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

Robby

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calibre 5.28

New Features​

  • Edit metadata dialog: Customize cover generation: Allow saving and loading cover generation settings as "themes"
  • E-book viewer: Allow pressing the 0-9 keys to apply a quick highlight style
  • Book details panel: While clicking tags/authors/etc. holding down the Ctrl+Shift modifier keys now add the tag to the current search with "AND" instead of "OR" when using only Ctrl
  • Add an option to the preferences drop down menu to restart calibre without third party plugins

Bug Fixes​

  • Edit book: When renaming classes in style sheets only recognize class names preceded by a period
  • E-book viewer: Fix lookup in Google partially hidden due to change in Google results page markup
  • Conversion dialog: Search replace expression builder: Fix incorrect search result highlighting when non-BMP unicode characters are present in the text
  • E-book viewer: Fix popup footnote blank when the footnote link points to a tag
    • E-book viewer: Fix jumping to highlights in text that occurs after a line break and newline character not working in paged mode
    • Kindle Output: Strip EXIF metadata from JPEG images as the Kindle renderer has issues with it

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Robby

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calibre 5.29

New Features​

  • Allow drag and drop of books onto formats in the Tag browser to convert them to that format
  • Allow creating sorts based on multiple columns (Add the Sort action to the toolbar via Preferences->Toolbars & menus)
  • Edit book: When changing a paragraph to a heading if the cursor is adjacent to a paragraph tag but not inside any tags other than body, use the adjacent tag

Bug Fixes​

  • Auto adding: Run relevant plugins before reading metadata from the book. Matches behavior of manual adding
  • Content server: Fix category collapse by partition not working
  • Prevent Tab from causing focus to leave the Tag browser
  • Edit book: See what changed: Fix non-BMP unicode characters causing highlighting of changed words to be slightly misplaced
  • PDF Output: Fix a regression that broke conversion of comics that contain 1-bit images
  • Edit book: Fix pressing Ctrl+Tab inserting a tab at the start of a line instead of switching tabs
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that caused identifiers set by some plugins to not be saved in the database
  • Template language: Fix nesting composite columns sometimes failing

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Robby

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calibre 5.30

New Features​

  • Add support for the new Kobo Sage and Libra 2 e-book reader devices
  • E-book viewer: Read aloud: Allow right clicking to play/pause reading
  • Sending books by e-mail: Preserve non-English characters in attached filenames
  • Tab browser: Allow searching for sub-categories by right clicking on them

Bug Fixes​

  • E-book viewer: Fix cover and full screen images not centered in paged mode when more than one page is displayed per screen
  • ToC Editor: Ignore in succession clicks on the OK and Cancel buttons to avoid accidentally closing the window when finishing creating a new entry
  • Comments editor: Fix the formatting buttons not showing the current state correctly and fix some keyboard shortcuts not working when more than one comments editor is present in a single window
  • Tag browser: Fix renaming of User categories in Virtual libraries
  • Make removing large numbers of custom column icons easier

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Robby

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calibre 5.31.1

New Features​

  • Kindle driver: Support the new Kindle PaperWhite 2021
  • Add an option under Preferences->Behavior to have calibre recognize numbers when sorting (this was previously under Preferences->Tweaks)
  • E-book viewer: Add a button to directly open the viewer help section in the calibre user manual to the viewer controls
  • E-book viewer: Prevent the display from sleeping when using auto-scroll or read aloud modes (Implemented only on Windows and macOS)
  • Edit book: Set semantics tool: Add support for EPUB 3 landmarks
  • Add an entry to the Connect/share menu to open the content server in a local browser when it is running

Bug Fixes​

  • Content server: Fix some OPDS feeds failing with non-ASCII content
  • Tag browser: Fix incorrect first letter partitioning when enabling numeric collation of items that start with a number
  • 5.31.1 fixes a bug in an HTML serialization library calibre uses that broke a few things, such as the comments editor tool in the metadata dialog

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Robby

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calibre 5.32

New Features​

  • Edit book: Add a tool to transform HTML tags based on rules (Tools->Transform HTML)
  • Driver for the new Tolino Vision 6
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the latest firmware released last week
  • When picking a random book ensure recently chosen books are not re-selected
  • Icon theme chooser dialog: Allow right clicking on a theme to visit its homepage

Bug Fixes​

  • Amazon metadata download: Add support for more markup variations in amazon's sites that could prevent the fetching of ratings, comments and series metadata for some books
  • Google search: Add support for new beta search results page markup that was preventing using cached Google pages to search for Amazon metadata
  • PDF Output: Fix the option to preserve cover aspect ratio being ignored when converting comics
  • DOCX Input: Sanitize image filenames more strictly to workaround broken EPUB software
  • Linux binary: Fix file dialogs not working on Fedora 35 under KDE
  • When sending email to the Kindle and PocketBook sync services use ASCII filenames as there have been some reports of issues with non-ASCII filenames with these services.
  • Book Details: Fix missing copy options on composite columns
  • Ask for confirmation when deleting covers from books

