Calibre Companion

Calibre Companion

By MultiPie

  • Category: Book
  • Release Date: 2016-11-07
  • Current Version: v1.3.2
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 56.97 MB
  • Developer: MultiPie
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 9.0 or later.
Score: 3.5
3.5
From 57 Ratings

Description

Calibre Companion (CC), recommended by calibre developers, is three applications in one: - a superb device-based calibre library organiser - a high-performance WiFi-based calibre device emulator - a calibre content server and cloud provider client (Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive) 1) CC is a device-based calibre library organiser. Once you put books on your device using one of the connection methods described below you can: - view a book's metadata (author, tags, series, rating, dates, etc.). - sort and group books by their metadata. - see book lists by cover or by list. - mark books read and sync this information with calibre. - launch your book reader application to read a book 2) CC can connect to calibre over WiFi and be detected by calibre as a device. Once connected, you use calibre to move books to and from your device. Calibre automatically updates all the book metadata stored by CC to match the latest in your library. 3) CC can connect to calibre’s content server or to your cloud provider to browse your library and download books to your device. Supports Dropbox and Microsoft OneDrive. For more information see our FAQ (http://cc_faq.multipie.co.uk/) Notes: CC is not a reader app. You must install and use one of the many excellent reader apps available. You must also already use calibre to manage your library of ebooks.

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Reviews

  • No longer connects as wireless device

    1
    By AC4LT
    At one point in time this worked wonderfully to sync my ipad with my Calibre library. When I try to connect now it connects and starts its “initial sync” but after 30 or so seconds it appears to disconnect. No error is given. It just silently fails. I don’t have the time or patience to deal with bad software. It’s bad enough that it fails but it’s even worse that it fails with no explanation. Your mileage may vary. You may never trip over the issue I’m experiencing but since I’ve got no way to tell what happened to cause this it’s possible you may.
  • Mostly good, few minor issues

    4
    By ystael
    For the most part this app does the job. A few minor issues make it less useful than its Android counterpart. * Can’t sort by custom fields. On Android I use this to sort the collection by LC call number, but here I can’t have the sort I’m used to. * Sort by author lists multi-author works once under each author ... _only_ in list view, not in grid view ... unless the authors start with the same letter, in which case the work is only listed once. This inconsistency is insane. My personal preference would be to have multi-author works listed only by first author in every view, and leave search to find the rest; this is how browse views in standard library catalogs work. But in any case whether the work appears more than once should not depend on choice of view or on first letter of author’s last name! * Scrolling in grid view is sluggish. The hitches on fast scroll are quite noticeable.
  • Crashes so often ...

    1
    By chaeremon
    App is so unstable just trying to access pdf’s
  • Not bad

    4
    By Oscalla92
    Not a bad little app. I like being able to tote so many of my books with me directly from Calibre. I agree with an earlier reviewer who said the lack of a reader function is the main drawback. I had to learn how to use Marvin to be able to read the books. If the creator develops a built-in reader function so you don’t have to transfer books, this app would be GOLD!
  • Has worked flawlessly for for me for years

    5
    By Yorye
    Man! I just do not get these negative reviews. It organizes the books in Calibre in a number of useful ways and provides a very easy way to transfer the books. My Calibre library is stored on Dropbox, so no matter where I am, as long as I have an internet connection, I can get any of my books without connection to my PC, which is quite useful since I never take my PC traveling. Sure there are a number of other ways to set up Calibre to access your books, locally and remotely, but none as simple and reliable as CC.
  • Good at what it claims to do

    4
    By Jtwhitford
    I like this app. It provides a nice interface between my desktop Calibre library (stored in the cloud) and my iPad. Of course, there are all sorts of things that could be improved to make it a perfect solution, but for what’s on the market, this is not lacking. My biggest request would be for increased cloud support. I just switched from OneDrive to Amazon Drive, and now I cannot access my ebooks that way. If more cloud options were supported, that would be one step in the right direction. Beyond this, it would be great if we could send a book back to the cloud when we’re done reading it.
  • Does not connect to OneDrive

    1
    By StrangeDOS
    Tried to do a cloud connect but the app does not allow me to specify where my library is. The Android version does, but the iPhone/iPad version doesn’t.
  • Giving up...

    1
    By Canavansbackyard
    After having used this for over a year, I am finally giving up on it. It does work as advertised...well, sorta. My gripes fall into two categories. First, the user interface, while functional, is relatively crude and somewhat non-intuitive. I had hoped that this might be improved, but it’s remained pretty much the same since the app’s initial release. That’s not to say that this aspect of the app couldn’t see improvements in future releases. Second, the app is buggy. Some of my issues here are minor — for example, in my case the app unreasonably insists that all books have the exact same (incorrect) book cover. Various attempts to correct this odd behavior (including reinstallation) have failed to correct it. But my primary issue with the app is the reliability with which it connects to calibre. Sometimes it works flawlessly in this regard. But just as often, in spite of all troubleshooting attempts, it fails completely. For a paid app, I frankly expect better. I’ve repeatedly and exhaustively pored over the associated app FAQs on this issue, but have yet to understand why the app suddenly decides not to connect nor how to fix the problem when it does fail. I’ve decided that, while it’s not as elegant a solution, it’s far easier, far less frustrating, and infinitely more reliable to just use calibre to transfer books to Dropbox and then to move those books to a reader.
  • Brilliant!

    5
    By nimumch
    This is an absolute must-have for anyone who uses Calibre. The best way to organize your ebook library on an iOs device.
  • Is not a reader app; just a way to move your calibre books over

    2
    By Bangbangboogie
    I thought this included a reader function, but it's just a way to move your books over from calibre. Works ok for me over wireless so far to move the books over without problem; but, lacking a built in reader, you still have to then copy them over to a reader app.

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