[App][Productivity][Free] eLibrary Manager

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Nov 28, 2012 2:13:07 PM via Website

eLibrary Manager

Explore your eBook Library. Read eBooks with Your Style.

eLibrary Manager is an Android application that allows you to manage and enjoy DRM-free ePub books on your Android devices. With books loaded on an SD card, you can use the application to

  • New v1.2.5 [Full Version] Integrate with Book Info Lookup Add-on app (available as separate free download) to browse Open Library records for alternate covers and book information. Install add-on to enable.
  • New v1.2.5 Update book covers from images on your device storage.
  • Discover eBooks on the SD card and load them into your eLibrary.
  • Explore the eLibrary using the metadata included in your eBooks.
  • Customize which book metadata properties you want to use for viewing book information, performing searches, and sorting.
  • Find books in your eLibrary using ad-hoc searches or by invoking saved Book List searches.
  • View book lists with various layout, grouping, and sorting options to help keep the information organized.
  • Manage eBook information with update ability for virtually any metadata property available for your eBooks, including Categories (synonymous with tags, book shelves, subjects), Series and Series Index, Ratings (from zero to 5 stars), Title, Authors, Description, and many more...
  • Export updated book information.
  • Designed to work with Calibre, suporting both standard and custom Calibre properties.
  • [Full version] Create and manage custom eBook information properties.
  • [Full version] Manage bookmarks, notes and highlights.
  • [Full version] Export bookmarks, notes and highlights.

The ePub Reader is a feature of the eLibrary Manager application that allows you to read ePub books. Some of the features you can enjoy are

  • New v1.2.4 ePub 3 enhancements: enable audio and video.
  • New v1.2.2 Pop-up note enablement for ePub 3 books.
  • New v1.2.0 Text-to-speech enablement. Let your Android device read eBooks to you.
  • Use on-screen buttons or swipe gestures to change screen pages one at a time or continuously for fast screen flips.
  • Use pinch in and out gestures to easily change font sizes.
  • Keep track of the current and total screen numbers for the chapter you are reading, as well as the current and total page numbers for the whole book.
  • Goto any screen in the chapter or any page in the book.
  • Add your favourite fonts.
  • Read books in single or multiple columns.
  • Search for text anywhere in the book you are reading.
  • Navigate through the history of book positions when you need to explore.
  • Pick up where you left off when you finish reading and start up again.
  • Customize the visual presentation of books by setting margins, line height, justification, font, and font size.
  • Acess the multi-level Table of Contents for the book you are reading.
  • View a summary of the book you are reading.
  • Perform dictionary lookups using configurable dictionaries.
  • Export updated book information.
  • [Full version] Create and manage bookmarks, notes and highlights.
  • [Full version] Export bookmarks, notes, and highlights.
  • [Full version] Synchronize book positions between devices.

The Book Info Lookup Add-on extends the functionality of your eLibrary Manager application, allowing you to browse online for book information and covers by accessing the Open Library (a sort of Wikipedia for books).

  • Search for books in Open Library based on title and/or authors.
  • Merge information you find from searches into your existing eLibrary Manager book entries, using as little or as much of that information as you want.
  • Link to Open Library records for book search results to see the full details and to make additions or updates in Open Library itself.

IMPOTANT NOTE: This application is an add-on for the eLibrary Manager application. In order to use its capabilities, you must also have installed on your device eLibrary Manager full version 1.2.5 or greater.

Note: This application works with non-DRM eBooks.

Visit kpwsite.com/?itemSelectionPath=library for more information.

Get the app on Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kpw.ebook0
Get the add-on on Google Play: play.google.com/store/apps/details?id=kpw.ebook.lookup

— modified on Jun 9, 2013 5:21:41 PM

Dec 1, 2012 4:54:01 PM via Website

Version 1.0.7:
- NEW FEATURE: Export bookmarks/notes and updated book information. Use this to help migrate updates from your device to your primary library, or use as a reference.
- Small fixes.

Dec 2, 2012 3:57:37 PM via Website

Angela Green
I like how we can sort the book. Sorting books came as a little bit confusing on my kindle.

I'm glad you like it. You can also configure what properties you want to have available for sorting through the library manager settings. Just update the Sort Props setting.

Dec 3, 2012 5:31:02 PM via Website

Version 1.0.8:
  • NEW FEATURE: Dictionary Support. Perform dictionary lookup using configurable dictionaries.
  • Prompt for comfirmation when removing books. Feature can be enabled and disabled at any time.

