Do you have eBooks that you’d like to transfer to your mobile phone or tablet? Calibre is an Open Source desktop application for moving eBooks between mobile devices and computers. Calibre is free to use and runs on Windows, Linux, and Mac OS X.
Calibre has a simple intuitive interface and it’s fairly straight-forward to use. It takes books stored on your computer and lists them within the application’s library. Books may need to be added manually, but the program can automatically pull meta data out of the eBook file of every title and display it within its detail panel.
Books can be instantly sent to your mobile device with a simple right-click.
Books can also be transferred off the mobile device and saved to the computer’s disk.
The program includes a built-in eBook viewer for reading nearly any format book on the computer.
Unfortunately, many of the books downloaded to the Kindle via Amazon will be protected with DRM and this means you cannot copy them off of the device. You can get around this by installing a de-DRM plugin to Calibre, but it can be a bit complicated to set up.
Considering it’s free, is cross-platform, and works with tons of different mobile devices and formats, Calibre is a groovy desktop application. If you have a device capable of reading eBooks you can try it out for yourself at http://calibre-ebook.com/.