Calibre eBook Management Software (free, open-source, cross platform)

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calibre 4.19

New Features

  • Manage authors dialog: Improve performance in very large libraries
Bug Fixes

  • Book details panel: Fix a regression that caused right clicking on an author name to manage it not opening with that name selected.
  • calibredb set_metadata: When converting a string into a datetime if the string is a full ISO 8601 date with timezone do not adjust the date to make it timezone neutral.
  • Edit book: Fix Check book spuriously reporting incorrect mime type warnings for fonts after upgrading a book from EPUB 2 to EPUB 3.
  • Book details panel: Dont show sizes less than 0.01MB as zero.
  • Viewer: Fix jump to previous section not working when viewer is on last section

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calibre 4.20

New Features

  • Edit book: Preview: Support displaying mathematics
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the latest firmware version
  • Allow copy/pasting dates from columns having different date display formats.
  • Book details panel: When right clicking on tags/authors/etc. allow finding them in the Tag browser easily.
  • Allow selecting individual items to delete in the Check library dialog.
  • Add an option to the wireless device driver to ignore device free space when sending books.
Bug Fixes

  • Viewer: Fix turning pages in paged mode with a high precision touchpad to generate scroll events too fast
  • Edit book: Fix pasting files from another editor instance causing unsaved changes in open editors to be lost.
  • Tag browser: Do not show counts for searches as they are always zero
  • Check library: Do not abort if there are folders in the library that calibre does not have permission to access.
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix download of ratings not working from amazon.co.jp

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calibre 4.21

New Features

  • Kobo driver: Add support for the new Kobo Nia
  • Cover grid: Vertically center covers that are smaller than the available space.
  • Quickview panel: Add a checkbox to easily toggle if virtual libraries are respected.
  • When creating custom columns allow specifying a default value to be applied to new books for that column
Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: Fix initial sync of preview panel to cursor position sometimes not working when a new HTML file is opened for editing
  • Fix changed author sort name not being used when adding another book by the author to the library.
  • Cover browser: improve rendering of text with heavily hinted fonts.
  • Viewer: Fix CBC comic files not being viewed correctly. Note that you have to reload the book via the viewer controls to apply the fix.
  • Viewer: Fix Table of Contents not correct for comics.
  • Viewer: Ignore the zero width non-joiner character in searches
  • Viewer: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke reading of books with mathematics and also tags without href attributes.
    • Cover grid: When using a background image do not scroll it with the covers.

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calibre 4.22

New Features

  • Edit book: In dark mode, make the preview panel also dark.
  • PDF Output: Headers/footers: Allow displaying the current page number and total number of pages in the top level section/chapter.
  • Edit book: Show EPUB version in window title
  • Allow testing if a number column is set or not set in coloring/icon/emblem rules.
  • Viewer: Add a setting to control how many pixels a scroll wheel should generate before triggering a page turn
Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: Fix a regression in the previous release that caused poor performance when editing large files.
  • DOCX Input: Leave undefined text colors in the input document as undefined
  • Viewer: Fix using a very small font step size not working.
  • Font scanner: Also scan the new win 10 local font paths
  • Viewer: Fix typing values in font size adjust control not working

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calibre 4.23

New Features

  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware. Also add recognition of 'Kobo Plus' subscription books
  • Edit book: Allow customizing the base background/foreground and link colors for the preview window.
  • Quickview panel: Add actions to the context menu to search for book in library, open in viewer, etc.
  • Allow forcing calibre to remember the column width for the On device column by right clicking the header of the column
  • Template language: Add functions to perform math operations to convert fractional numbers to integers
Bug Fixes

  • Content server: Fix Esc key not working in several views.
  • Fix unable to delete default value for custom columns of boolean type, once set
  • EPUB Output: When splitting dont consider files with only a single character empty
  • Comments editor: Fix syntax coloring for HTML view in dark mode
  • Book list: When a series column is not wide enough, elide text in the middle so that the series number is visible

