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I have now added a 4th program to the mix, and decided to place all under the banner of a suite - KindEbook Suite.
I believe it will be better served by having its own topic, rather than attempt to edit the first few posts in the old one - KindEbook Wishlist.
It is also a chance to de-clutter and make some improvements.

MAIN PROGRAM

KindEbook Wishlist

COMPLIMENTARY PROGRAMS

AZWPlug

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre

UpdateFromOPF

Bucket-for-URLs

ConvertEbook (now replaced by Batch Ebook Convert if you wish)

Batch Ebook Convert (new)

CalibBrowser - Multi-faceted viewer for calibre  (while kind of complimentary, not part of the suite proper, not a step to apply)

ASSISTIVE PROGRAMS

Batch Create & Run

TeraCopy Timer

RECOMMENDED 3RD PARTY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

calibre - Integral to the last two of my complimentary programs, and an important element of the first one. Basically an ebook database & conversion program, but also offers plenty more, especially adding ebooks to or removing ebooks from your reading device. Wikipedia

Sigil - A wonderful open source ebook editor & creator. Great for fixing issues with EPUB files, especially after converting from another format. Wikipedia

MobileRead Forums - Excellent resource for all things ebook.

BookBub  - Great advisory source for ebooks, that lets you know via email about great bargains at Amazon Kindle, Kobo, Google Play, Barnes & Noble, Apple iBooks. I still use KindEbook Wishlist with anything I obtain at Amazon via BookBub links, but usually just for a purchase record ... essentially I ADD (mostly freebies) and then immediately RELOCATE to my bought (b) user. A BIG Thanks to @willichan who told me many months ago, about BookBub. :D

 

Usage Of My Programs

To help others to understand about these programs and how to use them for the best benefit, I thought it best to outline how I use them, usually each and every day.

Quick Summary Of Usage  (in order of use)

1. KindEbook Wishlist - Amazon Kindle Wishlist, Price Checker, History of Changes, Record of Purchases.
2. Bucket-for-URLs - Assistant to KindEbook Wishlist with new ebook discoveries, if a lot of them. When BookBub freebies lead to many others at Amazon.
3. AZWPlug - Add Kindle purchases to a database and to calibre, plus get right-click detail of selected ebook file (once added to database).
4. UpdateFromOPF - Make changes or corrections to the Metadata (OPF) file in calibre.
5. Batch Ebook Convert - Convert existing ebook (usually AZW3, sometimes MOBI) to EPUB and if missing, MOBI.
6. TeraCopy Timer - Make backups locally (outside of calibre library), and to thumbstick for transfer to another PC etc.
7. Batch Create & Run - Make passworded and zipped backups to Google Drive (locally).
8. Add Book & All Formats To Calibre - Add one backup copy of each ebook (all formats) to calibre on another PC.

KindEbook Wishlist

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The first two things I did way back when, was to fire up my browser and head to my Amazon Wishlist, while also executing the KindEbook Wishlist (which was called  KindEbook Price Query back then).

I then copied each Kindle ebook link (URL) from my Amazon wishlist, into KindEbook by using its ADD button. Of course, before doing any of that, I made sure I had all the settings in KindEbook as I wanted them ... including specifying my user name when the program first runs, and making sure that name was selected before adding ebooks.

After adding all the desired ebooks, I then went through the list in KindEbook, and right-clicked on those I wanted to give higher priority to than others, by specifying them as Favorite. With the later versions of KindEbook, you can now just use CTRL+F with a selected entry and bypass usage of the right-click context menu.

Once I completed specifying favorites, I then clicked on the ISBN column header, to sort them so that Favorites and any Pre-Orders are listed first. I then enabled the 'Sorted' checkbox on the main program window (to the right of the QUERY button and below the ON TOP button). That 'Sorted' option means the List will always be sorted that way for that user, when the program starts or when changing to that user.

All that done, it was time to do my first Query of the current prices, just for Favorites at this point (which includes Pre-Orders). To do that, I selected the top checkbox on the immediate right of the QUERY button, which put the program in QUERY ALL mode, then also selected the checkbox below that, which the put the program in QUERY FAVS mode, meaning query all favorites. NOTE - These days, that is what I do at least once a day, rarely ever doing a full QUERY ALL, but occasionally doing a QUERY NONS (non-favorites) immediately after the QUERY FAVS results have been checked.

Once the QUERY FAVS was selected, I then clicked the QUERY FAVS button, and let it do its price queries for each of the Favorites and Pre-Orders. Depending on the Delay and Random settings, plus the number of items being checked, the whole process could take several minutes.

When the process has completed, you get presented with a Results dialog. So I scanned that for significant changes. Later versions of KindEbook, also colored each entry line a specific color for a price change. I also much later (fairly recent) added an extra 'Last' column to the program. So while you can get specific fine detail from the Results dialog, you can also now just check any newly colored lines on the List and compare the prices in the 'Last' and 'Current' columns.

If the price of a listed ebook was then in the acceptable (to me) price range, I then right-clicked the entry and selected 'Go to web page' (second context menu entry from the top). When the Amazon Kindle ebook page finished loading, I then double-checked the price, and if satisfied clicked the buy button (Buy now with 1-Click).

I then went back to the KindEbook program, and right-clicked the entry again, and then selected the 'Set as bought' entry from the 'Selected Entry' sub menu of the List's right-click context menu. With the later versions of KindEbook, you can now just use CTRL+B with a selected entry and bypass usage of the right-click context menu. With this process, you get presented with an input where you can modify both the date of purchase and price, if either aren't correct.

I did all that for each and every item on the List that was in the acceptable price range.

When all was done, I then right-clicked the List and selected the 'Relocate all Bought ebooks' entry (5th from the bottom of the right-click context menu).

The 'Relocate' process will create a new user (if it doesn't exist) and relocate all the bought items to that user. The name used, is the same as the current user name, but has '(b)' appended to it (i.e. Fred (b)). The 'b' obviously signifying bought.

You can check on all bought items anytime, by selecting that '(b)' user name. You can also specify how that user's list is sorted and make it permanent too.

NOTE - There are many options to do all sorts of things in the KindEbook Wishlist, but one particularly handy one, is to use CTRL+I with a selected entry, to see detail about a particular ebook, including its cover image (if you elected to have that saved in the program). You could of course just view the web page anytime instead, but as well as the Summary and Cover image, you also get to see it's price history and any notes you may have made. There is also a plain text variant, accessed using CTRL+T. Both reports are also available using the usual browse the right-click context menu entries (Selected Entry Detail --> Image + Text) or (Selected Entry Detail --> Text only).

AZWPlug

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While AZWPlug can be used with any AZW or MOBI file, it is primarily setup to use with those same file types found in your 'My Kindle Content' folder, which is usually found in your Documents (or My Documents) folder. If you have changed that default location, then you will need to go into the Settings window of AZWPlug, and set the right location.

