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Old 09-07-2018, 11:53 PM   #1
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Calibre Companion to Marvin via Cloud Picker?

Hi all!

So, I definitely picked the wrong time to start using Marvin as a Calibre/CC user, but I’m still doing my best to switch from iBooks, starting with my fanfic collection. As of now, I’m getting all my books onto Marvin via dropbox and then overwriting with new versions from CC whenever something updates.
However, Marvin does give you the option to connect to CC whenever you choose to get books from “cloud picker.” However, anytime I select CC I get an error saying Marvin could not “communicate with a helper app.” Does anyone know what it’s talking about/how to work around this?
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Old 09-08-2018, 08:48 PM   #2
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Hum, generally you sync with Calibre via CC, then select read in CC and send it to Marvin. I don't think you can do it in the other direction.

If you are syncing in Marvin to Calibre, then you don't need CC.

I'm not completely sure what you are trying to accomplish. I sync CC with Calibre and keep all my books in CC. I only copy books I'm in the process of reading or books to be read books to Marvin. Once I've read it, I delete it from Marvin, but not CC. It's marked as read in CC as soon as I select the read button and send it to Marvin.
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Old 09-12-2018, 11:59 AM   #3
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I know what is normally done, but the option to use CC is listed within Marvin alongside icloud drive, on my ipad, and dropbox. If I could add new books without having to change apps.

I used dropbox originally because CC wasn't working and I wanted all my files on my ereader. It works now, but i was mostly wondering what the error came from
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