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Calibre Companion Change Log


V3.5.9 (7/Dec/2014)
  • Increase book limit on demo version to 20
  • [BUG FIX]Fix show read info on booklist option also hiding the option in book details
  • [BUG FIX]Fix sporadic crash when returning to the book list/grid

V3.5.8 (5/Dec/2014)
  • Option to show read check marks in the grid view
  • Option to show cover thumbnails on the right in list view
  • Updated translations: Japanese, Russian
  • Show the name of the other device blocking connections if "calibre is busy" when connecting. Seeing the name requires calibre 2.13 or later.
  • Add code to protect against errors in translated strings
  • [BUG FIX]Fix Read check marks not necessarily appearing after being set in book details
  • [BUG FIX]Fix rare crash on startup after upgrading from several CC versions back

Click on the Spoiler button to see the change log for a previous version. The releases ending in .1 are usually major releases containing many changes and enhancements.

Version 3.5.7 (21/Nov/2014)
  • Updated translations: German, Japanese, Russian
  • Improvements to debug logging
  • [BUG FIX]Fix rare crash when opening content server book details

Version 3.5.6 (7/Nov/2014)
  • Option to align cover at top in book list
  • New translation: Japanese
  • Updated translation: German
  • [BUG FIX]Fix rare crash opening the grouping drawer
  • [BUG FIX]Fix restore settings occasionally not restoring some settings
  • [BUG FIX]Fix some strings not re-translating when CC's language is changed

Version 3.5.5b (26/October/2014)
  • Option not to keep grouping drawer open on wide devices
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash opening reader on Kindle devices
  • [BUG FIX]Fix German translation not working outside of Germany

Versions 3.5.5/3.5.5a (23/October/2014)
  • Add German translation (part completed)
  • [BUG FIX]Fix a crash on some Kindle devices when selecting a reader app
  • [BUG FIX]Try harder not to permit downloading books in demo version when the limit is exceeded.
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash when changing user-defined sorts after adding a sort on a custom column
  • [BUG FIX]Don't refresh book list/grid when returning after nothing was changed
  • [BUG FIX]Make dialog text visible on Gingerbread devices

Version 3.5.4 was never released on Google Play

Version 3.5.3 (18/October/2014)
  • Option not to show title on grid view before showing covers
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash on Gingerbread devices
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash when selecting an FBReader plugin as a default reader
  • [BUG FIX]Fix rare crash when changing the group-by-first-letter option

Version 3.5.2 (17/October/2014)
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash when sorting on a custom column that is not present in all books.

Version 3.5.1 (17/October/2014):
  • User-defined entries in the book list. See the "Extra information on the book list" preference in the Book List section.
  • Single-level hierarchical columns. See the new setting in the grouping section
  • Optionally sync book files: calibre sends book formats to CC if the copy in calibre is newer than the copy in CC
  • Allow choosing and reordering groups in the grouping drawer
  • Allow choosing and reordering the sorts shown in the menu
  • Per-group first letter control in the grouping drawer
  • Add Languages as a groupable item. See "Make groups for custom columns" to enable this feature.
  • Add formats as a groupable item. See "Make groups for custom columns" to enable this feature.
  • Ability to change CC's user interface between supported languages
  • Make the top-level group name not scroll when the info under it is scrolled
  • Use value-sensitive ranges for numbers in the grouping drawer when doing first-letter grouping
  • Enable the "fast scroller" on the booklist, grouping pane, and the book grid. This is a rectangle that appears when you scroll the list, which you can grab and move to scroll much more quickly.
  • Options to control the scroller: where it appears, which side it is on, and whether it shows permanently.
  • Option to temp-mark a book in calibre if its is-read information was updated by info in CC
  • Option to fall back to automatic connect if connection to the specified IP address fails
  • Option to remove <<>> lines in the grouping drawer
  • Option to specify an auto-sort for the "Groups" line (not grouping)
  • Option to make "Disconnect" appear on the action bar when "Connect" is on the menu
  • Support picking custom fields from a list instead of typing the lookup name. Requires calibre 2.1 or newer
  • Display file size in book details
  • In book details, respect the calibre format for custom number columns if there is one, otherwise use commas.
  • In book details, tapping cover expands the cover to full size. Tapping again reduces it to the size set in settings.
  • Performance improvement in grouping drawer
  • Performance improvement when flinging the book list
  • Support the Samsung version of Kindle for Android
  • Support both standalone content server instances and a calibre instance running the content server on the same local network.
  • Support both standalone content server instances and a calibre instance running the content server on the same computer. Requires calibre V2.0 or newer.
  • Use a "star" character for rating types in the book list instead of a number
  • Support for crowd-sourced translations
  • Some changes to help with dialog boxes on e-ink devices
  • Support more than one removable SD card on Android 4.4+
  • Add an "Advanced option" (at the bottom of the settings) to show the general navigate-to-folder dialog on Android 4.4+ when choosing CC's folders
  • Support for FBReader's pdf and djvu plugins
  • [BUG FIX]Fix not being able to long-press on the first line of a group
  • [BUG FIX]Prevent duplicated Date and Pubdate entries in various selection dialog boxes
  • [BUG FIX]Fix Groups and the category line not using the specified font size
  • [BUG FIX]Ensure that new books will get covers sent on next connect if the current connection is interrupted
  • [BUG FIX]Ensure that restore settings does all necessary setting migration
  • [BUG FIX]Make the progress spinner stop if connect to wireless device is cancelled
  • [BUG FIX]Don't try to launch a reader app on an empty cell in the book grid