When you get your ebook files from Amazon, via the Kindle For PC application, they now get downloaded to a folder, with a name like 'B00FAX7A0K_EBOK' and contain one or more files with that same base name and maybe a 'tmp' folder or something. We are only interested in a file like 'B00FAX7A0K_EBOK.azw', where the extension is AZW (or MOBI).

After I have used KindEbook Wishlist to check the price of an ebook and then decided to buy it, I then fire up the Kindle For PC  app, and download that ebook to it.

Once that has been done for one or more ebook purchases, I then fire up AZWPlug and then click on the DROP BOX button, selecting the YES option (or NO if the 'My Kindle Content' folder is already open). AZWPlug is closed and the floating AZWDrop box appears. I then position that dropbox in a convenient position in regard to the 'My Kindle Content' folder.

I work with the files and folders in the 'My Kindle Content' folder, based on their date. If you have been using the Kindle For PC  app as long as I have, then you probably also have AZW or MOBI files just loosely located in that folder, and not in their own sub-folder, as well as the newer variant that are in their own sub-folder.

In the past with AZWPlug, you usually selected an AZW or MOBI file, by right-clicking the file and selecting the 'Scan Ebook' entry on the Windows right-click context menu that appears. You can still do that, but using the dropbox for either the file or the sub-folder that contains the file, is now the best way to use AZWPlug. NOTE - Until I make planned changes to AZWPlug, the only way to add (Scan) an ebook to the program, is for AZWPlug to be closed. The dropbox however is a separate executable file, and remains running until all desired ebooks have been added (scanned) into the AZWPlug database. Because of the way the AZWPlug was originally conceived, it is a requirement that it be opened and closed for each ebook being added/scanned. That is something I intend to change, when I get around to it. Like most of my programs, they grow far beyond their original concept and usage.

When you add an ebook (drag & drop etc), you will either get a dialog that tells you some basic detail about the ebook (because it has been scanned and added to the database already) or you are presented with the 'Results Selector' window, where if lucky all four required fields there have been correctly populated. More often than not though, some manual tweaking is usually required to set the right entries in the four fields. NOTE - The program does its best to guess what is right, but four Methods are available to help the user. Method 2 is the best one to use, and almost 40% of the time it gets things right. You can choose other methods from the Selector window, but setting a permanent one is only done from the Settings window. If you assign entries to each field, then they are returned (via a prompt) when changing methods.

Once the four fields have been populated as you wish, then close the Selector window. You are then usually presented with the main program 'Ebook Display' window, with the added ebook entry displayed and selected. From that, you can make specific changes to case and author name(s) etc, culminating in clicking the UP button to set changes permanently.

If you intending to add the ebook to calibre and using AZWPlug to help you do so, then with the ebook entry selected, click the far left 'Add To' button.

At this point, if you are adding more ebooks, then close AZWPlug and add/scan your next ebook, repeating the above.

Once you have added all ebooks, and then want to add them (as listed) to calibre, then enable (select) the checkbox on the immediate right of the 'Run Calibre' button. This puts that button into the 'Run Calibre With List' mode.

Now you just click that button, and sit back while all the listed ebooks (those you specified with the 'Add To' button) are added to calibre. NOTE - At this point, unless all the ebooks are DRM Free, you will get a complaint from calibre for each one that isn't. How you get around that issue, is up to you, but the MobileRead Forums do have information to help you solve DRM issues. That will involve a plugin for calibre. The AZWPlug program has a facility (found in Settings) to add and or remove plugins during the 'Run Calibre With List' process, if you wish to use a plugin on-the-fly only.

NOTE - You can close the dropbox any time after you added your last ebook, and if you have elected to have calibre run, you can now also close AZWPlug when calibre starts to appear.

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre

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This program is essentially only useful for two things, either transferring individual ebooks from one calibre library to another, or reinstating in an existing calibre library. I mostly use it for the first of those two activities, as while I download ebooks on my web connected Win 7 Netbook, I eventually only store in calibre on my non web connected Win XP Laptop.

This program then, is last in line for me, after first using KindEbook Wishlist, then AZWPlug, then UpdateFromOPF, then converting my ebooks using calibre, to both EPUB and MOBI where needed. I then transfer them (those calibre created author ebook folders) by thumb drive from Netbook to Laptop, which is where I use Add Book & All Formats To Calibre. I also backup those same folders to Google Drive (in passworded author name zip files) etc, before deleting them from the Netbook calibre library.

While the program does have some (older) command-line support, I always use the now superior dropbox method of addition to a calibre library.

So after copying the calibre created author ebook folders to a local folder on my Laptop, I then open each folder and drill down to the metadata OPF file for each ebook, and drag that file onto the dropbox for Add Book & All Formats To Calibre.

If the ebook doesn't exist in the calibre library I am adding to. then all goes to plan, and after I have eventually added all of the ebooks, I then close the program (which is just the dropbox really, if I have enabled running calibre) and calibre starts up, and the program presents a FIND dialog to assist with finding the ebooks that were just added. NOTE - If you have no desire or need to check the added ebooks, then this is where you stop using Add Book & All Formats To Calibre. For me, this is where I get to check on how well the earlier conversions worked, especially as my Netbook is always busy doing lots of stuff, so I save the checking for the Laptop, which is my main workhorse for such things.

Once calibre has finished loading, then you click the FIND button and the author displayed in the dialog input should be found and displayed in calibre's search results window. If more than one ebook is listed, select the right one.

With the correct ebook selected, click on the VIEW button, which will minimize the FIND dialog, while executing calibre's E-book Viewer program for the ebook & format specified. NOTE - These processes are all based on the program's default settings, which can of course be adjusted to your own preferences.

With the ebook loaded and displayed in your desired format (for me, usually EPUB), I then quickly browse the ebook, to see that all looks as it should. Generally I do this by jumping from chapter to chapter, usually checking the start and end of each. Calibre has hotkeys to usually make this a pretty simple process. NOTE - I have the E-book Viewer program set at a specific width, and have that set in calibre settings for the next time I use it. That saves me having to muck around each time I use it, and I can just click the hotkeys to do my checking, finalizing in the HOME key combo at the end to jump back to the start of the ebook (as calibre recalls your place in the ebook, for subsequent viewings). See the ADVICE section below if you have browsing issues.

Once you have checked the ebook, close the viewer, and within seconds the FIND dialog should reappear (no longer minimized).

Click the NEXT button on the dialog, to advance to the next author, then click the FIND button and repeat the relevant instructions above. NOTE - You may have noticed that the last ebook (author) is the first displayed in the FIND dialog. This is because the program runs backwards through the list of additions, which might seem counter-intuitive until you realize it also allows you to go beyond your recent additions (provided of course, that you have used the program before). In some instances, you may click the NEXT button and the author name will not appear to have changed. This would be where you have added more than one ebook from the same author consecutively. You probably still have the same author search results window open in calibre, and have already checked any other ebooks by that author that were added, so just click on NEXT again. Of course, you can always click the BACK button to confirm you haven't missed anything etc.

