Originally Posted by RareBird
I've seen quite a few posts here talking about calibre. I'm a noob to ereaders/ereading and I was wondering what the benefits there are to using calibre to manage my library as opposed to using ADE and the Kobo desktop app. Thanks for the info.
Calibre and ADE manage books that you get through a 3rd party. Kobo does not.
Calibre allows you to manage large libraries of books.
- Download covers/descriptions/reviews/etc.
- Flexible filtering/search/sort/etc.
Calibre can convert between ebook formats, make common fixes to ebooks, and even help you edit ebooks.
Calibre offers viewers for most common ebook formats, and it will cooperate with third party viewers.
Calibre can grab web pages and pack them into ebooks. Which is useful if you like to get your daily dose of news away from the computer.
Vendor agnostic bookstore to help you find rare titles or get the best price (which can be $0 if it's in the public domain).
And a lot more.