Version 3.4.4 (2/September/2014)
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash at startup triggered by the combination of grouping on a custom column and having skipped CC versions 3.4.1 & 3.4.2

Version 3.4.3 (31/August/2014)
  • Option for content server connections to ask calibre to generate file names using the same file name template as the wireless device driver. Requires calibre 2.0 or better.
  • [BUG FIX]Redisplay the grouping drawer correctly after a long-press
  • [BUG FIX]Respect the system orientation setting when the system setting is locked and CC's is not.
  • [BUG FIX]Fix crash on Gingerbread when trying to change the last read date
  • [BUG FIX]Fix rare crash on Honeycomb when in preferences
  • [BUG FIX]Fix several rare crashes related to putting CC into the background while not showing the book list/grid
  • [BUG FIX]Performance: rebuild the database indices that were lost in a previous upgrade

Version 3.4.2 (09/August/2014)
  • Change text in settings to warn users about CC doing a slow DB upgrade when grouped on lookup names or read info lookup names are changed.
  • Add "sorted by" information to the top of the grouping drawer.
  • Allow user to turn on WiFi from within CC. Requires a new permission: change WiFi state.
  • Allow dragging the scroll bar in book list view.
  • Remove the newly-added goto FAQ menu item. Instead, add a FAQ button to the "failed to connect" dialogs.
  • [BUG FIX]Do not allow connection to calibre during a DB upgrade. Prevents possible corruption of metadata.
  • [BUG FIX]Do not reset the book list to the top if read info changes.
  • [BUG FIX]Make restore settings do a DB upgrade if necessary.
  • [BUG FIX]Fix problems with syncing read information across multiple libraries.
  • [BUG FIX]Fix "Send book to app".
  • [BUG FIX]Fix incorrect month in auto-generated backup file name.
  • [BUG FIX]Show a better error message when device runs out of space while writing book files.
  • [BUG FIX]Correctly detect wifi state on devices without a cellular connection.
  • [BUG FIX]Fix rare crash in Preferences when choosing sorts.

