Originally Posted by msr
If you have wifi at home, you could install FTPserver on your phone, turn it on and turn your phone into a little ftp hub, then ftp from your computer to the phone to transfer files without having to physically plug it in via the usb. Still requires a few extra steps to get from calibre -> aldiko (e.g., loading the books into aldiko once they'r on the phone), but at least you'd skip the cable.
True, but you can do that anyway just by pointing the browser at calibre's url.
Incorporating that url into the custom catalog feature of Aldiko allows direct download, without any extra steps, although it doesn't display it as a proper opds catalog, it is usable.