Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management applications. It supports Linux, MAC OS X and Microsoft Windows platforms. The latest stable release brings some new features, many improvements to the binary installer and several bug fixes. Check what’s new in Calibre 1.26 and installation instructions down below.
What’s new in Calibre 1.26
- Now, you can import HTML and DOCX files to Calibre to read as a new book without making a full conversion.
- Binary installer received many improvements, it now adds a un-installer to remove all created files by the binary installer, Also, it does not ask for the installation directory anymore.
- Binary installer downloads from HTTPS secure server from github.
- Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).
- Edit book: Add an option to automatically beautify individual files whenever they are opened for editing. Look under ‘Editor Settings’ in the Edit Book Preferences.
- Bulk metadata download: When reviewing downloaded metadata allow hiding the controls on the comments box by right clicking in the comments area. Useful on smaller screens.
- E-book viewer: When displaying metadata for the book, also display custom column metadata.
- Check the full list of new features and bug fixes Here.
[How To]: Install Calibre 1.26 E-Book Library Manager
Run terminal, then copy and paste the following commands and it will complete the installation process in a few minutes.
wget -nv -O- https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/raw/master/setup/linux-installer.py | sudo python -c "import sys; main=lambda:sys.stderr.write('Download failed\n'); exec(sys.stdin.read()); main()"
If you would like to install it from the source code, please check the required dependencies and the compiling instructions in the Download page.