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Robby

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calibre 5.33

New Features​

  • Allow changing the icon used for calibre libraries. Right click the library icon in calibre and choose "Change the icon for this library"
  • Comments editor: Use a single line for all three toolbars if they fit
  • Edit book: Allow merging HTML files by drag and drop of the files onto another HTML file
  • Kobo driver: Add support for listing purchased audiobooks
  • Edit metadata all-in-one mode: The cover and formats column now gives as much vertical space as possible to the cover image
  • Add books dialog: When a non-book file type is added the next time the dialog is used, preselect the "All files" filter
  • calibre-server --manage-users: Allow managing users while the server is running and also add actions to automate changing user account restrictions
  • EPUB 3 metadata: If the book contains a "subtitle" append it to the main title when reading metadata

Bug Fixes​

  • E-book viewer: Fix an occasional hang on startup at "Loading section"
  • Get books: Update the Kobo plugin for website changes
  • Bulk edit metadata dialog: Fix changing the search mode resetting other fields
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of highlights incorrect in books that use HTML ids with a hyphen in them
  • PDF Output: Fix the option to break long words at the ends of lines causing boxes to be rendered at the end fo the line on macOS with some fonts
  • Google metadata plugin: When searching by ISBN if no results are found retry using an alternate query syntax

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Robby

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calibre 5.33.1

New Features​

  • Allow changing the icon used for calibre libraries. Right click the library icon in calibre and choose "Change the icon for this library"
  • Comments editor: Use a single line for all three toolbars if they fit
  • Edit book: Allow merging HTML files by drag and drop of the files onto another HTML file
  • Kobo driver: Add support for listing purchased audiobooks
  • Edit metadata all-in-one mode: The cover and formats column now gives as much vertical space as possible to the cover image
  • Add books dialog: When a non-book file type is added the next time the dialog is used, preselect the "All files" filter
  • calibre-server --manage-users: Allow managing users while the server is running and also add actions to automate changing user account restrictions
  • EPUB 3 metadata: If the book contains a "subtitle" append it to the main title when reading metadata

Bug Fixes​

  • E-book viewer: Fix an occasional hang on startup at "Loading section"
  • Get books: Update the Kobo plugin for website changes
  • Bulk edit metadata dialog: Fix changing the search mode resetting other fields
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of highlights incorrect in books that use HTML ids with a hyphen in them
  • PDF Output: Fix the option to break long words at the ends of lines causing boxes to be rendered at the end of the line on macOS with some fonts
  • Google metadata plugin: When searching by ISBN if no results are found retry using an alternate query syntax
  • 5.33.1 fixes a couple of regressions that broke the toolbar in the popup comments editor dialog and rendering of the download metadata button in the edit metadata dialog on windows

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Robby

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calibre 5.33.2

New Features​

  • Allow changing the icon used for calibre libraries. Right click the library icon in calibre and choose "Change the icon for this library"
  • Comments editor: Use a single line for all three toolbars if they fit
  • Edit book: Allow merging HTML files by drag and drop of the files onto another HTML file
  • Kobo driver: Add support for listing purchased audiobooks
  • Edit metadata all-in-one mode: The cover and formats column now gives as much vertical space as possible to the cover image
  • Add books dialog: When a non-book file type is added the next time the dialog is used, preselect the "All files" filter
  • calibre-server --manage-users: Allow managing users while the server is running and also add actions to automate changing user account restrictions
  • EPUB 3 metadata: If the book contains a "subtitle" append it to the main title when reading metadata

Bug Fixes​

  • E-book viewer: Fix an occasional hang on startup at "Loading section"
  • Get books: Update the Kobo plugin for website changes
  • Bulk edit metadata dialog: Fix changing the search mode resetting other fields
  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of highlights incorrect in books that use HTML ids with a hyphen in them
  • PDF Output: Fix the option to break long words at the ends of lines causing boxes to be rendered at the end of the line on macOS with some fonts
  • Google metadata plugin: When searching by ISBN if no results are found retry using an alternate query syntax
  • 5.33.2 fixes a couple of regressions that broke the toolbar in the popup comments editor dialog and rendering of the download metadata button in the edit metadata dialog on Windows, as well as reading files from MTP devices on Windows

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Robby

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calibre 5.34

New Features​

  • Happy holidays to everyone!
  • Driver for the new Nook Glowlight 4
  • Edit book: Spell check tool: Add an exclude files button to exclude some files from being checked
  • EPUB/MOBI Catalogs: Increase the maximum thumbnail size to 3 inches from 2 inches
  • Allow creating a shortcut in Preferences->Shortcuts->Edit metadata to paste metadata ignoring the value of the exclude_fields tweak
  • E-book viewer: Displays links marked up as glossary and bibliography links as popups
  • Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to provide the sort value for undefined numbers

