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Old 04-17-2017, 06:29 PM   #406
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I don't think you understand what Calibre Companion actually does. It's not a replacement for Calibre on your Mac; it's a companion for Calibre (hence the name) which you install on your Android device, and which then synchronises with your main Calibre library. You can then do library browsing, searching, etc (all offline) on your tablet, and once you've found a book which interests you, open it in your chosen reading app. It's a wonderful tool. Do take a look at it.
I will take a look, but actually I don't particularly want to use 2 apps to do all that; I really want a reader app that supports the collections functionality I've got used to in the Kobo (and to a lesser extent, the iOS Kindle app), and to be able to display any series information recorded in Calibre. The Kobo collections functionality is managed via Calibre - I set a metadata 'tag' in a specific column and that 'tag' is the collection/shelf that shows up on the Kobo when the book is sent to the Kobo.

I use Calibre purely to manage my ebook library; this is duplicated in LibraryThing where I also log my print books. Currently, I have over 4600 print books, and over 1600 ebooks. (There's some overlap: some titles I have both print and ebook versions, some of the ebooks are omnibuses which have been split into individual titles within Calibre.) LibraryThing is my master catalogue; that's why I'm keen to get the LT Browser app working again to use it as a checklist. That's where I will do the bulk of my searching - to check whether I own a specific title, and if I do, in what format as I'm trying to reduce the number of print titles I own.

So that's why I was asking about reader apps that can also import and display Calibre metadata rather than a separate app to do that. I'm too long away from Android to remember specific functionality from the Nexus; all I remember was that I copied everything to DropBox and FBReader linked to there to access my books, and I would basically see my directory structure (by author) and that was it (hence why I used to add series information as a prefix to the title). I'm hoping Android reader functionality has moved on from that.

I hope all this makes sense!
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Old 04-17-2017, 10:34 PM   #407
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I found a simple way to track series order. I created a doc in Google Docs that has all the series I read (87th Precinct, Rabbi Small series, etc) listed. I simpy copied and pasted lists from fantasticfiction.co.uk into my doc file. Then at the top I have a list of series that the doc contains, which I then convert to links pointing to the list for that series. This is my table of contents.

I save it as a doc file and send it to Amazon to send as a mobi file to my Kindle. I also have a copy of that on my Kobo.

It took about 15 minutes to make the thing up to begin with since I had to figure out how to do it and it takes about 3 or 4 minutes to add a new series to it. The longest part of the process is waiting for Amazon to convert it and send it back.

When I use it I find the series in the TOC, tap it's name and it takes me to the series order list for that series. It's all dead simple.

I don't really read series as such. If order really matters much I don't bother. Still, when there's a continuing character and a chronology I like to go in order and I find this very useful.

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Old 04-18-2017, 12:23 AM   #408
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I will take a look, but actually I don't particularly want to use 2 apps to do all that; I really want a reader app that supports the collections functionality I've got used to in the Kobo (and to a lesser extent, the iOS Kindle app), and to be able to display any series information recorded in Calibre. The Kobo collections functionality is managed via Calibre - I set a metadata 'tag' in a specific column and that 'tag' is the collection/shelf that shows up on the Kobo when the book is sent to the Kobo.
Using Calibre companion (CC) paired with Moon + Reader looks to be one app. I simply navigate to the book I want to read in CC, using all of the metadata that I normally see in Calibre then click read or long press on the book and the book pops up in the reading app. Next time I want to continue reading the book I simply click on the book in the widget on my desktop and the book opens to the ple place I left off.

In my opinion it doesn't get any better then using CC paired with a reading app.
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Old 04-18-2017, 04:41 AM   #409
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Hi, I just bought a new energy pro hd reader and I'd like to know what reader app is the best for learning languages, I'm actually using moon reader+ , is fine but I want to know if there is something better in android, something with translation and fine dictionaries. Thanks
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Hi, I just bought a new energy pro hd reader and I'd like to know what reader app is the best for learning languages, I'm actually using moon reader+ , is fine but I want to know if there is something better in android, something with translation and fine dictionaries. Thanks
Without a doubt the Kindle App. It has both translation (requires an Internet connection) and superb dictionaries.
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