Calibre vs Lucidor
calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books. It has a cornucopia of features divided into the following main categories: Library Management, E-book conversion, Syncing to e-book reader devices, Downloading news from the web and converting it into e-book form, Comprehensive e-book viewer, Content server for online access to your book collection
Lucidor is a simple tool for reading, managing and organizing your eBooks within your own personal bookcase. It supports ePub and OPDS catalog files. You can search for eBooks online and download them right into the application. A unique feature Lucidor has is the ability to have multiple eBooks open at one time. It does this via it’s tabbed interface, which is much like a Web browser. Lucidor even supports themes. There is also a search bar for finding specific keywords or phrases within your content.
Latest news about Calibre and Lucidor:
2013. Calibre 1.0 is available for download. WoW! Seven years after it was first released, the free ebook management software Calibre has reached version 1.0. According to the author (Kovid Goyal), lots of new features have been added to calibre in this new version — a grid view of book covers, a new faster database backend, the ability to convert Microsoft Word files, tools to make changes to ebooks without needing to do a full conversion, full support for font embedding and subsetting, an easy to use tool to edit the Table of Contents in ebooks, rewritten PDF Output engine, new tool "Polish books" that allows you to perform various automated cleanup actions on ebooks.
2011. Video: Calibre Tutorial about its features and interface. Kovid Goyal, the creator of the popular book collection management software Calibre created this video tutorial called "How to use Calibre - a look at its features and user interface". It shows some tips of how to optimize your usage of the program user interface. The main window interface consists of four areas: the book list (shows the books in your library), library browser sidebar (allows to browse your collection by various categories like series, publishers, rating...), book detail view (shows the book cover, formats available, comments..) and the upper search bar (allows to find books in your calibre collections). The user interface areas can be risized and hidden. You can also rearrange/hide columns in the book list. Watch the video about this robust library management software.