Version 3.4.1 (02/August/2014)
  • In book details: choose which fields to display and their order
  • Two new sorts: Is Read, and Date added to CC.
  • Define an "auto-sort" used to sort a group when that group is selected in the grouping drawer.
  • Backup and restore CC settings
  • Lock screen orientation in portrait or landscape.
  • Add grouped-on custom columns to the sort menu.
  • Add grouped-on custom columns as an auto-sort option.
  • Choose which sorts are on shown on the menu
  • Choose which group categories show in the grouping drawer.
  • Make grouped custom columns clickable in book details. A custom column is made clickable only if it is displayed in the grouping drawer.
  • Two user-defined three-level sorts, set up in Settings/Sorting.
  • Add "display text" to grouped custom columns, as in "#genre/Genre". The text after the slash will be displayed wherever the group is used. Note that this value is ignored in book details because book details has the values set in calibre.
  • Show the value being sorted by in the book list. Previously it showed a few dates.
  • Don't show first letters in the grouping drawer if only one letter would be shown.
  • Add a "splash" activity that is displayed whenever CC must do a database upgrade because of a version change. This avoids "Application Not Responding" errors on large libraries.
  • Show/hide the "[autosort by ...]" information in the grouping drawer.
  • Show/hide the counts on the item lines in the grouping drawer.
  • Show/hide the first letter check box in the grouping drawer.
  • Optionally show page up/down buttons on the books display. Helps on e-ink devices.
  • Optionally set the maximum length of authors displayed in the book list.
  • Set the size of downloaded covers. Note that changing this option will cause metadata for all books to be downloaded on the next wireless connection.
  • New cover size for book details: extra-large.
  • Optionally make read information syncing one way, only from calibre to CC.
  • Use singular and plural forms of labels in book details
  • Improve application logging in several situations
  • Improvements in connection help
  • [BUG FIX]Fix incorrect total book count when uploading metadata to calibre.
  • [BUG FIX]Enable the "home" button on the action bar for the sub-preferences screens. This works only on Android Honeycomb and later.
  • [BUG FIX]Make wireless disconnection more robust when CC and calibre get confused about which program is sending what.
  • [BUG FIX]Add AM/PM indicator to dates displayed in the book list
  • [BUG FIX]Handle custom series, integer, and float columns correctly when sorting and grouping.
  • [BUG FIX]Fix upload to Google books
  • [BUG FIX]Stop creation of spurious folders when books were deleted.
  • [BUG FIX]Accept uppercase extensions (e.g., .PDF) when scanning for new books.

Version 3.3.6 (09/July/2014)
  • Add the free version of moon+ to the list of readers to query using extensions such as CBZ and CHM
  • Better logging when searching for reader apps.
  • Add the mimetype for CHM books so that apps will answer "reader" advertisements.
  • BUG FIX: Fix content server "download all" when using URL prefixes.
  • BUG FIX: Use correct font size on the word "Groups" in the grouping pane
  • BUG FIX: Refactor reader app selection to deal with multi-case android package names.
  • BUG FIX: Change "find reader app" broadcasts to avoid Android path name bugs.

Version 3.3.5 (22/May/2014)
  • Support for Android 4.4 (KitKat) SD card changes
  • Better support for Kindle Fire native reading app
  • Use Moon+ support for CBZ, CBR, and CHM
  • BUG FIX: Fix crash when book details URL identifiers are malformed.
  • BUG FIX: Missing books now respects the "Move connect to menu" option
  • BUG FIX: Fix crash when out of memory when searching
  • BUG FIX: Fix crash when kindle fires get confused about what dialog boxes are open
  • BUG FIX: Better synchronize sending books to help prevent calibre timeouts

Version 3.3.4 (1/April/2014)
  • Position the book list at a nearby book when a book is deleted in book details. Before, the book list was positioned at the top.
  • Refuse to connect as a wireless device or to the content server if some folders in CC's library are read-only. Required because of the changes Google made in Android 4.4 (KitKat) that force SD cards to be read-only.
  • Move the debug log from the default book folder to a folder that is guaranteed to be writable. Required because the default library folder might be read-only (Android 4.4 (KitKat) changes).

Version 3.3.3 (29/March/2014)
  • [BUG FIX] Fix regression in V3.3.2 that could cause a crash when disconnecting from the content server.
  • [BUG FIX] Fix failure to connect as a wireless device if a book's metadata is corrupted.
  • [BUG FIX] Fix crash caused by changing the logged-in user.
  • [BUG FIX] Don't crash when Android gets confused about what is actually running (IllegalStateException).
  • [BUG FIX] Don't attempt to update the main booklist when books are downloaded from the content server.

