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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 1.46.0||Jul 28, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Add support for third party plugins to extend the editors functionality.
The editor now supports plugins that can be used to extend its functionality.
calibredb list: Add a --for-machine option that causes the output to be made in a form more easily parsed programmatically (it uses ASCII field and record separators)
Book details panel: Automatically convert ISSN identifiers into links to the periodicals page on worldcat.org
Edit Book: When re-arranging the toolbars inside an individual file editor, save the new toolbar layout so that it is re-used in the future. Also apply the changed layout to all open editors of the same type.
Edit Book: Make the undo/redo/cut/copy/paste buttons on the editor toolbar also configurable, so they can be removed via Preferences->Toolbars, if needed.
Edit Book: Allow editing xpgt (Adobe Page Template) files as XML.
|Calibre 1.45.0||Jul 18, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Add in-context help for HTML and CSS
Now, you can right click on any HTML/OPF/NCX tag name or CSS property and the editor will open some help for that item in your browser.
Book details panel: Make series and tags clickable. Clicking on them will search the calibre library for all books in the same series/ having the same tag
Edit metadata dialog: Improve performance by only writing changed fields to the database when clicking OK or Next
AZW3 Input: When converting from AZW3 files, use the high quality version of the image if the source AZW3 file contains both low and high quality images. These dual azw3 files are produced by kindlegen 2.9
Edit Book: When right clicking on a link in the editor add a menu entry to open the link
Edit Book: Search and replace panel: Add arrows to open the list of recently used search and replace expressions
Driver for Motorola Milestone X2.
|Calibre 1.44.0||Jul 14, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Syntax highlight links, images, stylesheet includes, etc. Links that point to missing files are marked as errors. You can Ctrl + click on a highlighted link to jump to the file it points to directly.
Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for manifest items missing href attributes.
When clicking in the search box, select all existing text, for easy replacement.
Edit Book: Add buttons to change the text alignment of the current paragraph. If you do not see them, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add them to the Text formatting actions toolbar.
Improve performance of rendering the book list when lots of column coloring rules are used
Kobo driver: Support for new firmware version 3.5
Edit Book/Book polishing: Do not auto-resolve @import rules in AZW3 files. Also do not add a @namespace rule to all stylesheets that contain tag selectors.
Edit book/Book polishing: Preserve the class attribute on the tag in AZW3 format files.
|Calibre 1.43.0||Jul 4, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Add a wizard for easily searching date fields in your library. To use it click the advanced search button to the left of the search field. Allows you to search for books whose date is older/newer than a specified date or less/more than a number of days from today and so on.
Driver for Onyx T68.
When reading metadata from file names, allow setting the comments field as well, in addition to title/authros/publisher/series/etc.
Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing Save to Disk preferences
Recognize leading articles for the Esperanto language when auto-generating title sorts.
Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused syncing of the preview panel to the editor cursor position to not work when the cursor is positioned on a blank line in between two tag definitions
Metadata download: Round the downloaded ratings so that, for example, 3.6 stars becomes 4 stars instead of 3 stars.
|Calibre 1.42.0||Jun 27, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: new tool to easily add a cover to the book. It automatically generates the HTML wrapper and takes care of marking the covers files as covers in the OPF.
Edit Book: Improve the performance of inline spell checking, especially noticeable when editing large HTML files (over 100KB in size).
Edit Book: Run syntax highlighting in the background, reducing user interface latency when editing large files
Template language: Add a new function (group_re) to use grouping regular expressions with groups, where you can replace the matched groups with result of another template.
Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for HTML files with non UTF-8 encoding declarations
Edit Book: Spell check dialog: Add an option to make filtering the word list case sensitive
Get Books: Fix integration with ebook.de broken by website changes
MOBI Input: Preserve the dc:rights metadata during conversion.
|Calibre 1.41.0||Jun 23, 2014||New Release||New Features:
New tool to set metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the updated metadata in the calibre database.
To use it go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Embed metadata' tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books whose files you want to update and click the Embed metadata button. Normally, calibre updates metadata in the book files whenever a file is exported from calibre. This tool is useful for people who want the files in the calibre library to have updated metadata as well.
calibredb: Add a new 'embed_metadata' command to update metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the calibre database.
Edit Book: Allow customization of toolbars
Add empty book: When adding empty book records to the library, add an option to also create empty EPUB files. Useful if you intend to subsequently edit these files with the calibre editor.
|Calibre 1.40.0||Jun 16, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: Add a new tool to manage fonts. Allows easily changing/removing/embedding fonts in the entire book. To use it go to Tools->Manage Fonts
Edit Book: Allow the color of the links in the Live CSS panel to be themed.
E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to bookmark current location.
Edit Book: Check book: When auto-changing font name to match actual name in font file, also change the font name in shorthand font declarations
Edit Book/Book polishing: Fix embedding all referenced fonts not catching fonts that are only specified via style attributes and not in any stylesheets.
Conversion: Fix normalization of CSS shorthand font property not working when multiple font families are specified in the same shorthand property
Edit Book: Live CSS: Fix clicking on link to go to style definition not working if the stylesheet contains CSS 3 @media queries or @font-face rules
|Calibre 1.38.0||May 28, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Edit Book: A 'Live CSS' tool that shows all the style rules for the tag you are currently editing.
You can use it to easily jump to any style rules that affect the current tag. Enable it via View->Live CSS.
Add an option to hide the book rating in the cover browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser).
DOCX Input: if no language is defined in the metadata, use the language specified in the document default style.
Edit book: Fix regression that sometimes caused incorrect syntax highlighting when non-breaking spaces/typographic hyphens are present in the text.
Fix a regression that broke the compare books tool when used outside the book editor.
Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the Woblink website
DOCX Input: Workaround buggy version of Microsoft Word converting newlines in the document summary into _x000d_. They are now ignored when reading metadata from docx files.
|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.