Once you have checked all added ebooks, close the FIND dialog and all is done.

ADVICE
Sometimes ebooks are not simple to check in the above listed manner, because of how they are formatted or setup, and what may not have survived the conversions involved. I have given the program a few methods to deal with this annoying circumstance.

To access these methods, manually restore the FIND dialog, which has been minimized. When restored, you will see that some Chapter options become available to you, one of which will hopefully help you. If all else fails, you should be able to use the GOTO method, which will help you jump through the ebook at specified intervals (pages).

These Chapter jump methods can be somewhat imperfect, with the biggest issue I have found, between calibre versions. Everything works fairly well for me on my Laptop, where only older versions of calibre are supported in WIN XP. On newer versions of calibre (3.xx at least), there is an issue with the calibre search field in the Viewer. This issue is related to prior searches. For example, if you search for Chapter 2, and that has never been searched for before, then a simple ENTER done after the program inserts the 'Chapter 2' text is all you need to jump to the first instance of that text, starting at the current position in the ebook and going forward. It also potentially wraps around to the atart of the ebook. Earlier (1.xx at least) versions of calibre, do not require use of the ENTER key, and just jump automatically. A problem exists, when that search text 'Chapter 2' has been used before, where you will get a double ENTER occurring. In that instance, it is better to use the TAB key instead. For me as the coder to cater for this circumstance, I have yet to find a way of determining when to use TAB instead of ENTER.

All but the GOTO method, require that what is essentially a search for specified text operation, be a unique or very limited existence scenario. When you are wishing to jump to something like 'Chapter 2' or 'Chapter Two' or the Roman Numeral version 'Chapter II', things are usually pretty simple, as that text usually only exists in three places - Index at the start, Index at the end of the ebook, and then hopefully at the start of the chapter itself between those. So as long as you start each search (chapter jump) at the right starting location, all should work as expected.

Things become quite difficult though when the leading word 'Chapter' is missing. This is especially so for many Roman Numerals, which of course will be found in their multitude throughout the ebook - I, V, X, IV, VI being the most obvious to come to mind. Not much you can do about that state of affairs, and usually the GOTO method is the only way forward.

The first time you use the CHAPTER button with whatever method has been selected, you will be asked for the starting point, which will be a chapter number ... or in the case of GOTO, the first goto portion. Repeated clicking of the CHAPTER button after that will increment the number by one. At any time, you can repeat the same number search, by holding down the CTRL key while clicking the CHAPTER button ... calibre also has some arrow buttons to jump to next or previous instance.

With the GOTO option, you also need to set a second value at the beginning, which is essentially the number of pages to jump for each CHAPTER button click.

For me personally, I don't have to use the CHAPTER jump options very often ... maybe for one in every 30 or 40 ebooks, perhaps more. And most of those are simple 'Chapter 2' or 'Chapter Two' type scenarios. A very rare ebook requires me to use the GOTO method. But then, I am perhaps lucky in those circumstances, that I am using an older (1.xx) version of calibre on my WIN XP laptop.

NOTE - To solve the TAB or ENTER issue, I really need to programmatically be able to either CLEAR past search history in the E-book Viewer or be able to grab that search history to check for the chapter search text existence. So any help in that regard from another programmer, would be greatly appreciated ... perhaps some UIAutomation code.

 

UpdateFromOPF

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The UpdateFromOPF program is only useful for those who want greater control than what calibre currently offers when using the Metadata Editor. By greater control, I am referring to one click usage for things like Titlecase and author name layout, and easily extracting & removing elements from the ebook title field, and adding desired bits and pieces to the Comments (description) field. There are several benefits to be gained, by those who would like them, but most may not want them.

I start the process of using the UpdateFromOPF program, from within calibre, by selecting the first ebook entry I wish to check and make changes to. I select it, then click the 'Open containing folder' button. Then I close calibre, as it needs to be closed if you want to see the results of any SAVED changes afterward (requires re-opening calibre).

Then I start using the UpdateFromOPF program itself, by right-clicking (in this first instance) on the ebooks metadata file. NOTE - This will only work for you, if you have associated OPF files with the UpdateFromOPF program. I myself have just added an 'Open with' entry on the Windows right-click context menu.

The other way to start using the program, and the best method ultimately, is to use the program's dropbox. I however, find for the first ebook file, that using the 'Open with' entry is te best way to start. If you don't have that option, just run the UpdateFromOPF program, to see the dropbox, and drag your ebook metadata file to it.

With Kindle ebook files added to calibre, you generally have an OPF file named, metadata.opf.

When you have selected the OPF file by either method mentioned above, the 'Metadata Editor' window will appear. NOTE - At this stage I usually remember to either close the folder containing the OPF file or browse to outside the author name folder. This is to prevent an empty author name folder being leftover after SAVE, because the folder was deemed as 'in use', which prevents its deletion or renaming. A renaming will occur if the author name layout has changed, and the same for the ebook title folder, if that title has changed. Calibre generally truncates names that are too long, and also only uses the first author name specified, and places a bracketed ID number after the ebook title, that title having perhaps been shortened as well.

I then follow a set order of steps, to make the metadata match my requirements. First, I have a quick look at the 'Title' field, and if that contains unwanted text or incorrect case, I then proceed making changes to it, using the available options.

In many cases, if a Kindle ebook, the 'Title' field will contain some series detail and perhaps even a short description of the ebook or genre. To deal with that extra unwanted text in the title field, I first click the '1 - Series' button in the 'Extract From Title' grouping. The program uses several checks to copy what it thinks is right, to the 'Series' field, including determining the rank of an ebook in its series. NOTE - This is a best guess scenario, and unless things are straight forward, there will always be some editing of results required, if just using the TRIM button for a leading 'The' word. Holding down CTRL while clicking the TRIM button will a trim a word from the end instead of start.

The '1 - Series' button changes to a 'Wipe Series' button after it has been used. I find this useful, as sometimes due to entry length in the 'Title' field, it is not always easy (without fiddly checking) to see if a Series name is indeed involved. If it copied text to the 'Series' field and it isn't a series name, I just click the 'Wipe Series' button to remove the copied text.

After sorting out any 'Series' text, I then click the '2 - Comment' button if I need to deal with any unwanted text in the 'Title' field. That button will copy whatever it thinks is not part of the title (including any series text) to the 'Comments' field. It will insert it with a line feed, before any existing comments (description). I do this, even to just remove any Series text, as I see the 'Comments' field as a way to record any changes I make.

At this point, with any luck, all that remains in the 'Title' field, is the title. To which I apply Titlecase if need be, and also duplicate (copy) to the 'Title Sort' field using the provided (arrow) button.

