I have three suggestions for features that I would love to see in Mantano.
1. Automatic Collections
One way to provide this could be to associate tags with collections. For each collection you create in Mantano you should be able to add a list of tags. When books are imported that have one of those tags, then the book is automatically added to that collection in Mantano. It should be possible to add the same book to several collections.
Edit: A refinement could be to not only add single tags, but also one or several groups of tags. That way you could automatically add a book to a collection if it has some group of tags. Could even use logical operators like AND, OR, NOT and (). Should probably be case insensitive.
// Books about Cheese
Cheese: (Cheese OR Cheeses OR Fromage OR Käse OR Ost OR Formaggio) AND (NOT Fiction OR Nonfiction)
// Attempt to filter out "pure sf", whatever that is...
Science Fiction: Fiction AND (SciFi OR SF OR Science Fiction OR Space Opera) AND NOT (Fantasy OR Crime OR Mystery OR Alternative OR Romance OR Paranormal OR Vampire OR Vampires)
// Biographies, but not fictional ones
Biographies: (Autobiography OR Biography) AND NOT (Fiction OR Fictitious)
// Crime novels.
Crime: (Crime OR Detective OR Police OR Sleuth OR PI OR Investigator OR Inspector) AND NOT Nonfiction
// Gardening books. Manually tagged for Mantano or just normally tagged
Gardening: (MantanoCollection: Gardening OR Garden OR Gardening) AND NOT Fiction
2. Refresh of metadata
I would like to be able to request that Mantano reread metadata for books. It is possible that during a connection with Calibre metadata has been updated. Especially since Calibre now allows MTP and Calibre Companion may be used. For instance new tags may have been added or series data been changed. It would be great if Mantano could detect changed books and update metadata from them, while still keeping annotations and other information if the filename for the book has not changed. Changes of tags might also automatically change collections, as described above.
3. Allow sort both on Author and Author sort
Currently you can show the books sorted by author. FN LN. It would be great to be able to also sort on author sort. LN, FN. It is possible to write LN, FN to the author field, but I would like to be able to use both FN LN and LN, FN.
Last edited by Adoby; 09-22-2012 at 06:20 AM.