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View Poll Results: What is your view of Calibre 4?
I love it. 9 50.00%
I hate it. 0 0%
I'm underwhelmed. 2 11.11%
I'm disappointed. 2 11.11%
I'm undecided. 5 27.78%
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Old 10-05-2019, 05:13 AM   #1
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Question Calibre 4: Am I really the ONLY one?

My simple "thanks, it's awesome" post re Calibre 4 was hijacked by someone who felt the need to repeat a statement made elsewhere that had no relevance to my post, offering a spectacularly specious excuse for doing so. That was disappointing, but the paucity of positive posts about Calibre 4 compared to the plethora of plaintive posts about it made me think a poll might be in order:

What's your view of Calibre 4?
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Old 10-06-2019, 04:17 PM   #2
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I updated Calibe this morning while I was on my laptop. It looks the same as it always has. What's to hate? It does what I want it to do.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:09 PM   #3
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I updated Calibe this morning while I was on my laptop. It looks the same as it always has. What's to hate? It does what I want it to do.
The viewer has changed rather drastically.
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Old 10-06-2019, 05:19 PM   #4
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The viewer has changed rather drastically.
I have tried it and do not like it. Maybe when I have used it more I will come to do so.
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:14 PM   #5
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It is now my default epub viewer for PC.

The only thing missing for me was already at the top of the developer's to do list so I'm as happy as a cat with cream .
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Old 10-06-2019, 07:25 PM   #6
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I never use the viewer. I just want to store and organize and de-DRM my ebooks so I can put them on whatever reader I want to. I rarely use the ebook viewer.
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Old 10-07-2019, 02:33 PM   #7
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I need a poll option for "What? v4? I didn't know about that." I'll reserve posting an opinion until I have occasion to get and try out the new version.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:15 PM   #8
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Beyond the reader (which I'll get to in a min), there doesn't seem to be any huge differences b/w 3.48 and 4.1.

The main interface is the same, and there aren't any new organizational methods in the library. I keep wishing for custom folder creation, but alas.

As far as the reader goes, I'm torn on it. On the one hand, I really like that the focus is now entirely on the book, with no toolbars anywhere. On the other hand, I really don't like that to get the old toolbar options, you have to right-click on the book, and then the options are overlaid on the book - blocking the view of the book. I wish there was an option to hide and show the old-style toolbar.

One final note, and I highly doubt this will ever change, I really wish Calibre had a more Mac-like interface, with proper keyboard shortcuts. Given, however, that not only is Calibre cross platform, free, and insanely powerful, I really can't complain.
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Old 10-13-2019, 11:59 PM   #9
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[QUOTE=noraa;3903112]Given, however, that not only is Calibre cross platform, free, and insanely powerful, I really can't complain.[/QUOTE]

Why not? Those very factors haven't stopped hordes of others doing so loudly and at length
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At the end of the day, people hate change, and the Viewer in Calibre 4 does feel (or should I say look) very different. This is freaking people out.

As to whether the viewer is really better or not is almost a different conversation.
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