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Calibre Companion Android App: Information, Change Log, and FAQ

Latest version of Calibre Companion (CC): V3.5.6 on 7/November/2014.

The free demo version of CC is available on Google Play. The full version of CC is available on Google Play and on Amazon.

CC requires calibre version 0.9.2 or later. The "Use calibre's book identifier as file name" option requires calibre version 0.9.15 or later. The performance improvements and new features in CC V3.2.1 require calibre version 1.6 or later. Syncing read information (in CC V.3.3.1) requires calibre 1.28 or later. The "Use the calibre-generated file name in the content server" option (CC V3.4.3) requires calibre 2.0 or later. Several features in CC V3.5.1 require calibre 2.1 or later. Syncing books (CC 3.5.1) requires calibre 2.4 or later.

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What is Calibre Companion?

Calibre Companion is three applications in one: a superb device-based calibre library organizer, a high-performance WiFi-based calibre device emulator, and a calibre web access client.

The first: CC is a calibre library organizer for your device.
Click the spoiler button for more info and to see some CC screens.
Spoiler:
Once you put books on your device using one of the connection methods described below you can:
  • sort and group books by their metadata (author, tags, series, rating, dates, etc.)
  • see book lists by cover or by list.
  • view details of a book's metadata.
  • mark books read and sync this information with calibre.
  • You can launch your book reader application to read a book (works with most reader applications except for Amazon Kindle).
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The second: Calibre Companion supports connecting to calibre over WiFi and be detected by calibre as a device. No other app, reader or browser, offers this level of integration with calibre.
Spoiler:
  • All calibre device operations are supported, including sending books and metadata, cover thumbnails, deleting books, sending news, and plugins like Reading List.
  • You can specify where different book formats are to go on your device, e.g., epubs in one folder, pdfs in another, and mobis in a third.
  • Calibre Companion updates the metadata for the books on every connect as a wireless device, ensuring the information for your books displayed in Calibre Companion is the same as the information displayed in calibre.
  • Most setup is on the device, making it easy for different users in the same household to have different device configurations, or to use more than one computer running calibre.


The third: Calibre Companion can connect to calibre’s content server.
Spoiler:
Using just your device, you can:
  • Browse all of your library, viewing the books and their metadata.
  • See which books are already on your device.
  • Download books from your library to your device.


Click here to see CC's FAQ

Click here to see CC's Change Log

Last edited by chaley; 11-07-2014 at 01:03 PM.
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