What's new

See what's new in calibre 2.0

Release: 2.13 [19 Dec, 2014]

New Features

  • Driver for the new CYBOOK MUSE ebook reader

    Closes tickets: 1398672

  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow editing identifiers in a dedicated window by right clicking on the identifiers edit box.

    Closes tickets: 1400925

  • Allow generating a cover from metadata by right clicking the cover are in the book details panel also.

    Closes tickets: 1401972

  • Content server: Server KEPUB files with the extension kepub.epu when connecting to the browser on Kobo devices
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new firmware version 3.12
  • Edit metadata dialog: Add a keyboard shortcut to swap title and author [Alt+Down]

    Closes tickets: 1397701

Bug Fixes

  • Save to disk: Fix a regression that prevented saving of files into the root of a drive on Windows
  • FB2 Input: Add support for FB2 books that incorrectly use the FictionBook 2.1 XML schema.

    Closes tickets: 1401915

  • Fix command line arguments not being ignored on windows and linux when restarting calibre.

    Closes tickets: 1401991

  • E-book viewer: Fix sorting of bookmarks by position in book not working on windows and OS X.

    Closes tickets: 1402152

  • Kobo driver: Fix bookmarks not being deleted from device when deleting books on the device

    Closes tickets: 1401502

  • Edit book: Fix auto-complete of closing tag not working when typing the closing tag at just before a word (the word would become the closing tag name).
  • calibredb: Fix list --for-machine ignoring custom columns

    Closes tickets: 1401085

  • Edit book/Book polishing: Fix subsetting of fonts whose @font-face rules use the local() or format() CSS functions not working
  • Edit book: Fix regression that broke typing of XML entities for ampersand, less-than and greater-than
  • Edit Book: Do not change the current selected text when right clicking on a mis-spelled word

Improved news sources

  • The Australian
  • The New Yorker
  • The Guardian
  • Ars Technica

Release: 2.12 [28 Nov, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Automatically complete the closing tag in HTML/XML files when typing </
  • Edit Book: Implement auto-indent, now when pressing the Enter key to start a new line, the new line's indentation is automatically created
  • Driver for the Verso E71b ebook reader

    Closes tickets: 1395289

  • Redesigned the 'Add a custom news source' dialog to make it easier to use, with a more powerful python editor
  • Make translations of the User Manual available in many different languages (fully or partially translated). Click the 'Change Language' link in the sidebar of the manual to change the language
  • Edit Book: Search & Replace function mode: Add a new function annotation (replace.file_order) to control what order multiple files are processed in, when doing Replace All. See the User Manual for details.

Bug Fixes

  • Get Books: Update Woblink store plugin for website changes
  • Book polishing: Ignore zero byte font files in the ebook instead of erroring out on them when subsetting fonts.

    Closes tickets: 1395694

  • E-book viewer: Tighten heuristic used to detect footnote links. Do not consider a link that is the only content inside a block level tag as an endnote link, even if it is linked back to from its destination.
  • Update the version of libimobiledevice shipped in the Linux and OS X builds to 1.1.7, should help with some connection issues to Apple devices
  • PDF Output: Add support for font-family aliasing in @font-face rules.

    Closes tickets: 1395176

Improved news sources

  • Wall Street Journal
  • New Yorker
  • Le Monde
  • Defense News
  • Digital Journal
  • Cracked.com
  • Boston Globe
  • RealClear Politics
  • EcoGeek
  • The Friday Times

Release: 2.11 [21 Nov, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add a new 'function mode' for the Search and Replace tool

    The function mode allows you to create python functions that run on the results of Search and Replace. This allows you to do arbitrarily powerful text processing. For example, you can automatically fix the case of text, automatically add section number to headings, and so on. For examples and documentation, see: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/function_mode.html

Bug Fixes

  • DOCX Input: Add support for multilingual documents.

    Closes tickets: 1394428

  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix date fields being displayed in the UTC timezone instead of the local timezone, causing the day to be off by one in some timezones.

    Closes tickets: 1393166

  • Conversion/Book polishing: Fix ampersands in title/series/publisher/author not being properly escaped.

    Closes tickets: 1393230

  • Update the bundled version of libimobiledevice on windows, so that the iOS Reader plugin can connect to iOS 8 devices again
  • Fix a regression in 2.10 that causes Adding books from sub-folders, one book per folder to incorrectly add OPF files present in the sub-folders as an extra format.

    Closes tickets: 1392864

  • Fix a regression in 2.10 that caused changes in Preferences->Adding books to not work for the next immediate add
  • Fix Ctrl-R while in debug mode not restarting in debug mode properly
  • Fix regression in evaluating composite columns that use other composite columns.

Improved news sources

  • Nikkei News

Release: 2.10 [14 Nov, 2014]

New Features

  • Driver for the PocketBook Lux 2 with latest firmware.

    Closes tickets: 1390720

  • Review downloaded metadata: Add suggestions for the tags, authors, publishers and series fields. Suggestions will pop-up as you type.

    Closes tickets: 1390887

  • Add Books: Improve performance when adding large numbers of books at once
  • Add Books: Allow adding books from multiple ZIP/RAR archives, each containing many books, by right clicking on the Add Books and choosing 'Add from Archive'
  • Metadata download: Prioritize results that have the same language as the current calibre user interface language
  • Edit Book: Make the CSS used for styling the generated HTML Table of Contents user customizable via http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-et-cetera

Bug Fixes

  • E-book viewer: Fix popup footnotes not working on windows
  • Fix saving of searches that use the backslash to escape special characters not working

    Closes tickets: 1392052

  • Save to disk: When multiple books end up with the same file name because they have the same metadata, automatically adjust the filename to make it unique.

    Closes tickets: 863472

  • Fix ebook editor global menu not working on Unity when started from inside calibre
  • Get Books: Update the Amazon European store plugins for website changes
  • Edit Book: Fix handling of XML unsafe characters (like <, > and &) inside <style> tags
  • Linux: Fix regression on Unity that prevented some keyboard shortcuts from working because of the global menu bar.

    Closes tickets: 1390901

  • Amazon metadata download: Do not prefer results with an ISBN, since Amazon now lists a large number of ISBN less titles
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix cover not being found for some books because of a website change at amazon.com
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of east-asian characters in CSS class names.

    Closes tickets: 1390527

New news sources

  • Various German news sources by Bernd Boehm
  • The Daily WTF by Jelle van der Waa

Improved news sources

  • LWN Weekly
  • Scinexx
  • Ming Pao

Release: 2.9 [07 Nov, 2014]

New Features

  • E-book viewer: Show footnotes in a separate popup window

    Now when you click on a link to a footnote/endnote, the corresponding note is shown in a separate popup window, for convenient reference. Footnote links are recognized using the EPUB 3 footnote markup as well as some heuristics. Any superscript or subscript links are assumed to be footnote links. Any link that links to another file which in turn links back to the original link, is assumed to be an endnote.

  • Cover Grid: Improve scroll wheel based scrolling.

    On windows and linux a single "tick" of the wheel now scrolls by about half a row instead of a full screen. On OS X, scrolling is pixel based, so as you scroll faster, more content is scrolled.

  • Get Books: Add the Bubok Portugal store
  • Performance improvement for large libraries that using custom columns built with templates
  • Review downloaded metadata dialog: Allow merging tags by long clicking the revert button

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression in 2.8 that caused the clear button next to date fields to set the date to Jan 101 instead of undefined.

    Closes tickets: 1388061

  • Linux: Fix Unity global menu bar stops working after minimizing calibre to the dock or the system tray.

    Closes tickets: 1389404

  • Sanitize the ImageMagick environment variables before launching external utilities.

    Closes tickets: 1389449

  • Prevent stale 'On Device' info (from the previous connection) from showing during subsequent device connections
  • Conversion: Add workaround for converting EPUB files with syntactically invalid (probably hand edited) OPF files.

    Closes tickets: 1389188

  • Fix e-book viewer not displaying cover from HTMLZ files.

    Closes tickets: 1388595

  • Conversion: Handle input documents with crazy font sizes (1000pt +)

Improved news sources

  • Boston Globe
  • Brand Eins

Release: 2.8 [31 Oct, 2014]

New Features

  • Linux: Add support for the global menubar in Ubuntu Unity (The menu that is displayed in the top most on screen bar). It now works both with the main calibre program and the e-book editor. You can customize what appears in the menubar via Preferences->Toolbars
  • Get Books: Add a new store, Bubok (bubok.es)
  • Driver for Tolino Vision 2.

    Closes tickets: 1385904

  • Review downloaded metadata: Allow merging downloaded and current identifiers by long-clicking the revert button.

    Closes tickets: 1387619

  • Template language: New function user_categories() to return the list of User Categories for a given book (only works in the GUI).
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to prevent tapping on the page from turning pages.

Bug Fixes

  • Re-enable the system tray icon on linux. System tray icons now work in any desktop environment that supports the StatusNotifier spec, such as Ubuntu Unity, KDE 4+, GNOME 3, etc.
  • System tray icon: On windows if the calibre window is minimized, fix clicking on the system tray icon not restoring the window.

    Closes tickets: 1387596

  • E-book viewer: Clear history when reloading the book, to avoid errors, since the locations pointed to by the history may no longer be valid anyway
  • Linux: Force use of GNOME button layout for dialogs when running under the GNOME, UNITY or MATE desktop environments
  • Check Book: Silence incorrect warning about guide references to cover image in AZW3 Format
  • Fix text entry widgets' popup completion window not working well with windows on-screen keyboard.

    Closes tickets: 1385586

  • Edit Book: Fix links that are absolute paths causing crashes in windows
  • Fix the read metadata from format button in the edit metadata dialog not working for FB2 files.

    Closes tickets: 1385237

New news sources

  • Planet Python and Krebs on security recipe by Jelle van der Waa

Improved news sources

  • Tyzden
  • Countryfile.com
  • FAZ net
  • The New Yorker

Release: 2.7 [24 Oct, 2014]

New Features

  • Support for the new Kindle Voyage
  • The notification for the completion of background jobs, such as bulk metadata download, has been redesigned to not interrupt your work. It now waits in the lower right corner of the main window until you are ready to deal with it

    Closes tickets: 1382795

  • Insert metadata as jacket page: Make the invisible tags used for searching across books format better, by giving them their own table row.
  • Book details panel: Show custom column values for numeric columns even when the value is zero
  • Allow clearing of date and number type fields by right clicking and choosing clear when editing the fields in the book list or edit metadata dialog

Bug Fixes

  • MOBI/AZW3 Output: When converting an EPUB document that specifies an SVG image as its cover image, convert the cover to JPEG as the Kindle cannot handle SVG cover images.

    Closes tickets: 1384375

  • AZW3 Input: Fix crash when processing AZW3 files that contain certain SVG images dies to a bug in ImageMagick.

    Closes tickets: 1384375

  • Conversion: Ignore un-parseable links when trying to generate ToC from links, instead of aborting the conversion.

    Closes tickets: 1383365

  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix window title not changing when using the Next/previous buttons if the books being edited have the same title.

    Closes tickets: 1383014

  • Fix regression in previous release that prevented arrow keys/tab key from working in completion popups on OSX.

    Closes tickets: 1382633

Improved news sources

  • Folha de Sao Paolo
  • LWN Weekly

Release: 2.6 [17 Oct, 2014]

New Features

  • Catalogs: CSV Output: Allow changing the order of fields in the generated CSV catalog by using drag and drop to re-arrange the fields in the create catalog dialog.

    Closes tickets: 1379048

  • Edit metadata dialog: When editing metadata individually for multiple books, popup a confirmation if the user clicks OK before finishing the editing of all the books.

    Closes tickets: 1378072

  • Allow configuring a keyboard shortcut to toggle highlighting of search results via Preferences->Keyboard (under Miscellaneous).

    Closes tickets: 1380528

  • Edit Book: Saved searches window: Remember the last used values for where to search and search direction
  • E-book viewer: Allow right clicking on the toolbar buttons to popup the optional menus, useful when using the viewer on a touch screen.

    Closes tickets: 1380359

  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to toggle the Table of Contents [Ctrl+T]
  • Performance improvement when renaming/deleting large numbers of items via the Manage Tags/Series/Publishers/etc dialogs
  • Kobo driver: Update to support soon to be released firmware update from Kobo

Bug Fixes

  • Amazon metadata download: Update the amazon metadata download plugin to handle changes to the amazon.com website.

    Closes tickets: 1379305

  • AZW3 Output: Ignore invalid attribute names in the input document rather than aborting the conversion on them.
  • Book details panel: Fix custom columns built from other columns with tag like values not clickable in the book details panel.

    Closes tickets: 1381323

  • Edit Book: Fix changing the editor undo/redo keyboard shortcuts not preventing the old shortcuts from working.
  • CSV Catalogs: Output all custom datetime columns in the local timezone to match the format for builtin columns
  • E-book viewer: When looking up words in the dictionary for a book that has no language set, use the current calibre interface language
  • Fix comments editor widget in the edit metadata dialog swallowing Tab key presses, preventing the use of the keyboard to move between widgets. You can use Ctrl+Tab to insert literal tabs
  • OS X: Workaround for regression in Qt 5 that causes pressing the Esc key to close the entire window instead of the current completion popup
  • Fix Advanced search dialog not being sized correctly if the user selects a larger than normal interface font.

    Closes tickets: 1378045

  • E-book viewer: Fix page turning by clicking in the margins in full screen mode (when displaying more than one page per screen) not working because of a Qt 5 behavior change.

Improved news sources

  • nrcnext
  • Wall Street Journal
  • Smithsonian Magazine
  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung mobil

Release: 2.5 [03 Oct, 2014]

New Features

  • E-book viewer: Allow changing the website that is used as a dictionary for looking up words in the viewer. Click the Preferences button in the viewer and choose the dictionaries tab to customize the website.
  • Edit book/Book polishing: When embedding fonts or subsetting embedded fonts, handle the :first-letter and :first-line pseudo-element style rules.

    Closes tickets: 1373649

  • Windows driver for Trekstor Pyrus 2 LED.

    Closes tickets: 1376018

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a typo preventing calibre from recognizing the new Kobo Aura H2O
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replaced words coming back into the list when toggling the "Show only misspelled words" setting
  • Edit Book: Spell Check: Fix replacing a word with multiple words causing the replacements to show up erroneously in the list of misspelled words

    Closes tickets: 1370294

  • Edit Book: Fix leading or trailing hyphens on words being ignored when spell checking.

    Closes tickets: 1370288

  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression, caused by a Qt 5 behavior change, that caused incorrect colors to be shown when viewing MOBI files that use CSS 3 color specifications internally.
  • MOBI Output: Handle input documents that use CSS 3 syntax for colors by converting the color to the #RRGGBB format required for MOBI
  • Tag Browser: Fix drag and drop of books onto a language not setting the language.

    Closes tickets: 1373504

  • Tag Browser: When renaming an item that is currently being searched for, remove the search indicator, as the search will no longer match the renamed item.

    Closes tickets: 1374624

  • Bulk metadata edit: Fix getting cover from EPUB files that have no cover image by rendering the first page as the cover not working.

    Closes tickets: 1374243

  • Custom cover generation: Fix disabled color schemes not being saved

    Closes tickets: 1374337

  • Wireless device driver: Fix a regression in 2.4 that caused book matching to run slowly when connecting to calibre companion

Improved news sources

  • Sueddeutsche Zeitung
  • The Hindu
  • Carta

Release: 2.4 [25 Sep, 2014]

New Features

  • An all new random cover generation algorithm, which generates covers using many different color schemes and cover styles

    Now when you click the Generate cover button in the Edit Metadata dialog a cover based on the book metadata is generated using random colors and styles. You can customize the random cover generation by long clicking the Generate Cover button, which will popup a dialog where you can create new color schemes and customize other aspects of the generated cover as well.