Version 3.3.1 (20/March/2014)
  • Add the ability to mark a book "Read" in CC. The value is changed in book details, and you can group on this value. The information can be synced with calibre (requires calibre 1.28 or higher).
    • Read/Not Read can be synced with a calibre Yes/No custom column. CC's Date Read can be synced with a calibre Date custom column. See the "Marked Read" options in CC's Settings for more information.
    • Add a "Read" mark on the right side of the book list that shows only if the option "Show Read information" is checked and if the Read info is not empty.
    • Refuse to sync Read info if calibre is not at V1.28 or higher.
    • Show popup messages during connection if the user sets up Read syncing and the calibre columns do not exist or are the wrong type.
  • Attempt to handle read-only folders such as those on external SD cards on devices running Android 4.4 (kitkat). In the folder selector, tell the user if s/he has chosen a read-only folder.
  • Change manual path specification when setting CC's folder to make the process more clear.
  • Add some spacing to the "Groups" item in the grouping drawer.
  • In the grouping drawer, add the count of items under a first letter, e.g., [5 authors, 15 books]
  • Allow closing the grouping drawer with a right-to-left swipe in the grouping drawer itself.
  • Add an option to tell CC to auto-close the grouping drawer when a leaf item is selected.
  • Add options to move the Sort, Connect, and View commands from the action bar to the app's menu. This makes space available in the action bar for more "current grouping" text. This option is mostly useful on phones.
  • Add sort by calibre's publication date.
  • Add the identifiers field to book details.
  • In book details, make Authors, Series, Tags, Publisher, and identifiers clickable. Clicking an item takes you back to the main display, changing the grouping to select the clicked item.
  • Left and right swipe in book details now change the book being displayed.
  • Support sending books to Google Books and to other apps such as cloud sync and email using menu items in book details. Google Books is removed from the list of readers.
  • Reorganize some of the preferences, separating grouping preferences from more display-oriented preferences.
  • Change the URLs in CC to point at the new Calibre Companion MobileRead forum.
  • [BUG FIX] Fix the computation of series_sort when scanning for new books on connect.
  • [BUG FIX] Always display Title over Author in the book list when sorting by dates
  • [BUG FIX] Honor the calibre date display formats when showing pubdate or calibre's date field in the book list.
  • [BUG FIX] Make long-press searching in the grouping pane ignore searching on group names
  • [BUG FIX] Fix crash in book details when there are no authors
  • [BUG FIX] Attempt to tell Android when books are deleted in hopes that it will update the info it shows to MTP clients
  • [BUG FIX] Upgrade the Google support library in hopes of eliminating some rare crashes.
  • [BUG FIX] Don't crash when an app advertises that it can handle a book format but in fact cannot.
  • [BUG FIX] Change how debug logs are sent in hopes that sending from a kindle will attach the debug log to the message
  • [BUG FIX] Fix a few cases where out-of-memory errors crashed the app.
  • [BUG FIX] Fix problem where the "Use grouping drawer buttons" required an app restart to take effect.
  • [BUG FIX] Do not update CC's date changed when doing a database upgrade

Previous releases (2012 - 2013)

Version 3.2.6 (14 December/2013)

  • Improved performance of metadata updating while connected.
  • Remove the code that was causing "security exceptions" in kitkat
  • Include a newer version of Google's support library in hopes that it has improved.
  • Repaint the main window after returning from preferences so that cover size changes take effect immediately.
  • Prevent crash when sending email from CC and the device has no email client.
  • Reset the grouping drawer after a search so that the book counts are correct.

Version 3.2.4/Version 3.2.5 (26 November/2013)

  • Fix problem in metadata caching (improved startup times) caused by duplicate books in CC's library. Requires calibre 1.13 for best effects. A complete send of metadata from CC to calibre will occur on the first connect after installing calibre 1.13.
  • Fix rare memory leak
  • Prevent crashing when given an invalid date format by calibre.

Version 3.2.3 (5 November/2013)

  • Fix obscure crash apparently caused by changes to permissions in Android Kitkat
  • Improve error message when bulk downloading in the content server and the book has no acceptable formats
  • Fix two rare crashes caused by orientation changes at inconvenient times

Version 3.2.2 (16 October/2013)

  • Fix crash on Gingerbread devices when using queued downloading in the content server
  • Fix bug in the content server "download all" command that could result in the wrong book to be downloaded.

