty print the generated jacket HTML.
Allow searching for books by id and uuid using the id: and uuid: prefixes
Allow specifying arbitrary colors for column coloring rules
Update the version of openssl shipped in the binary builds (the version in the windows 64bit build was vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug)
Edit Book: Fix book being marked as modified even when no actual changes were done by various automated tools such as Smarten Punctuation, Subset Fonts, etc.
Fix ebook-device cp -f failing when destination file already exists
|Calibre 1.30.0||Mar 31, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Cover Browser: Add an option to show covers with their original aspect ratio instead of resizing them all to have the same width and height. Option is in Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser.
Edit Book: When generating an inline ToC add a class attribute to all tags to make it easy to style a particular level of the ToC
Use abstract named sockets on linux for IPC, to avoid use of temp files for sockets
Drivers for the N800 and N950 Nokia MeeGo tablets
Edit Book Saved searches: Allow saving normal mode searches as well
Edit Book Saved searches: Add import/export functionality
calibredb add: Add option to specify language when adding books
AZW3 Input: Handle files with garbage bytes in their table of contents.
DOCX Input: Fix text from some paragraphs not being converted if the paragraph contains an inline forced page break and no formatted text or line breaks.
|Calibre 1.29.0||Mar 21, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Add support for saved searches. Click Search->Saved Searches to bring up a dialog where you can create and manage saved searches
Edit Book: New tool to specify semantics in EPUB books (semantics are items in the guide such as preface, title-page, dedication, etc.). To use it, go to Tools->Set Semantics
Edit Book: Preview panel: Add a copy selected text action to the context menu
Edit Book: When inserting hyperlinks, allow specifying the text for the hyperlink in the insert hyperlink dialog
Fix a regression in the previous release that broke downloading metadata for authors with a double initial such as R. A. Salvatore.
Edit book: When generating inline Table of Contents, mark it as such in the guide section of the OPF.
E-book viewer: Fix right margin for last page in a chapter sometimes disappearing when changing font size.
Edit Book: Fix saving of empty files not working
|Calibre 1.28.0||Mar 14, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Add a tool to easily insert hyperlinks (click the insert hyperlink button on the toolbar)
Edit book: Add a tool to easily open a file inside the book for editing by just typing a few characters from the file name. To use it press Ctrl+T in the editor or go to Edit->Quick open a file to edit'
Edit book: Allow disabling the completion popups for the search and replace fields. Right click on the search/replace field to enable/disable the completion popup
E-book viewer: Add an option to control the maximum text height in full screen. Note that it only works if the viewer is in paged mode (which is the default mode).
Show the search expression for the virtual library in a tooltip when hovering over the tab for the virtual library.
Book details panel: Show author URL in a tooltip when hovering over author names
Kobo driver: Update to handle updated Kobo firmware
|Calibre 1.27.0||Mar 7, 2014||New Release||New Features:
An option to add multiple books from inside a ZIP or RAR file. Right click the Add Books button and choose 'Add multiple books from archive'.
Database backend: Make the database backend more robust when the calibre library is placed on flaky filesystems. Now when an I/O error occurs while writing to the database, the connection to the database is closed and re-opened and the operation is retried.
DJVU Input: Speedup extraction of text from DJVU files by implementing the BZZ decoder algorithm in C
MOBI Input: Fix empty tags not being handled correctly in rare cases when the markup is bad enough to be parsed only using the fallback HTML parser.
Edit book: Fix column number of cursor shown in the bottom right being one less than it should be.
Edit book: Fix names for non-BMP unicode character (Such as emoticons) not being displayed in the lower right corner.
|Calibre 1.26.0||Feb 28, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Allow direct importing of HTML or DOCX files as new books without doing a full conversion. Use File->Import HTML or DOCX to import a file as a new EPUB book with minimal changes from the original.
Linux binary installer: Various improvements to the binary installer. It now creates an un-installer (calibre-uninstall) that will remove all files created by the installer. It also no longer asks for the installation directory. If you wish to change that, you need to specify it in the installation command itself. Also the installer is now downloaded securely via HTTPS from github and verifies the signature of the installed files. Finally, it can be used to create an isolated install, that only makes changes to files in the installation directory and does not require root privileges.
Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).
|Calibre 1.25.0||Feb 21, 2014||New Release||New Features:
PDF: Add support for reading and writing extended (XMP) metadata: calibre can now read and write XMP metadata from PDF files. This means that all metadata that you can create in calibre, including custom columns, can be stored in the PDF files. It is also useful when importing PDF files created by some academic publishers, that sometimes have good XMP metadata, such as DOI identifiers, tags and so on.
Updated Quick Start guide.
Edit Book: Allow typing arbitrary unicode characters with the keyboard in the editor To use this feature, just type the unicode code number and press Alt+X. For example, to get the character ÿ type ff and press Alt+X
Edit book: Some performance improvements for the syntax highlighter that should make the editor noticeably more responsive while typing inside large HTML files.
|Calibre 1.24.0||Feb 14, 2014||New Release||New Features:
E-book viewer: Add support for touchscreens when running on Windows tablets.
The builtin viewer in calibre now support touch screens on Windows tablets. You can tap or swipe to turn pages. Swipe up or down to jump between sections. Swipe and hold to flip through pages rapidly and pinch to zoom in and out.
Sending by email: Add an option to insert the comments from the book metadata as text into the email. Useful to allow the recipient to see a summary of the book before opening it. The option is in Preferences->Sharing by email
Edit book: new tool to automatically generate an inline (HTML) Table of Contents based on the current NCX Table of Contents. Accessed via Tools->Table of Contents->Insert inline Table of Contents.
Edit Book: Add a check for internal links in the book that do not point to HTML documents
Kobo driver: Add support for the soon to be released firmware version 3.2
|Calibre 1.23.0||Feb 7, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Highlight the closest surrounding tag when editing HTML/XML
Edit Book: Add a tool to easily change the current paragraph (the paragraph containing the cursor) to a heading. Simply click the button with 'H1' on it and choose the heading level you want the current paragraph changed to.
Edit Book: When running Replace All add a button to the replaced message to show exactly what changes were done and allow them to be undone
Edit book: When checking book, detect case mismatches between links and the filenames of the files they point to and offer to auto-correct the links
Adding books: Implement a copy to clipboard button for when duplicates are found during the adding process. Useful if you wish to review the list of duplicates later.
Linux installer: Install appdata files for integration with software stores.
Edit book: Auto add a checkpoint when the book is first opened for editing
|Calibre 1.8.0||Oct 25, 2013||New Release||New Features:
· When doing searches or switching between virtual libraries in the main book list, preserve the current book. The currently selected book will remain visible if it is present in the results of the search or the selected virtual library.
· Drivers for Oppo Find 5 and PocketBook Mini 515
· DOCX Input: Handle numbered paragraphs where the numbering is specified in the paragraph style, instead of on the paragraph directly. Also support the use of arbitrary, styled text for bullets.
· DOCX Input: Fix a single line break at the end of a paragraph not being rendered as a blank line.
· DOCX Input: Fix extra top/bottom margins around headings when the heading style in word does not specify any top/bottom margins.
· DOCX Input: Handle images in footnotes and endnotes.
· ODT Input: Only treat the first image as a cover if it is of suitable size, instead of any image in the document.