calibre plugins: duplicate finder

The next few posts will deal with some of the more useful plugins in calibre. Functionality can be added to calibre via little code snippets called “plugins”. The Calibre application itself comes with and makes extensive use of plugins developed by the Calibre development team. The Calibre plugins programming interface (API) makes it possible forContinue reading “calibre plugins: duplicate finder”

plugins continued …

The last blog post talked about plugins in general and illustrated the workings of the duplicate finder plugin in detail. Today I will point out a few other useful plugins. To obtain these plugins follow the same procedure as in the section “Getting the Find Duplicates plugin” in the previous blog post, but with the nameContinue reading “plugins continued …”

calibre custom columns

The main calibre window has a default set of columns that most people find useful in organising their ebook collection. These include Title, Author, Date, Size (of file in MB), Ratings, Tags , Series, Publisher and Published. Although these columns are sufficient for many users, most calibre features are made flexible to accommodate unusual needsContinue reading “calibre custom columns”

calibre portable: A great holiday gift

For a very long time calibre was tied up to the computer on which it was installed. Although the calibre content server allowed for access to the calibre library through a browser, it still required the computer on which calibre was installed to be on and accessible through the internet. But since version 8.5 aContinue reading “calibre portable: A great holiday gift”

calibre 0.9.0 is here!

The long awaited calibre 0.9.0 is here! This is the link to the page documenting all the improvements since 0.8.0. Some of the important improvements I will discuss here at length are: Improved support for android phones and tablets  MTP support Calibre Companion Viewer Display of mathematics in e-books Page mode Table of contents panel now tracks the currentContinue reading “calibre 0.9.0 is here!”

this is the way to polish your e-books

HiIt has been a while but again calibre has some great new features. So let us take a look at them. Here I will discuss “Polish Ebooks” introduced in 0.9.23 and next time “Edit TOC” introduced in 0.9.25. Note that polishing is only supported for books in AZW3 and EPUB formats. Hopefully any bugs that wereContinue reading “this is the way to polish your e-books”

magic with TOC: edit or create a TOC for your documents or ebooks

Hope you enjoyed polishing and shining your e-books. Now let’s look at more heavy duty stuff. The last post already detailed how you can get the “Edit TOC” button on the main toolbar. It is the rightmost button on the main toolbar in the figure below. Create TOC:If you have an e-book without a  Table of Contents (TOC), Continue reading “magic with TOC: edit or create a TOC for your documents or ebooks”

ebooks of web content and virtual libraries

This blog post will discuss a class of plugins that allow you to make ebooks of content from the web, like chosen Wikipedia pages and recipe pages from sites like,, foodnetwork and allrecipes as well as the calibre virtual libraries feature. make your own ebooks from web content The internet makes a lot of information available at your fingertips. But sometimes it isContinue reading “ebooks of web content and virtual libraries”