О сalibre

calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager. Users say it’s outstanding and a must-have. It’ll allow you to do nearly everything and it takes things a step beyond normal e-book software. It’s also completely free and open source and great for both casual users and computer experts.
  • Save time on managing your e-book collection

    calibre’s user interface is designed to be as simple as possible. Large buttons in the main window take care of most of your needs. The vast number of calibre’s features and options is always clearly displayed under intuitive tabs. Its context menus are neatly sorted, so the things you’re looking for almost find themselves on their own. You’re never more than three clicks away from your goal. It’s the result of years of tweaking calibre’s interface based on users’ feedback. Plus, you can change many aspects of how calibre looks and feels and try one of the three built-in library views to browse your book collection using covers, titles, tags, authors, publishers, etc.

    calibre not only can download all the metadata for an e-book (things like title, author, publisher, ISBN, tags, cover or summary) but will also allow you to edit or create metadata in existing or new fields. That way you can track which books you’ve read and which ones you liked. You can also take advantage of the advanced search and sorting functions that use tags, authors, comments and more. You will find the book you were looking for in seconds!

  • Пользуйтесь везде и на чём угодно

    calibre supports almost every single e-Reader and is compatible with more devices with every update. You can transfer your e-books from one device to another in seconds, wirelessly or with a cable. And you don’t need any additional tools to do that. calibre will send the best file format for your device converting it if needed, automatically.

    No matter what PC, laptop or tablet you use, calibre’s got you covered. And if you’re traveling and don’t have your device with you – you can take calibre on a USB stick and use it wherever you are.

    calibre can convert dozens of file types. No matter where you got your e-book from, it’ll be ready for your device in no time. When converting, you can also automatically change the book’s style, create a table of contents or improve punctuation and margins. calibre will also detect the format that’s best suited for your device on its own, so you don’t have to bother.

    calibre can also turn your personal documents to e-books or create them from scratch. It can also take all the mundane things that go with it off your plate. It has automatic style helpers and scripts generating the book’s structure. You focus on the content, calibre will take care of the rest.

  • Comprehensive e-book viewer

    calibre has a built-in e-book viewer that can display all the major e-book formats. It has full support for Table of Contents, bookmarks, CSS, a reference mode, printing, searching, copying, multi-page view, embedded fonts, and on and on…

  • Загрузить новости/журналы из сети

    calibre can make sure you know what’s happening and automatically deliver stories to your device from hundreds of news sources like The Economist, New York Times, New Yorker Magazine, The Guardian, BBC News, National Geographic, CNN, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, Scientific American, Wired Magazine, The Telegraph, Forbes, Ars Technica…

    You can also teach calibre to deliver news from completely different sites or take advantage of any RSS feed. No searching, no waiting, no hassle.

  • Делиться и создвать резервные копии проще

    calibre comes with a handy web server to host your library. In just a few moments you can safely share all (or just some) of your e-books with anyone you choose or access them yourself from anywhere, using any device you like. With the server, you can read the books in your calibre library on any phone/tablet using just a browser. It even works offline.

    calibre has also some useful backup and import/export features that will guarantee the safety and portability of your book collection with minimal fuss.

  • Редактировать книги в коллекции

    For the e-book nerds amongst you, calibre has a built-in editor that allows you to edit e-books in the most popular e-book formats, EPUB and Kindle. The editor has many sophisticated features to make editing the innards of e-books as easy and efficient as possible.

  • Satisfy every e-book need and get support

    It’s unlikely, but if you find out there’s a feature you need but calibre lacks it, you can use the built-in plugin explorer. Many users develop plugins to enhance and expand calibre’s features. You can browse through hundreds of plugins directly from calibre and install them with just one click.

    calibre has more than 3 million active installs and has lots of fans! You will never have to wait to solve any issue you might encounter: you can use the extensive help resources just ask members of the calibre forum.

    calibre is created by book lovers, for book lovers. Hundreds of motivated volunteers develop calibre and deliver updates on a regular basis. Most issues are resolved in a week. With every update, we fix bugs, add new features and make calibre more compatible, faster and easier.

Celebrate 10 years of excellence with us and download calibre today!

calibre started life on 31 October, 2006, soon after the release of the SONY PRS-500, the first e-ink based reader to be sold commercially in the US. At the time, I was a graduate student, with a lot of time on my hands. The PRS-500 did not work at all with Linux, my operating system of choice, so I decided to reverse engineer the USB protocol that it used, to get it working on Linux. This was accomplished with the help of the fine folks over at mobileread.com and calibre was born, albeit named libprs500.

At the time there were no satisfactory tools to convert content into the LRF format, used by the SONY reader, so I decided to implement a converter to convert the most popular e-book formats to LRF. This converter proved to be wildly popular and far better than the (mostly non-existent) offerings from SONY. It was picked up and used by various publishing houses and content digitizers to produce the first generation of books in the LRF format.

