Calibre 3.1 Open-Source Ebook Manager Released with Support for RAR 5.0 Archives

Last week’s major Calibre 3.0 update made a lot of noise among the ebook community with its new support for reading books in-browser on your phone or tablet, and now developer Kovid Goyal announces the first point release to the series.

Calibre 3.1 is out, and among the new features is ships with, we can mention support for reading RAR and CBR files compressed using the latest RAR 5.0 archiving format, a new option in the Tag browser to control the spacing between items, and new buttons to the Edit metadata dialog to easily set and clear the “Yes/No” columns.

The Edit metadata dialog was also updated to let users right-click the Paste ISBN button to paste an identifier that contains a different prefix. Other than that, Calibre 3.1 implements an option in Preferences -> Look & feel to allow the app to display individual layout butto… (read more)

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