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Old 06-23-2022, 12:36 AM   #31
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I have been using CC with Dropbox for a very long time. The previous developer was very responsive and fixed bugs very often. The new developer didn’t have the competency to keep up the user needs. Now the application is basically dead.

I switched to Calibre Sync and I was quite pleased with both its functionality and its responsiveness. I highly recommend it! The other thing I like a lot about this app is that it can sync multiple libraries even on different clouds.

For people that look for a free app with similar functionality, for a while I used Libreca. It was working decently, but was only for iOS. Unfortunately, it is no more available on the App Store. But if someone want to pick up where the old developer left it, the code has been made available on GitLab: https://gitlab.com/calibre-utils/Libreca
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Old 07-08-2022, 04:23 AM   #32
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I downloaded and started using Calibre Sync two days ago. Found a bug in downloading epubs from Box. Emailed the developer and they fixed it immediately, updated the app yesterday and it's all working perfectly. I am very pleased with both the app and the responsiveness of the developers. They're clearly working on more functionality, although it's very good as it is. Definitely worth the money.
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Old 07-24-2022, 04:08 AM   #33
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Contemplating which one to spend money on...

I abandoned CC a while ago as it was constantly stuck. I found the solution in connecting my reader app to onedrive, but it's till a tedious job when reading fanfiction since new chapters are not uploaded into the reader app right away. I'm suspecting CS will have the same issue as it will sync the app, but you would still have to manually download the book again which I assume will lead to loss of read status. I've recently started testing Calibre's Plug-in Bookfusion (free version) which is a sync and reader in one directly from Calibre. Which works quite easy. the 2 issues I have though are that it does not sync back the read status, and you can only use 1 custom column which it uses to create bookshelves. Which is fine within the free version which allows 25 books only. But imagine syncing 40k+ into the paid version, you would not know where to begin finding a book you'd want to start reading. I know it's not an option, but they should combine their efforts if together they would add a sync back read status and time it would be one hell of an app.

CS +:
One time purchase (per platform, I use both Android and Apple devices);
Extensive search on custom column tags
CS -:
No sync back on read status/time;
no sync back; no built in reader
CS?:
How would one go about keeping track of which story you're reading across devices?
Will it work when a library contains over 40k+ books?

BF +:
Built in reader;
Sync read status across any device or web server;
I decide which books to sync from Calibre, which means I do not have to worry about it getting stuck on the size;
I re-upload FanFiction that have a new chapters while still keeping my read status;
BF -:
Monthly fee;
Minimal/no custom column tag search;
No sync back on read status/time;
Slow(er) response from developers on issues

What would you do and why?
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Old 07-31-2022, 10:12 AM   #34
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Some of reasons I don't use Calibre Sync:
- STILL no last read/read status sync
- Issues with LARGE library sync (as in 20+k books and 2-3k synced to devices). It never worked (CC is slow but it's work)


I still use CC with MoonReader(carefully selected version of, and restored from archive every time I need it on new device) (and Bookfusion as secondary system at this time. Sometimes I reevalute)

as for 'there to spend your money':I think:
if choice is between CS and CC - I think you should choose CS (at least CS IS being updated, you will get exactly nothing from paying for CC).
if choice is between CS,CC and BF - not sure.But not CC.
my choice all 3 but it was is but BF subscription was started long time ago and I think it worth it's price.
as BF's slower response - I don't think so. Response is rather fast if it's something that could be done right now. There was some issues via ticket system/email where they just put ticket on hold until it could be done. You also could use their Discord.

Also, speaking of price, maybe it's only me but:
- Bookfusion: almost ANY smartphone + almost any table + any computer at all. Sync is either work or it isn't. If it's isn't - it's either your very slow internet(like EDGE) or bug which should be reported and fixed
- CC/Moon+: let's say one of reasons I have rather pricy devices is due to me also using CC/Moon+. Samsung doesn't manufacture cheap and reliable DeX-supporting hardware, Uperect and Nexdock are also not very cheap.

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