As my e-book collection grew, I realized that managing it was quickly becoming unwieldy, so I decided to write a graphical interface to libprs500 to make it easier. This became calibre, in its present form, as a comprehensive e-book management tool. libprs500 was renamed to calibre in mid-2008. The name calibre was chosen by my wife, Krittika. The libre in calibre stands for freedom, indicating that calibre is a free and open source product, modifiable by all. Nonetheless, calibre should be pronounced as cali-ber, not ca-libre.

Today calibre is a vibrant open-source community with half a dozen developers and many, many testers and bug reporters. It is used in over 200 countries and has been translated into a dozen different languages by volunteers. calibre has become a comprehensive tool for the management of digital texts, allowing you to do whatever you could possibly imagine with your e-book library. Reading is very important to me and one of my goals has always been to prevent either the fragmentation or the monopolization of the e-book market by entities that care solely for short-term goals. As the calibre community continues to grow, driven by book lovers, for book lovers, hopefully it will always present an alternative for people that love to read e-books and want to be in control of their own digital libraries.

Kovid Goyal
Ноябрь 2009

Где найти помощь

Лучшие места для просьб о помощи с calibre - очень активный форум calibre на mobileread.com, где есть множество дружелюбных и знающих пользователей/разработчиков calibre. Кроме того, существует страница фанов calibre на Facebook и #calibreforum в Twitter.

Сообщения об ошибках и просьбы о новых возможностях

Если вы нашли проблему в calibre или хотели бы попросить о новой возможности, лучший способ, чтобы это сделать, - через calibre Bug tracker. Учтите, что calibre разрабатывается волонтёрами, это значит, что ваш запрос об ошибке/возможности может быть принят или не принят во внимание, так что если вы ищете помощи, то лучшее место - форум, на который дана ссылка выше.

calibre - приложение с открытым исходным кодом, которое использует большое число других библиотек с открытым исходным кодом и разрабатывается в Linux, платформе с открытым исходным кодом и таким образом использует работу множества людей, некоторые из которых указаны ниже. Я постаралсы быть максимально исчерпывающим, но если я упустил ваш вклад, пожалуйста дайте мне знать.

Вклад в код/исправление ошибок

Без определённого порядка:

  • Marshall Vandegrift: За epub2lrf, lit2oeb, oeb2mobi и различные улучшения в коде html2lrf code, а таже за простой фреймворк для системы преобразований в версиях 0.6.x
  • John Schember: За новый фреймворк для драйверов устройств calibre, различные улучшения графического пользовательского интерфейса, некоторые плагины ввода/вывода и реализацию возможности "Получить книги"
  • Charles Haley: За пользовательские столбцы, сохранённый поиск, ограничения, драйвер беспроводного устройства, множество другой помощи/идей
  • Gregory Riker: За индексирование MOBI, каталоги, драйвер iPad
  • Roger Critchlow: За первоначальную реализацию lrs2lrf
  • Anatoly Shipitsin: За fb2lrf и fb2-meta
  • Ori Avtalion и WayneD за различные исправления ошибок
  • Tijmen Ruizendaal за драйвер Be Book
  • Igor Skochinsky (за обратную разработку некоторых вещей, без которых calibre никогда бы не взлетел)
  • Darko Miletic: за большое число новых обработчиков
  • Grant Drake: For various plugins including Open with, Search the internet and Goodreads integration
  • Timothy Legge и David Forrester: За поддержку Kobo в calibre

Графика и дизайн

  • Nicholas Holland и ребята из Centresource за дизайн сайта
  • diaboNL за значок просмотрщика
  • Caleb Avery и Kamil Tatara за логотип calibre
  • Jonatan Nyberg за большую работу по наведению блеска в интерфейсе пользователя
  • subtlepatterns.com за разные текстуры

Авторы обработчиков

Слишком большое число людей создавало обработчики, чтобы упомянуть их всех здесь, но их вклад - значительная часть calibre.


Список переводчиков доступен здесь

Другие проекты, чей код/библиотеки использует calibre

  • Python
  • Qt
  • PyQt
  • rtf2xml
  • poppler
  • feedparser
  • pylrs
  • BeautifulSoup
  • mechanize
  • pictureflow
  • lxml
  • Hyphenator
  • sqlite
  • chardet
  • podofo
  • libmtp
  • Python Imaging Library
  • Sphinx
  • django
  • odfpy
  • cssutils
  • git
  • ICU
  • dateutil
  • dnspython
  • pywin32
  • python-dbus

The Launchpad, Transifex, fosshub.com and github.com services for providing bug, file, translation and code hosting for calibre.

Last, but not least I'd like to thank the folks at mobileread.com for creating a wonderful community for us e-book lovers to gather round.


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CNET Editor's rating: 4.5 звезды (ноябрь 2009)

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