[Enhancement] Option to create and place a link to a selected book.
Because of the extensive tagging and noting features, painless formatting and format conversion, etc.; I use Calibre for ALL documents and sometimes audio files (lectures) and/or images (maps,charts). If this were "talked up" I'd expect many people to do the same.
Useing these ofen falls into three categories:
1. Something I want to read once (more or less) but retain in Calibre for reference.
2. Something I need to have immediately available for a specific project.
3. Something I need to always have handy for reference (manuals)
I used to export copies to my desktop and manually place then in appropriate locations but this wasted storage. When I did a periodic cleanup I often found many copies of some files. This REALLY slows down my backup process not to mention filling up the cloud storage account I back up to. I often couldn't remember if certain files they were already in CALIBRE requiring time to check each.
Now I use "Path: click to open", manually create a link, cut the link then paste it somewhere appropriate renaming it: "<filename> (link).<filetype>"
These links can also be placed in Dropbox, making them available to my tablet.
By adding the (link) lable to the filename I instantly know it's OK to delete a file when a project is done.
I'm requesting an enhancement, perhaps placed immediately under "Path: click to open". With the link you could:
1. put it on the clipboard
2. ask where to put it
3. put it in a default location (e.g. desktop) defined in PREFERENCES.
While I find #1 attractive, whatever is easiest would do.
I realize this requires Calibre, a multiplatform application, to be Operating System aware but it already is so I'd guess this shouldn't be time consuming to provide.
In addition to what I do, I can see this being useful for many things where one wants to have several references open at the same time: language study, research papers, etc.
Thank you for your consideration.