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Old 11-28-2012, 10:39 PM   #8
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Let me start by agreeing with you, if all you want is limited access to your calibre library via calibre's content server then Calibre Companion isn't for you.

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Originally Posted by cyndersk View Post
I just wanted to let you know that Aldiko can connect to my Calibre library - the same as with CC.
There are many readers that connect to calibre's content server. The limitation of connecting via the content server is one book at a time. So saying "the same as with CC" is very deceptive because connecting to content server isn't CC's primary way of connecting to calibre and is a very small part of what CC does.

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Not that I am trying to bash CC, it's an okay program if you want to do the wireless thing...
The "wireless thing" as you describe it allows me to connect to calibre as a device. I am able to send 2000+ books to my Nexus 7 in under 20 minutes. Further more if I desire I can setup CC so all my comics go to one directory, my PDFs to a second directory, my ePubs to a third directory and my mobis to another directory.

Utilizing CC I can easily group and sort by most every major metadata category I have in calibre, including custom metadata. I have a user category setup called All by Author that sorts all of my books by author, series and title in one list. I have another that sorts by books read or not read.

If I launch a ePub from CC it automatically opens in the reader of my choice. The same is true for other ebook formats.

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Now if you could modify the data related to the books, like change the rating after you have read it, mark it as read etc right from within CC, then I can see the advantage
You can not do this from CC, but as I update the ratings, books read, covers etc... in calibre the next time I connect to calibre as a wireless device it takes about a minute and a half to update the metadata of all the 2000+ books on my device. All updated without resending any books to my device.

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One other point - Aldiko is cheaper.
True, but it is limited in what it can do. I would say you get what you pay for, but truthfully buying Calibre Companion for $2.99 I got much more value than the app cost.
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