It is only four days after the release fo Calibre 4.0.
New features for Calibre 4.1
Viewer: Add an option to have a scrollbar (under Scrolling in the viewer preferences)
Viewer: Allow showing the ‘position in book’, as was displayed in the top left of the viewer in calibre 3, in the header or footer of the viewer.
Viewer: Add options to control scrolling using the mouse in paged mode.
Viewer: Allow copying images by right clicking on them.
Viewer: Add a preference under Miscellaneous to allow only a single instance of the viewer
Viewer: Add keyboard shortcuts to toggle between paged mode and flow mode and to quit
Content server: Make the book size useable in custom book list templates.
Edit metadata: Use a border rather than background color to indicate correct title and author sort values. Works better with dark themes.
Kobo driver: Support for new firmware
It is a kinds of rush for this new release. more bug fixes on it.
Welcome back, calibre users. It has been two years since calibre 3.0. This time has been spent mostly in making the calibre Content server ever more capable as well as migrating calibre itself from Qt WebKit to Qt WebEngine, because the former is no longer maintained.
The Content server has gained the ability to Edit metadata, Add/remove books and even Convert books to and from all the formats calibre itself supports. It is now a full fledged interface to your calibre libraries.
The change to use Qt WebEngine has entailed a complete rewrite of various parts of calibre, including the E-book Viewer, PDF Output, Book details etc. Every attempt has been made to preserve features and functionality in a backwards compatible way, see below for a list of some known incompatibilities.
Wow, Calibre 4.0 is comming. I can not image how different it is from 3.x.
I can wait to see it. Now download it 115MB. Install it. Then launch it.
ToC Editor: Allow undo for renaming single items as well.
New features v3.23
Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware
Book polishing: Add an option to upgrade EPUB 2 to EPUB 3
DOCX Input: Convert text written with dingbat fonts such as Wingding or Symbol correctly.
When choosing the page to use as a cover from a PDF file, add a button to render more pages, if needed
TXT Input: Add support for embedded images that use relative URLs when converting markdown or textile. Note that this will only work if you are converting using the ebook-convert command line tool as the main calibre program moves files around, so relative references will not be valid.
Edit book: Insert special character: Add an option to select if searching should match all words or any of the words
Edit book: Insert special character: When searching by name match prefixes in addition to whole words. So you can now type “horiz” to match “horizontal”.
Linux installer: Simplify the command used to install calibre and add support for Ubuntu 18.04 which is missing a default python executable
When upgrading EPUB 2 to EPUB 3 add the ‘epub’ namespace to all HTML files, for convenience.
Kobo driver: Add an option to not maintain bookmarks/read status/etc. when resending a book already on the device.
New features v3.22.1
Edit book: Add a tool to upgrade books from EPUB 2 to EPUB 3 (Tools->Upgrade book internals)
Add support for the FBZ format (zipped FB2)
Kindle driver: Change the height of generated thumbnails to 500px, needed for the Oasis 2017
Edit book: When bulk renaming files add an option to rename by the order in which the files appear in the book.
Polishing: Recognize titlepages that are marked as covers in the EPUB 3 landmarks section
Edit Book: Automatically updated the modified timestamp in the OPF when saving EPUB 3 books.
Remove the ISBNDB metadata plugin as ISBNDB no longer allows free lookups.
New features v3.21
Browser viewer: Allow showing the time left in the current chapter/book in the header and footer areas of the book.
To use go to the preferences of the browser viewer and customize the headers and footers to display the time left. Note that time left in chapter only works correctly if chapters are in separate HTML files in the book.
Manage tags dialog: Searching now shows all matching tags and there is an undo button to undo changes.
Add an output profile for the Kindle Oasis 2017
New features v3.20
Content server: Allow editing the metadata of books from the book details page
On the book details page, you can now edit any metadata and change covers by clicking the edit metadata icon in the right area of the top bar. Note that only users that have write permissions for the library can edit metadata.
Kobo driver: Recognize Kobo Aura 2 with new firmware (4.6.10188)
New features v3.19
Driver for the new PocketBook 740
Allow using relative URLs in comments type metadata. The relative URLs are interpreted relative to the book folder in the calibre library
Edit book: Reports: Do not show characters from the HTML markup in the characters report.
Allow adding the Virtual library button to any toolbar/menu via Preferences->Toolbars & menus
New features v3.18
Browser viewer: Allow long tapping a word to look it up in a dictionary or search the internet for it.
