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Old 12-08-2008, 12:36 PM   #1
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Hey all, I use calibre to manage my general fiction and non-fiction library for anything I want to eventually put on my Sony Reader.

I got to thinking that the database functionality of calibre is excellent, along with searching and tagging, and that it would make a great generic ebook manager for books that we might not want to read on an external device.

In my case, I have over a hundred technical books in PDF and CHM format that I would never read on a device because they are complex and would look terrible on a small screen.

I was on the prowl looking for a decent ebook manager and I posted another thread here on MR: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=33308

A recommendation was made to create a ticket to allow calibre to import CHM files. I'm wondering what else can be done to make calibre work in a more generic fashion, so as to make it usable as a comprehensive ebook manager.

At the very least, does anyone else have a need to manage CHM files in calibre?
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Old 12-08-2008, 12:43 PM   #2
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You should be able to add any book type to calibre, including chm already.
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You can add it but it would sure be nice if it could be converted.
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Old 12-09-2008, 11:50 AM   #4
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I just had a chance to play with this and it should work for what I want. There are two features that I would really like to see:

CHM metadata reading
Bookshelf browsing like Delicious Library.

Coverflow is sort of nice, but I'd rather see a nice grid of book covers. Thanks!
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