  • Edit Book: Redesign the saved searches pop-up as a dockable window. Editing saved searches now happens inline and the global search/replace keyboard shortcuts work in the saved searches window
  • Edit book: Change the text of the 'Mark selected text' menu entry depending on whether it will mark or unmark the text
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing a metadata download by long-clicking the Download metadata button and choosing "Undo last metadata download"
  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow undoing the changes to individual fields by right clicking on the field and selecting Undo after a metadata download.

    Closes tickets: 1223367

  • Download metadata dialog: Allow using Enter key to select cover and left/right keys to move between metadata results.

    Closes tickets: 1369178

  • Fix the row numbers in the book list remaining wide when switching libraries if some books were marked before the switch.

    Closes tickets: 1369152

  • Fix keyboard focus not going to cover grid after doing a search.

    Closes tickets: 1369160

  • DOCX Input: Support for the keepNext paragraph property to keep successive paragraphs on the same page.
  • Template language: New template functions: raw_list() to return the items in a list such as tags without any sorting/formatting applied to them; author_sorts() to return the author sort strings from the authors table for the authors in the book.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression in 2.3 that broke creation of collections on the device when metadata management was set to manual.

    Closes tickets: 1371976

  • E-book viewer: Fix displaying multiple pages per screen not working in calibre 2.x with some books, due to a change in Qt 5.

    Closes tickets: 1372066

  • E-book viewer: Fix unintuitive behavior of back and forward buttons when going all the way back to the first item in the history.

    Closes tickets: 1367992

  • Conversion: Do not allow default (user-agent) style rules to ever override style rules defined in the input document, regardless of CSS selector specificity.

    Closes tickets: 1369753

  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression that broke selecting multiple icons in Preferences->Column icon rules
  • Fix tags with angle brackets not being displayed in the Book Details panel

New news sources

  • Hurriyet Daily News and Al Monitor by spswerling
  • VICE News by Adrian Tennessee
  • Jagran Josh by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Today's Zaman
  • Wall Street Journal
  • High Country News

Release: 2.3 [11 Sep, 2014]

New Features

  • Cover Grid: Dynamically adjust the size of the in memory cover thumbnail cache based on the window size to ensure flicker free rendering even on very large screens.

    Closes tickets: 1367211

  • Template tester: Remember last used template
  • Get Books: When downloading books show a popup message telling the user that the books will be added to the calibre library automatically, to help new users understand what is happening. The popup message can be disabled.
  • E-book viewer: Try to detect when a chapter has a page break before the start of the chapter's text resulting in a leading blank page and override the page break.

    Closes tickets: 1366074

Bug Fixes

  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix the author sort field not being marked red initially when the author sort does not match the author due to a Qt 5 behavior change.

    Closes tickets: 1367943

  • OS X: Fix restarting of calibre not working if calibre.app is placed in a location with spaces in the path
  • Fix regression that caused calibre running in debug mode on OS X to not have a menubar or dock icon
  • Get Books: Fix downloading ebooks from Project Gutenberg via the builtin browser not working because of changes to the Project Gutenberg website.

    Closes tickets: 1366240

  • Get Books: Update Gutenberg plugin for changes to the Project Gutenberg website.

    Closes tickets: 1366245

Improved news sources

  • Strategy+Business
  • Dawn
  • American Thinker
  • Anchorage Daily News
  • Financial Times

Release: 2.2 [05 Sep, 2014]

New Features

  • Kindle driver: Add option to not overwrite existing page number (apnx) files on the device when sending books to the device
  • Kindle driver: Add option to allow customization of the page number (apnx) generation algorithm based on values in a custom column
  • Metadata jacket: Allow customizing the jacket template to show the tags in alphabetical order
  • View specific format window: If a conversion finishes in the background making a new format available, update the window.

    Closes tickets: 1363416

  • E-book viewer: Automatically hide the mouse cursor if the mouse has not been used for a few seconds. This prevents the mouse cursor from obscuring text underneath it. The cursor will reappear automatically when you move the mouse.
  • Driver for SurfPad 3.

    Closes tickets: 1363025

Bug Fixes

  • Conversion: Fix incorrect conversion of CSS when the input document uses the same CSS class name in both upper and lower case.

    Closes tickets: 1328552

  • Workaround for Qt 5 behavior change on OS X which prevented error handling during startup on OS X to not work
  • DOCX Input: Fix non-breaking hyphens being ignored
  • Workaround for Qt 5 bug that causes text copied to the clipboard to be lost when quitting the viewer on windows.
  • When detecting the encoding of HTML documents, if the document contains multiple charset declarations, prefer the HTML 5 syntax to the HTML 4 syntax.

    Closes tickets: 1364961

  • E-book viewer: Fix text not being reflowed when resizing the viewer window and only the height changes.
  • Fix merging of book records not working correctly for custom columns of type text with fixed set of permitted values. Null values were incorrectly overwriting non-null values.
  • Creation of custom news sources failing on a computer on which no custom news sources have been previously created.

    Closes tickets: 1363666

  • Workaround for Qt 5 on windows bug that makes the selected indication for items in any list/table disappear when the widget loses focus

    Closes tickets: 1363420

  • Fix regression in 2.1 that prevented the saved column layout from being applied.

    Closes tickets: 1363470

  • Edit Book: Fix the Check Book tool leaking threads
  • Edit Book: Fix editor hanging when quitting during a background save operation and the save operation completes before the warning dialog is dismissed.

    Closes tickets: 1363122

  • Fix a regression in calibre 2.0 that caused setting the value of a custom number column to zero via the book list to clear the field instead.

    Closes tickets: 1363076

  • Check Book: Fix an error caused by empty style tags when auto-renaming mismatched font names.

    Closes tickets: 1363028

  • When using the Embed Metadata or Polish Books tools to update metadata, fix custom columns values not being cleared in the book file even if they have been cleared in calibre

New news sources

  • The Hollywood Reporter by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources

  • Common Dreams
  • LA Times
  • Spektrum der Wissenschaft
  • cracked.com

Release: 2.1 [29 Aug, 2014]

New Features

  • Prevent calibre from installing or running on Windows XP as there have been many reports of Qt 5 crashing on Windows XP and Windows XP is now no longer supported by Microsoft. If you are on Windows XP, please stay with calibre 1.48 until you are ready to upgrade your windows. Apologies for the inconvenience.
  • Kobo driver: Add support for new Kobo Aura H2O and firmware 3.8.0
  • Driver for HTC C.

    Closes tickets: 1360678

  • Add a new tool to easily test templates. Go to Preferences->Toolbars to add the tool to one of the calibre toolbars.

    Closes tickets: 1360550

  • EPUB and MOBI catalog generation: Allow using the full template language including all custom columns

Bug Fixes

  • E-book viewer: Fix soft-hyphens causing rendering artifacts with some fonts due to a bug in Qt 5
  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 bug that causes the popup menu on the author to author sort button in the edit metadata dialog to not respond if the mouse button if not released once before clicking menu entries.

    Closes tickets: 1362338

  • Book list: Fix Ctrl+Home/End not selecting the first/last book
  • PDF Output: Fix header and footer templates not working in calibre 2.0

    Closes tickets: 1361483

  • OS X: Workaround for Qt 5 bug that caused many keyboard shortcuts to not work in OS X
  • Workaround for Qt 5 regression causing custom colors in color chooser dialogs to not be remembered between calibre sessions
  • Conversion: Fix error when converting EPUB/HTML files that contain invalid margin or padding declarations.

    Closes tickets: 1360842

  • Fix for calibre 2.0 crashing on startup on some linux systems when used with --detach
  • E-book viewer: When right clicking on an image to view it in its own popup window, fix the rotate button not working correctly with the zoom buttons
  • Workaround for Qt 5 bug causing crash when running jobs (conversion to PDF or MOBI; reading metadata from an EPUB without a cover) that require Qt WebKit on Ubuntu.

    Closes tickets: 1360693

  • OS X: Fix background jobs stealing input focus if they require the use of Qt WebKit
  • Preferences->Metadata plugboards: Show plugboards for disabled devices and formats whose metadata writer plugins have been disabled.

    Closes tickets: 1360766

  • Fix calibre 2.0 not using system color scheme on windows and OS X
  • Fix regression in calibre 2.0 that caused crashes when using drag and drop to re-order virtual library tabs
  • Linux: Disable the optional system tray icon because of bugs in the system tray icon implementation in Qt 5 on linux.

    Closes tickets: 1360652

  • E-book viewer: Fix navigating to a bookmark not updating the displayed page number.

    Closes tickets: 1360621

  • Fix the 'unified title and toolbar on OS X' tweak causing calibre to fail to work because of a bug in PyQt5
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 2.0 that changed the speed of scrolling with the mouse wheel in flow mode
  • Edit book: Workaround for regression in Qt 5 that causes typing the Cmd+some letter to generate text in the editor instead of being ignored.
  • Book polishing: Fix EPUB files with corrupted ZIP central directories not working and leaving behind detritus in the current working directory.

    Closes tickets: 1360385

  • Edit Book: Workaround for Qt 5 regression that caused the 'See what changed' tool to freeze the editor when closing the window showing the changes.
  • Fix regression in 2.0 that broke viewing of LRF format ebooks.

    Closes tickets: 1360332

  • Fix for a Qt 5 regression that caused the Copy to Library right click menu to be empty on OS X.

    Closes tickets: 1360069

Release: 2.0 [21 Aug, 2014]

New Features

  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 1.0 and 2.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/eleven
  • Add support for MTP devices (Android phones/tablets) on OS X
  • Update the version of Qt used by calibre to Qt 5. This fixes various longstanding bugs in calibre that were caused by bugs in Qt 4.
  • Edit Book: Make the edit saved search/add saved search popup window non-modal.

    Closes tickets: 1354785

  • Tag Browser: Show format specific icons for the format entries in the Tag Browser
  • Library check: Add buttons to conveniently mark all fixable/deletable items.

    Closes tickets: 1353954

Bug Fixes

  • E-book viewer: Reloading the book now re-opens it at the current position even if the option to remember position when quitting is turned off
  • E-book viewer: Remove extra spacing between document and scrollbars. This is particularly noticeable when using a dark theme for the viewer.
  • PDF Output: Fix balanced parentheses in the text of items in the Table of Contents not being rendered properly by some PDF viewers.

    Closes tickets: 1358443

  • Edit book: Abort terminal save on save error instead of quitting editor
  • Get Books: Update the Project Gutenberg plugin for website changes
  • Plugin loading: When multiple plugin classes are present in the __init__.py namespace, use the one with the qualified name that has the least components
  • Edit Book: Prevent long saved searches from making the saved search dialog too wide
  • Comic Input: Sort pages placed in sub-folders correctly (as long as all pages have the same number of parent folders).
  • Conversion: Fix the word @page in a comment inside a stylesheet with no following {} causing the rest of the stylesheet to be ignored.
  • Fix comparing AZW3 to ORIGINAL_AZW3 from the book details panel not working

    Closes tickets: 1354624

New news sources

  • General Knowledge Today by Kanika G
  • BBC Arabic by logophile777

Improved news sources

  • TIME Magazine
  • The Atlantic
  • Down to Earth
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • Radikal (Turkey)
  • Wired Daily Edition
  • Orange County Register

Release: 1.48 [08 Aug, 2014]

New Features

  • E-book viewer: Make the list of bookmarks a dockable window that can be kept open while reading the book
  • E-book viewer: Make the Table of Contents panel a dockable window so it can be moved around and even made into a separate floating window
  • E-book viewer: Allow reloading the current book by pressing F5 or Ctrl+R

    Closes tickets: 1354059

  • Edit Book: Allow changing the case of selected text by right clicking and choosing the appropriate change case action.

    Closes tickets: 1353263

  • Driver for Kiano Booky Light.

    Closes tickets: 1353893

  • calibredb list: Have --for-machine dump the output in JSON instead of using ASCII separators, as most scripting languages have JSON parsers builtin
  • zsh completion: Complete filenames inside epub files for ebook-edit
  • ebook-edit: Allow specifying multiple internal files to open and get rid of the no longer needed --edit-file option

Bug Fixes

  • Fix over-aggressive caching causing multiple cover grid emblem rules to not work.

    Closes tickets: 1352005

  • Edit Book: Fix position syncing and Live CSS not working if the opening tag is split over multiple lines
  • EPUB metadata: When updating the language in an EPUB file, preserve the country code, if the new language is the same as the original language in the EPUB file.
  • Edit Book: Fix choosing default dictionary based on language tag in the OPF ignoring the country code
  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused clicking on links in the preview panel that lead to destinations in the same HTML file popping up a spurious error message.
  • Fix regression that caused tags to not be sorted when displayed in the book details panel.

    Closes tickets: 1351622

  • Edit Book: More robust implementation of current tag detection for Live CSS. Now uses the same logic as matching tag highlighting.
  • Edit Book: When highlighting the tag the cursor is currently inside, if the cursor is inside the definition of an opening tag, highlight that tag rather than its parent.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Do not run the rest of the checks if parsing errors are found, to prevent the checkers from raising unhandled errors

Improved news sources

  • Maximum PC
  • El Correo

Release: 1.47 [01 Aug, 2014]

New Features

  • Cover Grid: Allow user defined emblems (icons) to be displayed next to covers

    Now you can have your own custom icons displayed next to covers in the cover grid, based on simple rules you create. For example, you can display a heart icon next to books with a rating of more than four stars or a tick mark next to books you read and so on. To create these rules go to Preferences->Cover Grid and click the Emblems tab on the left.

  • E-book Viewer: Use wiktionary.org and wordnik.com as dictionary providers instead of dict.org

    Closes tickets: 1349548

    When looking up words, the word definition is now opened in a separate browser window. The language of the dictionary to lookup is automatically selected based on the language of the current book. To lookup a word in the viewer simply select the word with your mouse and right click, then choose 'Lookup in dictionary'

  • Edit Book: Allow customizing the templates used when creating new, blank HTML/CSS files via Preferences->Editor settings.

    Closes tickets: 1348986

  • Comic Input: When sorting the pages inside a comic, recognize numbers, so that page2 sorts before page10
  • Conversion: When inserting a metadata jacket, format the series number using roman numerals. This behavior can be disabled by using a custom jacket template, as described here: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/customize.html#overriding-icons-templates-et-cetera
  • Template language: New function author_links: for each author of a book returns the author link value entered in Manage Authors.

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book: Fix incorrect results when running replace all on marked text and more than one replacement is made.

    Closes tickets: 1348941

  • Edit Book: Live CSS: Improve detection of which tag the cursor is inside when there are multiple tags on the same line.

    Closes tickets: 1350495

  • Edit Book: Clear the Check Book panel when opening a new book
  • Edit Book: Allow the import files into book action to be added to the toolbar
  • Edit Book: Fix subsetting of fonts not working if the text contains non-BMP unicode characters.

    Closes tickets: 1349856

  • News download: Fix HTML parser used in the news download subsystem not preserving whitespace inside <pre> tags

    Closes tickets: 1349536

  • Conversion: Do not strip underscores from classnames.

    Closes tickets: 1349442

  • Edit Book: Fix cursor positioning not working when creating a new file from a template
  • Fix a rare error that could happen when using series columns inside a custom column template

    Closes tickets: 1348937

  • E-book viewer: Handle quoted URLs inside @font-face rules

Improved news sources

  • New Yorker

Release: 1.46 [25 Jul, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add support for third party plugins to extend the editors functionality.

    The editor now supports plugins that can be used to extend its functionality. Documentation of the plugin API and an example plugin are at: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/creating_plugins.html#edit-book-plugins

  • calibredb list: Add a --for-machine option that causes the output to be made in a form more easily parsed programmatically (it uses ASCII field and record separators)
  • Book details panel: Automatically convert ISSN identifiers into links to the periodicals page on worldcat.org
  • Edit Book: When re-arranging the toolbars inside an individual file editor, save the new toolbar layout so that it is re-used in the future. Also apply the changed layout to all open editors of the same type.

