Calibre 0.9.8 Has Support for New Kobo Firmware

The latest version of Calibre can be downloaded from Softpedia

Version 0.9.8 of the Ebook reader and management software Calibre was announced on November 23, marking an important milestone for this amazing software.

If you have an e-book reader, the Calibre software is a must-have. It does so many things for the avid reader, that it would take a lot of time to just enumerate all the features.

As usual, Calibre comes with a lot of new changes, including improved Kobo driver support and Comic metadata improvements.

Highlights of Calibre 0.9.8:

• An option to show the cover size in the book details panel on the right has been added. The option can be found in Preferences->Look & Feel->Book Details;

• Support for Kobo firmware 2.2 has been implemented and an option to send series of information to the device has been added;

• Using custom columns as the source for Genres when generating catalogs is now permitted;

• When the user asks calibre to convert a book, the application now shows a small animation to highlight the fact that the convert job has been queued to run in the background;

• An option to specify the cover to use when adding books with calibredb add has been added;

• Support for EPUB files with broken central directory records *and* data descriptors has been implemented;

• Reading metadata from cbr files is now possible. Users can now also read the comments and the published date info from the metadata;

• The processing of RAR and CBR files has been sped up by avoiding an extra file copy;

• A driver for Nexus 10 has been added in the Linux version;

• The handling of empty self-closing tags in the Ebook viewer has been fixed.

A complete changelog can be found in the official announcement. You can also check out our review of Calibre.

Download Calibre 0.9.8 right now from Softpedia.

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