I then check the 'Author(s)' field to see if any changes are needed there. Nearly always, I need to use the FIX button to change author first name(s) from last to first position, based on the comma. I rarely need to fix the case though. I then use the duplicate (copy) to the 'Author Sort' field using the provided (arrow) button. NOTE - Depending on the type of ebooks you get, you may get ebooks with multiple author names. Generally this is for short story collections, but will also apply to books that are written by an author and co-author. The FIX button will report on multiple author names, and offer to relocate all but the first listed, to the 'Comments' field. Most may not want that to occur, and certainly for me where it is just author and co-author, I don't either. However, personally I hate seeing lots of author names in the 'Author(s)' field, so I allow all but first to be relocated to the 'Comments' field, and manually apply any necessary edits. My view, is that the editor(s) should be the only name in the 'Author(s)' field in these cases.

WARNING - The OPF metadata file is an XML based text file, so each author listed gets its own 'creator' entry. If you elect to have most authors in a mutliple author scenario, relocated to the 'Comments' field, then you will lose the 'creator' entry for all of those. That does not bother me at all, but it might you. In any case, you can always manually copy the author names back from the 'Comments' (description) field in calibre, if you made a mistake or changed your mind later.

Once you are happy with any changes you have made, then to update the ebook entry in calibre itself, click the SAVE button. After that, move on to the next ebook (if any).

When you have processed all ebooks, close the dropbox and if set, calibre will start, and you can check on your changes.

That's it, now you can do other processes in calibre, like conversion to your favorite formats, for backup etc.

Bucket-for-URLs

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When browsing Amazon Kindle Ebook web pages, you can often come across other ebooks of interest, and then before you know it, you may have heaps of browser tabs open, as each page links to even more. Before long it all becomes a complicated mess.

This program seeks to simplify things, by giving you the ability to deal with extra pages without the clutter. You can do that by copying further links to its dropbox or by dragging them there.

This then gives you the chance to check out each ebook page's sub (advert) pages fully, before maybe clicking the BUY button.

So essentially, you click the DROPBOX button, then drag & drop (copy) a URL to the floating dropbox.
After adding all you wish to the list, you then start processing each entry, by clicking the GO TO WEB PAGE button, and perhaps adding even more URLs during the process.
Once you have processed all links for each entry on the list, then you click the CHECKING IS DONE button to mark an entry 'Done' (which turns it green).
When you want to, you can remove the 'Done' entries, with the REMOVE button. NOTE - Holding down CTRL too, gives a prompt to delete all entries.

NOTES - Clicking the column headers will sort the list. Alphabetical A to Z for Titles, or when entry added if the No. (number) column. If you enable the 'Sort' checkbox, then on program start the list will be sorted via the last sort used. When clicking the DONE button, selection moves to next entry.

ConvertEbook

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Details for the first very basic version, can be found at Post #36.

This program is best used with my recent Batch Create & Run (ASSISTIVE PROGRAMS).

Batch Ebook Convert

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A replacement for ConvertEbook and Batch Create & Run ... essentially an amalgamation of both (with improvements etc) ... at least as far as converting is concerned.

 

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

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KindEbook Wishlist

Previous versions of the program can be found here - KindEbook Wishlist

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The KindEbook Wishlist, is basically a compliment to your regular store wishlist, but has a history element and allows you to check current and previous prices etc in a better, quicker and more organized fashion. Essentially it assists and hopefully improves with decision making, when it comes to determining whether to make a purchase yet or not.
You could compare it to manually and painfully creating something like an Excel spreadsheet for the same purpose, without the time, complexity and pain involved.
You can sort by Title, Author, Current Price, Lowest Price, Add Order, Favorites, etc.
You can view details - Book Description, Price Changes, etc.
You can open the ebook URL in your web browser, where you can elect to make the purchase.
The program supports multiple users, shared titles, shared comments and private comments, etc.
After purchase, an ebook can be relocated to a bought list (per user).
Price can be queried on an individual title basis or ALL titles (starting at first or selected or only favorites or not favorites).
Dates are recorded for most processes, with various reporting options.
I call it a wishlist on steroids.

KindEbook Wishlist v6.4.zip  (detail Post #39)

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KindEbook Wishlist v5.9.zip  (detail Post #6(92 downloads)

KindEbook Wishlist v6.0.zip  (detail Post #21(72 downloads)

KindEbook Wishlist v6.1.zip  (detail Post #28) BUGFIX  (8 downloads)

KindEbook Wishlist v6.3.zip  (detail Post #38)

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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AZWPlug

Previous versions of the program can be found here - KindEbook Wishlist

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AZWPlug v4.3.zip  (all inclusive version, with AZWDrop v2.7)   (detail Post #69)

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AZWPlug v3.0.zip  (detail Post #9(72 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.1.zip  (detail Post #10(63 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.2.zip  (detail Post #15Re-Upped  (2 prior downloads)  (13 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.3.zip  (detail Post #18(10 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.4.zip  (detail Post #23(15 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.5.zip  (detail Post #26 (8 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.6.zip  (detail Post #29(7 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.7.zip  (detail Post #33 (13 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.8.zip  (detail Post #44 (17 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.0.zip  (detail Post #55 (12 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.1.zip  (detail Post #56 (14 downloads)

AZWPlug v3.9.zip  (detail Post #53 (21 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.2.zip  (detail Post #59) Just an update for the Dropbox part of the program, so still requires AZWPlug.  (13 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.4.zip  (detail Post #61) BUGFIX etc.  (5 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.5.zip  (detail Post #63 (6 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.6.zip  (detail Post #64 (6 downloads)

AZWDrop v2.7.zip  (detail Post #68)  (2 downloads so far)

AZWPlug v4.0.zip  (all inclusive version, with AZWDrop v2.3) MAJOR CHANGE / IMPROVEMENT   (detail Post #60)  (7 downloads so far)

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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

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Add Book & All Formats To Calibre

Previous versions of the program can be found here - KindEbook Wishlist

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Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.4.zip  (detail Post #48)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.5.zip  (detail Post #56)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.6.zip  (detail Post #56)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.7.zip  (detail Post #57)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.9.zip  (detail Post #65)

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Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.0.zip  (detail Post #8(168 downloads)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.1.zip  (detail Post #30) BUGFIX  (6 downloads)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.2.zip  (detail Post #34(11 downloads)

Add Book & All Formats To Calibre v2.3.zip  (detail Post #47) BUGFIX

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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UpdateFromOPF

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UpdateFromOPF v2.9.zip  (detail Post #70)

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UpdateFromOPF.zip  (detail Post #7(18 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v1.1.zip  (detail Post #11) Includes a WARNING(18 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v1.4.zip  (detail Post #19(11 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v1.5.zip  (detail Post #22(11 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v1.6.zip  (detail Post #24) BUGFIX  (14 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v1.7.zip  (detail Post #27(6 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v1.8.zip  (detail Post #31(7 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.0.zip  (detail Post #35(8 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.1.zip  (detail Post #42(3 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.2.zip  (detail Post #45) Very Minor Bugfix(2 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.3.zip  (detail Post #49) Fairly minor update  (3 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.4.zip  (detail Post #50) Includes very minor Bugfix(12 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.5.zip  (detail Post #51(18 downloads)

UpdateFromOPF v2.6.zip  (detail Post #54(22 downloads so far)

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Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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KindEbook Wishlist updated to v5.9, see Post #2.