    Closes tickets: 1346913

  • Edit Book: Make the undo/redo/cut/copy/paste buttons on the editor toolbar also configurable, so they can be removed via Preferences->Toolbars, if needed.

    Closes tickets: 1346913

  • Edit Book: Allow editing xpgt (Adobe Page Template) files as XML.

    Closes tickets: 1346543

  • Edit Book: Allow the action to launch the saved searches dialog to be added to the global toolbars
  • Book details panel: Add an option to make clicking on the author name search the calibre library for the author instead of opening the wikipedia page for the author. To use it got to Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details.

    Closes tickets: 1344799

Bug Fixes

  • Fix published date not being merged when merging book records
  • Embed metadata tool: Fix error when trying to embed metadata in corrupted MOBI files or files of other types that are marked as MOBI in the library

    Closes tickets: 1348054

  • Edit Book: Make the warning dialog that pops up when you try to quit while the editor is saving changes in the background a little more clear.

    Closes tickets: 1347171

  • When generating covers, do not render soft-hyphens in the text as hyphens.

    Closes tickets: 1344259

  • Conversion: Fix a bug processing the CSS font shorthand property when the line-height is specified in em or percentage units

    Closes tickets: 1348173

  • calibre-customize: When building plugins from a directory, exclude known version control subdirectories

Improved news sources

  • Grandes corresponsales
  • Times of India
  • Economic Times of India

Release: 1.45 [18 Jul, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add in-context help for HTML and CSS

    Now, you can right click on any HTML/OPF/NCX tag name or CSS property and the editor will open some help for that item in your browser.

  • Book details panel: Make series and tags clickable. Clicking on them will search the calibre library for all books in the same series/ having the same tag

    Closes tickets: 1341297

  • Edit metadata dialog: Improve performance by only writing changed fields to the database when clicking OK or Next
  • AZW3 Input: When converting from AZW3 files, use the high quality version of the image if the source AZW3 file contains both low and high quality images. These dual azw3 files are produced by kindlegen 2.9
  • Edit Book: When right clicking on a link in the editor add a menu entry to open the link
  • Edit Book: Search and replace panel: Add arrows to open the list of recently used search and replace expressions
  • Driver for Motorola Milestone X2.

    Closes tickets: 1343704

Bug Fixes

  • AZW3: Preserve the page-progression-direction property when converting/editing/polishing AZW3 files
  • AZW3 Input: Workaround broken AZW3 files produced by kindlegen that use uppercase attribute names.

    Closes tickets: 1341306

  • PDF metadata: When updating the XMP metadata in PDF files, compress the XMP block written to the PDF. This is particularly useful when the PDF file has an existing XMP metadata block with very large amounts of data in it.

    Closes tickets: 1341549

  • Fix searches on Yes/No columns using the terms ('blank', 'checked', 'unchecked') not working on non-English calibre installs
  • Edit metadata dialog: Do not auto change the title sort field when clicking OK if the title was changed. Instead the title sort field must be changed explicitly.
  • Linux binary installer: Fix regression that caused ZSH completion to not be installed

    Closes tickets: 1341240

  • Edit Book: Spell check: When suggesting alternative for a hyphenated word, ensure the first suggestion is the word formed by removing the hyphen, if that is a valid word
  • Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the woblink website
  • Edit Book: Fix replacement of hyphenated words in the spell checker not working
  • Edit Book: Fix live syntax highlighting of links not being updated correctly after renaming an open file
  • Edit Book: Fix regression that caused crash while syntax highlighting CSS stylesheets that contain url() tokens without enclosing quotes
  • Linux binary: Do not fail on system with invalid locale info. Instead default to using the UTF-8 encoding on these systems.

    Closes tickets: 1343444

Improved news sources

  • The Economic Times India
  • EPW
  • Carta
  • The Hindu
  • F-Secure
  • NOAA Online

Release: 1.44 [11 Jul, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Syntax highlight links, images, stylesheet includes, etc. Links that point to missing files are marked as errors. You can Ctrl + click on a highlighted link to jump to the file it points to directly.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for manifest items missing href attributes.

    Closes tickets: 1339766

  • When clicking in the search box, select all existing text, for easy replacement.

    Closes tickets: 1338862

  • Edit Book: Add buttons to change the text alignment of the current paragraph. If you do not see them, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add them to the Text formatting actions toolbar.
  • Improve performance of rendering the book list when lots of column coloring rules are used
  • Kobo driver: Support for new firmware version 3.5

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Do not auto-resolve @import rules in AZW3 files. Also do not add a @namespace rule to all stylesheets that contain tag selectors.
  • Edit book/Book polishing: Preserve the class attribute on the <html> tag in AZW3 format files.

    Closes tickets: 1339055

  • Edit Book: Fix inline spell check context menu not working when triggered by context menu key or a right clicking at the right edge of the word.
  • Fix some font directories from fonts.conf being ignored on linux when scanning the system for installed fonts.

    Closes tickets: 1339257

  • Edit book: Spell checker: Treat hyphenated words as single words for spell checking
  • Edit Book: When using the spell check dialog to change words, detect any changes made to open files outside the spell check dialog and automatically integrate them, to prevent those changes from being lost.
  • Update driver for Tolino Shine to handle new firmware

    Closes tickets: 1338219

  • Book polishing: When changing the cover in an EPUB file, place the newly created cover image in the same folder as other images in the book, rather than the root
  • Linux installer: Use pkg-config to get the location for installing the calibre bash completion scripts. pkg-config is used only when installing to /usr.

    Closes tickets: 1340023

Improved news sources

  • Science Daily

Release: 1.43 [04 Jul, 2014]

New Features

  • Add a wizard for easily searching date fields in your library. To use it click the advanced search button to the left of the search field. Allows you to search for books whose date is older/newer than a specified date or less/more than a number of days from today and so on.
  • Driver for Onyx T68.

    Closes tickets: 1336868

  • When reading metadata from file names, allow setting the comments field as well, in addition to title/authros/publisher/series/etc.

    Closes tickets: 1332582

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing Save to Disk preferences
  • Recognize leading articles for the Esperanto language when auto-generating title sorts.

    Closes tickets: 1336639

  • Edit Book: Fix a regression that caused syncing of the preview panel to the editor cursor position to not work when the cursor is positioned on a blank line in between two tag definitions
  • Metadata download: Round the downloaded ratings so that, for example, 3.6 stars becomes 4 stars instead of 3 stars.

    Closes tickets: 1335696

  • Edit Book: Fix a crash when performing some image editing operations on 64 bit calibre builds
  • Recognize additional leading articles in the titles of Italian language books

    Closes tickets: 1332837

  • Edit Book: Fix an occasional spurious error message when using the Live CSS feature

New news sources

  • Dark Reading by Brandon Allberry

Release: 1.42 [27 Jun, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: new tool to easily add a cover to the book. It automatically generates the HTML wrapper and takes care of marking the covers files as covers in the OPF.
  • Edit Book: Improve the performance of inline spell checking, especially noticeable when editing large HTML files (over 100KB in size).
  • Edit Book: Run syntax highlighting in the background, reducing user interface latency when editing large files
  • Template language: Add a new function (group_re) to use grouping regular expressions with groups, where you can replace the matched groups with result of another template.
  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add a check for HTML files with non UTF-8 encoding declarations
  • Edit Book: Spell check dialog: Add an option to make filtering the word list case sensitive

Bug Fixes

  • Get Books: Fix integration with ebook.de broken by website changes
  • MOBI Input: Preserve the dc:rights metadata during conversion.

    Closes tickets: 1333468

  • Edit Book: Fix non-BMP unicode characters causing matching tag highlighting to be slightly off on linux
  • Edit Book: When editing HTML files that have charset encoding declarations, automatically change the declared encoding (if any) to UTF-8 on save, since the editor always saves files in the UTF-8 encoding.
  • Edit Book: Fix various problems when editing EPUB files with non-ascii internal filenames on OS X.

    Closes tickets: 1317883

  • Edit Book: Remove unused CSS: Fix an error if an HTML file links to a missing stylesheet

New news sources

  • Economic and Political Weekly by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Deadspin

Release: 1.41 [21 Jun, 2014]

New Features

  • New tool to set metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the updated metadata in the calibre database.

    To use it go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Embed metadata' tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books whose files you want to update and click the Embed metadata button. Normally, calibre updates metadata in the book files whenever a file is exported from calibre. This tool is useful for people who want the files in the calibre library to have updated metadata as well.

  • calibredb: Add a new 'embed_metadata' command to update metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the calibre database.
  • Edit Book: Allow customization of toolbars
  • Add empty book: When adding empty book records to the library, add an option to also create empty EPUB files. Useful if you intend to subsequently edit these files with the calibre editor. You can access the add empty books feature by right clicking the Add Books button.
  • Edit book: Remove unused CSS: Add an option to also remove unused class attributes from the HTML
  • Edit book: Check Book: Add checks for empty HTML/XML/CSS/image files in the book.

    Closes tickets: 1329971

  • Edit Book: Check Book: Add checks for links whose fragment (the part after the #) points to a location that does not exist

Bug Fixes

  • RTF metadata: Add proper support for unicode characters when reading and writing metadata to RTF files
  • RTF metadata: Fix failure to write metadata to RTF files that do not already have an \info block
  • Edit Book: Remove unused CSS: Handle @import rules when checking for unused CSS
  • Edit Book: Remove unused css: Prevent failure when book has invalid items marked as stylesheets
  • calibredb: Fix set_metadata not working for the series_index field.

    Closes tickets: 1329724

Release: 1.40 [12 Jun, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add a new tool to manage fonts. Allows easily changing/removing/embedding fonts in the entire book. To use it go to Tools->Manage Fonts
  • Edit Book: Allow the color of the links in the Live CSS panel to be themed.

    Closes tickets: 1326897

  • E-book viewer: Add a keyboard shortcut to bookmark current location.

    Closes tickets: 1326198

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book: Check book: When auto-changing font name to match actual name in font file, also change the font name in shorthand font declarations
  • Edit Book/Book polishing: Fix embedding all referenced fonts not catching fonts that are only specified via style attributes and not in any stylesheets.
  • Conversion: Fix normalization of CSS shorthand font property not working when multiple font families are specified in the same shorthand property
  • Edit Book: Live CSS: Fix clicking on link to go to style definition not working if the stylesheet contains CSS 3 @media queries or @font-face rules
  • Edit Book: When importing DOCX files, set the media type for html files correctly
  • Edit Book: Fix import of DOCX files that contain no Table of Contents not working.

    Closes tickets: 1327522

  • Portable installer: Fix a crash if the user selects a destination for the portable install that does not have enough disk space.

    Closes tickets: 1324575

  • Fix date column not showing date added when adding zip/rar files that contain an OPF with a calibre timestamp in its metadata
  • Sony driver: Fix SONY annotation app not working with files sent to the device by calibre
  • Linux build: Fix regression that caused opening PDF files (or any externally viewed files) preventing calibre from being restarted as long as the external viewer is not shutdown.

    Closes tickets: 1326453

  • Edit book: Fix changing underline style to none when creating a custom color scheme causes error.
  • Check Book: Fix empty (zero byte) XML files causing check book to fail.

    Closes tickets: 1326073

  • Check Book: Fix combination of mismatching font family names and a font-family declaration with an invalid value (such as a dimension) causing auto fixing of errors to fail.

    Closes tickets: 1325070

Improved news sources

  • Respekt
  • Newsweek
  • Jerusalem Post
  • Outlook India
  • PC Magazine
  • Instapaper

Release: 1.39 [29 May, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Allow creation of custom color schemes for the editor (Preferences->Editor settings)
  • Check Book: When reporting unmanifested file warnings, allow auto fixing by adding the file to the manifest if it is referenced elsewhere or removing the file if it is not.

    Closes tickets: 1323362

  • Edit book: Preview panel: Allow syncing of position more accurately when there are multiple tags on the same source code line
  • Edit book: Live CSS: Indicate which CSS properties are overridden by higher priority rules
  • Kindle driver: When generating page numbers automatically, add an additional method to detect page boundaries, using the presence of <mbp:pagebreak> tags in the source of the book. You can use this setting by right clicking on the Kindle icon in calibre when the kindle is connected and choosing customize this device.

    Closes tickets: 1321761

Bug Fixes

  • Virtual Libraries: If the user selects a virtual library whose tab has been closed via the Virtual Library button, re-open the tab instead of displaying the virtual library in the All Books tab.

    Closes tickets: 1322474

  • DOCX Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of documents with an index that contains fields with special page text.

    Closes tickets: 1322637

  • Edit Book: When editing a book in a language for which no dictionary is installed, consider all words to be correctly spelt, rather than misspelt.

    Closes tickets: 1320829

Release: 1.38 [23 May, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: A 'Live CSS' tool that shows all the style rules for the tag you are currently editing.

    You can use it to easily jump to any style rules that affect the current tag. Enable it via View->Live CSS. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#the-live-css-panel for details

  • Add an option to hide the book rating in the cover browser (Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser).

    Closes tickets: 1319476

  • DOCX Input: if no language is defined in the metadata, use the language specified in the document default style.

    Closes tickets: 1321346

Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: Fix regression that sometimes caused incorrect syntax highlighting when non-breaking spaces/typographic hyphens are present in the text.

    Closes tickets: 1321317

  • Fix a regression that broke the compare books tool when used outside the book editor.

    Closes tickets: 1321975

  • Get Books: Update the Woblink plugin to handle changes to the Woblink website
  • DOCX Input: Workaround buggy version of Microsoft Word converting newlines in the document summary into _x000d_. They are now ignored when reading metadata from docx files.

    Closes tickets: 1321343

  • Edit book: Fix Check Book failing if a binary file such as an image or font is mislabelled in the OPF as being a text file.

    Closes tickets: 1320977

  • OS X Build: Fix a bug that was preventing multiple instances of calibre being used by different user accounts on the same computer.

    Closes tickets: 1320347

  • Edit book: Dont show an error message when trying to use quick open with no book open
  • Content server: Add .ibooks (note the trailing s) as an allowed format as well.
  • Edit Book: Fix an error when running the Check Book tool on files with empty <style> tags.

    Closes tickets: 1320459

  • Edit Book: A more complete fix for non ascii usernames on windows when using the export file dialog.

    Closes tickets: 1298071

Improved news sources

  • Ars Technica
  • Slate
  • Instapaper
  • The Independent

Release: 1.37 [16 May, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Live spell checking in the code view. Now spelling errors are highlighted in the code view for convenient correction as you type. This can be turned off via Preferences->Editor.
  • E-book viewer: When using the tap and hold gesture on a touchscreen, allow lookup of the word currently under the finger in the dictionary or online.

    Closes tickets: 1318242

  • Edit Book: Allow putting the editor into replace mode by pressing the Insert key
  • Content server: Add more descriptive titles to the OPDS feeds, where possible.
  • Edit Book: Update the Table of Contents view automatically when the ncx file is edited.
  • Edit book: Insert tag button: Allow entering attributes along with the tag name to make it easy to repeatedly insert, for example, <span class='special'></span>.
  • Windows driver for Woxter Scriba 190.

    Closes tickets: 1317892

  • Edit Book: Add an entry to the context menu of the preview panel to open external URLs when a link is right clicked on

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book: Fix error in the Check Book tool when items in the opf have paths starting with a leading slash.

    Closes tickets: 1319378

  • Book polishing: Fix publisher field in epub not being cleared when updating metadata.

    Closes tickets: 1319732

  • Kobo driver: Update to handle changes to annotation processing in newer Kobo firmware.
  • DOCX Input: Handle docx files with index fields that have their field names incorrectly lower cased.

