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Old 08-31-2017, 06:05 PM   #1
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Is this possible?

Asking for my wife as I'm more technically minded.
Is it possible to run the Calibre library ON an iPad or ON a nas?
Basically she has recently got an iPad and wants to use that and get rid of her laptop. She will use the iPad for internet and email etc. She will still use her kindle fire to read books.
So basically she needs to run calibre without having a pc, is this going to work?
Many thanks
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Old 08-31-2017, 07:58 PM   #2
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If she uses a Fire, does she get her books only from Amazon? Because if she does, there is no need for Calibre. Her books are stored for her on her Amazon account.

There is no full blown Calibre app for an iPad. There is a Calibre Companion app for iOS, but it works with Calibre on your computer, it doesn't replace it.

A Kindle reader who doesn't get digital books from sources other than Amazon doesn't really need Calibre imo.

I use Calibre because I get digital books from several sources, and Calibre lets me store them, format shift them, etc. I have the Calibre Companion on my iPad Pro, but haven't really used it yet.
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See https://www.mobileread.com/forums/sh...d.php?t=267302 for one approach to installing Calibre on an Intel based NAS.

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A Kindle reader who doesn't get digital books from sources other than Amazon doesn't really need Calibre imo.

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That's certainly correct for ebooks.... however Calibre has recipes for many, many magazines and news sources, which can be very convenient to read on a Kindle, etc.

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That's certainly correct for ebooks.... however Calibre has recipes for many, many magazines and news sources, which can be very convenient to read on a Kindle, etc.
I have to disagree. Even if all you do is buy eBooks from Amazon for your Kindle, Calibre is still very useful.

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I have to disagree. Even if all you do is buy eBooks from Amazon for your Kindle, Calibre is still very useful.
Sure, I agree. But for low-tech users, it could be unnecessary. I was speaking with this in mind, for this poster.

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Sure, I agree. But for low-tech users, it could be unnecessary. I was speaking with this in mind, for this poster.
Even still, I'm going to disagree.
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