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Old 12-14-2009, 10:53 AM   #1
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Cool My "read" tag idea enhancement for Calibre idea

I opened a ticket (4209) so it does not get lost, but here is my idea on how to handle the "read tag" that has been discussed in the past.

I know there has been a ton of discussion about the need (or desire) to be able to label a book as read or not and that finally got me thinking...
How about adding a circle on a column to the left of the book name like you see for movies in iTunes?

In iTunes, a solid blue dot signifies a new movie, a half filled in dot means the movie is partially seen, and no dot means the movie is not new...



Same can be used for books. When adding a book, a blue dot is automatically added to signify a new book, half filled for a book you are reading, no dot for a book that has been read...

Or backwards... no dot is added upon import of book and the user can add the half dot as they start to read and fills in the dot when they are done.
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Old 12-14-2009, 11:54 AM   #2
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How would calibre know a book has been "partially read"?
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:15 PM   #3
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How would calibre know a book has been "partially read"?
It would be completely up to the user. What I am suggesting is a simple blue dot, half dot, and no dot that can be changed by the user at will.

Calibre may of may not add the dot when adding books...

and I thought of something else. It can also be used with news feeds! Whenever new news is downloaded it can add the blue dot to signify new and Calibre could change the dot when it is sent to the reader
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Old 12-14-2009, 12:35 PM   #4
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Nice idea, Roberto!
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:07 PM   #5
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In principle sure, I've had a similar idea (using a checkbox rather than a dot) at the back of my mind for a while. However, this would require a bit of re-organization of the database, so it will have to wait, until the next time I get around to working on the database.
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Old 12-14-2009, 01:14 PM   #6
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In principle sure, I've had a similar idea (using a checkbox rather than a dot) at the back of my mind for a while. However, this would require a bit of re-organization of the database, so it will have to wait, until the next time I get around to working on the database.
Sounds good
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Old 01-20-2011, 04:52 AM   #7
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I am not sure if this feature is still pending... but if it is, I would also love to use it.

With regard to, how calibre would know the readstatus of a book I would like to pitch the following idea:
- a new book is initially unread
- when it is sent to the reader it is 'partially read' or 'ready to read' or something.
- when it is taken off the reader the user should be able to specify if it is automatically set to 'read' or set the tag manually.

I hope this bug makes it in the end..
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Old 01-20-2011, 05:13 AM   #8
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I am not sure if this feature is still pending... but if it is, I would also love to use it.
This thread is over a year old. Calibre has changed drastically times since then. Now we have custom columns that we can easily create to handle this.

Please try and heed the old thread warning in the future and let really old threads be.

As you use calibre if you have any further questions feel free to ask.

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Old 01-20-2011, 09:33 AM   #9
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How would calibre know a book has been "partially read"?
Can Calibre get the information for the dot when the user syncs using the annotation found under send book to device?
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Can Calibre get the information for the dot when the user syncs using the annotation found under send book to device?
What dot? What annotation? Dwanthny probably meant that you can just create your own, custom read column.
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Can Calibre get the information for the dot when the user syncs using the annotation found under send book to device?
What dot? What annotation? Dwanthny probably meant that you can just create your own, custom read column.
This is what happens when someone opens a year old thread. We all get sucked into talking about irrelevant topics.
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