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Frequent Contributor
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Registered: ‎12-28-2009
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Calibre and Mac?

Is Calibre only for PCs? If so, is there a comparable alternative for Mac?

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Registered: ‎08-17-2010
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Re: Calibre and Mac?

It works on macs, linux, and windows. I switch between my pc and mac and haven't had any problems. Great program. I could gush for a while, but I won't.


Mobilereads has a ton of support for about any scenario for Calibre users.




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Registered: ‎11-11-2009
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Re: Calibre and Mac?

I use calibre for my mac all the time.


I would point out though that the latest builds (7.41) are for Intel-based macs only.  If you're still on a PowerPC based mac, you have to use an older version (I think it's 7.28, but it's explained on the calibre site).  It works fine, it just doesn't have some of the latest bells and whistles.

Inspired Wordsmith
Posts: 4,434
Registered: ‎11-30-2009
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Re: Calibre and Mac?


kellar wrote:

  Great program. I could gush for a while, but I won't.



Get in line!  The gushing line extends out the door and around the block.


The number of people gushing about Calibre grows every day.  I wish B&N would license

their DRM software to him so that you could read books with their built in reader, as long as

he didn't support DRM removal, but I don't see that happening.


Its a masterfully written program.

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Registered: ‎12-29-2009
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Re: Calibre and Mac?

And, unlike the klunky ADE, you don't have to connect the Nook before starting Calibre.  It also detects the SD card and gives you the option of sending your book to internal memory or card.


Since Adobe refuses to support Linux, I can only use my Mac to get Library books onto my Nook.



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