Sat. Jun 6th, 2020

Calibre 4.18 released, powerful open source e-book management software

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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
  • Use it everywhere and with anything
  • Comprehensive e-book viewer
  • Download news/magazines from the web
  • Share and backup your library easily
  • Edit the books in your collection
  • Satisfy every e-book need and get support
Calibre 4.18 released.


New features

  • Viewer: Search panel: Add a button to return to the position the book was at before doing a search.

    Closes tickets: 1879889

  • Tag browser: Improve handling of hierarchical tags

    Closes tickets: 1880264

    Renaming a tag now renames it and all its children. Drag and drop of hierarchical tags alters their hierarchy. Deleting a tag now deletes all its children.

  • Viewer: In flow mode, implement drag scrolling.

    Closes tickets: 1880707

  • Tag browser: Allow Manage Tags to open to a selected letter when clicking on a letter.

    Closes tickets: 1880175

  • Viewer: Show number of search results in title of search panel.

    Closes tickets: 1881792

  • Content server: In the book list hovering over the library name now shows the total number of books in the library.

    Closes tickets: 1881384

Bug fixes

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke the copy and recalculate author sort buttons.

    Closes tickets: 1880395

  • Book details: Fix extra margin to the right of the metadata fields.

    Closes tickets: 1881488

  • Cover grid: Show text under books that have no cover as well.

    Closes tickets: 1880558

  • When merging metadata, if a custom column has type multiple in the new data and some other type in the old data, ignore the old data instead of failing

    Closes tickets: 1881796

  • macOS: When using the single instance option of the viewer, crashes should not require a restart of the computer to use the viewer again.

    Closes tickets: 1881375

  • Windows: Fix an error when changing title/author for books in a library whose name contains characters not encodeable in the current code page
  • Windows: Fix amazon metadata download failing when accented characters in search query

    Closes tickets: 1880300

  • Comments editor: Fix shortcuts for bold/italic not working when toolbars are hidden

Improved news sources

  • The Hindu
  • Wired Daily Edition
  • The Economist