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Old 01-08-2012, 01:23 PM   #7
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Originally Posted by Leep View Post
Since the tool bar is customizable, I am not sure I see a need to 'simplify' the Calibre user interface.
Exactly what I was thinking. I keep my most-used functions on the toolbar or menubar, and as a result they are rather full.

My particular usage case:

I use calibre daily but usually only put books on the Kindle about once a month.

I use a lot of plugins, both "background" plugins (metadata plugins, for ex) and "interactive" ones (Reading Lists, Kindle Collections, Goodreads Sync, etc).

In a typical session I
  • add books
  • fix anything that can interfere with metadata download
  • download metadata and covers
  • add custom metadata (genre, additional tags, notes)
  • convert if needed
  • run the page numbers/word count plugin
  • add to Reading Lists as needed including List for automatically syncing Kindle on next connection

Every couple of weeks I use Goodreads Sync, depending on how many books I've accumulated in that time.

Several of these actions involve custom columns, and I also use column coloring rules.

I'm sure I'm missing some stuff, but this is off the top of my head based on what I did in calibre yesterday.
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