Originally Posted by Wickedkitten
It’s not just a case of literally dropping your books into dropbox though. First you drop your books into dropbox, then it has to index and sync them to dropbox, and then you have to download them one at a time from dropbox.
Not true at all. Because Dropbox is integrated within Marvin, you can download dozens
of books from Dropbox to Marvin in one go.
And please, don't make ti sound as if "indexing and syncing to Dropbox" meant any effort for the user.
the point: that those things demand zero
effort from the user, because they proceed fully automatically. A typical e-book, hundreds of kilobytes in size, is synchronized so quickly by Dropbox you're likely to miss the process if you blink. In contrast, wrestling with iTunes always requires manual
Plus, as mentioned earlier, you can skip the first step as well ("dropping into Dropbox"), unless metadata and cover pictures are an obsession. As explained, should metadata or the cover picture turn out to be not up-to-date after loading them in Marvin, you can easily adjust them using Marvin's metadata editor (another new feature in Marvin 1.2). This issue hasn't occurred once
for me so far in real-life usage. Instead of worrying about metadata and the cover picture, it's a lot more time-saving just to let cloud software handle all synchronizing duties between Calibre and all
handheld devices fully automatically.