Calibre 5.16.1 [Update]


Calibre is an open source e-book library management application that enables you to manage your e-book collection, convert e-books between different formats, synchronize with popular e-book reader devices, and read your e-books with the included viewer.

It acts as an e-library and also allows for format conversion, news feeds to e-book conversion, as well as e-book reader sync features and an integrated e-book viewer.

Calibre's features include: library management; format conversion (all major ebook formats); syncing to e-book reader devices; fetching news from the Web and converting it into ebook form; viewing many different e-book formats, giving you access to your book collection over the internet using just a browser.

Calibre 5.14.0 new features:

  • Allow auto scrolling through the list of books by pressing the X key or right clicking on the cover browser. Closes tickets: 1917634

  • Useful to have a "slideshow" of book covers. The speed of scrolling can be controlled in Preferences->Look & feel->Cover browser

  • E-book viewer: Speed up first time open for EPUB files with lots of styling

  • E-book viewer preferences: Allow searching for keyboard shortcuts

  • Edit book: Allow editing WEBP images

  • Various improvements to the template language, see

  • E-book viewer: Show the current progress percentage in the bottom bar of the viewer controls. This can be customized in the viewer preferences under Headers and footers. Closes tickets: 1921610

  • E-book viewer: Add an option under Preferences->Miscellaneous to not restore open panels such as Search, Table of Contents etc on restart. Closes tickets: 1921689

  • When exporting highlights as text or markdown also output top level chapter titles

  • Allow downloading metadata from Closes tickets: 1922327

  • Preferences->Tweaks: Allow specifying that calibre should open the book details window when double clicking on a book. Closes tickets: 1922591

  • MOBI Output: Convert WebP images to PNG so they work with Amazon's software. Closes tickets: 1922341

  • DOCX Input: When converting embedded fonts, replace spaces in the filename with underscores to keep the execrable epubcheck happy. Closes tickets: 1921793

  • E-book viewer: Selection bar: Add keyboard shortcuts for all buttons. Hover over a button in the bar to see the shortcut

Bug fixes:

tag, as it is pointless and causes the execrable epubcheck to complain. Closes tickets: 1922570

  • FB2 Output: Fix a regression in calibre 5 that caused paragraphs containing only non-breaking spaces to be removed. Closes tickets: 1924232

  • Metadata comments editor: Fix setting block alignment destroying other block level properties. Closes tickets: 1924187

  • E-book viewer: Fix margins not being adjusted immediately when preferences are changed

  • Edit book: Upgrade book internals: Fix skipping the NCX removal dialog not remembering the chosen option. Closes tickets: 1921604

  • Conversion: When specifying a line-height do not apply it to the

  • E-book viewer: Improve scrolling behavior when extending the selection using keyboard shortcuts

  • E-book viewer: Fix read percent for HTML files that are rendered in a single screen being 0% rather than 100%

  • E-book viewer: Highlights panel: Do not expand all sections when adding/deleting/modifying highlights. Closes tickets: 1924598

  • CHM Input: Fix a regression in calibre 5.0 that broke opening of some files that dont specify a character encoding. Closes tickets: 1922503

  • EPUB2 metadata: Read ISBNs in identifier elements without schemes if they are valid ISBNs and no properly identified isbns are present

  • Update Amazon metadata plugin for changes to amazon websites. Closes tickets: 1922309

  • Edit book: Fix detection of class names containing hyphens/underscores

New news sources:

  • Los Danieles – Columnas sin techo by CAVALENCIA

Improved news sources:

  • New Scientist

  • Irish Times

  • 1843

  • The Straits Times

Calibre 5.16.1 fixes:

  • CHM Input: Fix handling of some CHM files that use non-ASCII internal filenames and dont specify a character encoding in their metadata. Closes tickets: 1924703
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that prevented calibre from starting if there was a failure in a third party plugin. Closes tickets: 1924824
  • Content server viewer: Fix a regression in the previous that broke handling of URLs in stylesheets
  • Fix a regression in the previous release that broke changing sections in the convert single book dialog after changing the input or output formats. Closes tickets: 1924767
  • Fix using 'is set' rules not working for column rules with rating values. Closes tickets: 1924675
  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that causes the viewer to ignore page-break CSS properties (in 5.16.1)

  • Fix a regression that broke using stored templates (in 5.16.1)

  • Fix auto scroll books shortcut not working in standalone cover browser window (in 5.16.1). Closes tickets: 1924875

  • E-book viewer: Fix jumping to previous section sometimes not working in flow mode (in 5.16.1). Closes tickets: 1924890

  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that broke changing keyboard shortcuts in the viewer preferences (in 5.16.1). Closes tickets: 1924853

  • E-book viewer: Fix a regression in 5.15 that broke using the delete key to delete highlights (in 5.16.1)

New news sources

  • The Saturday paper by Alistair Francis

  • Crikey by Alistair Francis

Improved news sources

  • Granta
  • New Scientist

Download: Calibre 5.16.1 for Windows | Portable | Windows 64-bit | ~100.0 MB (Open Source)
Download: Calibre 5.16.1 for MacOS | 144.0 MB
Download: Calibre 5.16.1 for Linux
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