Version 3.2.1 (14/October/2013)

  • Account for Amazon's Kindle for Android app using a different folder for books (Android/data/, and for the app using .prc as its preferred extension.
  • Avoid sending metadata from CC to calibre during wireless device connections, reducing initial connection time by up to a factor of 10. This change requires calibre 1.6 released 12/Oct/2013. Note that you will not see the improvement until after a successful connection/disconnection. CC will continue to work with older versions of calibre, offering no performance improvement.
  • Provide a "Download all" menu item in the content server, permitting you to download all the books in a category such as all books by an author or a series. This change requires calibre 1.5 released 26/9/2013. If calibre has not been updated, using this function will show an error message.
  • Fix crash where the folder depth of a CC book folder exceeds approximately 100. Folders structures that deep cannot be scanned.
  • Reset the grouping drawer after a search so that the book counts are correct.
  • Reduce a timeout to avoid very rare "Application not responding" errors.
  • Don't incorrectly erase the current grouping specification from the title bar.

Version 3.2.0 (25/September/2013)

  • You can now group on ratings.
  • Ratings are searchable using relational operators, such as rating:>=3 for books with rating of 3 or higher.
  • Float, int, and date values are now searchable. Date searching uses a fixed syntax yyyy-mm-dd. You can leave off part of the date to do partial checks, for example pubdate:<=2000 will find all books published in 2000 or before.
  • Optionally display comments in book details using the full screen width. This is controlled by a new preference in the "Display" group that defaults to "off" (existing behavior).
  • In book details, use the minimum amount of space for labels that word wrap. Previously these labels forced the column width to its maximum, around 12-15 characters.
  • Don't disable the "read" button in the content server book details page if the book isn't downloaded. Instead give the user a message that downloading is needed.
  • Support wireless device and content server connections to a local computer when tethering and the phone/tablet is hub. The phone/tablet is acting as the wireless hub.
  • Improvement in connecting as a wireless device in certain more complex network setups, in particular those that use both IPv6 and IPV4.
  • Use correct font size in book details for the "Comments" label.
  • Fix rare case where book's grouping information was added incorrectly to the database.
  • Fix incorrect title bar text when returning from book details or the content server.
  • Correctly handle another date format that appeared from nowhere.
  • Remove "phantom books" from the count of books being displayed in grid (cover) view.
  • Fix boolean rows being cut in half in book details when large fonts are being used.
  • Fix rare crash when changing the folders where CC is to put books.

Version 3.1.1 (8/September/2013)
  • A new preference setting to control whether extended formatting is shown in comments in book details
  • Performance improvement when returning to the main list from book details.
  • Fixed an uncommon crash returning from book details
  • Fixed display of custom date columns in book details.
  • Fixed the book's unique ID (UUID) not being correctly recognized when scanning books to add to CC's library.
  • CC now finds the correct OPF in epubs when the epub contains more than one OPF file.

Version 3.1 (5/September/2013):
  • HTML such as <center> is now displayed in book details.
  • Significant performance and stability improvements for large libraries
  • Ability to "clean" CC's database, which will often improve CC's performance.
  • CC now maintains a "debug log" that can be sent to CC's developers, helping to resolve problems.
  • Fix incorrect handing of new custom column date format coming from calibre.
  • Eliminate several rare crashes related to closing CC while a connection attempt was still in progress.
  • Fix rare crashes that happened when tapping on books before the list had settled.
  • Avoid certain calibre "Device didn't respond in a reasonable amount of time" problems that happened when sending hundreds of books at a time.
  • Fix a problem where some devices ran out of memory while searching for the series information in the content server.

Version 3.0.5 (28/Aug/2013)
  • Fixes to avoid rare crashes when searching and when returning to the book list from the content server.