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calibre 5.0.1

New Features​

  • For details on the major changes in calibre between 4.0 and 5.0, see calibre - New in calibre 5.0
  • E-book viewer: Add support for highlighting
  • E-book viewer: Add support for right-to-left and vertical text
  • Switch calibre to Python 3. This means that some no longer maintained third party plugins will not work. See List of PIs to be ported to Python 3 - MobileRead Forums
  • Dark mode support for the Content server and E-book viewer user interfaces
  • Content server's in-browser viewer now supports bookmarking. Bookmarks and highlights are auto-synced across devices.
  • Regular expression engine used for searching the book list and reading metadata from filenames has been made more powerful.

Bug Fixes​

  • Version 5.0.1 fixes a bug in 5.0.0 that broke connecting to devices on macOS

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calibre 5.1

New Features​

  • Enhancement: allow using templates in search expressions
  • Viewer lookup panel: Add a checkbox to disable automatic update of lookup when the selected text changes.
  • Viewer: Allow skipping the confirmation when using the remove highlight button in the popup bar.

Bug Fixes​

  • ToC Editor: Fix bulk rename of entries not working
  • Linux: Fix right clicking on system tray icon not working
  • Fix User category based searches unreliable dues to caching issues
  • PDF Output: Dont fail if the input document has an html file identified as the cover
  • Catalog generation: Fix a regression that broke generating catalogs if books with no comments are present.
  • Windows: Fix error on first run of calibre after install/upgrade
  • Viewer: Fix copy to clipboard button in toolbar not working
  • Viewer: Fix copy to clipboard not copying text as HTML to clipboard in addition to plain text
  • macOS: Fix some drop down menus such as in the ToC editor and cover generation in the Edit metadata dialog not working

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calibre 5.2

New Features​

  • Browse annotations: Add a check box to restrict the displayed annotations to only the books currently selected in the calibre library.
  • Allow storing and calling functions in the calibre template language (Preferences->Template functions)
  • Add a shortcut (Shift+V) to open the last read book.

Bug Fixes​

  • Fix import errors with some third party plugin on Windows
  • Viewer: Fix toolbar show controls button not working when no book is open.
  • Viewer: Fix incorrect positioning of context menu for viewer toolbar.
  • MOBI Input: Fix regression that broke reading of some documents
  • Bulk metadata search and replace: Fix some regular expression causing errors with the new regex engine
  • Fix a regression that broke application of plugboards when sending by e-mail
  • ODT Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of ODT files with footnotes.
  • Viewer: Fix mouse wheel not working while selection bar is visible
  • Viewer: Fix selection popup bar not always close to mouse when ending select-to-drag
  • Fix calibre-server not exiting on Ctrl+c on Windows
  • Content server OPDS feeds: Fix error if the metadata for a book contains particular unicode characters.
  • Edit book: Reports tool: Fix a regression that broke sorting.
  • HTMLZ Output: Fix an error when converting a document that has SVG images

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calibre 5.3

New Features​

  • Tag browser: When grouping items by first letter if adjacent letters have few entries combine them into a single group.
  • Viewer: Allow displaying the current page / total pages in the header/footer. Useful in paged mode to see exactly how many pages are left.
  • Viewer search panel: Show more result context in a tooltip when hovering over a search result.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for Word controls used to rotate or flip images
  • Viewer image pop-up: Allow maximizing/minimizing the window.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Use only a single line for custom column date fields
  • Add an item to search for categories to the category editor context menu.
  • Category editor: Add a right click menu to change case of the selected entries.

Bug Fixes​

  • Fix a regression in 5.0 that caused performance of dialogs that contain title/series/tags edit fields to be very poor with large libraries.
  • Fix a regression in 5.0 that caused some pop-up menus to appear on the wrong monitor in multi-monitor setups
  • macOS: Fix a long standing bug that prevented drag and drop of multiple items
  • Windows: Fix a regression that broke scanning for default programs for the Open with action
  • Windows: Fix a regression in 5.0 causing some MOBI files with non-BMP characters not being processed correctly.
  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling past the end of chapter boundaries not working in books that have negative margins
  • Edit metadata dialog: fix incorrect rendering of custom column names that start with emoji.
  • Quickview: Fix nothing shown after clearing the search.
  • Dark mode: Fix radio buttons having no outline.
  • Annotations browser: When showing a book in the calibre library that is not currently visible, display an error.

