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Catalogueing ePubs software [wanted]
#1  Ghitulescu 04-01-2020, 05:08 AM
I've read all relevant threads in this section (45 pages), yet I couldn't find the answer.

I am looking for a software, for windows (version is probably irrelevant, for the functionality is kept simple), which should do:Calibre is close, BookFusion even close (but it goes outside the system), other projects are dead or mobile (IOS/android).

It should not:
It is completely irrelevant and probably not wanted to manage portable devices - it's enough if it "downloads" the epub from the collection to a directory of choice. All my ereaders can organise the books by themselves.

Is there such a wonder software?
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#2  JSWolf 04-01-2020, 05:19 AM
You won't find what you want. Calibre is as close as you'll get. BookFusion is not nearly as good. You'll have to give up your custom directories to get everything else. To be honest, you don't notice the way Calibre organizes things. You just use the GUI and your good to go.
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#3  pdurrant 04-01-2020, 09:59 AM
Which bit of your requirements does calibre not meet?
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#4  Ghitulescu 04-01-2020, 11:05 AM
Allowing the editing and removal/deletion of the books.
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#5  pdurrant 04-01-2020, 11:14 AM
Quote Ghitulescu
Allowing the editing and removal/deletion of the books.
Then you'll need enormous powers of persuasion, or a tame programmer, to get a no-edit/no-delete option built into calibre.

Nothing else comes close to the abilities of calibre in terms of organisation and metadata.
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#6  skillachie 04-06-2020, 05:34 PM
Quote JSWolf
You won't find what you want. Calibre is as close as you'll get. BookFusion is not nearly as good. You'll have to give up your custom directories to get everything else. To be honest, you don't notice the way Calibre organizes things. You just use the GUI and your good to go.
We(BookFusion) are almost there and will have a new platform launched in Q3 2020 and then a native desktop app in Q4. We know there are gaps and improvements required and are actively working on them.

You can give us feedback at https://docs.google.com/forms/d/1cGCuaLZlMIN1M4kSQCw5wKSrUuyCjvNIDMZohEaxwd0/edit



Quote Ghitulescu
I've read all relevant threads in this section (45 pages), yet I couldn't find the answer.

I am looking for a software, for windows (version is probably irrelevant, for the functionality is kept simple), which should do:Calibre is close, BookFusion even close (but it goes outside the system), other projects are dead or mobile (IOS/android).

It should not:
It is completely irrelevant and probably not wanted to manage portable devices - it's enough if it "downloads" the epub from the collection to a directory of choice. All my ereaders can organise the books by themselves.

Is there such a wonder software?
Thank you for signing up and trying BookFusion. Most apps and projects in the eBook space die since the revenue model is unsustainable. The best way for readers to see the platform or solutions they want is to donate to projects or pay for a subscription. BookFusion does not sell ads nor users data and so there will be a nominal fee even without using cloud services.

We will be launching an updated version later this year that will not require you to use the Cloud service. You will have the ability to import and read your files via OPDS and other protocols between devices.

Please let us know if you have any additional feedback by completing this survey
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#7  JSWolf 04-07-2020, 07:42 AM
One solution is to learn Python and edit the Calibre code to change it so your should not edit and should not delete are there.

However, it's even easier to just not invoke the editor or delete your books.
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#8  Ghitulescu 04-23-2020, 01:24 PM
To list a plurality of items from some directories one doesn't need to learn yet another programming (???) language nor to adapt an existing software - one simply needs to remember the good old C++ and make use of MFC classes (like open file dialogue) then "custom paint" the items accordingly (except for extracting metadata, MFC can do all what I want).

I only hoped somebody had this idea before so that I don't need to reinvent the wheel.
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#9  JSWolf 04-23-2020, 04:15 PM
Quote Ghitulescu
To list a plurality of items from some directories one doesn't need to learn yet another programming (???) language nor to adapt an existing software - one simply needs to remember the good old C++ and make use of MFC classes (like open file dialogue) then "custom paint" the items accordingly (except for extracting metadata, MFC can do all what I want).

I only hoped somebody had this idea before so that I don't need to reinvent the wheel.
Why do you want to reinvent the wheel when Calibre can do what you want? Sure it does some things you don't want. But it's very easy to just not do the things you don't want to do.

You really are making this very hard for yourself when Calibre is out there.
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#10  davidfor 04-23-2020, 08:29 PM
Quote Ghitulescu
To list a plurality of items from some directories one doesn't need to learn yet another programming (???) language nor to adapt an existing software - one simply needs to remember the good old C++ and make use of MFC classes (like open file dialogue) then "custom paint" the items accordingly (except for extracting metadata, MFC can do all what I want).

I only hoped somebody had this idea before so that I don't need to reinvent the wheel.
So, as it is so simple, you'll be releasing it tomorrow?
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