Dec 17, 2012 4:41:01 AM via Website

Version 1.1.1:
  • FIX: Fixed scenarios leading to "drifting" book content on low and high density devices. Some issues still persist (I continue to look for solutions). For those, I've added a widget to allow shifting content on the screen - if I find a full solution, I'll remove this later. To bring up widget, tap the page.
  • FIX: Multi-column issues on Android 2.2/2.3.

Dec 19, 2012 5:57:14 AM via Website

Version 1.1.2:
  • Fixed remaining "drifting" eBook content issues. The "Content Shift" widget is now disabled by default, but can be enabled through the ePub Reader Advanced Settings, if similar issues surface.
  • Fix layout issues when eBook sets explicit width at body level.

— modified on Dec 19, 2012 6:00:45 AM

Jan 2, 2013 12:51:41 AM via Website

Version 1.1.3:
  • Fix bug resulting in incomplete export in some cases.
  • Prevent word splitting on page boundaries.
  • Fix potential loss of user input on orientation change for some settings views.
  • Fix screen flashing on Android 2.2 when chapter is loaded.

Jan 4, 2013 6:51:41 AM via Website

Version 1.1.4:
Fixes in Date Picker dialog for setting date metadata values:
  • Depending on timezone, date specified may be offset by one day.
  • Direct entry of date values not saved in all cases.

Jan 7, 2013 6:52:58 AM via Website

Version 1.1.5:
Numerous fixes and enhancements for search and bookmark highlighting, including
  • Search sometimes fails when search term contains space, leaving book in inconsistent state.
  • Bookmark excerpt sometimes misses text.
  • Fix certain scenarios leading to improper search highlight positioning and missed search hits.
  • Improved overlapping search and bookmark highlighting.
  • Include excerpt for bookmarks at image location.

Jan 9, 2013 5:32:13 AM via Website

Version 1.1.6:
  • Fix content positioning issue (offset by 1) when image falls on page boundary.
  • Rename "Bookmarks/Notes" to "Annotations" in preparation for highlight support.

Jan 13, 2013 6:05:12 PM via Website

Indium Indeed
Text to Speech function could make this better.

I like the suggestion, so I just did some quick research, and it looks like I should be able to do this. I've added it to my list of features to incorporate. I'm working on a couple of other features at the moment, so I may not get to it until I'm done those, but hopefully it will come together (and barring any unforeseen difficulties, I think I should be able to make it happen).

Thanks for the feedback.

— modified on Jan 13, 2013 6:06:09 PM

Jan 30, 2013 2:53:38 AM via Website

Version 1.1.7:
  • New Feature: [Full version] Highlight eBook passages. Manage and export highlights.
  • Adjust default font size values to account for screen size (only applicable for new installs).
  • Add Wikipedia as default dictionary source.
  • Ensure books load correctly when there are encoding mismatches between chapter path strings in ePub files.

Feb 4, 2013 3:36:41 AM via Website

Version 1.2.0:
  • Text-to-speech enablement. Let your Android device read eBooks to you. Access the feature by selecting the "Read Aloud" context menu item from the ePub Reader. Reading starts from the position from which you launch the context menu.

Feb 16, 2013 7:17:15 AM via Website

Version 1.2.1:
  • Update styling for Android 3.0+ devices to adopt more current look and implement action bar to replace legacy menu options.
  • Add video tutorial link to About box.
  • Bug fix: Highlighting fails on last screen of chapter.

Feb 24, 2013 7:51:14 PM via Website

Version 1.2.2:
  • ePub 3 Enhancements:
    • Enable pop-up note display. Note content must be wrapped in <aside>...</aside> tags to see this feature.
    • Fix ePub 3 Table of Contents parsing issues.
  • Other Enhancements/Fixes:
    • Handle low memory situations more gracefully.
    • Fix sporadic issue where book list does not render book cover images.

Mar 2, 2013 2:05:12 AM via Website

Version 1.2.3:
  • Add Wiktionary as a new dictionary source.
  • Better formatting for annotation extracted text (space separate block elements, collapse seq of white space).
  • Make check for .nomedia when scanning optional. Disabled by default but can be enable using eLibrary settings.
  • Add ability to auto refresh book list when scanning completes. Enabled by default, but can be disabled using eLibrary settings.
  • Fix regression: library search crashes app when search expression is invalid.