Version 3.0.4 (19/Aug/2013) (Major release)

  • View books by cover in a grid
  • Grouping functions are available from book lists by opening a "drawer".
  • In content server, queuing a book for download that has no acceptable formats no longer hangs the queue.
  • In content server, force a disconnect and go back to the book list if the content server has disappeared.
  • Fix searching after choosing a user collection

Version 2.9.1 (13/Jun/2013)
  • Fix a crash when using search on some devices, in particuler Nooks

Version 2.9.0 (6/Jun/2013)
  • Long-press on a book shown in the content server display starts downloading the book. You can do this with multiple books; the downloads are queued.
  • You can set a device name for your phone/tablet. This name is displayed by calibre when you connect as a wireless device.
  • Added the series information to the content server books display.
  • Fix handling of composite custom columns intended to be comma-separated.

Versions 2.8.0 and 2.8.1 (21/Apr/2013)
  • Improvements in connecting to the content server for people who have more than one server or have one server visible both on the home LAN and on the WAN
  • Fix bug encountered when Android kills CC when it is reading from the content server.
  • Fix a rare crash when checking for missing books.

Version 2.7.1 (27/Jan/2013)
  • Fix regression in sorting books while grouping
  • Fix regression launching Kindle for Android.
  • Fix rare crashes caused by quitting calibre while trying to connect

2.7.0 (25/Jan/2013)
  • The sizes of book thumbnails and covers can be changed.
  • Long-tapping on a group searches for books in that group. You can then browse groups showing only those books
  • Sorting on calibre’s date column.
  • Group by date columns using yyyy-MM.
  • Calibre pubdate & date groupable by adding their lookup names to the list of groupable columns.
  • Work around Cool Reader not advertizing that it can handle .mobi books
  • Display plain-text comments without losing new lines.
  • Fix crash caused by doing a search with queries that somehow end up empty.
  • Fix several rare crashes

Version 2.6.1 (16/Jan/2013)
  • An option has been added to tell CC and calibre to use calibre's book identifier as the file name. This helps when both the wireless connection and the content server on multiple devices and you want the same file name. The the FAQ "How can I make CC use the same file name for content server and wireless device connections?" above
  • Allow path components in content server URL settings
  • Fix crash in Find books with missing files when the process was restarted
  • Fix rare out-of-memory problems
  • Fix CC occasionally complaining about valid IP addresses
  • While connected, disable some preference settings that should not be changed until disconnected

Version 2.6 (9/Jan/2013)
  • You can now set font size in book details and when connected to the content server.
  • Added a "Delete all" option in Find books with missing files
  • Easier to clear a search: just tap the text telling you that a search is active.
  • Moved the Find books with missing files operation back from the settings menu to the main menu
  • Removed search option from Find books with missing files. It didn't do anything useful.
  • Fix font size changes not being respected in some situations.

Version 2.5.3 (23/Dec/2012)
  • Add a disconnect button to the content server
  • Improve text in the "Can't find a reader app" dialog
  • Fix some rarely-occurring bugs that cause crashes.

Version 2.5.2 (3/Dec/2012)
  • Fix the "date read" not being set in some cases.
  • Update connection help for the new settings system.

Version 2.5.1 (24/Nov/2012)
  • Fix book details not returning to the books list when grouping.

Version 2.5 (23/Nov/2012)
  • A new, simplified, settings system.
  • The font sizes used in CC’s book/item list and book details displays can be changed.
  • It is now possible to use different IP addresses for the wireless connection and the content server connection.
  • You can use a URL for the content server address instead of an IP address and a port.
  • It is possible to connect to the content server using 3G as long as the content server is visible on the internet (most home calibre content servers are not).
  • The number of subitems shown on the second line when grouping can be changed. Setting it to zero removes the line.
  • You can now search using regular expressions, using calibre’s “~” syntax.
  • Fixed problem with default reader selection causing crashes or opening the wrong book.
  • Fixed several content server connection problems, in particular when using reverse proxies or non-calibre authentication, and when the server had problems providing correct book data.
  • Fixed crashes when navigating up to the root folder when setting folders for extensions.
  • Searching custom columns using prefixes incorrectly compared the prefix to the column name instead of the lookup name.
  • Some text custom columns were ignored when searching.
  • Fixed a few problems triggered by rotating the device at inopportune times.

Version 2..4 (8/Nov/2012)
  • Now available in French.
  • Experimental support for audio books (mp3)
  • Change the delay before requesting a review to 24 hours, not 24 minutes.

