Calibre Companion is a helpful tool but its interface may seem confusing, especially if you do not have a Calibre account.
Calibre Companion is more than a simple app: it is actually three apps in one. You can use Calibre Companion as a library organizer, a high-performance WiFi-based calibre device emulator, and a client to access your calibre library through calibre's content server or in the cloud. It is developed by Samuel Cohen. Below, we discuss some of the app’s main features and some additional information. Please note that Calibre Companion is not a reading app - you need to use another reading app.
Here are some of Calibre Companion’s main features:
Calibre may seem confusing at first. You should first install the latest version of the app. Next, you don’t already have a reader app on your device, you will need to download and install one: the developer recommends Moon+ Reader and FBReader. You can connect to your Calibre library as a Wireless device (connect to your Android or iOS devices main memory), to a Content Server (connect to your Calibre library and view everything on your device), or to a Cloud Provider (browse anywhere, as long as you have an internet connection). We recommend to follow the app’s official guide.
Calibre state on their blog that they do not have any secrets and that Calibre is an open-source, with every modification being approved (or not) by the developers. Also, Calibre Does Not Collect, Store or Share Personal Information making it a safe app.
The version linked to this page is a free demo version. The full version can be bought for $4.99.
In order to run Calibre Companion on your mobile device, you need Android 5.0 and up and for the Calbire Companion iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch version - iOS 11.0 or later.
There is also a Calibre Companion for Windows.
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