An open-source eBook library management application supports extensive file conversions


Our rating: 

License: Free (Open source)
Review & Alternatives: Best Free Electronic Book Reader

Pros & Cons:

Complete solution, open-source and cross platforms.
Physically manipulates your files.

Our Review:

Calibre is an open-source eBook library management application. Calibre supports extensive file conversions, with the ability to convert over thirteen document formats into EPUB, PDF and MOBI formats for use on popular eBook-readers like the SONY PRS 500/505/700, Cybook Gen 3, Amazon Kindle (1 and 2) and the iPhone (with the stanza reader software).

You can also set up Calibre to fetch news from websites and RSS feeds and convert it into a compatible format, so you can load up your eBook-reader with information from your favorite sites.

There's even a built-in web server so you can access your eBook collection remotely. It even has a cover-flow browsing feature for your books. However, it tries to sort all your books in its own preferred folder structure, so if you're a person who uses your own folder-hierarchy use this carefully.

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