    Closes tickets: 1318670

  • Edit book: Fix incorrect syntax highlighting on linux if the text contains non-BMP unicode characters.
  • Edit book: Fix regression that caused an error when trying to edit files with no defined syntax, such as plain .txt files.

    Closes tickets: 1318139

Improved news sources

  • Wall Street Journal

Release: 1.36 [09 May, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: A new tool to filter style information (Tools->Filter style information). Useful to easily remove some CSS properties from the entire book.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for cross references. Cross references that are used to insert hyperlinks are now converted into hyperlinks in the output document. Features to insert paragraph/page numbers are not supported.
  • Add support for viewing kepub files in the calibre viewer, by treating them as plain epub files
  • Edit book: In the Insert Link tool show a few words of text alongside the location anchor name, to make it easier to know what a location is
  • Manage user dictionaries: Allow copying all selected words by right clicking them and choosing 'Copy to clipboard'.

    Closes tickets: 1315340

  • Content server: Make .ibook format files available in OPDS feeds
  • Edit book: Allow copying the list of errors from the Check Book tool to the clipboard by right clicking on the list of errors
  • Book polishing: If the books being polished have an ORIGINAL_EPUB/AZW3 format, warn the user that polishing will use it as the source and ask for confirmation.

    Closes tickets: 1316158

Bug Fixes

  • Fix metadata plugin to download metadata from OZON for website changes.

    Closes tickets: 1300383

  • Subsetting embedded fonts: Fix an error when subsetting embedded fonts on windows if the username contains quotes or apostrophes.

    Closes tickets: 1316533

  • Edit Book: Fix error when checking spelling if one of the files in the book declares an invalid (empty) language code.

    Closes tickets: 1316170

  • Linux install: Have the calibre GUI programs redirect stdout and stderr to null when launched via .desktop files to workaround systems where the GUI launchers are broken.

    Closes tickets: 1315458

  • Edit Book: Fix inserting a < in text that contains a colon causing a hang.
  • DOCX Input: Fix error when converting document with nested frames.

    Closes tickets: 1317543

Improved news sources

  • Various Japanese news sources
  • National Geographic

Release: 1.35 [02 May, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Redesign the syntax highlighter to improve performance for large documents and extended editing sessions.

    Closes tickets: 1314339

  • Edit book: Make cursor movement smooth by not highlighting matching tags while the cursor is moving. Only match highlighting tags if the cursor stays still for a time.
  • Spellcheck dialog: Indicate whether a word is ignored in the Misspelled column
  • Spellcheck dialog: Pressing Ctrl+C on the words list copies only selected words, regardless of current cell
  • Add a copy to clipboard action to the context menu for the spell check dialog
  • Edit book: Fix save button incorrectly disabled after a failed save

    Closes tickets: 1313567

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book: Fix an error when merging CSS stylesheets that contain @charset rules
  • Edit book: Fix extra invalid entries being generated in the manifest when editing an AZW3 file that has no images.
  • Edit book: Fix a hang when editing an HTML or XML file with text of the form <abc: (i.e. a tag name with a trailing colon).

    Closes tickets: 1314009

  • Fix regression that prevented the ebook editor from starting on linux systems with locale set to 'C'

    Closes tickets: 1315064

  • DOCX Input: Fix formatting of the generated Index when the index is complex, i.e. with lots of references to the same item, multiple level of sub-items, etc.
  • Smarten punctuation: Fix a double quote preceded by a hyphen at the end of a sentence (before the start of the next tag) being converted into an opening quote instead of closing quote.

    Closes tickets: 1286477

  • News download: Fix very long URLs for links to pages causing errors on windows because of max path length restrictions.

    Closes tickets: 1313982

  • Edit book: Fix saved search dialog causing high CPU usage
  • Edit book: Fix importing of Lithuanian dictionary from OpenOffice, that does not specify a country code.

    Closes tickets: 1313315

Improved news sources

  • Ars Technica
  • Daily Mirror
  • Birmingham Evening Mail
  • NRC - Next
  • Private Eye
  • NZZ

Release: 1.34 [25 Apr, 2014]

New Features

  • E-book viewer: When in flow mode, handle swiping on the touchscreen differently. Swiping now scrolls line by line in flow mode instead of page by page. If you wish to scroll page by page in flow mode, tap instead of swiping.
  • Conversion: Preserve all guide entries that are of a type present in the EPUB 2.0 specification. These entries are used by newer Kindle readers to populate the Go To jump list
  • When adding MOBI files if the author name is in LN, FN format, auto change it to FN LN format, as the MOBI format has no author sort field. This behavior can be disabled by setting Preferences->Tweaks->Author sort name algorithm to copy.

    Closes tickets: 1306748

  • Spellcheck: When checking French text list all words that have the same stem as a single word. So j'aime and aime are listed as a single word.
  • Spell check: Add a context (right click) menu that allows for quick operations on all selected words

    Closes tickets: 1309559

  • Manage user dictionaries: Add a button to import a list of words in bulk into the user dictionary
  • Spell check dialog: Allow sorting words case sensitively

Bug Fixes

  • EPUB Input: Fix incorrect handling of obfuscated fonts using the IDPF obfuscation algorithm when the epub unique identifier starts with urn:uuid

    Closes tickets: 1311650

  • Edit book: Fix obfuscated fonts in EPUB files not being handled correctly when editing the book (obfuscated fonts would get corrupted when making changes).

    Closes tickets: 1311650

  • Edit book: Fix a bug that caused spell checking to fail when using the builtin spanish dictionary
  • Spell check: Fix replacing a word and then replacing the new word again not working without doing a refresh in between
  • Spell check: Fix language declarations not being respected for nested tags.

    Closes tickets: 1310000

  • Spell check: Fix 'Show next occurrence' sometimes showing the word in an incorrect location, for example in an attribute where spell check is not performed.
  • Allow import of dictionaries that deviate from the spec in minor ways
  • Edit Book: Fix the Show next occurrence button in the spell check dialog sometimes failing to show next occurrence
  • OS X: Detect the users default interface language correctly. Also fix parsing of ambiguous dates in mm/dd vs dd/mm formats, based on the users locale settings in OS X.

Improved news sources

  • Hindustan Times

Release: 1.33 [18 Apr, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit book: Add a tool to check spellings, access it via Tools->Check spelling

    The calibre book editor now has builtin spellcheck. You can install new dictionaries via Preferences->Editor->Manage spelling dictionaries. It comes with builtin dictionaries for English and Spanish. You can add OpenOffice dictionaries (in .oxt format). The tool checks spellings in all HTML/OPF/NCX files in the book, taking into account any language declarations in the book, so that it will work correctly on multi-lingual books as well. The code is very new, so there may well be bugs. As you type spell checking is not yet implemented.

  • Kobo driver: Support firmware version 3.3
  • Device driver for Tolino Vision on windows

Bug Fixes

  • Amazon metadata download: Fix Editorial Reviews not downloading into the comments section for some books
  • DOCX Input: Fix some text highlighting colors in the DOCX file not being correctly translated during conversion.
  • Wireless device driver: Fix incorrect syncing behavior when book matching is run for a second time while connected. This happens when the user changes the library or selects 'Update cached metadata on device'.
  • Searching: Fix searching by date not using the system locale to interpret dd/mm vs mm/dd dates on windows

New news sources

  • Various new and updated Spanish news sources by Marc Busque

Improved news sources

  • Barrons
  • Creative Blog

Release: 1.32 [11 Apr, 2014]

New Features

  • Fetch news: Allow automatically creating custom news sources by importing OPML files. Many RSS news reader programs can export their list of RSS feeds in the OPML format.
  • Conversion: When inserting metadata as a jacket page, alter the font sizes in the jacket so that the sizes match the sizes used in the rest of the book. Also pretty print the generated jacket HTML.
  • Allow searching for books by id and uuid using the id: and uuid: prefixes
  • Allow specifying arbitrary colors for column coloring rules

Bug Fixes

  • Update the version of openssl shipped in the binary builds (the version in the windows 64bit build was vulnerable to the Heartbleed bug)
  • Edit Book: Fix book being marked as modified even when no actual changes were done by various automated tools such as Smarten Punctuation, Subset Fonts, etc.
  • Fix ebook-device cp -f failing when destination file already exists

    Closes tickets: 1303181

  • Ensure that the rendered dates in the book list and edit metadata dialogs are always in the same language as the calibre interface, regardless of system language setting
  • Edit metadata dialog: Remember window size for the cover download window
  • DOCX Input: Dont fail on DOCX files that contain pages with zero effective width.

    Closes tickets: 1303022

  • Content server: Fix page not found error when clicking on a category that has only a single item in it
  • Send books to the Books folder for the Tolino Vision, as it cannot find books placed outside this folder
  • Edit book: Fix error when beautifying HTML files that contain un-indented <script> or <style> tags

Improved news sources

  • Ekantipur
  • NRC Handelsblad
  • Frontline

Release: 1.31 [04 Apr, 2014]

New Features

  • DOCX Input: Support for converting indexes created using the Word Index tool. The entries in the index are automatically converted into links pointing to the indexed locations.
  • AZW3 Output: Add support for converting documents with very large table of contents (with more than 2000 entries).

    Closes tickets: 1250475

  • Edit Book: Add a button to easily insert HTML tags. Useful if you want to quickly surround selected text with an arbitrary tag. You can right click the button to get a list of recently used tags.
  • Driver for Tolino Vision (OS X/Linux only).

    Closes tickets: 1301875

  • Edit book: Allow editing SVG files as raw XML

Bug Fixes

  • DOCX Input: Fix incorrect numbering being generated for numbered lists in some circumstances.

    Closes tickets: 1301044

  • calibredb check_library: Do not create empty library if user specifies incorrect path
  • DOCX Input: Fix handling of hyperlinks in documents where the hyperlink is specified as a field internally (Microsoft Word does not use fields for hyperlinks)
  • Get Books: Update WH Smiths plugin for website changes and remove Diesel eBooks, as they are shutting down
  • AZW3 Output: Fix a bug that caused popup footnotes in some AZW3 files to not work properly. The popup would show all remaining footnotes instead of only the current footnote.

    Closes tickets: 1293290

  • AZW3 Output: Various tweaks to the internal structure and headers of the output file to make it closer to what kindlegen 2.9 generates
  • Edit Book: When user is editing files belonging to another user account on linux/os x rather than erroring out when saving, change the ownership of the file to the editing user.

    Closes tickets: 1299097

  • Edit Book: Fix insert Inline ToC creating non-linear jumps in class names
  • Fix regression that broke ebook-device cp

Improved news sources

  • CNET
  • El Pais Impreso
  • CNet News
  • Antyweb

Release: 1.30 [28 Mar, 2014]

New Features

  • Cover Browser: Add an option to show covers with their original aspect ratio instead of resizing them all to have the same width and height. Option is in Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Browser.

    Closes tickets: 1295902

  • PDF Output: Enable using javascript inside header and footer templates
  • Edit Book: When generating an inline ToC add a class attribute to all <ul> tags to make it easy to style a particular level of the ToC
  • Use abstract named sockets on linux for IPC, to avoid use of temp files for sockets
  • Drivers for the N800 and N950 Nokia MeeGo tablets
  • Edit Book Saved searches: Allow saving normal mode searches as well
  • Edit Book Saved searches: Add import/export functionality
  • calibredb add: Add option to specify language when adding books

    Closes tickets: 1295200

Bug Fixes

  • AZW3 Input: Handle files with garbage bytes in their table of contents.

    Closes tickets: 1297713

  • DOCX Input: Fix text from some paragraphs not being converted if the paragraph contains an inline forced page break and no formatted text or line breaks.

    Closes tickets: 1296817

  • calibre-customize: Do not error out if one of the installed plugins has no customization help when listing all plugins
  • Edit book: Fix error when exporting files on some windows systems with non UTF-8 filename encodings

    Closes tickets: 1298071

  • Edit Book: When beautifying treat <img> tags as block tags

    Closes tickets: 1297532

  • Linux binary build: Fix worker processes not working on linux systems with bash >= 4.3
  • PDF Output: Fix using __SECTION__ in header and footer templates resolving to the inscorrect section if a page with no sections follows a page with multiple sections.

    Closes tickets: 1295236

  • Cover Browser: Fix visual 'pop' when scrolling the first time
  • Grid View: Allow the left and right arrow keys to traverse over rows.

    Closes tickets: 1295901

Improved news sources

  • The Atlantic
  • Courrier International
  • Der Tagesspiegel

Release: 1.29 [21 Mar, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add support for saved searches. Click Search->Saved Searches to bring up a dialog where you can create and manage saved searches
  • Edit Book: New tool to specify semantics in EPUB books (semantics are items in the guide such as preface, title-page, dedication, etc.). To use it, go to Tools->Set Semantics

    Closes tickets: 1287025

  • Edit Book: Preview panel: Add a copy selected text action to the context menu
  • Edit Book: When inserting hyperlinks, allow specifying the text for the hyperlink in the insert hyperlink dialog

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke downloading metadata for authors with a double initial such as R. A. Salvatore.

    Closes tickets: 1294529

  • Edit book: When generating inline Table of Contents, mark it as such in the guide section of the OPF.

    Closes tickets: 1287018

  • E-book viewer: Fix right margin for last page in a chapter sometimes disappearing when changing font size.

    Closes tickets: 1292822

  • Edit Book: Fix saving of empty files not working
  • Edit book: Fix a regression in the previous release that broke saving a copy of the current book on linux and OS X
  • Edit book: Fix syntax highlighting in HTML files breaks if the closing of a comment or processing instruction is at the start of a new line.
  • Edit book: Fix check book failing in the presence of empty <style/> tags.

    Closes tickets: 1292841

  • Catalogs: Fix handling of tristate boolean custom columns when creating EPUB/MOBI catalogs.

    Closes tickets: 1294983

  • Linux build: Workaround for systems that have broken libc implementations that change the behavior of truncate() on file descriptors with O_APPEND set.

    Closes tickets: 1295366

New news sources

  • Applefobia by koliberek

Improved news sources

  • TIME
  • Wired Daily Edition

Release: 1.28 [14 Mar, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Add a tool to easily insert hyperlinks (click the insert hyperlink button on the toolbar)
  • Edit book: Add a tool to easily open a file inside the book for editing by just typing a few characters from the file name. To use it press Ctrl+T in the editor or go to Edit->Quick open a file to edit'
  • Edit book: Allow disabling the completion popups for the search and replace fields. Right click on the search/replace field to enable/disable the completion popup
  • E-book viewer: Add an option to control the maximum text height in full screen. Note that it only works if the viewer is in paged mode (which is the default mode).
  • Show the search expression for the virtual library in a tooltip when hovering over the tab for the virtual library.

    Closes tickets: 1291691

  • Book details panel: Show author URL in a tooltip when hovering over author names
  • Kobo driver: Update to handle updated Kobo firmware

Bug Fixes

  • Library backup: Avoid infinite retries if converting metadata to backup OPF for a book fails. Simply fail to backup the metadata for that book.

    Closes tickets: 1291142

  • Edit book: Fix file permissions for the edited book being changed on Linux and OS X
  • Fix text entry cursor becoming invisible when completion popup is opened
  • Possible fix for crash on OS X Mavericks when adding duplicates
  • E-book viewer: Fix pressing the Esc key to leave full screen mode not changing the state of the full screen button
  • When reading metadata from filenames, do not apply the fallback regexp to read metadata if the user specified regexp puts the entire filename into the title. The fallback is only used if the user specified expression does not match the filename at all.
  • Linux binary install script: Fix error on linux systems where the system python has an encoding of None set on stdout. Assume encoding is utf-8 in this case.
  • Content server: Fix (maybe) an error on some windows computers with a non-standard default encoding

Improved news sources

  • Fleshbot

Release: 1.27 [07 Mar, 2014]

New Features

  • An option to add multiple books from inside a ZIP or RAR file. Right click the Add Books button and choose 'Add multiple books from archive'.
  • Database backend: Make the database backend more robust when the calibre library is placed on flaky filesystems. Now when an I/O error occurs while writing to the database, the connection to the database is closed and re-opened and the operation is retried.