Bug Fixes​

  • Edit book: Fix pressing F8 to jump to next misspelled word not working after last word in current file
  • Fix PDB E-reader output broken in calibre 5
  • Edit book: Reports: Include descendant selectors that use classes when counting class usage
  • E-book viewer: Fix an error when opening some books with highlights that span in-line text formatting
  • MTP driver: Do not send the calibre device db files to the root folder on the Supernote A5 x as it fails
  • ToC Editor: Workaround an occasional error when closing on Windows if the file being edited is in a DropBox/antivirus prone folder
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke creating new keyboard shortcuts
  • Comments editor: When flowing the tool bar onto multiple lines do not split up groups of buttons
  • Various compatibility fixes for Python 3.10 used by some Linux distributions

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Robby

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calibre 5.35

New Features​

  • Coloring/icon rules: Allow creating a rule for date columns that matches *today*
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
  • Content server: Show total number of results when searching for books

Bug Fixes​

  • E-book viewer: Fix searching for text near the end of a chapter sometimes not working
  • E-book viewer: Fix auto hyphenation on macOS not rendering the hyphens correctly
  • Edit book: Reports: Fix thumbnails of SVG images not rendered
  • ODT metadata: Support reading tags from multiple elements
    • LRF Input: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that broke parsing of some LRF files
    • MOBI output: Dont fail if input document contains invalid % based lengths
    • AZW3 Input: Handle AZW3 files with incorrect TAGX Offset INDX header fields
    • Comic conversion: Fix conversion of comic images that are stored as grayscale images in JPEG format not working when converting to PDF with image processing turned off
    • calibredb catalog: Fix --ids and --search options not working for CSV/XML catalogs
    • Tag browser: Fix the find box not using all available width
    • E-book viewer: Remove books that do not exist from the recently opened book list
    • Completion popups: Fix display of items containing line breaks
    • Fix line breaks in custom column descriptions not being rendered in their tooltips
    • Fix Preferences->Searching->Clear search histories not taking effect till a restart for some search boxes
    • Hierarchical entries in user category may not merge correctly in tag browser

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Robby

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calibre 5.36

New Features​

  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow controlling which custom columns are present in this dialog via Preferences->Look & feel->Edit metadata
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow manually sizing the various sections of the dialog in "All on 1 tab" mode
  • Edit book: Spell checking: Update the bundled English and Spanish dictionaries
  • BibTeX catalogs: Support tags like custom columns

Bug Fixes​

  • Amazon metadata download: Fix paragraphs in the comments being merged
  • Amazon.de metadata download: Fix published date and series information not being fetched for some books
  • Email delivery: Fix sending email via Hotmail not working since this week because Microsoft changed the SMTP server name
  • Do not remove articles for titles in the Polish language
  • E-book viewer: When using Read aloud do not automatically lookup the highlighted word until read aloud is paused or stopped
  • E-book viewer: Fix Ctrl+p shortcut for printing not working
  • Show an error when viewing a specific format and the file is missing
  • Edit book: Fix renaming of classes that start/end with non word characters not working
  • Edit book: Preview panel: Fix hyphenation at end of line being rendered as boxes on macOS
  • Fix incorrect selection size displayed in Trim image dialog when image is scaled down to fit
  • Edit book: Fix pasting files from another editor instance failing if a file with the same name already exists
  • When reviewing metadata if the newly downloaded metadata has no language but there is an existing language, ensure it is preserved

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Robby

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calibre 5.37

New Features​

  • Book details: Add actions to trim the cover to the right-click menu
  • Allow removing multiple email addresses at once in Preferences->Sharing by email
  • Book details: Use a better mono-spaced font on Windows by default
  • Add a tweak in Preferences->Tweaks to change the behavior of the Tab key when completing entries
  • Edit metadata: In "All in one" mode add an adjustable splitter between the cover and formats boxes

Bug Fixes​

  • Textile output: Dont fail if input document has invalid padding or margin specifications
  • E-book viewer: Fix image display window not remembering its size and settings when run from within calibre
  • E-book viewer: Fix setting to use roman numerals for series not being respected
  • Edit book: When saving a copy do not fail if the original file has no write permissions
  • Embed fonts tool: Create when missing
    • Tag editor: Improve performance when very large number of tags present

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Robby

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calibre 5.38

New Features​

  • E-book viewer: When displaying estimated time to completion for reading a book, remember the reading rate the next time the book is opened
  • Dark theme: Highlight the current cell in the book list with a darker background and different foreground to make it more obvious
  • An option to disable editing composite columns in the main book list when Tabbing through them (Preferences->Look & feel->Edit metadata)

