Android Candy: Every Hero Needs a Sidekick

I've touted the awesomeness of Calibre in the past. And although the Web-based calibre2opds still is an awesome way to access your eBook library, using a native Android app is even smoother. If you have your Calibre library on your local network, using Calibre Companion ($3.99 in the Google Play Store), your Android device connects to your library like a device connected via USB. It's possible to load books directly onto your device without syncing your entire collection into the cloud!

(Image from the Google Play Store)

I admittedly still use calibre2opds in combination with Dropbox to make my library accessible remotely. But, if you're concerned about your books being on the Web, Calibre Companion is a local network solution. Check it out today at

Shawn is Associate Editor here at Linux Journal, and has been around Linux since the beginning. He has a passion for open source, and he loves to teach. He also drinks too much coffee, which often shows in his writing.

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