(v5.9)
When the option to download Image Data has been set, you can now elect to not be queried about Saving a JPG file, if found when Image Data is not available. Accelerator Keys for COPY and MOVE changed again, to (Alt-C) & (Alt-M) plus (Alt-P) & (Alt-S) for comments, from (Shift-C), (Shift-M), (Shift-P), (Shift-S) respectively, to avoid occasional issue with SHIFT usage.

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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First version of UpdateFromOPF made available, see Post #5.

This program can be used via Windows right-click 'Open with' menu, if you associate the program with OPF (.opf) files ... or just use the Dropbox.

Basically in a nutshell, the program adds some options not available in the calibre Metadata Editor, that I particularly wanted and that others may appreciate. Like all of my programs, it is about reducing and simplifying repetitive tasks.

OPF (.opf) files are basically an XML file, and look great when opened in SciTE, which I have associated with mine as the main viewer program.

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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Add Book & All Formats To Calibre updated to v2.0, see Post #4.

(v2.0)
Added some support for newer (3.xx) versions of Calibre. Use of the word 'Chapter' at the front of the chapter number, can now be enabled with CHAPTER button by a checkbox. Have also added Roman Numerals (Nums) to the mix. The default Delay for a Window to open, has been increased to 20 seconds (from 15). Another checkbox was added, which can be used to indicate the use of ENTER, after sending Chapter text (not needed in Calibre v1.xx). Added a SETUP window, accessed through the FIND window Information dialog. SETUP gives access to the previously INI file only delay setting, plus allows disabling FIND window minimizing, and the CHAPTER options can be enabled at will. PLEASE NOTE -  I have had some trouble in getting the CHAPTER button to always work correctly with Calibre v3.15. This may also apply to other recent versions, but works flawless with v1.41 of Calibre. In any case the Chapter options are just really special circumstance ones, and not usually needed.

(v1.9)
Added a Goto option, so that the CHAPTER button skips through a set number of pages each click. This is basically for use, where chapters haven't been included in an ebook. The reset back to first chapter (or Goto point), is now also done when selecting the type of Chapter Jump (i.e. Text, Digit, Goto), not just when clicking FIND or BACK or NEXT.

(v1.8)
Added a CHAPTER button, which might work, to assist with badly formatted ebooks, when wanting to jump from chapter to chapter. At times it can be very imprecise, as it uses the calibre E-book Viewer's Search function, and so chapter text needs to exist either as an alpha number or digit (with or without the leading 'Chapter' text), i.e. ONE or 1. If CTRL is used with CHAPTER button it goes back one chapter (a number before button was clicked).

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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AZWPlug updated, to v3.0, see Post #3.

(v3.0) While you can still select the scan method on the Results Selector window, any selection made there does not now update the default method setting, which can only be permanently changed on the Database window via the Settings dialog. Added a Confirmation Query dialog when electing to clear the calibre ADD List. The VIEW the ADD List dialog now also displays a count of all items, in the dialog title. When clicking the PUBLISHER button on the Results Selector window with CTRL held down, it now toggles between clearing the current value and the default value of 'unknown or self'. Holding down SHIFT instead, sets the default value of 'unknown or self' regardless. Added some more error checking.

(v2.9) Buttons etc immediately below the main GUI list, have been modified and some made bigger, to accommodate the new 'DROP BOX' button. The new 'DROP BOX' feature allows faster & easier adding of ebooks to be scanned & added, via a floating dropbox, instead of the Windows right-click context menu 'Use Scan Ebook' entry. All controls are now disabled during a LOAD or SORT and then re-enabled afterward (when Slicker Method is not set).

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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AZWPlug updated, to v3.1, see Post #3. Screenshot added & another updated.

(v3.1) Improved the Dropbox to now accept an ebook folder, and extract the AZW or MOBI file from that. A right-click context menu entry, 'Open the Kindle Content folder', has been added to the dropbox field. 'DROP BOX' button query dialog improved.

NOTE - Sources are now included in the zip file. Somehow I had not realized they were missing.

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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UpdateFromOPF updated, to v1.1 , see Post #5.

(v1.1) When the extract '1 - Series' button has been used, it then becomes a 'Wipe Series' field button, in case you should need a quick clear method. The FIX button for Author(s), now reports on any multiple author names found and queries moving all but the first to the Comments field, if desired. The extract '2 - Comment' button is now disabled after use. Any carriage return or line feed in original Comments (description) is now ignored and left as, rather than display such in the Comments field, to avoid the potential of user error (unwanted insertions at such a point).

WARNING - My personal preference, is to only have a small number of authors listed as the ebook author. So usually that is one or two authors, and if a various authors collection, just the editor(s). With multiple authors found (two or more), you now get prompted (by FIX button) to have all but the first listed, relocated to the Comments field. If you elect to go with that, then you will lose the regular multiple author entries in the (XML based) OPF file. That doesn't bother me, but it might bother you, so if so just click CANCEL when prompted.

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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Not only have I added somewhat detailed usage instructions for KindEbook Wishlist a few days ago, I have now just added the same for the AZWPlug and UpdateFromOPF programs. See the first post, spoiler sections.

Usage instructions for Add Book & All Formats To Calibre are still to come.

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AutoIt.4.Life Clubrooms - Life is like a Donut (secret key)

Make sure brain is in gear before opening mouth!
Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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I have now also added usage instructions for Add Book & All Formats To Calibre in the first post, spoiler sections.

CELEBRATING - My good buddy TheDcoder has just advised me of my 9,999 post status. So I guess this will be number 10,000. :D

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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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Added a new section to first post - RECOMMENDED 3RD PARTY PROGRAMS & RESOURCES

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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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AZWPlug updated, to v3.2, see Post #3.

(v3.2) Some program titles changed from Calibre to CalibreDB, and a 'Run CalibreDB With List options' section added to the 'Setup' window. These new options (Start, Open, Close) allow for greater support & flexibility, especially with my other related programs and new ways of doing things.

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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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AZWPlug v3.2 re-uploaded, see Post #3.

Somehow (probably got distracted at a crucial moment) I forgot to complete some code, regarding the Open the Calibre Library folder option.

Apologies to the two who downloaded.


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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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Bucket-for-URLs  (Amazon Kindle Ebook Web Page Links)

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My latest endeavor, another tool for the suite.

#### INFORMATION TO FOLLOW LATER #####

Bucket-for-URLs v1.6.zip  (see detail at Post #52)

Bucket-for-URLs v1.7.zip  (see detail at Post #58)

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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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AZWPlug updated, to v3.3, see Post #3.

(v3.3) Added run options for my UpdateFromOPF program. Made some improvements to the Scan (ADD) process results. Added a Splash for 'UP' and 'Add To' button processes.

