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Old 02-24-2013, 07:21 AM   #1
nlundberg
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Join Date: Jan 2013
Location: Sweden
Device: Cybook Odyssey HD Frontlight, Calibre, Macbook pro, OSX 10.6.8
Request: Tips and Tricks

I would like to request a "Tips and Tricks for New Users" thread, maybe even a sticky.

While it is not unaccessible the information about Calibre is quite dense and technical, and thats natural since obviously development is at full throttle. Which is great!

However, it takes a bit of time and effort to get in to it for a new inexperienced user, especially if you are new to e-books in general.

What I would like to see is *not* a tutorial on how to do things, because I get the impression that that is all covered, but rather a *really* brief list on what you can do, possibly with links for further exploration:

Really nice hints of what do with and around Calibre, and the *best* way to do it:

* Handle custom RSS:
- Save a web page and send it to Calibre. (Instapaper for example)
- Monitor a web page and send it to Calibre (google alerts for example).
- Send your email to Calibre (Gmail Forward (labels)+Email to RSS Forwarding for example).

* Set up a cloud storage.

* Smooth way of managing books (import folder, other library folders)

* Good to think about when using devices.

* Other smart and fun ways to operate Calibre.

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In any case, I would appreciate to get advices on cloud storage and the RSS handling described above.

Thanks!

N.
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