FAQ

What are Alfa Ebooks Manager system requirements?

The program works on Windows 7/8/10 and you need .Net Framework 4.5 (or later) installed

How to install and uninstall the software?

To install the program you need to unzip the downloaded archive and run setup.exe file. Then follow the setup wizard.

If you want to remove Alfa Ebooks Manager from your computer, just open the Programs list from the Control Panel, make a right click on Alfa Ebooks Manager and select Uninstall.

Does Alfa Ebooks Manager support other languages besides English?

Alfa Ebooks Manager provides full Unicode support, so you can enter book data on any language. The interface is available in English, German, French, Spanish, Italian, Portuguese, Dutch, Russian, Czech, Turkish, Greek, Polish, Romanian, Hungarian, Indonesian, Arabic, Chinese and Farsi. If you are interested in translating the software interface to your native language, please contact support@alfaebooks.com

What ebook formats does Alfa Ebooks Manager support?

You can add ANY ebook file to Alfa's database. Alfa's built-in Reader supports almost all ebook formats. Besides, here you can find the list of ebook formats that Alfa can parse metadata from. Here is the list of ebook formats, in which Alfa can edit metadata. And here you can find the list of ebook conversion directions that Alfa supports.

What book data can be stored in Alfa Ebooks Manager?

Book card in the Alfa Ebooks Manager provides fields for almost any book parameter: authors, genres, publisher, series, description, file, cover, etc. You also can create tags and custom fields to store any data important for you.

How many books can be stored in Alfa?

The number of books is limited only by your hardware capacity. We recommend to use Alfa with libraries with up to 20 thousand books. If you have more books - you can split the library database into several parts.

Can I import all my e-books to Alfa Ebooks Manager automatically?

Yes, you can import your library from CSV file, Calibre, Bookcat, Google Library or scan your computer for e-book files to organize them in Alfa.

Can I update book data from Amazon, Google Books and other web sources?

Yes, Alfa Ebooks Manager contains several plugins for most popular book sites. These plugins allow to find and retrieve book information (Title, ISBN, Author, Cover Image, Description, etc) from the Web. Note, that this functionality is available only in the paid versions.

Can I update multiple books at once?

Yes, using the Web Update tool you can update multiple books by ISBN. But we don't recommend updating more than 100 books at once because book sites may ban your IP address

Can I move or copy a large number of book files from one folder/drive to another using Alfa Ebooks Manager?

Yes, using the inbuilt File Manager, you can copy, move and rename multiple book files.

I want to move Alfa and all my ebooks to a new computer. What should I do?

1. Install Alfa on the new computer, copy your SDF database to the new computer

2. Copy your whole e-library folder to the new computer.

3. Launch Alfa and open the database (on the new computer) and in the Tools -> Find Finder select the folder where your e-library is located. It will update paths in the database by filename.

Can I link 2 or more files to one book in the database?

Yes you can.

How can I use Alfa Ebooks Manager with my Kindle or other e-Book Reader?

You can quickly import books form your Reader to Alfa's database and use Alfa's File Manager to copy/move ebooks between your computer and Reader.

Can I access my e-library via Local Network?

Yes you can do it in two ways. First - by mapping remote network drive as local. Second - by using built in Alfa's Web Server.

Do you plan to create the version for Mac?

Yes we plan to add support of this platform in future. For now you can try to find the Mac alternative on this site. If you want to be notified when the Mac version is released, please send your request using the support form.

I can't find an answer to my question in FAQ. What should I do?

Please go to the Support section.