October 24, 2020

Calibre 5.3 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 5.3 released.

Changelog

New features

  • Tag browser: When grouping items by first letter if adjacent letters have few entries combine them into a single group.

    Can be controlled via an option in Preferences->Look & fee->Tag browser to combine ‘first letters’ together if there are a small number of items under adjacent letters

  • Viewer: Allow displaying the current page / total pages in the header/footer. Useful in paged mode to see exactly how many pages are left.

    Closes tickets: 1899163

  • Viewer search panel: Show more result context in a tooltip when hovering over a search result.

    Closes tickets: 1899834

  • DOCX Input: Add support for Word controls used to rotate or flip images

    Only works with output formats such as EPUB that support CSS transforms

  • Viewer image pop-up: Allow maximizing/minimizing the window.

    Closes tickets: 1899762

  • Edit metadata dialog: Use only a single line for custom column date fields
  • Add an item to search for categories to the category editor context menu.

    Closes tickets: 1899341

  • Category editor: Add a right click menu to change case of the selected entries.

    Closes tickets: 1899316

Bug fixes

  • Fix a regression in 5.0 that caused performance of dialogs that contain title/series/tags edit fields to be very poor with large libraries.

    Closes tickets: 1898221

  • Fix a regression in 5.0 that caused some pop-up menus to appear on the wrong monitor in multi-monitor setups
  • macOS: Fix a long standing bug that prevented drag and drop of multiple items
  • Windows: Fix a regression that broke scanning for default programs for the Open with action
  • Windows: Fix a regression in 5.0 causing some MOBI files with non-BMP characters not being processed correctly.

    Closes tickets: 1898894

  • E-book viewer: Fix scrolling past the end of chapter boundaries not working in books that have negative margins
  • Edit metadata dialog: fix incorrect rendering of custom column names that start with emoji.

    Closes tickets: 1899466

  • Quickview: Fix nothing shown after clearing the search.

    Closes tickets: 1899318

  • Dark mode: Fix radio buttons having no outline.

    Closes tickets: 1900022

  • Annotations browser: When showing a book in the calibre library that is not currently visible, display an error.

    Closes tickets: 1900066

New news sources

  • Deutsche Welle by VoHe

Improved news sources

  • Reuters