- Library Management
- E-book conversion
- Syncing to e-book reader devices
- Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form
- Comprehensive e-book viewer
- Content server for online access to your book collection
Now the producers have released version 1.0 and there are numerous changes. It also is a polished product and obviously is no longer in beta. Lots of new features have been added to calibre in the last year — a grid view of book covers, a new, faster database backend, the ability to convert Microsoft Word files, tools to make changes to ebooks without needing to do a full conversion, full support for font embedding and subsetting, and many more changes.
Want to send a long Word document to your eReader? Calibre now supports .docx files, meaning it’s now easy to send a file created in a version of Word made after 2007 (previous versions only supported the legacy .doc format).
Calibre 1.0 also adds the “Polish Books” option, which you can add as a toolbar button in Preferences. This tool lets you clean up an eBook by embedding referenced fonts, making the punctuation smart and updating the cover in the book itself.
You can read about all the new features at http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/ten, read more about the background of the program at http://calibre-ebook.com/ and even download the Windows, Macintosh, or Linux versions at http://calibre-ebook.com/download.