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Remember, what is not said, can be just as important as what is said.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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UpdateFromOPF updated, to v1.4 , see Post #5.

(v1.4) Implemented my own much improved version of Titlecase (built-in Propercase function lacks in many areas). Increased the height of the 'Comments' field, and then added an 'Alway save to calibre' option, to save on clicks ... for those like me who always save that way. Series button restored after a wipe. Drag & Drop support added for a single OPF metadata folder or sub-folder.

(v1.3) Calibre library folder has now been changed to forcibly close only when Saving to calibre, thus leaving the folder open if not doing that.

(v1.2) Calibre library folder is now forcibly closed when OPF file imported, and if set, re-opened after saving the metadata changes to calibre. NOTE - This is done to prevent any leftover empty folders.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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Bucket-for-URLs updated to v1.1. See Post #17.

(v1.1) Implemented replacement of pipe '|' characters with a dash in the Title during adding.

NOTE - Pipe characters were giving a problem with the Listview, with entries not showing, etc.

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What is the Secret Key? Life is like a Donut

If I put effort into communication, I expect you to read properly & fully, or just not comment.
Ignoring those who try to divert conversation with irrelevancies.
If I'm intent on insulting you or being rude, I will be obvious, not ambiguous about it.
I'm only big and bad, to those who have an over-active imagination.

I may have the Artistic Liesense ;) to disagree with you. TheSaint's Toolbox (be advised many downloads are not working due to ISP screwup with my storage)

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    • TheSaint
      By TheSaint
      An adaption of an adaption.
      A good while back, I created a program, KindEbook Wishlist, that I use most days and is still available here at the forum. It works well, keeping tabs on price changes for Kindle ebooks at Amazon ... at least for my modest wants.
      About a year or so later, I struck upon the idea of adapting that program for CDs, DVDs, Blu-rays etc from the JB Hifi store, where there was a limit of about 50 items on the in-store wishlist. JB Wishlist is kind of a niche program, really only suitable for those from AUS, at the AutoIt Forum, who would want such a thing ... so not many I imagine, so it has never been available here. However, if you meet that criteria etc, and are willing to register at the AutoIt4Life Clubrooms, then it is available in the Project Chat section there ... though not the more recent updates (you need to ask me about them). That too, works quite well for my modest needs, and even includes an additional Preview & Summary window, which KindEbook Wishlist doesn't have ... though both programs do have access to a Details window per item, that is like the Preview window ... just doesn't constantly display alongside the Main program window (see later for an example with IonGoG Wishlist).
      So, now we come to IonGoG Wishlist, which is an adaption of the JB Wishlist program, and used for keeping tabs on GOG Games ... prices, history of changes, bought list, etc.
      IonGoG Wishlist is an incomplete adaption, so still in beta ... though all the really important elements work well enough. I have been working on it in dribs and drabs, and I now think it has come to a reasonable enough stage to share it ... just be advised, that some of the features accessed via the right-click menu etc, may not work or give strange results. Any of the options that I have given an Accelerator key facility to, should be working fine ... and most of the others are too ... and I am not even sure at this point, of what remains to be adapted ... not much I imagine.
      The name by the way, in case you were wondering, is a phonetic mangling on the words - keep an Eye On your GOG Wishlist.
      Here is a screenshot, with the Preview window on left. The Preview window can be placed at right instead or even turned off.

      Download, includes source files.
      IonGoG Wishlist v0.0_b20.zip  (see detail & screenshot at Post #13)
      Enjoy!
      OLDER DOWNLOADS
      SUPPLEMENTARY
      I have another program that GOG users may be interested in, that can assist with getting game images that IonGoG Wishlist gets and doesn't get ... larger versions taken from modified thumbnail links in their GOG Library.
      Downloads Dropbox  (see the GOG example in Post #7)
      ADDENDUM
      In reality, compared to most stores I have come across, the GOG store is great, well setup and laid out. and for most things, including their Wishlist, is more than adequate. So I rarely do a full list Price Query ... so much quicker and easier to just check the two pages of my in-store wishlist. When I first started work on IonGoG Wishlist, the in-store wishlist wasn't as good as it is now.
      All that said, I still find it handy to use IonGoG Wishlist, for a variety of things - Offline browsing, Cover images to use with my bought & downloaded game folders, price changes history (and patterns of GOG behavior for sales etc), a bought list (with price I paid and date etc), Game Notes & Warnings, etc. And while not as quick as just checking the pages of your in-store wishlist, you can just set the full, favorites or non-favorites Query going, while you go away and do something else, and then later come back and look at the highlighted changes that may have occurred.
    • TheSaint
      By TheSaint
      Only early days at this point, but I have been pondering such a program for a while.
      As good as calibre is (thank you Kovid Goyal), which is a great and wonderful ebook suite of tools and a fair database, it does have its limitations. One of which, is how it deals with multiple libraries, another is the views you get. CalibBrowser will seek to address those.
      What CalibBrowser is not going to be, is an editor for existing calibre libraries. That will be left up to calibre, which is very much needed still, and covers many aspects I will never look at. Unlike calibre, which is quite a complex program, CalibBrowser also seeks to be simple. It is mainly a viewer, at this point, but will later be able to create its own libraries. However, it does not and will not export them to calibre, especially as calibre employs a far different method and structure to what CalibBrowser will employ.
      When CalibBrowser starts, it looks for calibre executables and the main Calibre Library. Whatever isn't found, you get prompted for with a browse option.
      A calibre library, is a set of ebook folders (Author\Ebooks) and a database file, always named metadata.db, and which causes an issue when it comes to multiple libraries, but makes life a bit easier when reconstructing any corrupted libraries. However, there are better ways to deal with that, as my program will show.
      The metadata.db file is an SQL database, so I am having a learning curve right now, as I have only ever dealt with an SQL database previously, codewise, when I created my INItoSQL program some time last year, as an exercise to prove a point.
      At the moment, things are pretty basic, and not everything works 100%. Here is a screenshot, to give an idea of it, but keep in mind, I intend to expand the current GUI for other stuff I will be adding.

      Older Screenshots
      Gawd, I just noticed the '3|7' in the Book Input field (original screenshot). I was using that during troubleshooting for the multiple images scrolling and forgot to disable it ... not that it impacts anything. When it comes to maths, I struggle a bit, especially when tired. Right scrolling was easy, with a continuous loop, was easy to implement. Left scrolling was significantly harder for my poor brain ... until I realized I needed to see them as Min and Max.
      As you can see the program is usable, and all the buttons, aside from the Program Information one, work. You can even load different calibre libraries, and even reload after making changes to one with calibre. The calibre program does not need to be running, even to view an ebook in the Calibre Reader. The combo selector for a library and the ADD button are only temporarily placed where they are, until I expand the GUI.
      My intention at this point, is to add another five thumbnail images, directly below existing. Currently they aren't clickable, but I may add that.
      Here is another screenshot, of what you see when you click the larger Cover image.

