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View Poll Results: Do you use Calibre?
Yes 68 91.89%
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:14 PM   #1
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Non-calibre users, why not?

I wonder how many Kobo users forgo Calibre? How many use Calibre?

If you don't use Calibre, I'd be curious to know why not? How do you manage your library?
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:29 PM   #2
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I didn't use Calibre because I just didn't know about it. I just learned about it after finding this Forum.
Before Calibre I would organize my books in a bunch of folders of each genre. For those that I had read, I would send to the "finished" folder. I would also customize the icons of the folders to give some "look" to my virtual library.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:31 PM   #3
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Blas, now that you know about Calibre, do you use it?
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:50 PM   #4
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The majority of my reading is library books. Don't need Calibre for that. The built-in author sort is good enough for my purchased books.
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Old 09-10-2019, 09:53 PM   #5
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The majority of my reading is library books. Don't need Calibre for that. The built-in author sort is good enough for my purchased books.
Ah, yes, seems Calibre wouldn't provide any advantage for library books.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:03 PM   #6
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I've voted no but its'n totally true.
I have some libraries in my calibre but only for a great amount of books. For my daily use library I prefer manualy manged of files and folders because there's only a little fraction of books and for me it's more quickly.
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Old 09-11-2019, 05:22 PM   #7
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Yep

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The majority of my reading is library books. Don't need Calibre for that. The built-in author sort is good enough for my purchased books.
Same for me.
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Old 09-14-2019, 03:08 AM   #8
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Between 2011 and 2014 I've bought too many books to NOT use an e-book manager such as Calibre. As there's nothing that comes even close, Calibre it is.

As I don't like the default interface with all the big buttons on the toolbars, I removed everything. I now only have the Main, Add Books, and Preference menu's, and no buttons. All actions regarding e-books (Modify EPUB, Split/Merge, Edit TOC/Book, etc) are in the right-click menu. Calibre's user interface is now super-clean and easy.
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Old 09-14-2019, 08:09 AM   #9
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I did use it but now that I have a chromebook I can't use it. If there was a chrome or android app or an online version I would absolutely use it.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:04 PM   #10
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FWIW, when I've asked other folks who use ereaders, either they didn't know about Calibre or they aren't book keepers. The latter people buy a book when they want to read and never reread, so don't need a library and don't care if the place goes bust because they've already read the book.
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Old 09-14-2019, 01:37 PM   #11
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I buy my books from Amazon, so I have to use Calibre. But I also tend to buy a lot of indie books and former midlist books that are now published directly by their authors. Some of those are a mess, even in 2019, so even if I bought from Kobo, I'd still want Calibre to edit and clean my books before reading them.
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