New features v3.17
Allow splitting the book list, by right clicking on the column headers and choosing ‘Split the book list’
This is useful to ‘lock’ one or more columns in place so that they are always visible even when scrolling through other columns. Also, the split list has a separate right click menu which you can configure via Preferences->Toolbars and menus
Store temporary files used by the editor and viewer in the cache directory to try to prevent errors caused by ‘file cleaner’ programs deleting temporary files still in use
New features v3.16
Content server: Allow adding and deleting of books using the web interface
Use the + icon in the top bar of the book list to add new books and the trash icon in the top bar of the book details page to a delete a book. Note that only authenticated users are allowed to perform these actions, so you have to setup user accounts for the server to use these features.
Allow removing the close button from tabs in the Virtual library tab bar. Right click the tab bar and choose ‘Lock tabs’ to do that.
calibredb export: Add –progress option
Bulk metadata editing: Show progress bars to track progress of the operation
Content server: When downloading books from the server send both the ASCII and full Unicode file names. Browsers that support RFC 6266 can make use of the unicode file name.
Content server: Show a warning popup on Apple devices when the user tries to search with an expression containing smart quotes, since Apple devices now automatically replace quotes with smart quotes when typing.
It is a big upgrade. New version serials, starting 3.x.
Calibre 3.0 is released on June 16, 2017. Calibre 2.x is starting almost two years ago.
What is New in Calibre 3.0?
The new Content server
You can start the Content server by clicking the Connect/share button in calibre. Then just open up a browser and type http://localhost:8080 in the address bar. You will see a list of calibre libraries. Click on one and browse the books. Click on a book and you will have the option to read or download it.
Support for High Resolution (Retina) screens
Support for icon themes and a new default icon set
This time, I upgrade my Calibre installation to 2.66. It is alway an update every week. I would like to track new features in what’s new.
The most exciting features added in past eight updates are following:
New Features of v2.66
A simplified calibre logo
Edit Book: Allow restricting a search to the files currently open for editing
Driver for the PocketBook Touch HD
Kobo driver: Add support for firmware version 3.20
New Features of v2.65.1
Driver for Kobo Aura One and Aura Edition 2
Kobo driver: Add an option to ignore some collections on the device. The specified collections will not be touched by the driver.
Add an option in Preferences->Searching to make searching case-sensitive
DOCX Input: Add support for right-to-left text/tables
New Features of v2.64
Custom columns: Add a new ‘Short text’ column type that behaves like the builtin title column
More generally, you can now customize Comments-like columns, controlling how their headings are displayed in the Book Details panel and also specifying what kind of data they contain (plain text, HTML or even Markdown)
Edit book: Function mode: Allow appending text to the end of the marked text when running function mode search/replace on marked text
PDF Output: Add a new variable _TOP_LEVEL_SECTION_ for use in header/footer templates that resolves to the current top-most section in the Table of Contents
Linux/OSX: Shutdown gracefully on receiving the interrupt or terminate Unix signals
A new tool to easily export and import all calibre data — books, settings and plugins [2.47]
Right click the calibre icon in the main calibre toolbar and choose “Export/import all calibre data” to run this tool. It is useful if you want to move to a new computer or duplicate your calibre setup on a second computer, with minimal effort. This tool is very new, so if you run into problems, please report bugs. You can always use the old manual method of copying library folders as a fallback.
Implement tag mapping to automatically filter/transform tags when adding books or downloading metadata [2.39]
Now you can create simple rules that will filter/transform the tags when adding new books or downloading metadata for books. To setup the rules, go to Preferences->Adding books and Preferences->Downloading metadata
Icon themes: Change the calibre icons easily via icon themes [2.36]
You can now change the icons calibre uses easily via Preferences->Look & Feel->Change icon theme. Several icon themes are already available for calibre
It has been a year since calibre 1.0 and lots has changed in calibre-land. The biggest new feature is an e-book editor, capable of editing ebooks in both the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formats. Click on the items in the list below to learn more about each new feature.
Note that because of the move to Qt 5, calibre no longer supports either Windows XP or versions of OS X older than 10.7 (Lion). If you are using either of these operating systems, you should stay with calibre 1.48
The e-book editor
Support for Android phones and tablets on OS X
Now uses Qt 5
Support for touchscreen windows tablets
Improvements to library organisation
Release: 2.0 [21 Aug, 2014]
Add support for MTP devices (Android phones/tablets) on OS X
Update the version of Qt used by calibre to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in calibre that were caused by bugs in Qt 4.
Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal.
Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser
Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items.