      If you want to have a play with the program as is, then you will need to also get the 'sqlite3.dll' file from some online source. When CalibBrowser starts successfully with the selected calibre library, it copies its metadata.db file to a sub-folder of the program called 'Backups'. It also creates a sub-folder in that, based on the library name, to house it. That copied file, is the one the program uses, though it does not even edit that, and file modification is checked every time the program starts with a particular library, or when you Reload or select a library. If the original source file has been modified, then the program copy is overwritten. The Reload Database button does nothing, if there is no change detected, and reports such.
      Place the required 'sqlite3.dll' file in the CalibBrowser root folder. Download includes source files (sqlite3.dll excepted).
      Also required of course, is an install of calibre, plus some ebooks in a created library - Calibre Library is the default when you first add ebooks to calibre. The Mobile Read Forums, is a great source for all things ebook, and calibre can be found there in the E-Book Software section.
      CalibBrowser.zip  - Upload 4  (previous downloads: 1 + 12 + 5)
      My apologies for the program being created in AutoIt v3.3.0.0. It is the first one I have done in a while, with an older AutoIt version. Basically my Win 7 Netbook, which has a current version of AutoIt, was busy and is always busy doing something, and not suitable for doing big projects for several reasons. My older but more powerful Win XP Laptop, has a better programming environment, better computer chair (most important for my knees etc), better external monitor (wider and newish), full size external keyboard & mouse, and a great suite of setup tools to assist me. I run several older versions of AutoIt already on my Laptop, but haven't yet determined what I need to adjust to add a current version of AutoIt to the mix. This also applies to my hugely beneficial Toolbar For Any program (one of those tools), which I constantly use with SciTE. At some point, when finished, I may update the program to the current AutoIt version ... especially as I believe I am now proficient enough to do so, having become quite familiar with it in the last year or so, making many programs with it.
      Enjoy!
       
    • TheSaint
      By TheSaint
      KindEbook Wishlist and the other programs are now being updated at a new topic - KindEbook Suite
      Formerly known as KindEbook Price Query.
      Please read IMPORTANT ADVICE here at Post #57.  (9th May 2016)
      Reading some sections of the previous topic could be helpful. There is also a Disclaimer reference etc.
      OLDER DOWNLOADS
      Screenshots in second post.
      See Post #51 for information about the Bonus program (AZWPlug).
      See Post #96 for Instructions & Screenshots for Bonus program (Add Book & All Formats To Calibre).
      (11-12-2017) KindEbook Wishlist updated to v5.8
      Added a 'Both' option to the Search category dropdown, though it only works for selection display, plus copy to clipboard with the new clipboard button. Star button relocated to left of selection display (input) field, with the new clipboard button taking its prior location at right. NOTE - This now provides a quick easy way to copy Author &/or Title text for the selected entry, to the clipboard.
      Added a 'Simple' option to the Search category dropdown, which justs finds the specified text in the chosen column (Title or Author), and selects that row. Search starts at the selected entry and will wrap around at need. The Clipboard button, can now be set in the program settings (or used with CTRL), to minimize the program window when clicked.
      Moved the right-click 'Save the Ebook list to file' option to a sub-menu entry, and added a 'Save to List for Excel' option there to, which is mostly just for my specific personal use, but others might find it useful (includes SHIFT+X accelerator key usage). NOTES - This new feature assists me, when I want to add new entries to my Booklist.xls file (in batch mode). It just helps to quickly create the basic entries, which I then flesh out later at my leisure, and helps avoid a lot of repetitive clicking. Used in conjunction with my related Excel macros.
      Add Book & All Formats To Calibre updated to v1.7    (NOTE - This has only been tested with calibre v2.x.x, not the newer v3.x.x.)
      A bugfix for duplicate title issue - I had not realized that a failure due to a duplicate was based solely on a title match. All duplicates are now added unless an ID match occurs. VIEW button can now view a saved specified format.
      (30-11-2017) KindEbook Wishlist updated to v5.5
      Improved the Copy/Move input box dimensions, to more easily accommodate long titles. Mode for troubleshooting (me only) has been improved, to avoid me losing my sanity again (I'd forgotten it even existed). Replaced the (last version update) new CTRL option at program start, with a 5 second dialog prompt instead.
      (11-11-2017) AZWPlug updated to v2.8
      Database list can now be set not to display when starting that window, plus a LOAD button added to load that list when desired. CTRL used with the open Kindle Content folder button, will now close the program. If CTRL used when selecting the MODE on the Results window, it will just save the setting without making changes to existing results. Option added for slicker loading of list, plus alternate list lines are now pale pink. Two find options added for the Author and Title, with FIND jumping to each entry found and SHOW just displaying all found.
      NOTE - With LOAD deselected, the list will only show the added ebook title (if any).
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      KindEbook Wishlist - Most controls get disabled now during a Query, plus the same occurs during an 'Exchange Rate Query'. Plus if 'Please Wait' splash is disabled for Query, then a splash is no longer shown during an 'Exchange Rate Query', with that text shown instead in both the 'Please Wait' and 'Timer' labels, which are temporarily unhidden for that purpose. The Timer label can also be reshown if hidden by the new feature, by clicking the FIND label.
      Mouse cursor now changes during Query and Ebook list loading etc, to indicate when busy working. Extended the 'Please Wait' label to loading & sorting the Ebooks list, which also applies to any other process that re-populates or changes number of list entries (ebook removal, changing user, relocating bought, etc). Those are all dependent on the "Use a flashing 'Please Wait' ..." setting being set. NOTE - This feature was added to this and the previous version, so that having a 'Please Wait' splash displayed on top of all windows, for a lengthy period perhaps, could be avoided, if desired.
      Previous Versions (newer)
      Previous Versions  (older)
      The KindEbook Wishlist, is basically a compliment to your regular store wishlist, but has a history element and allows you to check current and previous prices etc in a better, quicker and more organized fashion. Essentially it assists and hopefully improves with decision making, when it comes to determining whether to make a purchase yet or not.
      You could compare it to manually and painfully creating something like an Excel spreadsheet for the same purpose, without the time, complexity and pain involved.
      You can sort by Title, Author, Current Price, Lowest Price, Add Order, Favorites, etc.
      You can view details - Book Description, Price Changes, etc.
      You can open the ebook URL in your web browser, where you can elect to make the purchase.
      The program supports multiple users, shared titles, shared comments and private comments, etc.
      After purchase, an ebook can be relocated to a bought list (per user).
      Price can be queried on an individual title basis or ALL titles (starting at first or selected or only favorites or not favorites).
      Dates are recorded for most processes, with various reporting options.
      I call it a wishlist on steroids.
       