    Closes tickets: 1286522

  • DJVU Input: Speedup extraction of text from DJVU files by implementing the BZZ decoder algorithm in C

Bug Fixes

  • MOBI Input: Fix empty <a> tags not being handled correctly in rare cases when the markup is bad enough to be parsed only using the fallback HTML parser.

    Closes tickets: 1288430

  • Edit book: Fix column number of cursor shown in the bottom right being one less than it should be.
  • Edit book: Fix names for non-BMP unicode character (Such as emoticons) not being displayed in the lower right corner. Also allow these characters to be searched for by name in the Insert special character tool.
  • Do not show system tray notification popups while analyzing books on device, as they can be slow on systems that display multiple messages serially instead of replacing the last message
  • Linux installer script: Do not use the filesystem to pass the downloaded tarball to tar as it is possible for malicious code running on the users computer to alter the download file between signature verification and calling tar to extract the files.
  • DJVU Input: When extracting embedded txt from TXTz sections in DJVU files, fix incorrect extraction of txt when the djvutxt external program is not present.

    Closes tickets: 1286771

  • Edit Book: Fix import HTML file as new book not working on OS X
  • Wireless device driver: Fix a regression that prevented it form working with the Calibre Sync Android app.
  • Fix a regression in 1.26 that caused width and height attributes on <img> tags to generate CSS width and height properties without a 'px' suffix
  • Linux binary installer: Fix an error when using proxies and python 3 with the new installer script

    Closes tickets: 1286274

  • Edit book: When exporting files, fill the choose filename popup with the name of the file being exported as the default name
  • Make the new Linux installer script compatible with python 2.6.

    Closes tickets: 1286011

Improved news sources

  • American Thinker
  • HNA
  • Heise
  • Arguments and Facts
  • Financial Times

Release: 1.26 [28 Feb, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Allow direct importing of HTML or DOCX files as new books without doing a full conversion. Use File->Import HTML or DOCX to import a file as a new EPUB book with minimal changes from the original.
  • Linux binary installer: Various improvements to the binary installer. It now creates an un-installer (calibre-uninstall) that will remove all files created by the installer. It also no longer asks for the installation directory. If you wish to change that, you need to specify it in the installation command itself. Also the installer is now downloaded securely via HTTPS from github and verifies the signature of the installed files. Finally, it can be used to create an isolated install, that only makes changes to files in the installation directory and does not require root privileges.

    Closes tickets: 1283154

  • Metadata download: Add an option to merge the downloaded comments into existing comments, instead of overwriting (Preferences->Metadata download).

    Closes tickets: 1285319

  • Edit book: Add an option to automatically beautify individual files whenever they are opened for editing. Look under 'Editor Settings' in the Edit Book Preferences.
  • Bulk metadata download: When reviewing downloaded metadata allow hiding the controls on the comments box by right clicking in the comments area. Useful on smaller screens.

    Closes tickets: 1283251

  • E-book viewer: When displaying metadata for the book, also display custom column metadata

Bug Fixes

  • Smarten punctuation: Correct handling for decade abbreviations like '60s and measurements in feet and inches like 1' 2".

    Closes tickets: 1285351

  • EPUB Output: If the output profile is set to one of the Nook profiles, do not use shorthand CSS properties as the Nook cannot handle them.
  • Conversion: Fix incorrect CSS being generated when converting files that have <img> tags with width or height attributes that contain fractional numbers.

    Closes tickets: 1283108

  • Edit Book: When editing EPUB files, and a file is added in META-INF/ do not automatically add it to the manifest. Also do not warn about unmanifested files inside META-INF/ since a few vendors (Apple) require non standard files in that location.

    Closes tickets: 1283015

  • Fix Book details popup window not being updated when editing metadata in the main window
  • Edit book: Fix editor not marking the book as modified when doing a Replace All that does not affect any currently open files.
  • Windows: Use a separate worker process to move files to the recycle bin. Fixes the problem of the recycle bin icon not being updated when deleting books into an empty recycle bin. Also avoids the overhead of launching a new, short-lived worker process for every delete.
  • calibredb: When deleting books/formats wait for deleted files to be moved to recycle bin, before quitting
  • RTF Output: Fix invalid RTF being produced when the text contains a double backslash.

    Closes tickets: 1268118

  • Edit book: Fix option to disable showing the character before cursor not working
  • Get Books: Update various store plugins to account for changes to the store websites
  • Fix virtual library names with ampersands in them not being displayed correctly in the virtual library menu and tab bar

New news sources

  • Various Russian news sources by bug_me_not

Improved news sources

  • AnandTech
  • Zeit Online
  • Spektrum
  • Le Temps

Release: 1.25 [21 Feb, 2014]

New Features

  • PDF: Add support for reading and writing extended (XMP) metadata

    calibre can now read and write XMP metadata from PDF files. This means that all metadata that you can create in calibre, including custom columns, can be stored in the PDF files. It is also useful when importing PDF files created by some academic publishers, that sometimes have good XMP metadata, such as DOI identifiers, tags and so on.

  • Updated Quick Start guide. Available from: https://github.com/kovidgoyal/calibre/raw/master/resources/quick_start.epub
  • Edit Book: Allow typing arbitrary unicode characters with the keyboard in the editor To use this feature, just type the unicode code number and press Alt+X. For example, to get the character ÿ type ff and press Alt+X

    Closes tickets: 1280868

  • Edit book: Some performance improvements for the syntax highlighter that should make the editor noticeably more responsive while typing inside large HTML files.

Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: Fix an error that occurs if more than 100 checkpoints are created.

    Closes tickets: 1282583

  • Edit book: Fix splitting of HTML file occurring at the wrong location if the HTML contains invalid constructs like nested <p> tags
  • Edit book: If the book being edited is deleted outside the editor, instead of showing an error message on save, ask the user to choose a new file location before saving.
  • Bulk metadata edit search and replace: Do not allow the user to perform the search and replace until she enters a search expression.

    Closes tickets: 1282357

  • Conversion: When converting SVG images for formats that do not support SVG and the SVG has an invalid viewBox, ignore the viewBox instead of aborting conversion
  • Conversion: Fix parsing of HTML 5 documents that are also valid XML but use non-namespaced inline svg
  • Catalogs: Fix multiple exclusion rules causing entries to be duplicated.

    Closes tickets: 1281296

  • HTML Input: Fix incorrect parsing of file names in href/src attributes that contain percent encoded non-ascii characters.

    Closes tickets: 1281099

  • Edit book: Workaround bug in Qt causing crash on deleting bottom most file in the Files Browser on linux
  • Edit book: Workaround for bug in Qt that caused extra null bytes to be appended to the end of the file when saving if the file contains non-BMP unicode characters.
  • Edit book: When autofixing file extensions <-> mimetype mismatch, if the file in question is in the spine, change the file extension rather than the mimetype, as that is more likely to be the correct fix.
  • Fix the Similar Books menu items failing to find similar books if the target book has a quote in its metadata

    Closes tickets: 1280606

  • Edit book: Fix regression that caused program to stop responding when quitting via File->Quit

Improved news sources

  • Various Polish news sources
  • Mac World UK

Release: 1.24 [14 Feb, 2014]

New Features

  • E-book viewer: Add support for touchscreens when running on Windows tablets.

    The builtin viewer in calibre now supports touch screens on Windows tablets. You can tap or swipe to turn pages. Swipe up or down to jump between sections. Swipe and hold to flip through pages rapidly and pinch to zoom in and out.

  • Sending by email: Add an option to insert the comments from the book metadata as text into the email. Useful to allow the recipient to see a summary of the book before opening it. The option is in Preferences->Sharing by email
  • Edit book: new tool to automatically generate an inline (HTML) Table of Contents based on the current NCX Table of Contents. Accessed via Tools->Table of Contents->Insert inline Table of Contents.
  • Edit Book: Add a check for internal links in the book that do not point to HTML documents
  • Kobo driver: Add support for the soon to be released firmware version 3.2
  • Completion popups: Allow pressing Tab (in addition to Enter) to accept the current completion
  • Edit book: When auto-fixing named entities, fix in all files not just current file.

Bug Fixes

  • EPUB Output: Do not override any declared text-decoration CSS for <u> tags when auto-converting them to <span> (auto-conversion is needed to comply with the epub spec).

    Closes tickets: 1278670

  • Windows: Improve handling of non-ascii characters when the command line utilities are outputting to the windows console
  • PDF Output: Fix incorrect rendering of html files with only a single large image and very little text. In some rare circumstances, the full html file would not be rendered.
  • Add a copy to clipboard button for the duplicates message when copying to another library.

    Closes tickets: 1278305

  • Catalogs: Fix an error when generating catalogs via calibredb from the command line on non-English installs
  • Catalogs: Fix an error creating catalogs in ebook format when one of the books contains HTML entities in its title
  • Preferences: When using the Restore to defaults button for the Tweaks, remove all plugin tweaks as well. This allows the user to recover the tweaks file if one of the plugins insert invalid code into the plugin tweaks
  • Edit book: Fix previously used locations for file open dialogs not being remembered when edit book is launched from within the main calibre program
  • Edit book: Fix a couple of temporary files occasionally not being cleaned up on program exit in windows

    Closes tickets: 1280040

Improved news sources

  • Associated Press
  • NRC Handelsblad
  • Cumhuriyet Yazarlar
  • ABC (es)

Release: 1.23 [07 Feb, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit Book: Highlight the closest surrounding tag when editing HTML/XML
  • Edit Book: Add a tool to easily change the current paragraph (the paragraph containing the cursor) to a heading. Simply click the button with 'H1' on it and choose the heading level you want the current paragraph changed to.
  • Edit Book: When running Replace All add a button to the replaced message to show exactly what changes were done and allow them to be undone
  • Edit book: When checking book, detect case mismatches between links and the filenames of the files they point to and offer to auto-correct the links
  • Adding books: Implement a copy to clipboard button for when duplicates are found during the adding process. Useful if you wish to review the list of duplicates later.

    Closes tickets: 1276918

  • Linux installer: Install appdata files for integration with software stores.

    Closes tickets: 1271974

  • Edit book: Auto add a checkpoint when the book is first opened for editing

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book: Fix a bug in AZW3 support that could cause images/fonts to get mixed up when saving and re-opening the book multiple times.

    Closes tickets: 1276726

  • Edit Book: Fix individual find and replace not working in regex mode if the search expression uses lookbehind/lookahead operators
  • Compare books: Fix unchanged lines at the start of a change block being sometimes marked with a blue background, even though they contain no changes
  • Compare books: Fix incorrect scrolling when viewing all text and a large amount of text is present after the final change.
  • PDF Output: Fix a zero division error when the transformation matrix has a zero diagonal

    Closes tickets: 1277102

  • calibredb add_custom_column: Fix a spurious error message when adding custom columns caused by the new db backend
  • calibredb list: Fix error if one of the requested fields is empty for all requested books
  • calibredb set_metadata: Fix setting series_index with the -f argument not working
  • Markdown input: Fix handling of very large files.

    Closes tickets: 1212330

  • Edit book: Do not create savepoints when no changes are performed by automated tools such as smarten punctuation, remove unused css etc.
  • Edit Book: Fix a bug that would cause an error when a global operation like find/replace or polishing fails.

    Closes tickets: 1275366

  • Metadata download: Workaround edelweiss.com no longer being able to search by author name. Search only by titles and filter the results returned by edelweiss to only include matching authors.
  • HTML 5 parser: Preserve non-core namespace declarations on the <html> tag
  • Workaround broken file chooser dialog on Ubuntu that does not auto-insert the specified extension.

    Closes tickets: 1275125

  • Compare books: Fix error when previously different files become identical after beautifying
  • Edit Book: Fix subsetting embedded fonts not processing fonts included in a stylesheet that is itself referenced only by an @import rule
  • Edit Book: Fix the remove unused css tool changing the namespace prefix used for the XHTML namespace in the CSS sheet, if any
  • Conversion: Fix CSS selectors using the epub namespace being ignored
  • Compare books: Fix double clicking in the right panel not opening the correct file in the editor

New news sources

  • Disinformatico by isspro
  • Les Echos by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Kathimerini
  • Cosmopolitan UK
  • wired.it
  • Gosc Niedzielny
  • New York Times Book Review

Release: 1.22 [31 Jan, 2014]

New Features

  • A new tool to compare ebook files, showing the differences in their underlying text, styles and images side by side

    The new compare tool is very useful in combination with the book editor. It allows you to see what changes have been made between checkpoints and what changes were made by automated tools. You can also compare different versions of the same ebook file. How to use each of these features is described below. Screenshots and help for using the new compare tool are at http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/diff.html

  • Edit book: Add a tool to view the list of checkpoints and compare the current state of the book to the state at the specified checkpoint. To use it click View->Checkpoints
  • Edit book: Add a tool to compare the book being currently edited with another file. To use it go to File->Compare to other book
  • Allow comparing the ORIGINAL_EPUB version of a book to the EPUB version by right clicking on the ORIGINAL_EPUB format in the book details panel. And the same for ORIGINAL_AZW3 and AZW3 formats.
  • Edit Book: Add a button to show the changes after various automated tools are run such as: remove unused CSS, subset embedded fonts, smarten punctuation, etc.
  • Edit Book: Add check for spine items with incorrect media-type specified in the manifest
  • Edit Book: Enable editing of page map XML files
  • DOCX Input: Improve handling of text boxes. Text boxes are still not supported, but they no longer cause errors or duplicate content when embedded inside paragraphs.

    Closes tickets: 1273130

  • Edit Book: Add check for links that point to directories in the book instead of files.

    Closes tickets: 1272769

  • Edit Book: Show the filename of the currently edited file in the title bar.

    Closes tickets: 1272543

Bug Fixes

  • Edit Book: Fix unused CSS removal tool inserting namespace declaration at the top of the stylesheet
  • Edit book: Fix cover not being updated from the current cover in the calibre library when using Edit Book. Note that you can turn off metadata updating via Preferences->calibre Integration in the Edit Book Preferences.

    Closes tickets: 1272730

  • Conversion: Add support for <style> and <link> tags outside the <head> tag.

    Closes tickets: 1274339

  • Edit book: Fix undo not working for subsetting fonts
  • CHM Input: Handle CHM files with broken markup where all the content is placed inside the <head> tag.

    Closes tickets: 1273512

  • DOCX Input: Fix padding-left of <ul>, <ol> being defaulted to 0 if no padding specified in the docx style, which breaks rendering for lists at the left margin of the document.
  • MOBI Output: Handle the value attribute on <li> tags.

    Closes tickets: 1273559

  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting of HTML files not updating links in the <pageList> section of the NCX file
  • EPUB Input: Handle EPUB files with incorrect media types for the spine items when converting.

    Closes tickets: 1273471

  • RTF Output: Fix failure to convert documents that contain comments with the -- string inside the comment.

    Closes tickets: 1272588

  • Edit Book: Fix extra 1x1 unused GIF image being created when saving and re-opening AZW3 files.

