By Xelaton Software
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What is eBookBinder, what can it do for you?
eBookBinder is the super-easy tool to create your own eBooks using your existing text-documents. There are just three major steps to your very own eBook:
1. Enter book details:
Name of the book and its author, add an image for the book-cover, webpage of the publisher and other details can be entered. There is no need to fill all fields, at least you have to enter a name for your book.
2. Add text-files as chapters to your book-project:
Every single text-file you add to eBookBinder is treated as a single chapter. Give your chapters a name and order them per drag'n drop to your desired sequence of chapters.
3. Create your ebook:
Just hit the "Bind Book"-Button and eBookBinder will compile the ebook for you. That's all!
What can be added to eBookBinder?
eBookBinder supports several different types of text-files. Next to plain-text files also doc-, odt-, rtf-, rtfd-, html- and webarchive-files are supported by eBookBinder. But that's not all!
Support of markup-languages
eBookBinder also accepts plain-text files as input with markup-formatting of following languages: Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, BBCode, Smark
These will be converted on the fly when adding these as chapters to your book-process. Visit the preferences of eBookBinder to determine the file-extensions which should be treated for conversion. All files with appropriate file-extensions will be converted when imported.
Additionally there's the cool splice-feature for markup-formatted documents. If activated (option within preferences), eBookBinder can automatically split (by using headlines as new chapter-beginnings) large documents into small chapters.
Your compiled eBook-project will be saved as an ePub-File. EPub-files can be read by a variety of ebook-readers and by the iBook-application for iOS-Devices like iPhone or iPad.
Additionally, eBookBinder can create mobipocket-files. Therefore the free tool kindlegen (available at amazon.com) has to be installed and set within the preferences. eBookBinder takes care of the rest.
Mobi-files are especially used for Amazon Kindle-devices and -applications.
Project-Manager and automatic saving
On the left of the eBookBinder main-window all your book-projects are being listed. You can add and remove as many book-projects as you like to.
All your project-details are being saved automatically, you don't need to care about that (exception, in-built chapter-editor, you'll be asked, if you want to save changes).
In-built editor for your chapters
eBookBinder also features an in-build editor which offers some basic editing features like setting text bold, inverse or underlined and alignment of text.
However, the best feature of the editor is the "Reduce-Feature": Select the text you want to keep and hit the reduce button, anything not selected will be removed. This is ideal for editing web-articles to remove all the advertising- and navigation-stuff quickly.
Advanced features are the adding of custom HTML-heads to the chapters and custom CSS-stylesheets. Also take a look at the preferences and add some basic values, so you don't need to write them down every time you create a new book-project.
Furthermore eBookBinder offers convenience-features to rename and adding enumeration to your chapters quickly.
eBookBinder can read in ePub-files, which are not DRM-protected, and creates of its contents a new book-project which can be edited just like the normal projects.
eBookBinder is suitable for use with VoiceOver
eBookBinder supports a wide set of character-sets. Texts written for example in Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese or Russian can be used with eBookBinder.
What's New in Version 1.3.0
- Action Search/Replace for single chapters or a whole project. The action can be accessed from the action-popup below the chapters-table
- eBookBinder-projects export and import
- drastically faster import of ePub-eBooks
-improved setting of the cover-image when importing ePubs and the cover images hasn't been set correctly within the original-ePub
- reworked user-interface, a dark-mode can be set via the preferences
- solved an issue when generating the table of contents and one or more chapter-titles have an &-character inside
- solved an issue when including chapter-titles to chapters and one or more chapter-titles have an &-character inside
This developer “gets it”!
Open standards. Open formats. Keep It Simple Sam. I have every one of this developers’ products and couldn’t be happier.
I sync all my notes on my Synology DiskStation. I don’t use “the cloud”. Everything works flawlessly. Plus, I have the peace of mind knowing that all my data is in an easy to migrate format (markdown usually) and not housed in some proprietary database “locking me in” to a specific Company or software package.
Thank you. Thank you. Thank you! (Danke schön!)
Brilliant Simplification of ePub Generation
I have spent a lot of time grappling with ePub generation, so the speed and simplicity of eBookBinder comes as a huge relief. As the description says, you enter the name of your book, you add your markdown and other text files, you push the button, and BANG, you’re done.
I personally would like ePub to replace PDF as my standard document format, and simple tools like eBookBinder might make this feasible.
- Category: Utilities
- Updated: Aug 20, 2015
- Version: 1.3.0
- Size: 1.1 MB
- Languages: English, German
- Seller: Alexander Sasse
- © Xelaton Software
Compatibility: OS X 10.6.6 or later, 64-bit processor