    • TheSaint
      By TheSaint
      This version has been discontinued. See the new version here.
      MANUAL MODE+ ONLY. No longer fully working automatically for price and adding new ebooks.
      NOTICE - As many of you are probably aware, internal links from the old forum are no longer working in many instances, which is apparently due to how those links were created in the first place. With that in mind, all the broken links here will not be fixed by me just yet, until some time has passed and a Forum rollback is no longer likely. Downloads should be working however, except when Jon may be updating or fixing something.
      Here's a simple little nifty program ... well it is for me ... and maybe you, if you like to keep tabs on a certain online store's prices for those ebooks you are interested in, but are not in your price range yet.
      BE AWARE - This is coded using AutoIt version 3.3.0.0, an oldy but goody, so it may need modification to run or compile with later or current AutoIt. Reportedly not at this point, as all seems fine.
      BE ADVISED - This is not affiliated or supported or likely appreciated or even recommended by them &/or Partners.
      As always, use my stuff at your own risk, and I seriously suggest you check out my disclaimer on my Toolbox page (see my signature below).
      Basically, I haven't tested this much yet, as it is hot off the press, and no prices have changed yet for me to give the ultimate definitive test, but it should work ok ... until they change an important element that the program relies on.
      I've kept it pretty basic and simple, and others are welcome to add improvements, just so long as they respect me, and share here. This program is only allowed to be shared (made available for download) from the AutoIt Examples forum, until I give permission otherwise.
      What does it do?
      It is a simple database, that you populate using web page links from a certain store for their ebooks. I just got mine off my Wishlist pages. It keeps a record of up to four prices for each ebook.
      Title, Author (or Editor), URL, Price (Start, Current, Lowest, Highest), Date (Start, Last Check), are all stored in the program's INI database. Also, what I am presuming is the ISBN, which is used to make each entry unique. If a price has changed since Start, it will be indicated by an asterisk in the number (first) column.
      Why?
      Seller, Publishers and even Authors on occasion, like to play games with ebook prices.
      Hopefully this little tool, will even the odds in our favor, maybe even put us in front.
      OLDER NEWS  (relocated to 2nd post)
      NEWS
      (15-06-2015) The program no longer works for price and that element may remain broken. It does however still assist with any current ebooks on the list, and I may add the ability to add more ebooks, and manually paste the current price, etc. Not all is lost.
      (15-06-2015) I have coded a partial fix, which allows you to manually enter (copy & paste) prices.
      (16-06-2015) Ebooks can now be added manually.
      (17-06-2015) More improvements.
      IMPORTANT - Please update from v1.1 to v1.2 or later, due to a Query bug.
      WARNING - Before running v1.6 (and later) for first time, you may want to read all notes.
      IMPORTANT - Before downloading this latest update, or if using it already, please make yourself familiar with some later information here. It may even be better to just wait for the next update, and not use this one.
      (v3.4) For those who have not kept up with updates since v2.0.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3 Previously: 113 + 78 downloads
      KindEbook Price Query v3.4.zip Previously: 151 + 57 downloads
      (v3.5) For those who have kept up with updates.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3
      KindEbook Price Query v3.5.zip
      (v3.6) For those who have kept up with updates & First time users.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3
      KindEbook Price Query v3.6.zip
      (v3.7) For those who have kept up with updates & First time users.
      KindEbook Price Query.au3 Previously: 30 downloads
      KindEbook Price Query v3.7.zip Previously: 31 downloads
      (v3.8) For those who have kept up with updates, but not First time users yet. Sources included in the zip file.
      PARTIAL FIX  KindEbook Price Query v3.8.zip Previously: 32 downloads
      (v3.9) For those who have kept up with updates, and First time users. Sources included in the zip file.
      MANUAL MODE  KindEbook Price Query v3.9.zip Previously: 26 downloads
      (v4.0) For those who have kept up with updates, and First time users. Sources included in the zip file.
      MANUAL MODE+ KindEbook Price Query v4.0.zip Previously: 28 downloads
      IMPORTANT - See this post for extra INI entries to improve web page read for Summary (prior post explains).
      RECOMMENDED - Users could maybe benefit from reading various comments in Intercept Right-Click Listview Context Menu topic.
      CHANGES
      (17-06-2015) (v4.0) MANUAL MODE, but with some more automation.
      A Query ALL can now start at the currently selected entry, via a prompt.
      An option to auto close current browser tab (using Ctrl + W), has been added for when getting price in manual mode.
      Input Box window widened slightly in ADD Ebook manual process.
      A delay option has been added, to allow a pause for specified seconds between queries during a Query ALL. This delay may be helpful in preventing erroneous detection as a malicious scraper.
      Ebook cover can now be a .jpg file, in the Image Data folder, where filename matches ISBN ID.
      Bugfix for whitespace in Price in manual mode (sorry about that).
      (16-06-2015) (v3.9) MANUAL MODE only for prices and adding ebooks.
      Program can now have ebooks added to it manually, when in 'manual' mode.
      The Timer and Wait labels are now dealt with correctly, by being hidden when not required or wanted.
      An Input Box is continually presented for user to manually add an Ebook's details (Title, etc).
      No other fix has been added yet, to deal with broken status in regard to automatic price checking.
      That last, also includes not automatically getting details when adding ebooks. I may do that next.
      (15-06-2015) (v3.8) PARTIAL FIX - Manual Price adding only.
      Program is broken as far as getting prices automatically from Amazon, but a 'manual' mode has been added, and set by default, but can be reset to 'automatic' in program settings. The manual mode allows you to do your usual Query (one or ALL), and presents you with an Input box to manually paste the price you have copied from the ebook webpage that has been executed. You can stop at anytime, by clicking the Cancel button. The usual Report will be displayed and any changes stored.
      NOTE - You cannot currently ADD any new ebooks to the list with this version, but I will address that issue soon.
      (13-06-2015) (v3.7) NO LONGER WORKING FOR PRICE AND ADDING NEW EBOOKS.
      A major update that resolves a bug, and perhaps made v4.0 (as originally planned) redundant.
      Bugfix for Timer Label causing a miscount of control numbers when swapping users in certain scenario.
      Prompt when making a Query from relocated bought ebooks user.
      Private Comments are now queried when copying or moving an ebook to another user, if they exist for that ebook.
      All Shared Comments are now stored and read from the shared file 'Comments.ini', though they still also exist in each user file for now, if no longer referenced or updated there. Any conflicts during this updating change, between users, meant comments were combined but separated by a pipe '|' character.
      Still advise you read v1.6 notes.
      PREVIOUS VERSIONS  (relocated to 2nd post)
      NOTE - See extra comments at Post #13.
      IMPORTANT
      This program is based on settings in that store, that are relevant to me as a customer from AUS. It also relies on a leading dollar sign at the start of each price (and other currency entry listed in INI file), which is removed during comparisons. I did not remember to include the pound sign, so if you need to, modify the source code. That last will definitely be necessary for others from other countries. I'll add any currencies advised of, in the next update. It is simple enough to change, and I may just make an INI entry, that can be modified by whoever, to suit.
      ADDENDUM - Relocated to Chat topic.
      NOTE - This program was initially considered and talked about in this Chat topic.
      SCREENSHOTS
      v3.5+

      Earlier

      OLDER (v3.4)

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