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calibre 5.4.1

New Features​

  • Windows: Allow adding of books to calibre from directories whose path length is larger than 260 characters
  • Tag browser: Add an option in Preferences->Look & feel->Tag browser to allow the tag browser to get keyboard focus
  • Tag browser: Allow editing the set of permissible values and colors for a custom column with fixed values, by right clicking on it.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Make most custom metadata controls use only a single line.
  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Add an option to merge CSS rules that have identical properties
  • Book details window: Double clicking on the cover now shows it in the default system image viewer.
  • News download: Allow passing username/password in feed URLs.
  • Open with: Allow renaming Open with applications.

Bug Fixes​

  • Viewer: Fix jumping to search result not always working in flow mode.
  • Get Books: Update Google and Gutenberg plugins for website changes
  • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcuts using ctrl+alt+letter key not working on windows.
  • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcuts to shrink/grow selection not working.
  • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcut to toggle highlights panel not working when the highlights panel is itself focused.
  • Viewer: handle editing of missing highlights more gracefully
  • Drivers: Fix regression in calibre 5 that broke connecting to SONY devices
  • Open with: On Linux when reading names from .desktop files, use the first matching language
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke conversion of some malformed CSS stylesheets.
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke processing of some PDB files with images.
  • Conversion: Fix regression in calibre 5 in the handling of @import() rules in stylesheets that import from directories above themselves.
  • Content server: Fix various controls on the book details page not working when viewing a random book.
  • Tag browser: Fix a crash when renaming a saved search to a value that already exists.
  • Tag browser: Fix renaming of custom column with fixed set of values not working.
  • Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke auto-sync of generated catalogs to devices.
  • Fix setting rating via ebook-meta command line tool broken in calibre 5.
  • : When boolean columns are set to bistate, checking "show checkmarks" results in all non-boolean values being shown as false
  • Spell check: Fix using non UTF-8 dictionaries broken in calibre 5
  • Fix a rare issue where restarting calibre from within the program would fail.

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calibre 5.4.2

New Features​

  • Windows: Allow adding of books to calibre from directories whose path length is larger than 260 characters
  • Tag browser: Add an option in Preferences->Look & feel->Tag browser to allow the tag browser to get keyboard focus
  • Tag browser: Allow editing the set of permissible values and colors for a custom column with fixed values, by right clicking on it.
  • Edit metadata dialog: Make most custom metadata controls use only a single line.
  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Add an option to merge CSS rules that have identical properties
  • Book details window: Double clicking on the cover now shows it in the default system image viewer.
  • News download: Allow passing username/password in feed URLs.
  • Open with: Allow renaming Open with applications.

Bug Fixes​

  • Viewer: Fix jumping to search result not always working in flow mode.
  • Get Books: Update Google and Gutenberg plugins for website changes
  • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcuts using ctrl+alt+letter key not working on windows.
  • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcuts to shrink/grow selection not working.
  • Viewer: Fix keyboard shortcut to toggle highlights panel not working when the highlights panel is itself focused.
  • Viewer: handle editing of missing highlights more gracefully
  • Drivers: Fix regression in calibre 5 that broke connecting to SONY devices
  • Open with: On Linux when reading names from .desktop files, use the first matching language
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke conversion of some malformed CSS stylesheets.
  • Conversion: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke processing of some PDB files with images.
  • Conversion: Fix regression in calibre 5 in the handling of @import() rules in stylesheets that import from directories above themselves.
  • Content server: Fix various controls on the book details page not working when viewing a random book.
  • Tag browser: Fix a crash when renaming a saved search to a value that already exists.
  • Tag browser: Fix renaming of custom column with fixed set of values not working.
  • Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke auto-sync of generated catalogs to devices.
  • Fix setting rating via ebook-meta command line tool broken in calibre 5.
  • : When boolean columns are set to bistate, checking "show checkmarks" results in all non-boolean values being shown as false
  • Spell check: Fix using non UTF-8 dictionaries broken in calibre 5
  • Fix a rare issue where restarting calibre from within the program would fail.
  • Version 5.4.2 fixes bugs in 5.4.0 that prevented calibre from starting on macOS and from choosing save file names on Windows.