    Closes tickets: 1272410

  • Fix editing of narrow yes/no columns in the book list not very convenient

    Closes tickets: 1272089

New news sources

  • Various Russian News sources by bug_me_not

Release: 1.21 [24 Jan, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit book: Add a tool to automatically remove all unused CSS rules. Useful for books created from templates that can have large numbers of CSS rules that dont match any actual content. Available via Tools->Remove unused CSS.
  • Edit book: Add a tool to split HTML files at multiple locations automatically. To use it, right click in the file and choose 'Split at multiple locations'. Useful if you want to split at all heading tags or all tags having a certain class and so on.
  • Book polishing: Add an option to automatically remove all unused CSS rules, works the same as the tool for Edit book, above.
  • Driver for ImCoSys imcoV6L

    Closes tickets: 1266079

  • Edit book: Allow editing of .plist files as XML

Bug Fixes

  • Metadata download: Fix downloading of metadata from Edelweiss not working because of website changes
  • Ebook viewer: Do not override the background color specified in the book if the user has not set a background color in the viewer preferences
  • Edit book: Handle EPUB files that erroneously list the OPF itself in the OPF manifest with an incorrect mime type
  • Edit book: Prevent arrange into folders tool from moving files inside the META-INF folder

New news sources

  • Various Turkish news sources by asalet_r

Improved news sources

  • Indian Express
  • Daily Express
  • Business Week Magazine
  • New York Review of Books

Release: 1.20 [17 Jan, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit book: Add a new tool to automatically arrange all files in the book into folders based on their type. Access it via Tools->Arrange into folders.
  • Edit book: Add various validity checks for OPF files when running the Check Book tool.

    Check for incorrect idrefs, missing required sections, non-linear items in the spine, incorrect meta cover tags, duplicated items in the manifest or spine and so on.

  • Edit book: Add checks for duplicate ids in HTML/OPF/NCX files
  • Edit book: Add checks for filenames containing URL unsafe characters to the Check Book tool
  • Conversion: Allow getting text for entries in the Table of Contents from tag attributes.

    Closes tickets: 1267837

Bug Fixes

  • AZW3 Output: When converting EPUB files that include an HTML titlepage and no external cover is specified, ensure that the Go to cover action on the Kindle goes to the cover image and not the HTML titlepage.

    Closes tickets: 1268657

  • Prevent setting an incorrect value for compression quality in the wireless driver causing an error
  • Show a busy cursor while calibre is working on matching books on the device to books in the library, which can take a while if the user has a lot of books on the device.
  • iTunes driver: Retry automatically a few times when failing to send multiple book to iTunes.

    Closes tickets: 1268058

  • HTML Input: Fix UTF-16/32 encoded files that are linked to from the parent file not being properly processed.

    Closes tickets: 1268262

  • EPUB Output: Fix splitting of large HTML files removing all child tags from inside <pre> tags.

    Closes tickets: 1267327

  • Edit book: Fix tab characters not being identified in the lower right corner.

    Closes tickets: 1267980

Improved news sources

  • Various Polish news sources
  • Dilema Veche

Release: 1.19 [10 Jan, 2014]

New Features

  • Edit book: A new tool to insert special characters into the text, available via Edit->Insert special character. Supports all unicode characters (over 60,000 of them). See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#inserting-special-characters
  • Edit book: When searching for text in the editor, center the found text on screen
  • Driver for teXet TB-146SE.

    Closes tickets: 1266030

  • Edit book: Show tooltips in the File Browser for 'special' files, such as the cover, opf, ncx, etc.
  • Edit book: When checking book, check for entries in the OPF whose mimetype does not match the file extension.

Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: Fix marking a file as titlepage not working if the opf does not contain a <guide> section.

    Closes tickets: 1267643

  • Edit book: Fix errors when working on HTML files that parse as valid XML, but do not have the correct XHTML namespace.
  • Fix typing non-English characters using an input method (key composing) in the author/tags/etc fields in the metadata dialog not working.

    Closes tickets: 1266795

  • Edit book: Fix error when merging html files that include a currently opened file and a non-html file is also open
  • Fix unnecessary error popup during shutdown if the wireless device driver is running and mdns de-registration fails.

    Closes tickets: 1262819

  • Add L´ and D´ as recognized articles when automatically computing sort strings for French.

    Closes tickets: 1264172

  • Edit book: Fix changing mimetypes in the opf file not being detected when closing the opf file or running any automated tool like Check Book

Improved news sources

  • New York Times
  • Zeit Online
  • Faz.net
  • OGlobo
  • Inc Magazine
  • New York Review of Books
  • Brand Eins

Release: 1.18 [03 Jan, 2014]

New Features

  • Add an option to control how completion works when editing authors/tags/series/etc.

    Closes tickets: 1264304

    By default, when completing items, calibre will show you all the candidates that start with the text you have already typed. You can instead have it show all candidates that contain the text you have already typed. To do this, go to Preferences->Tweaks->Completion mode. For example, if you type asi it will now match both Asimov and Quasimodo, whereas the default behavior would match only Asimov.

  • Edit book: Add a check for too large HTML files when running the check book tool.

    Closes tickets: 1264680

  • Conversion: Sort the CSS rules in the output stylesheet using a 'natural' sort algorithm, so that calibre2 sorts before calibre10.

    Closes tickets: 1265175

  • Cybook Orizon driver: Upload cover thumbnails in the correct format and add an option to control what directory books are sent to on the SD card

    Closes tickets: 1265225

  • Portable installer: Do not ask the user for confirmation when upgrading an existing installation during an automated install
  • Linux/OS X driver for Trekstor Pyrus LED
  • Driver for Tagus Lux

    Closes tickets: 1264355

Bug Fixes

  • MOBI Output: When text indent is specified as a percentage in the input document, prevent the generated MOBI from having too large an indent if the user chooses a large output profile like tablet.

    Closes tickets: 1265226

  • Edit book: Fix live replacement of entities not working on some non-US keyboard layouts.

    Closes tickets: 1265147

  • Fix titlecasing of words not capitalizing the first letter, if the first letter is not an English character.

    Closes tickets: 1265202

  • Edit book: Ensure that multiple edit book windows are grouped in a separate group from viewer windows in the Windows 7 taskbar. Also change the icon color to blue to more easily distinguish it from the viewer icon
  • Edit book: Fix a bug in the regex engine that calibre uses that could cause various incorrect results in some special circumstances.

    Closes tickets: 1263461

  • Edit book: Replace buggy Qt supplied actions in the context menu for the editor widget with properly implemented ones
  • Book list: Fix sorting on fields that are not viewable as columns not being restored on calibre restart. Also fix sorting on the Title field via the right click menu not being restored.
  • Windows 64bit build: Fix corrupted images in MOBI files causing crash.

    Closes tickets: 1264534

  • Edit book: Prettify html in newly created books.

    Closes tickets: 1264390

  • AZW3 Input: Handle azw3 files that contain some empty individual HTML files
  • Comic Input: Fix a regression to comic input in 1.15 that could cause some comics to be rendered as black or white pages.

    Closes tickets: 1264133

New news sources

  • Nan Feng Chuang by Chen Wei

Improved news sources

  • Chicago Tribune
  • Caijing
  • HBR
  • poche
  • Neue Osnabrucker Zeitung

Release: 1.17 [25 Dec, 2013]

New Features

  • Merry Christmas everyone! Early release this week, as I will be travelling.
  • Edit book: Allow drag and drop of images onto the image editor
  • Edit book: Allow import of multiple files at once, via File->Import files into book
  • Edit book: Show the name of the current character to the left of the cursor in the status bar. Can be turned off via Preferences.
  • Edit book: Automatically replace HTML entities as they are typed. This can be turned off in the Preferences.
  • ToC Editor: Allow bulk renaming of items. Simply select the items you want to rename, right click and choose bulk rename. Useful if, for instance, you want to rename all the items to be Chapter 1, Chapter 2 and so on.
  • Edit book: Allow linking of stylesheets into HTML files automatically. Right click on the selected HTML files in the File browser and choose 'Link stylesheets' to have the <link> tags for the sheets automatically inserted.
  • Edit book: When deleting files, automatically remove all entries that refer to them from the ToC

Bug Fixes

  • ToC Editor: When auto-generating the table of contents from headings or XPath, if an element is at the top of the file, link only to the file instead of to the element.

    Closes tickets: 1261099

  • Edit book: When splitting files, name the newly created file with a _split suffix.
  • Edit book: Fix position syncing incorrect when in HTML files that contain <meta> tags with charset encoding declarations over more than a single line
  • Edit book: Automatic correction of font family names not quoting family names with spaces in them if the original, incorrect family name did not have a space.

    Closes tickets: 1263448

  • Title casing: Fix presence of some non-English characters or smart punctuation causing all-caps text to not be properly titlecased
  • Edit book: Fix a bug preventing marking an image as cover in a book that previously had no cover
  • Edit book: Fix a typo causing the preferences for which windows occupy which corners to not work
  • Edit book: Fix crash that happens sometimes when deleting multiple files.

    Closes tickets: 1263179

  • Edit book: Handle EPUB files which contain opf files with no <metadata> tags
  • Edit book: Fix deleting a file that is currently open in an editor, not auto-closing the editor
  • DOCX Input: Fix error when converting DOCX file that contains only image based links and no text based links.

    Closes tickets: 1263021

New news sources

  • Birmingham Evening Mail by Dave Asbury

Release: 1.16 [20 Dec, 2013]

New Features

  • Edit book: Add a tool to browse all images in the book with their thumbnails. Useful for visually locating an image. To launch it, use View->Browse images in book.
  • Edit book: Allow creation of new, empty books via File->Create new book
  • Edit book: Add buttons to easily create formatting such as bold/italic/colors/etc. when editing HTML files
  • Edit book: Add button to easily insert <img> tag while editing HTML
  • Edit book: Add options to change the default font families/sizes for the preview panel
  • Edit book: Allow customizing which dockable windows occupy the four dock corners via Edit->Preferences. You can now also choose to have more than one row of windows in a given dock area.

Bug Fixes

  • Edit book: When editing AZW3 files with no images in them, do not incorrectly display a number of binary records from the AZW3 file as 'unknown' miscellaneous files
  • Edit book: Fix marking image as cover not working for AZW3 files if the file did not previously have a cover
  • AZW3 Output: Do not refuse to create the ToC if it has only a single entry
  • Edit book: Fix crashes when processing some books that contain malformed markup on OS X and windows 64bit machines
  • Edit book: Fix error when renaming the html file currently displayed in the preview panel and that file is not the file being currently edited
  • Edit book: Fix crash when editing books that have links to absolute paths.

    Closes tickets: 1261337

  • Edit book: Fix book not being marked as modified after editing the ToC
  • Edit book: When syncing the position of the preview panel to the cursor in the editor and the cursor is at or before the <body> tag set the position of the preview panel to the top of the file, so that the top margin of the body tag is seen easily.
  • Edit book: Fix trying to import an html file/css file via the add new file button always resulting in a blank file
  • Edit book: Fix replacing a file with another file with exactly the same filename causing an error.

    Closes tickets: 1260822

  • Edit book: Have the ToC view refresh itself after any major operation on the book
  • Edit book: Fix pasting in the image editor not working

Improved news sources

  • NZZ
  • Spiegel Online
  • Daily Mail
  • FAZ.net

Release: 1.15 [13 Dec, 2013]

New Features

  • A new book editor, capable of editing files in the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formats

    Right click on any book in calibre and choose 'Edit Book', to edit e-books in the EPUB and AZW3 formats. The new editor allows you to edit the HTML/CSS and images inside the ebooks in a seamless fashion, with live preview of your changes and many helpful automated tools for checking the book for errors, editing the table of contents, merging, splitting, bulk renaming and so on. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html for more details and help using the new editor. Note that the editor is a completely new codebase and is still being actively developed, so expect a few bugs and many new features in the near future. However, the editor as it stands is extremely useable and useful today. Note that it replaces the old 'Tweak Book' feature in calibre. If you want the old Tweak Book back, it has been renamed to 'Unpack Book', you can go to Preferences->Toolbars and add it back. Happy holidays!

  • Edit metadata dialog: In the tag editor, allow easy filtering of the lists of available and applied tags.
  • Driver for Onyx Boox C65.

    Closes tickets: 1259914

Bug Fixes

  • Kobo driver: Fix book covers not showing for sideloaded kepubs on the book details screen, with newer Kobo firmware.

    Closes tickets: 1260279

  • Content server: Popup a more useful error when clicking on the cover of a book that has no formats to view.

    Closes tickets: 1260216

  • Cover grid: Fix text showing 'None' for rating fields for books with no rating
  • Cover grid: Set text color based on the background color/image being used.

    Closes tickets: 1258754

  • Metadata editor: Fix removing formatting for comments not removing background colors.

    Closes tickets: 1258975

  • EPUB Output: Remove name attribute from <a> tags (replacing with id) to keep the asinine epubcheck happy

Release: 1.14 [06 Dec, 2013]

New Features

  • Edit metadata dialog: Add the ability to trim covers manually, if automatic trimming is not satisfactory.

    Closes tickets: 1256054

  • You can now show any metadata field below the covers in the cover grid view, not just title. To change the displayed field go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.
  • Allow searching for plugins by name in the install new plugins dialog
  • Kobo driver: Allow sending kepubs to older kobo devices as well, also add support for firmware 3.1

    Closes tickets: 1257972, 1257143

  • Allow viewer plugins to customize the viewer's user interface

Bug Fixes

  • Table of Contents Editor: Handle generating ToC from headings if the first heading level in the document is not h1 or the document skips some intermediate heading levels
  • Update the metadata download and Get Books plugins for ozon.ru
  • Fix sending by email not working on computers with non-ascii hostnames.

    Closes tickets: 1256549

  • Wireless driver: Fix launching programs from within calibre causing the wireless driver port to remain in use even after calibre is shutdown.

    Closes tickets: 1256198

Improved news sources

  • Kommersant
  • Pocket
  • Heraldo de Aragon
  • National Geographic Magazine
  • Los Angeles Times
  • Boerse Online
  • Reuters

Release: 1.13 [29 Nov, 2013]

New Features

  • Edit metadata dialog: Facilitate editing the authors for books that have a large number of authors, by using a dedicated 'Edit authors' tool, which you can launch by right clicking the authors in the edit metadata dialog and selecting 'Edit authors'.

    Closes tickets: 1255288

  • Conversion: Fix specifying shorthand properties in filter css not working. Now all shorthand properties automatically filter out all the properties they are shorthand for.
  • Kobo driver: support new firmware version 3.0.1
  • Wireless device driver: Cache metadata on a per device basis.

    Allows for using different cover thumbnail sizes on different devices. Will force device to resend all metadata the first time it is connected after this upgrade.

Bug Fixes

  • Metadata download: Update code to get covers via google image search to handle changes to the google website.

    Closes tickets: 1254973

  • Searching: When searching for identifiers, fix searching for values that contain colons not working. Also fix escaped parentheses not being parsed correctly.
  • Match books on device: Fix parentheses in book titles not being escaped when searching for matches.

    Closes tickets: 1255671

  • Match books on device: Fix thumbnail in device metadata cache not being updated when matching books.

    Closes tickets: 1255676

  • File open dialogs; If the previously used initial directory, no longer exists, use a directory one level up.

    Closes tickets: 1255216

  • EPUB Output: Strip -- from inside comments, as some ebook reading apps cannot handle them.

    Closes tickets: 1256059

  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke the Kobo third party plugins
  • Fix QuickView windows not staying on top on some linux systems

    Closes tickets: 1253922

  • Fixes for website changes for various Get Books Polish language stores
  • Metadata download dialog: Fix current cover not copyable to clipboard
  • Fix an incorrect translation of the language 'Polish'

    Closes tickets: 1254161

Improved news sources

  • Economist
  • Various PostMedia news sources

Release: 1.12 [22 Nov, 2013]

New Features

  • Auto adding: Option to add files of all types, not just ebooks. You can now tell calibre to auto add all file types, instead of just known ebooks via Preferences->Adding books->Automatic adding.

    Closes tickets: 1252814

  • Quick view: Show the title/author/series columns in the same order as in the main book list.

    Closes tickets: 1253022

  • Update Kobo driver to allow sending kepubs

    Closes tickets: 1252688

  • Allow right clicking on covers to copy them in the metadata cover download dialog.