Bug Fixes​

  • Tag editor: Fix regression in previous release that caused double clicking on tags to not work on non Linux platforms
  • Copy to library: Fix annotations not being copied
  • Edit book: Spell check: Fix words after a comment not being checked
  • PDF Output: Fix conversion failing if there are ToC entries pointing to removed content
  • E-book viewer: Fix an error when opening books with MathML for the second time if the last read position was at a MathML element
  • Edit book: Fix double clicking to select a word also selecting smart quotes surrounding the word
  • EPUB 3 metadata: Fix non-integer series index being sometimes represented using exponential notation

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Robby

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calibre 5.39

New Features​

  • E-book viewer: Allow scrolling of the ToC, highlights, bookmarks, etc. with touch gestures
  • Edit metadata dialog: When using the change case operations if some text is selected, only operate on the selected text
  • Use atomic writes for the config files ensures no partial data is written in case of crash/powerloss

Bug Fixes​

  • Content server: Fix reading of books with thousands of internal files not working in the Chrome browser
  • Catalog generation: Fix a rare crash when generating very large catalogs
  • Edit/Polish book: Fix hardcoded Unicode ligatures not being preserved in AZW3 format books
  • Fix automatic searches causing search box to lose focus when search as you type is enabled in Preferences->Searching
  • Edit book: Check book: Auto fix package identifier being empty
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix getting series info from amazon.jp
  • Edit book: Insert hyperlinks: When sorting anchors on elements without any text content, use the anchor itself
  • Edit book: Make the saved search panel freely resizable
  • Edit book: When dragging to select a region or adjust the selection fix mouse moving outside the image causing the region to no longer be adjusted

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Robby

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calibre 5.39.1

New Features​

  • E-book viewer: Allow scrolling of the ToC, highlights, bookmarks, etc. with touch gestures
  • Edit metadata dialog: When using the change case operations if some text is selected, only operate on the selected text
  • Use atomic writes for the config files ensures no partial data is written in case of crash/powerloss

Bug Fixes​

  • 5.39.1 fixes a couple of regressions that broke case change in the Bulk metadata edit dialog and remembering column widths in the book list on some systems.
  • Content server: Fix reading of books with thousands of internal files not working in the Chrome browser
  • Catalog generation: Fix a rare crash when generating very large catalogs
  • Edit/Polish book: Fix hardcoded Unicode ligatures not being preserved in AZW3 format books
  • Fix automatic searches causing search box to lose focus when search as you type is enabled in Preferences->Searching
  • Edit book: Check book: Auto fix package identifier being empty
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix getting series info from amazon.jp
  • Edit book: Insert hyperlinks: When sorting anchors on elements without any text content, use the anchor itself
  • Edit book: Make the saved search panel freely resizable
  • Edit book: When dragging to select a region or adjust the selection fix mouse moving outside the image causing the region to no longer be adjusted

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Robby

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calibre 5.40

New Features​

  • Content server viewer: Allow editing bookmarks
  • Read covers from CBC comic files
  • Allow filtering authors/tags when creating virtual library based on them
  • Add a copy button to the image view popup
  • Template language: Support for nested functions and a string concatenation operator

Bug Fixes​

  • DOCX Output: Fix a comment immediately after a
  • tag breaking the conversion
  • Standalone ToC editor: Fix spurious error message if left open for more than two minutes
  • Fix search-as-you-type triggers extra search after manual confirmation

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Robby

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calibre 5.41

New Features​

  • Allow creating multiple types of temporary marks (pins) by right clicking the mark books button (which can be added to the calibre toolbar via Preferences->Toolbars & menus)
  • Kobo driver: Support updated firmware
  • Show a popup message when a Kindle is connected mentioning the Amazon cover bug and how to workaround it
  • Edit book: Table of Contents tool: Allow using the title attribute on headings tags to get the text for table of contents entries
  • When creating a custom column to display real numbers allow specifying th enumber of decimal digits to display
  • Amazon metadata download: Add support for amazon.in country website

Bug Fixes​

  • Edit book: Fix AltGr+{ not working on some keyboard layouts
  • TXT Input: Fix rare failure to convert some large TXT files with non-ascii text
  • Get books: Update English language Amazon plugins for website changes

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Robby

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calibre 5.42

New Features​

  • E-book viewer: Ignore accents when doing a search
  • Book list searching: Ignore punctuation when searching. So that, for example, Gravitys will match Gravity's
  • Show the text used for marking books in the tooltip

Bug Fixes​

  • Edit book: Reduce memory consumption by the checkpoint system when doing operations that involve parsing all book files
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix titles starting with [ being ignored
  • Edit metadata dialog: Undo not working correctly in identifiers field
  • Fix viewing LRF files not working
  • PDF Output: Fix an error on some invalid CSS in the input document
  • Linux binary: Workaround for Qt WebEngine not working on systems with glibc > 2.33

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