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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 2.1.0||Sep 2, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Prevent calibre from installing or running on Windows XP as there have been many reports of Qt 5 crashing on Windows XP and Windows XP is now no longer supported by Microsoft. If you are on Windows XP, please stay with calibre 1.48 until you are ready to upgrade your windows.
Kobo driver: Add support for new Kobo Aura H2O and firmware 3.8.0
Driver for HTC C.
Add a new tool to easily test templates. Go to Preferences->Toolbars to add the tool to one of the calibre toolbars.
EPUB and MOBI catalog generation: Allow using the full template language including all custom columns
E-book viewer: Fix soft-hyphens causing rendering artifacts with some fonts due to a bug in Qt 5
Book list: Fix Ctrl+Home/End not selecting the first/last book
PDF Output: Fix header and footer templates not working in calibre 2.0
Workaround for Qt 5 regression causing custom colors in color chooser dialogs to not be remembered between calibre sessions
|Calibre 2.0.0||Aug 26, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Update the version of Qt used by calibre to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in calibre that were caused by bugs in Qt 4.
Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal.
Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser
Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items.
E-book viewer: Reloading the book now re-opens it at the current position even if the option to remember position when quitting is turned off
E-book viewer: Remove extra spacing between document and scrollbars. This is particularly noticeable when using a dark theme for the viewer.
PDF Output: Fix balanced parentheses in the text of items in the Table of Contents not being rendered properly by some PDF viewers.
Edit book: Abort terminal save on save error instead of quitting editor
Get Books: Update the Project Gutenberg plugin for website changes
|Calibre 1.48.0||Aug 8, 2014||New Release||New Features:
E-book viewer: Make the list of bookmarks a dockable window that can be kept open while reading the book
E-book viewer: Make the Table of Contents panel a dockable window so it can be moved around and even made into a separate floating window
E-book viewer: Allow reloading the current book by pressing F5 or Ctrl+R
Edit Book: Allow changing the case of selected text by right clicking and choosing the appropriate change case action.
Driver for Kiano Booky Light.
calibredb list: Have --for-machine dump the output in JSON instead of using ASCII separators, as most scripting languages have JSON parsers builtin
zsh completion: Complete filenames inside epub files for ebook-edit
ebook-edit: Allow specifying multiple internal files to open and get rid of the no longer needed --edit-file option
Fix over-aggressive caching causing multiple cover grid emblem rules to not work.
|Calibre 1.47.0||Aug 1, 2014||New Release||New Features:
Cover Grid: Allow user defined emblems (icons) to be displayed next to covers
Now you can have your own custom icons displayed next to covers in the cover grid, based on simple rules you create. For example, you can display a heart icon next to books with a rating of more than four stars or a tick mark next to books you read and so on. To create these rules go to Preferences->Cover Grid and click the Emblems tab on the left.
E-book Viewer: Use wiktionary.org and wordnik.com as dictionary providers instead of dict.org
When looking up words, the word definition is now opened in a separate browser window. The language of the dictionary to lookup is automatically selected based on the language of the current book. To lookup a word in the viewer simply select the word with your mouse and right click, then choose 'Lookup in dictionary'
|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.