Version 2.3.2 (19/Oct/2012)
  • Fix a problem with manual path entry
  • Add a reminder for people to try connecting as a wireless device if they have used only the content server.

Version 2.3.1 (12/Oct/2012)
  • Fix non-multiple custom fields not being displayed in book details
  • Improvement in memory management for severely-constrained devices.

Version 2.3 (10/Oct/2012)
  • The ability to choose a default reader app for a book extension (format)
  • Ability to choose Kindle for Android for Amazon-format books that are stored in the /kindle folder on the device. When you launch K4A from CC, you can easily find that book by going to K4A's "on device" view and sorting by newest.
  • Dramatically improved performance when deleting more than one book from calibre. Requires calibre 0.9.2 or later.
  • Add "languages" to book metadata display.
  • Fix possible crash in content server integration triggered by the combination of a slow(er) calibre server and tapping too quickly.
  • Fix content server integration crash caused by entering IP addresses or domain names that are syntactically incorrect.
  • Fixes for some rare timing problems that could cause CC's content server integration to crash.

Version 2.2.2 (6/Oct/2012)
  • Fix two rare problems that might cause CC to crash
  • Fix ratings divided by 2 in CC's content server integration

Version 2.2.1 (5/Oct/2012) and version 2.2 (a test release)
  • Integration with calibre's content server.
  • EPUB scanning didn't store series.
  • Unusual opf files in EPUBs caused duplication of author names and missing author sort values
  • Ensure that generated file names do not contain illegal characters.

Version 2.1.2 (24/Sep/2012)
  • Fixed possible crash when returning to book details after it has been hidden for a long time.
  • Worked around problem with Android 4.1 (Jelly Bean) where displaying certain HTML-formatted text caused a crash
  • Prevent entering a file path when choosing an arbitrary folder for storing books.
  • Fixed rare crash when grouping by series/tags etc when a book has no series/tags/etc.

Version 2.1.1 (19/Sep/2012)
  • Calibre Companion shows a dialog when it cannot connect to calibre because another device is already connected. This has become important because of calibre's MTP support. Requires calibre 0.8.70.
  • Improved performance when scanning for EPUBs already on device, and when uploading and downloading books. Requires calibre 0.8.70.
  • Shorten path names so that Windows Explorer can see and open books put on the device by CC. Requires calibre 0.8.70.

Version 2.1 (15/Sep/2012)
  • Search for books using calibre-like search expressions. You can search for most text fields. NB: searching the comments field has been disabled for performance reasons. A way to explicitly search comments (comments:whatever) will be added in a future release.
  • Scan for books in the folders managed by CC. Pass them to calibre to do the metadata analysis. This requires calibre 0.8.69.
  • Added a "Date read" date. You can sort by this date.
  • Added a "header" to the lists that describes what the list is showing.
  • Fix display of empty boolean values in books details.
  • Improved wording in some progress dialogs.
  • The sort menu did not come back when using the back button to exit grouping by user collections.

Version 2.0.2 (10/Sep/2012)
  • Improved performance in grouped lists.
  • Honor the sort criteria in all lists of books

Version 2.0.1 (6/Sep/2012)
  • Don't crash when user does a missing books check when no books are on the device.

Version 2.0 (4/Sep/2012)
  • Option to not group books initially by first letters.
  • When changing where books are saved, your books are now moved to the new location.
  • You can long-press on a book to skip straight to reading it.
  • You can check for books in the database that are missing their associated file.
  • More extensive in-app help.
  • Better performance across the board, particularly when showing long lists of items when grouping.
  • Return to the same position in the list when using the back arrow.
  • Yet another Improvement in handling memory for images.
  • Improvements in handling memory during book transfer.

Version 1.10.1 (4/Sep/2012)
  • Improvement in connection that should help if the machine running calibre has multiple IP addresses, such as VPNs or virtual machines.
  • The book details window can now be rotated.
  • Fixed crash when looking book details when a date was empty.

