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View Poll Results: Do you use Calibre?
Yes 189 90.43%
No 17 8.13%
Other. (Leave a comment in the thread) 5 2.39%
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Old 05-22-2020, 10:59 AM   #46
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I've commented in this thread before, but I'm just realizing that I've been using Calibre for almost 9 years. Without Calibre, ebooks would have been almost unmanageable. Without Alf's De-DRM plugins, my ebook use would probably have been constrained to classics and DRM-free ebooks.
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Old 09-14-2021, 11:10 PM   #47
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My choice of other--explained here. Initially, my set-up was Kobo-->Kobo Mini-->Kobo Touch with Calibre running in Linux desktop. After 3rd Kobo broke and abandoned desktop, moved to Android + iPod Touch + Chromebook with Kobo app. The Android tablets not portable, bad battery life and iPod Touch battery died, 3rd party battery, then died again.Then decided wanted something fitting in pocket bought 2 Fire 7 tablets - cheaper than Kobo's, other Android or iPod Touch. Followed recipe to convert them to Android tablets, running Pocketbook app so DRM ePubs OK. Got used Windows laptop - stripped DRM from ePubs bought, set up Calibre. Moved to KOReader with syncing. Built up huge collection PDFs and djvu's with classical organization. Now running Calibre for ePubs only on Linux VM on Chromebook (Windows machine broken by Microsoft update).

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Old 09-15-2021, 11:03 AM   #48
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I just realized that the poll is wrong for the question. The poll should have be different reasons why someone doesn't use Calibre.
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Old 09-20-2021, 09:21 PM   #49
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Old 09-20-2021, 10:12 PM   #50
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Or, let this poll run with it's completely valid question that includes a request to give the reasons and then create another poll using the supplied reasons to get a better indication of how many people do it for each reason. After all, if this poll had included a few reasons, @JSWolf would have just posted that some other reason was missing, or that one of the included reasons was invalid in some way.

And Jon, please don't claim you would not have done that. If there was any surprise at your post, it was in how long it took for you to make it.
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Old 09-28-2021, 10:12 AM   #51
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I only use one function of Calibre, and that is command-line conversion between e-book formats. For many reasons, some of which are:

1) Organizing books via the filesystem is so much faster and more comfortable for me.

2) I am a control freak and I don't want Calibre to clutter my painstakingly cleaned-up e-books with its tags, except when putting them on the reader device. Calibre content is not good enough for storage, as far as I am concerned.

3) I use multiple devices and I want significant customizations on each - but I want one source book so that any found mistakes can be fixed in one place. That can be easily done with my source files and a preprocessor, not so with a third-party tool.

And many more.
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