Organize your eBooks
An intuitive, sophisticated program that allows you to organize your eBooks and sync them with your e-reading device. Take your online reading to a new level with Calibre.
The complete solution for your ebooks
Calibre is an exceptional program for e-books. You can read your ebooks on your Mac in a variety of formats.
Feel free to toss out your physical books. Instead, organize your eBooks in a virtual library with Calibre. You can read, edit, create and even convert your ebooks into different formats.
You can edit books in both EPUB and AZW3 formats. If you have a book in MOBI format, you will need to convert it before editing. That’s just one of a few frustrating flaws that come with this program.
Books that have digital rights management (DRM) are another huge inconvenience. You need to remove the DRM restrictions before you can convert the format and edit the eBook. Once you’ve done so, the capacity to make changes to these remains quite limited.
With Calibre you can also group and sort eBooks according to the metadata fields. It’s rather versatile. Sorting them with various other fields makes organization a little easier. You can search using the book title, keywords, or just the author’s name.
You can input books manually as well. It is worth thinking about syncing your eBook reader wirelessly with your cloud back-up for Calibre. Export eBooks to supported ebook readers using a USB connection.
Another useful way you can use Calibre is by gathering and collating information from the internet, and converting such information into an ebook. You can read the internet in an entirely different format.
Where can you run this program?
Calibre for Mac can be run on Mac OS X (version 2.12.0 and upwards).
Is there a better alternative?
No. Other choices, like Moon+ Reader, are limited to handheld devices and don’t provide the same management tools.
Calibre is essential for creating and managing a virtual library. The versatility it offers makes it easy to jump from flipping through some pages of a book to re-organizing your collection of eBooks.
Should you download it?
Yes. If you are an avid eBook reader, this is a great way to manage your library using your Mac.
- Simple virtual library
- Syncs quickly
- Easy to use
- Incompatible with DRM books
- Overly simple interface
- Steep learning curve