Version 1.10 (29/Aug/2012)
  • Addition of a book details display
  • Ability to delete a book in CC
  • Support for calibre "save to" templates containing folders.
  • Tapping a sort twice will invert that sort. For example, tapping title twice will sort from A to Z then Z to A.
  • Sort by date last changed (in Calibre Companion)
  • Improvements in handling of connection progress and connection failure. These improvements require calibre 0.8.67
  • Fixed problem in mDNS (bonjour) that might have made connections more difficult in Gingerbread-based phones.
  • Prevent "half-stored" books (metadata but no book) if calibre is disconnected in the middle of a transfer.

Version 1.9 (27/Aug/2012)
  • Addition of an "About" dialog
  • Improvements in handling of connection progress and connection failure.
  • Improvements to the IP address entry dialog, including display of the device's IP address on the WiFi adapter.
  • Changed the Android default 3-minute connection failure timeout to 5 seconds.
  • Make the connection progress spinner persist across device rotations.
  • Remove the "Add books to library" background text when there is only one book in the library.

Version 1.8.2 (25/Aug/2012)
  • Bug fixes for DB upgrading on Honeycomb devices
  • Fixed problem causing grouping to be reapplied when a book is tapped after grouping was turned off using the "back" button.

Version 1.8.1 (24/Aug/2012)
  • Added pdf and azw3 to the default extensions
  • Fixed problem with DB upgrades when the DB had been damaged somehow.
  • Fixed problem selecting folders on "non-standard" SD cards when the folder already exists.

Version 1.8 (23/Aug/2012)
  • Dramatic performance improvements in sorting and grouping
  • Performance improvements when connecting to calibre
  • Progress bars when uploading metadata to calibre or downloading metadata from calibre.
  • Ability to enter arbitrary paths for folders, allowing access to "non-standard" SD cards.
  • Notifications during certain database upgrade operations.
  • Better use of memory when downloading books. Should help devices like the Nook Color.
  • Font color problems when choosing folders
  • Improved separation of items when grouping, to avoid confusion between items containing commas and items separated by commas.
  • Improvements in connection, attempting to avoid spurious connection failure messages.
  • Better information in calibre about IP addresses and ports.
  • Fixed a problem when sorting by series.
  • Indicate on the action bar when grouping is active.

Version 1.7.1 (21/Aug/2012)
  • Fixed problem in changing storage folders.

Version 1.7 (20/Aug/2012)
  • Improved function of the back button.
  • Dramatically improved performance when not using grouping. (Grouping performance improvements to come.)
  • Improved "flinging" performance by displaying covers in the background.
  • Fixed license verification for older devices when using multiple google accounts.
  • Multiple send-book jobs no longer confuse the progress dialog.
  • More reductions in memory usage.
  • Cleanly disconnect from calibre when the app is exited using the back button.

Version 1.6.1 (18/Aug/2012)
  • Fix regression in group-by displays. (sigh. Long days lead to silly mistakes.)

Version 1.6 (18/Aug/2012)
  • Grouping is saved and restored
  • Book/format folder routing (folder per extension)
  • Splash screen on startup while loading books
  • Message saying "transfer books now" when library is empty
  • Total redo of memory management to (one hopes) eliminate the out-of-memory errors when sending books and on display of large libraries.
  • Don't force a particular sort when grouping
  • Ask for WiFi permissions, something that HTC seems to demand.

Version 1.5 (17/Aug/2012)
  • Add error messages for incorrect IP addresses, for example to the content server.
  • Book/format folder routing (folder per extension)
  • Better handle screen rotations when showing progress dialogs.
  • More information from the license manager

Version 1.4 (15/Aug/2012)
  • Fix regression in IP address handling

Version 1.3 (14/Aug/2012)
  • Better IP address and password dialogs
  • Multi-level sorting
  • Fix crash caused by missing covers.
  • Make progress bars survive application sleeping

Version 1.2 (13/Aug/2012)
  • Attempt to detect connecting to the content server instead of the device handler.
  • Prevent WiFi sleeping when connected
  • Add the CC version number to the dialog with calibre.
  • Make transfer and initialization dialogs sticky.

Version 1.1 (12/Aug/2012)
  • Fix problems caused by library redisplay while downloading.
  • Don't redisplay on every book. See if more books will arrive in time.
  • Fix problem with creation of default folder.

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