With eBookBinder you can create your own eBooks using your existing text-documents in a fast and covenant fashion. There are just three 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 by 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-, webarchive-, Textbundle- and Textpack.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 them 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.
# The Output-format
Your compiled eBook-project will be saved as an ePub-File. ePub-files can be read by a variety of ebook-readers among them the iBook-application for iOS-Devices and Mac-Computers.
In addition, eBookBinder can by setting up the kindlegen-tool create mobipocket files that can be read by Kindle devices and applications.
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.
# 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 convenient for editing web-articles to remove all the advertising- and navigation-stuff quickly.
# Advanced features
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.
# Other notable features:
- international character-set support (Chinese, Russian, Greek etc.)
- Image-, Video-, Audio-files in chapters (only RTFD, Textbundle and Textpack)
- import of DRM-free ePubs
- suitable for VoiceOver
- Export of projects to share them with others
- sort-functions for chapters
- automatic (optional) creation of a table-of-contents page
- automatic splitting of Markuo-formatted texts into chapters using headlines as new chapter-beginnings
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- Option to set the MultiMarkdown Terminal tool to use it instead of the integrated Perl script
- Mobi-Pocket support is back, including extensive support hints and features for easy setup
- Extensive CSS-style and HTML-header-system implemented
- Save custom CSS-styles and HTML-headers in eBookBinder
- Import custom CSS-styles and HTML-headers from CSS-files or HTML-files
- Export CSS-styles and HTML-headers
- Quickly select CSS-styles and/or HTML-headers already saved in eBookBinder
- Preview feature in the "Advanced" area to view chapters with CSS-style and HTML-headers to see if the set CSS-styles and HTML-header work as desired
- Many internal adjustments to newer macOS versions
- Minor adjustments to the interface
- Help completely revised
- eBookBinder supports natively the Mojave's Dark Mode now
- Smark parser updated
- BBCode parser updated
- Textile parser updated
- Link to the KindleGen tool updated
- Preferences toolbar icons adapted to the new look of macOS
- Fixed an issue opening up Textbundle files that are defined with an unknown markup language
- Fixed spelling errors in the interface
Ratings and Reviews
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.
no updates or fixes….any body home...
With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.