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calibre 5.5

New Features​

  • Support the calibre:// URL scheme
  • Viewer: Show calibre:// URL for current book in the Goto->Location panel
  • Edit book: Add an action to the right click menu for tabs to close tabs to the right of the current tab.
  • Add ability to copy tag, publisher and author in Book details panel by right-clicking
  • Annotations browser: Add a context menu for common actions.
  • Annotations browser: Show a dot for highlights with notes.
  • Edit book: Saved searches panel: Allow copying the current saved search to the regular search panel by clicking the Export button.
  • Windows: Fix command line arguments not working for the portable.exe launchers
  • Viewer: back and forward buttons on the mouse now trigger the back and forward actions
  • Option to mark all books with annotations/bookmarks
  • Various minor improvements to how keyboard focus is handled in the Tag browser

Bug Fixes​

  • Edit book: Fix regression in calibre 5 that caused an error when managing user dictionaries.
  • Viewer: Fix previous/next buttons iterating over removed bookmarks
  • Welcome wizard: Fix changing the language causing a empty folder to be created.
  • Viewer: Fix regression causing custom shortcuts with shift key pressed not working
  • Viewer: In dark mode when showing images with transparency in the popup use a light background color as most images are designed with a light background color in mind.
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke conversion of DJVU files
  • Metadata edit: "Set to Undefined" button missing on integer columns.
  • Entry remains underlined in Tag Browser after clearing filter
  • XML Catalogs: Fix languages field missing
  • Fix a regression that broke loading of third party plugins that are encoded in an encoding other than UTF-8
  • macOS: Fix viewer not responding to cmd+c to copy text by default
  • Windows: Fix sending email on computers with non-ASCII computer names

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calibre 5.6

New Features​

  • Edit book: Show a non-modal popup for a few seconds to allow undoing file delete operations
  • Device books view: Add an action to the context menu to easily jump to the matching book in the calibre library view
  • Add ability to undo Generate cover in the Edit metadata screen, by long clicking the Generate cover button
  • Edit book: Allow adding tags to the list of tags for the insert tag button
  • calibredb add: New option --automerge to automatically merge duplicates
  • Add an edit notes action to the context menu in the viewer highlights panel
  • Content server viewer: Allow viewing images in a new window by right clicking them, matches the calibre builtin viewer behavior
  • Book details window: Allow opening the edit metadata window using either the keyboard shortcut or the context menu
  • Allow copying the current search as a calibre:// URL by right clicking the search box
  • Book details panel: Add entries to copy calibre:// links for the current book to the context menu
  • Edit book: Upgrade book: Ask whether to keep the NCX based Table of Contents

Bug Fixes​

  • Windows: Fix calibre portable launcher not working correctly from root directory in calibre 5.5
  • macOS: Fix rendering of space after punctuation incorrect in Big Sur
  • DOCX Input: When converting images placed using the obsolete VML markup default them to being inline rather than block images
  • Metadata edit dialog: Fix keyboard shortcuts for bold/italic/underline not working when more than one comments editor widget is present on a single tab
  • When using calibre://show-book URLs and the book is not found, clear any Virtual library or search restriction and then show the book
  • macOS: Fix calibre:// URLs not working from other documents
  • Fix calibre:// URL search action not changing library if needed
  • annotation_count() template function displaying value for deleted annotations
  • Edit book: Fix syntax highlighting not recognizing ends-with selector

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