    Closes tickets: 1251793

Bug Fixes

  • Titlecase: Fix incorrect title casing for some non-English words.

    Closes tickets: 1253692

  • Kobo driver: Fix errors when using rating or numerical custom columns to create shelves.

    Closes tickets: 1253637

  • E-book viewer: Allow searching to work with hyphenation enabled, provided you are searching for whole words. Searching for partial words may still not work. For robust searching, turn off hyphenation in the viewer preferences.
  • Get books: Update the B&N UK store plugin to handle changes to the B&N UK website
  • Apply changes being edited when clicking apply in the email preferences list.

    Closes tickets: 1252758

  • Fix crash on linux systems whose fontconfig configuration includes paths to in an undecodable encoding.
  • Fix editing custom column values in the book list not allowing change of case.

    Closes tickets: 1251768

  • Kobo driver: Fix latest firmware update for Kobo Wifi causing calibre to not recognize it.

    Closes tickets: 1251536

  • Content server: Fix virtual libraries with an ampersand in their names not working

New news sources

  • Loksatta and Maharashtra Times by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Le Monde (free version)
  • Pecat
  • Daily Express

Release: 1.11 [15 Nov, 2013]

New Features

  • Kobo driver: Support the new firmware version 3.0.0 for Kobo devices
  • Content server: Show the name of the virtual library at the top when browsing books in a virtual library.

    Closes tickets: 1251278

  • Add a keyboard shortcut (Ctrl+*) to convert the current search into a temporary virtual library.

    Closes tickets: 1249773

  • Template language: Add a transliterate function, useful to convert metadata in other languages into its phonetic English representation, when exporting books from calibre.

    Closes tickets: 1249562

  • Remove the button to toggle search result highlighting from next to the search bar, as too many people click it accidentally and then do not realize what they have done, despite the confirmation message that pops up. The button can be restored via Preferences->Searching
  • Wireless driver: Remove old non-streaming networking code. Apps that still use it must be updated. A message will popup notifying the user of the need to update if such an app is encountered.
  • Linux: Add an option to cause calibre to detach from its controlling terminal (--detach)

Bug Fixes

  • DOCX Input: Fix page-breaks created as a page break inside an otherwise empty paragraph not being rendered on conversion to PDF.

    Closes tickets: 1249502

  • Windows: When viewing books with an external viewer, check if windows will open the file with calibre itself, and if so, popup an error message telling the user to install some software capable of viewing the file.

    Closes tickets: 1249698

  • Wireless driver: Fix a bug that could cause the wrong path information to be sent to the device in some circumstances.
  • Linux binary build: Return proper exit codes when raising SystemExit
  • Transliterate the Arabic Alef into 'a'

    Closes tickets: 1249469

New news sources

  • ARG Noticias by Darko Miletic

Improved news sources

  • Radikal (tr)
  • Spiegel Online
  • El Mundo

Release: 1.10 [08 Nov, 2013]

New Features

  • Conversion: Treat .docm the same as .docx files, ignoring any macros in the file.

    Closes tickets: 1247565

  • EPUB Output: Auto convert CMYK images to RGB. Works around the inability of Adobe Digital Editions to display CMYK images.

    Closes tickets: 1246710

  • Quickview: Add a checkbox to lock the quickview window so that it does not change while moving around in the main book list

Bug Fixes

  • Fix number of marked books shown in the drop down menu of the Mark Books action not being updated when marked books are deleted (as opposed to being unmarked).

    Closes tickets: 1248506

  • Book list: Preserve the current column when using Ctrl+Home or Ctrl+End shortcuts
  • Booklist: Fix using Page Up/Down keys moving book list by one row too many.

    Closes tickets: 1248109

  • Metadata download: Do not auto trim downloaded covers as trimming can sometimes have undesirable effects.
  • Template language: Fix zero valued series indices not formatting correctly

    Closes tickets: 1247348

  • Fix a regression in 1.9 that broke bibtex catalog creation
  • Quickview: Auto-close the quickview window when changing libraries. You have to open it again in the new library.
  • Linux binary build: Update the bundled version of zlib to fix library compatibility on some newer linux distros that have libpng16 compiled to require newer zlib versions

    Closes tickets: 1247315

Improved news sources

  • New York Review of Books
  • Various Polish news sources

Release: 1.9 [01 Nov, 2013]

New Features

  • Drivers for the new Nook Glowlight, Lenovo IdeaPad and Kindle Fire HDX (linux)

    Closes tickets: 1244857, 1246775

  • Add an option to check for duplicates (books with the same title/author) when copying between libraries. Option is under Preferences->Adding books.

    Closes tickets: 1245089

  • Content server: Display book title on details page. Also put the most important fields (authors/series/tags) at the top.

    Closes tickets: 1246523

  • When developing recipes using the command line, allow specifying the number of feeds and articles when using the --test parameter.

    Closes tickets: 1246061

  • PDF Output: Option to control title of generated Table of Contents

    Closes tickets: 1245076

  • PDF metadata: If one of the keywords in the PDF is a valid ISBN, use it as the ISBN for the book

Bug Fixes

  • Amazon metadata download: Fix spurious ratings being returned for unrated books.

    Closes tickets: 1245449

  • Bulk metadata edit: Only clear series if the clear series checkbox is checked. Also add a clear checkbox for publishers, so that publishers can be removed.

    Closes tickets: 1245058

  • Use <h2> for the inserted Table of Contents title for the MOBI and PDF formats as well as the EPUB and AZW3 formats.

    Closes tickets: 1245076

  • Fix comments editor in review metadata becoming too small on small screens.

    Closes tickets: 1245275

  • DOCX Input: Fix hyperlink showing as underlined even if the hyperlink style in word is set to not show underlines.
  • E-book viewer: Remember the size of the 'Inspect' window used to examine the book's code.

    Closes tickets: 1245068

  • Wireless driver: Fix bug that prevented different formats of the same book on the device from being recognized
  • Bulk metadata download: When downloading only covers and some covers fail, do not show the failed books while reviewing downloaded metadata.

    Closes tickets: 1238271

  • BibTeX catalogs: Strip unmatched braces to prevent generation of invalid .bib file.

    Closes tickets: 1228905

Improved news sources

  • Reuters (Japan)
  • MIT Technology Review
  • dotNet Magazine
  • Science Based News

Release: 1.8 [25 Oct, 2013]

New Features

  • DOCX Input: Support linked (as opposed to embedded) images, if the linked image is found on the local computer.

    Closes tickets: 1243597

  • FB2 Input: Add support for note and cite back references. Link pairs of type="note" and type="cite" now automatically generate the correct back reference.

    Closes tickets: 1243714

  • When automerging books during during an add, include the author as well as the title in the report of merged books.
  • OS X Mavericks (10.9) breaks connecting to iTunes and iBooks on iOS devices. For more details see: http://www.mobileread.com/forums/showthread.php?t=215624

Bug Fixes

  • OS X: Fix system tray notifications causing crashes on some OS X 10.9 (Mavericks) systems (those that had Growl installed at some point).

    Closes tickets: 1224491

  • OSX: Fix font size in completion popups too small on Mavericks (I hope)

    Closes tickets: 1243761

  • PDF Output: Fix rendering of some semi-transparent images. All semi-transparent images are now rendered using soft masks.

    Closes tickets: 1243829

  • MOBI Output: Fix text marked with white-space:pre-wrap causing the Kindle to break lines at arbitrary points inside words.

    Closes tickets: 1240235

  • FB2 Input: Fix a regression that broke conversion of FB2 files with paragraphs having both a style and an id attribute.

    Closes tickets: 1243709

  • TXT Input: Ensure that <title> in the generated HTML has a meaningful value.

    Closes tickets: 1236923

  • Book details panel: Fix HTML in author names and identifiers not being escaped

    Closes tickets: 1243976

  • HTML 5 parsing: Fix handling of xml:lang attributes on all elements xml:lang is now mapped to a plain lang on all elements, not just <html>
  • Update HTML 5 parser used in calibre (html5lib-python) to fix a few corner cases
  • When bulk deleting formats, use a single temporary directory for the deleted files. This makes restoring them from the recycle bin a little cleaner. Also might fix the reported issue with the windows recycle bin choking on creating a large number of folders.
  • DOCX Input: Add support for hyperlink fields that have only anchors and not URLs
  • DOCX Input: Fix handling of multiple block level bookmarks at the same location.

    Closes tickets: 1241451

  • HTMLZ Output: Fix Htmlz does not apply inline css from <body>.

    Closes tickets: 1242261

  • Fix the restore database operation failing on windows installs with long usernames (this would cause the path to the temporary folder used to restore the database to become too long).
  • ODT Input: Various workarounds for broken ODT files generated my mk4ht
  • Fix a bug with non-ascii text in the create catalog dialog

Improved news sources

  • A List Apart

Release: 1.7 [18 Oct, 2013]

New Features

  • Cover grid: Allow using images as the background for the cover grid. To choose an image, go to Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid.

    Closes tickets: 1239194

  • An option to mark newly added books with a temporary mark. Option is in Preferences->Adding books.

    Closes tickets: 1238609

  • Edit metadata dialog: Allow turning off the cover size displayed in the bottom right corner of the cover by right clicking the cover and choosing 'Hide cover size'. It can be restored the same way.

Bug Fixes

  • Conversion: If both embed font family and the filter css option to remove fonts are set, do not remove the font specified by the embed font family option.
  • Fix a few remaining situations that could cause formats column to show an error message about SHLock
  • Make deleting books to recycle bin more robust. Ensure that the temporary directory created during the move to recycle bin process is not left behind in case of errors.
  • Windows: Check if the books' files are in use before deleting
  • Fix custom device driver swap main and card option not working. Also fix swapping not happening for a few devices on linux

    Closes tickets: 1240504

  • Edit metadata dialog: The Edit metadata dialog currently limits its max size based on the geometry of the smallest attached screen. Change that to use the geometry of the screen on which it will be shown.

    Closes tickets: 1239597

  • HTMLZ Output: Fix <style> tag placed inside <body> instead of <head>.

    Closes tickets: 1239530

  • HTMLZ Output: Fix inline styles not escaping quotes properly.

    Closes tickets: 1239527

  • HTMLZ Output: Fix incorrect handling of some self closing tags like <br>.

    Closes tickets: 1239555

  • Content server: Fix single item categories not working with reverse proxy setup.

    Closes tickets: 1238987

  • Fix a bug that could cause calibre to crash when switching from a large library to a smaller library with marked books.

    Closes tickets: 1239210

  • Get Books: Fix downloading of some books in formats that do not have metadata yielding nonsense titles
  • Allow marked book button to be added to main toolbar when device is connected

    Closes tickets: 1239163

  • Fix error if a marked book is deleted/merged.

    Closes tickets: 1239161

  • Template language: Fix formatter function days_between to compute the right value when the answer is negative.
  • Windows: Fix spurious file in use by other process error if the book's folder contained multiple hard links pointing to the same file

    Closes tickets: 1240788, 1240194

  • Windows: Fix duplicate files being created in very special circumstances when changing title and/or author. (the title or author had to be between 31 and 35 characters long and the book entry had to have been created by a pre 1.x version of calibre). You can check if your library has any such duplicates and remove them, by using the Check Library tool (Right click the calibre button on the toolbar and select Library Maintenance->Check Library).

Improved news sources

  • Wall Street Journal
  • Newsweek Polska
  • Wired Magazine
  • cracked.com
  • Television Without Pity
  • Carta
  • Diagonales

Release: 1.6 [11 Oct, 2013]

New Features

  • Temporary marking of books in the library

    This allows you to select books from your calibre library manually and mark them. This 'mark' will remain until you restart calibre, or clear the marks. You can easily work with only the marked subset of books by right clicking the Mark Books button. To use this feature, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Mark Books' tool to the main toolbar.

  • Get Books: Add Wolne Lektury and Amazon (Canada) ebook stores
  • DOCX Input: Handle hyperlinks in footnotes and endnotes

    Closes tickets: 1232790

  • Driver for Sunstech reader

    Closes tickets: 1231590

  • Allow using both uri: and url: identifiers to create two different arbitrary links instead of just one in the Book details panel
  • E-book viewer: Make all keyboard shortcuts configurable

    Closes tickets: 1232019

  • Conversion: Add an option to not condense CSS rules for margin, padding, border, etc. Option is under the Look & Feel section of the conversion dialog.

    Closes tickets: 1233220

  • calibredb: Allow setting of title sort field

    Closes tickets: 1233711

  • ebook-meta: Add an --identifier option to set identifiers.

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a locking error when composite columns containing formats are used and formats are added/deleted.

    Closes tickets: 1233330

  • EPUB Output: Do not strip <object> tags with type application/svg+xml in addition to those that use image/svg+xml.

    Closes tickets: 1236845

  • Cover grid: Fix selecting all books with Ctrl+A causing subsequent deselects to not fully work.

    Closes tickets: 1236348

  • HTMLZ Output: Fix long titles causing error when converting on windows.

    Closes tickets: 1235815

  • Content server: Fix OPDS category links to composite columns
  • E-book viewer: Fix regression that broke import/export of bookmarks

    Closes tickets: 1231980

  • E-book viewer: Use the default font size setting for the dictionary view as well.

    Closes tickets: 1232025

  • DOCX Input: Avoid using the value attribute for simple numbered lists, to silence the asinine epubcheck
  • HTML Input: Images linked by the poster attribute of the <video> tag are now recognized and processed.
  • DOCX Input: Fix erorr when converting docx files that have numbering defined with no associated character style.

    Closes tickets: 1232100

  • EPUB Metadata: Implementing updating identifiers other than isbn in the epub file from calibre when polishing or exporting the epub
  • Amazon metadata download: Fix parsing of some dates on amazon.de

    Closes tickets: 1238125

New news sources

  • Various Uruguayan news sources by Carlos Alves

Improved news sources

  • National Geographic Magazine
  • New York Review of Books
  • Focus (PL)
  • Carta Capital
  • AM 730
  • Ming Pao (HK)
  • Neu Osnabrucker Zeitung

Release: 1.5 [26 Sep, 2013]

New Features

  • Driver for Woxter Scriba

    Closes tickets: 1228690

  • Bulk metadata edit: Allow setting the comments for all selected books and also allow cloning the covers. Cloning covers means that the cover of the first selected book will be set for all other selected books.

    Closes tickets: 1230040

Bug Fixes

  • Windows: Improved device ejection code. Eject individual drives before trying to eject the device. This fixes incomplete ejection with the Nook devices.
  • Catalogs: fix exclude tags rules not working in non-English locales when creating catalogs in EPUB/MOBI formats.

    Closes tickets: 1228949

  • Kobo driver: Fix reading status being cleared when connecting to a Kobo with older firmware and metadata management set to automatic.

    Closes tickets: 1230018

  • Content server: Sort virtual libraries by name

    Closes tickets: 1229459

  • DOCX Input: Convert tabs in the docx file into non-breaking spaces in the output document. Note that custom tab stops are not supported.

    Closes tickets: 1228893

  • Conversion: Handle the style attribute on the <html> tag
  • Handle databases with invalid ratings link tables

    Closes tickets: 1228517

  • DOCX Input: Handle DOCX files with missing referenced styles

    Closes tickets: 1228669

  • Update amazon metadata download plugin for changes to the Amazon website

Improved news sources

  • Slate
  • El Universal (VE)
  • GoComics

Release: 1.4 [20 Sep, 2013]

New Features

  • Column icons: Allow the use of multiple icons with column icon rules.

    You can now have column icon rules display multiple icons in a single column, side by side. There are two ways to do this, either specify multiple icons when creating the rule, or create multiple rules that match the same book and specify the icon type to be 'composed' for every rule. See Preferences->Look & Feel->Column icons for details.

