My Kobo Touch did come with the designated Kobo software – Kobo Desktop. It wasn’t particularly bad software, but I prefer to use something which has a few more features. Plus a few of the free ebooks I downloaded from non Kobo sites like Gutenberg were rejected by it. So I use an excellent free alternative – Calibre.
Calibre is a free and open source e-book library management application developed by users of e-books for users of e-books.
Calibre is a bit like a library for your e-Books. You can enter various information about them, including, author, title, rating, your description, etc. and sort accordingly. You can move your e-books to and from your e-Reader to your computer. I prefer to edit all the information about my eBooks using Caibre rather than editing them on my Kobo. It is also much faster to edit in bulk , for example, as you can see below, some Sherlock Holmes eBooks list the author as Sir Arthur Conan Doyle and some as just Arthur Conan Doyle. Calibre allows you to edit them all to have the same author name which makes them easier to locate on your Kobo. Continue reading