  • Kobo driver: Add support for new cover handling in Kobo Aura with updated firmware
  • Driver for Icarus Essence

    Closes tickets: 1226304

  • Show a warning when attempting to copy books between libraries that do not have the same set of custom columns.

    Closes tickets: 1225484

  • EPUB/AZW3 Output: Use shorthand forms for margin, padding and border CSS properties, where possible
  • Allow colons in identifier values, needed for using URIs as identifiers

    Closes tickets: 1224885

  • Comments editor: Allow treating arbitrary URLs as images
  • Show full path of library under mouse in status bar when switching/renaming/deleting libraries via the calibre library button.

    Closes tickets: 1224925

  • DOCX Input: Add support for embedded EMF images that are just wrappers around an actual raster image.

    Closes tickets: 1224849

Bug Fixes

  • Conversion: Fix font subsetting not working for large fonts with more than 4000 glyphs, such as CJK fonts
  • HTML Input: Fix a regression that broke processing of HTML files that contain meta tags with dc: namespaced attribute values.
  • Fix switching to an empty virtual library not blanking the book details panel
  • Keep position when deleting tags in the tag editor

    Closes tickets: 1226093

  • Book details panel: Render custom comments fields the same as the builtin comments field. In particular this fixes problems caused by wide text and images in custom comments fields.

    Closes tickets: 1226350

  • Metadata jackets: Do not error out when using a custom template with some custom fields that are not present.

    Closes tickets: 1225357

  • AZW3 Output: Dont choke on invalid (undecodable) links in the input document
  • Cover grid: Respect the double click on library view tweak
  • Fix covers set by drag and drop or pasting in the edit metadata dialog showing compression artifacts due to aggressive jpeg compression
  • Conversion: Fix a bug that could cause incorrect border values to be used when cascading, shorthand border CSS is present.
  • Fix regression in 1.3 that caused the book list to not track the current book when using Next/Previous in the edit metadata dialog.

New news sources

  • Sage News by Brian Hahn
  • Il Cambiamento by ghib9

Improved news sources

  • Liberation
  • Politika

Release: 1.3 [13 Sep, 2013]

New Features

  • When doing searches or switching between virtual libraries in the main book list, preserve the current book. The currently selected book will remain visible if it is present in the results of the search or the selected virtual library.

    Closes tickets: 1216713

  • Drivers for Oppo Find 5 and PocketBook Mini 515

    Closes tickets: 1223853

Bug Fixes

  • DOCX Input: Handle numbered paragraphs where the numbering is specified in the paragraph style, instead of on the paragraph directly. Also support the use of arbitrary, styled text for bullets.
  • DOCX Input: Fix a single line break at the end of a paragraph not being rendered as a blank line.
  • DOCX Input: Fix extra top/bottom margins around headings when the heading style in word does not specify any top/bottom margins.
  • DOCX Input: Handle images in footnotes and endnotes.

    Closes tickets: 1221686

  • ODT Input: Only treat the first image as a cover if it is of suitable size, instead of any image in the document.

    Closes tickets: 1224157

  • Book polishing: Do not leave behind the old comments when updating metadata if the comments have been deleted in calibre.
  • PDF Output: Fix non-breaking space characters incorrectly rendered in PDF outline.

    Closes tickets: 1223862

  • Content server: Fix error in opds feed after using virtual libraries in the main server.

    Closes tickets: 1222108

  • Do not scroll the book list horizontally after editing metadata.

    Closes tickets: 1221552

  • New database backend: Handle databases that contain multiple tags/series/publishers/etc. that differ only in case.

    Closes tickets: 1221545

New news sources

  • Caravan Magazine by Kovid Goyal
  • Phys Org by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Harvard Business Review
  • Jakarta Post
  • Jakarta Globe
  • Dilema Veche
  • Daily Express
  • Anandtech
  • High Country News

Release: 1.2 [06 Sep, 2013]

New Features

  • Conversion: Add support for the CSS3 rem font size unit
  • MTP devices, such as Android tablets/phones: Allow ignoring any folder on the device, not just top level folders. For newly connected devices, also scan /Android/data/com.amazon.kindle for books by default (newer versions of the Kindle app place downloaded files there).
  • Speed up sorting when the book list is showing a restricted set of books, such as when the results of a search are displayed or a virtual library is used.

    Closes tickets: 1217622

  • Edit metadata dialog: Add an undo option for the Trim cover button.

    Closes tickets: 1219227

Bug Fixes

  • Amazon metadata download: Update to handle website changes at amazon.com
  • PDF Output: Workaround a bug in the library calibre uses to render HTML to PDF that caused text in some documents that used small-caps fonts to not render correctly.

    Closes tickets: 1216354

  • Kobo driver: When a sideloaded kepub is added from a Kobo device to the calibre library, it is added as an epub, but the file copied is corrupt.

    Closes tickets: 1221035

  • Fix changing the user interface language in the welcome wizard causing some parts of the interface to remain in the old language until calibre is restarted.

    Closes tickets: 1220767

  • Fix regression in 1.0 that broke setting author names with the | character in them.

    Closes tickets: 1220348

  • Content server: When running from inside the main calibre program, do not restrict the books shown based on the current virtual library in the main program. If you wish to restrict the books shown in the content server, use Preferences->Sharing over the net.
  • Output dates in the local timezone instead of UTC when generating CSV catalogs
  • Library maintenance: When doing a check library instead of dumping the database to SQL and restoring it, run a VACUUM. This works around various bugs in the dump and restore capabilities of apsw.

    Closes tickets: 1217988

  • Edit metadata dialog: Fix adding an image to an empty comments block not working
  • Conversion: Fix font declarations with invalid font-family values causing conversion to abort when subsetting is enabled.
  • MOBI Output: Fix conversion of some super/sub scripts failling if they are the first or last element in a paragraph.

    Closes tickets: 1218858

  • New database backend: Various improvements to make the backend more robust against databases with invalid/corrupt data in them.

    Closes tickets: 1218465, 1218783

Improved news sources

  • Countryfile

Release: 1.1 [30 Aug, 2013]

New Features

  • Rewrite the HTML metadata parser to make it faster and more robust.

    Closes tickets: 1217751

  • Book list: When sorting on a currently unsorted column, use the last applied sort for that column, instead of always sorting in ascending order.

    Closes tickets: 1216714

  • PocketBook driver: Scan for books files in the entire device not just in the 'books' folder

Bug Fixes

  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that could cause the dates in custom date-type columns to change in some timezones when using the edit metadata dialog to make unrelated changes.

    Closes tickets: 1217096

  • When replacing formats in a book with a very long title+authors on windows, calibre could leave behind the old format file, because the filename shortening algorithm has changed. Handle that case.
  • Fix content server giving an error if you return to the top level page after using the virtual libraries.

    Closes tickets: 1216838

  • Fix calibredb not updating the running calibre instance properly in 1.0

    Closes tickets: 1218177

  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that broke splitting of multiple valued field like tags into many items during a rename.

    Closes tickets: 1216699

  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that caused an error when trying to set values for tags with the same item repeated, with different case.

    Closes tickets: 1216398

  • Fix a regression that broke downloading news when output format is set to PDF
  • Creating a catalog with an already existing catalog in the library would cause a temporary duplicate entry in the book list. Also fix the author sort for catalogs generated in the AZW3 format not being correct.
  • EPUB metadata: When changing the title in an EPUB 2.0 file that has multiple titles, remove the extra titles.

    Closes tickets: 1211949

  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that caused Search and Replace in the bulk metadata edit dialog to be much slower than before
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that caused incorrect sorting and searching on some composite columns (columns built from other columns).
  • Fix a regression in 1.0 that prevented the moving of libraries inside calibre

    Closes tickets: 1216401

  • Virtual Library tabs: If the user activates a hidden tab via the Virtual Library button, change the name of the All Books tab to reflect the hidden virtual library.

    Closes tickets: 1216174

  • Ignore text records in the database that are damaged, instead of erroring out. Lets the rest of the data be used.

    Closes tickets: 1215981

  • Fix regression that broke calibredb catalog when sorting on the id field.

    Closes tickets: 1216090

  • HTML Input: Handle malformed OPF files when converting.

    Closes tickets: 1215924

  • Ensure that the Formats custom column (if present) is updated when a new format is created as a result of a conversion.

    Closes tickets: 1215885

  • Fix a bug in 1.0 that broke the Check Library function on computers with non-English locales.

    Closes tickets: 1215819

  • Content server: Fix blank username causing error on startup.

    Closes tickets: 1215893

  • Fix sorting of book list by multi-valued fields like tags not correct in the new backend.

    Closes tickets: 1215820

New news sources

  • VFR Magazine by Krittika Goyal

Improved news sources

  • Daily Mirror

Release: 1.0 [23 Aug, 2013]

New Features

  • A new 'cover grid' view of the books in your calibre library

    Excellent for judging your books by their covers :) To use click the button with the icon of a grid in the bottom right corner of the main window. It can be configured via Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid

  • A new, faster database backend

    The database backend in calibre has been re-written from scratch. The new code is smaller, more robust and much faster than the old code. The exact speedup will depend on the number of books and number and type of custom columns in your library. Users have reported calibre startup times decreasing by a factor of 2-3 times.

  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 0.9 and 1.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/ten
  • RTF Input: Add option to ignore WMF images iinstead of replacing them with a placeholder.

    Closes tickets: 1213599

  • Content server: Make virtual libraries available as searches from the start page. They work just like saved searches, clicking on a virtual library will show you all the books in that virtual library.

Bug Fixes

  • Remove extra, useless 'language' entry in metadata download configuration dialog
  • Kobo driver: Display device collections even if the driver is configured to not manage shelves on the device.

    Closes tickets: 1214233

  • Fix typo in calibre.desktop file on linux

    Closes tickets: 1213664

  • Edit metadata dialog: Disable OK button while results are being downloaded.

    Closes tickets: 1213397

  • In OS X 10.8 Apple stopped redirecting stdout/stderr to Console.app for applications launched by launch services. Re-enable the redirection, useful for debugging.
  • Fix virtual library tabs not being updated when using VL button

New news sources

  • News24 and Nuus24 by Nicki de Wet

Improved news sources

  • Consumerist
  • jeuxvideo
  • Metro UK
  • El Tribuno
  • High Country News
  • Daily Express
  • Providence Journal
  • mediapart
  • Edit Book: Add a new 'function mode' for the Search and Replace tool [2.11]

    The function mode allows you to create python functions that run on the results of Search and Replace. This allows you to do arbitrarily powerful text processing. For example, you can automatically fix the case of text, automatically add section number to headings, and so on. For examples and documentation, see: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/function_mode.html

  • E-book viewer: Show footnotes in a separate popup window [2.9]

    Now when you click on a link to a footnote/endnote, the corresponding note is shown in a separate popup window, for convenient reference. Footnote links are recognized using the EPUB 3 footnote markup as well as some heuristics. Any superscript or subscript links are assumed to be footnote links. Any link that links to another file which in turn links back to the original link, is assumed to be an endnote.

  • An all new random cover generation algorithm, which generates covers using many different color schemes and cover styles [2.4]

    Now when you click the Generate cover button in the Edit Metadata dialog a cover based on the book metadata is generated using random colors and styles. You can customize the random cover generation by long clicking the Generate Cover button, which will popup a dialog where you can create new color schemes and customize other aspects of the generated cover as well.

  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 1.0 and 2.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/eleven [2.0]
  • Cover Grid: Allow user defined emblems (icons) to be displayed next to covers [1.47]

    Now you can have your own custom icons displayed next to covers in the cover grid, based on simple rules you create. For example, you can display a heart icon next to books with a rating of more than four stars or a tick mark next to books you read and so on. To create these rules go to Preferences->Cover Grid and click the Emblems tab on the left.

  • Edit Book: Add support for third party plugins to extend the editors functionality. [1.46]

    The editor now supports plugins that can be used to extend its functionality. Documentation of the plugin API and an example plugin are at: http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/creating_plugins.html#edit-book-plugins

  • New tool to set metadata in the actual book files in the calibre library from the updated metadata in the calibre database. [1.41]

    To use it go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Embed metadata' tool to the main toolbar. Then simply select the books whose files you want to update and click the Embed metadata button. Normally, calibre updates metadata in the book files whenever a file is exported from calibre. This tool is useful for people who want the files in the calibre library to have updated metadata as well.

  • Edit Book: A 'Live CSS' tool that shows all the style rules for the tag you are currently editing. [1.38]

    You can use it to easily jump to any style rules that affect the current tag. Enable it via View->Live CSS. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html#the-live-css-panel for details

  • Edit book: Add a tool to check spellings, access it via Tools->Check spelling [1.33]

    The calibre book editor now has builtin spellcheck. You can install new dictionaries via Preferences->Editor->Manage spelling dictionaries. It comes with builtin dictionaries for English and Spanish. You can add OpenOffice dictionaries (in .oxt format). The tool checks spellings in all HTML/OPF/NCX files in the book, taking into account any language declarations in the book, so that it will work correctly on multi-lingual books as well. The code is very new, so there may well be bugs. As you type spell checking is not yet implemented.

  • PDF: Add support for reading and writing extended (XMP) metadata [1.25]

    calibre can now read and write XMP metadata from PDF files. This means that all metadata that you can create in calibre, including custom columns, can be stored in the PDF files. It is also useful when importing PDF files created by some academic publishers, that sometimes have good XMP metadata, such as DOI identifiers, tags and so on.

  • E-book viewer: Add support for touchscreens when running on Windows tablets. [1.24]

    The builtin viewer in calibre now supports touch screens on Windows tablets. You can tap or swipe to turn pages. Swipe up or down to jump between sections. Swipe and hold to flip through pages rapidly and pinch to zoom in and out.

  • A new tool to compare ebook files, showing the differences in their underlying text, styles and images side by side [1.22]

    The new compare tool is very useful in combination with the book editor. It allows you to see what changes have been made between checkpoints and what changes were made by automated tools. You can also compare different versions of the same ebook file. How to use each of these features is described below. Screenshots and help for using the new compare tool are at http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/diff.html

  • A new book editor, capable of editing files in the EPUB and AZW3 (Kindle) formats [1.15]

    Right click on any book in calibre and choose 'Edit Book', to edit e-books in the EPUB and AZW3 formats. The new editor allows you to edit the HTML/CSS and images inside the ebooks in a seamless fashion, with live preview of your changes and many helpful automated tools for checking the book for errors, editing the table of contents, merging, splitting, bulk renaming and so on. See http://manual.calibre-ebook.com/edit.html for more details and help using the new editor. Note that the editor is a completely new codebase and is still being actively developed, so expect a few bugs and many new features in the near future. However, the editor as it stands is extremely useable and useful today. Note that it replaces the old 'Tweak Book' feature in calibre. If you want the old Tweak Book back, it has been renamed to 'Unpack Book', you can go to Preferences->Toolbars and add it back. Happy holidays!

  • Temporary marking of books in the library [1.6]

    This allows you to select books from your calibre library manually and mark them. This 'mark' will remain until you restart calibre, or clear the marks. You can easily work with only the marked subset of books by right clicking the Mark Books button. To use this feature, go to Preferences->Toolbars and add the 'Mark Books' tool to the main toolbar.

  • A new 'cover grid' view of the books in your calibre library [1.0]

    Excellent for judging your books by their covers :) To use click the button with the icon of a grid in the bottom right corner of the main window. It can be configured via Preferences->Look & Feel->Cover Grid

  • A new, faster database backend [1.0]

    The database backend in calibre has been re-written from scratch. The new code is smaller, more robust and much faster than the old code. The exact speedup will depend on the number of books and number and type of custom columns in your library. Users have reported calibre startup times decreasing by a factor of 2-3 times.

  • For a summary of the major changes in calibre between 0.9 and 1.0, see http://calibre-ebook.com/new-in/ten [1.0]

The full list of changes to calibre is available here.