Skip to main content
Share Your Experience: Take the 2024 Developer Survey

Questions tagged [ebooks]

Requests for software to read, create, or edit eBooks should use this tag.

Filter by
Sorted by
Tagged with
16 votes
3 answers
28k views

Linux alternative to Adobe Digital editions

I want to download a free eBook from the eLibrary of my university. It only opens in Adobe Digital editions which is only available to Mac and Windows. It's a .acsm file. Is there any native Linux ...
Lynob's user avatar
  • 2,138
15 votes
2 answers
3k views

Ebook to AudioBook Converter

I'm looking to find a converter (ie text-to-speech engine or interface/overlay that will call a user specified text-to-speech engine) that will convert my EBooks into AudioBooks: Must: Support at ...
Nick Dickinson-Wilde's user avatar
11 votes
1 answer
4k views

Retagging/Renaming software for ebooks

I'm basically looking for something like mp3tag but for ebooks - I have most of the baen free library downloaded, but its designed to be read off the cd, rather than copied onto ebooks, the files have ...
Journeyman Geek's user avatar
10 votes
2 answers
150 views

Platform for e-book publishing and editing

One customer came to me with a very interesting need. He has a published book, and the digital "source" of it, and he wants a software/platform that basically could enable him to publish that e-book ...
everton's user avatar
  • 445
8 votes
1 answer
1k views

Ebook reader similar to Kobo Desktop for Ubuntu

Now when I say ebook reader, I mean something that can view PDF and EPUB files but still maintain the level of design that Kobo Desktop has. I am looking for software that can be used with Ubuntu. ...
aman207's user avatar
  • 4,140
7 votes
1 answer
204 views

Free eBook reader having capability to convert mobi to PDF format

I'm looking a free eBook reader for Windows 7 having capability to convert mobi to PDF format.
MYaseen208's user avatar
7 votes
5 answers
3k views

PDF and/or ebook reader that allows you to make comments, annotation and/or underline/highlight text?

Are there any PDF and/or ebook readers (for epub, mobi and/or lit formats) that allows you to "add" to the text/page in a way you can retrieve next time you open the text? Things like (margin-)...
Baard Kopperud's user avatar
6 votes
1 answer
294 views

Word processing software that allows drawing and writing at the same time

I am looking for a word processing software that can write and draw within the same software. Basically, it should have two interfaces to it: Writing Distraction-free, as in has a central interface ...
naiveai's user avatar
  • 243
5 votes
1 answer
144 views

Book library application

I need a library application for iOS capable to: sync book files with my PC (Windows) search and list files by authors, names, custom tags view files using a book reader app (or support viewing ...
user626528's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
216 views

Cross-platform ebook collection

I am searching for a native windows application for book management. The following items are required: Compatibility Must support PD and MOBI as the base, plus any additional Be able to auto-...
DankyNanky's user avatar
  • 1,522
5 votes
1 answer
369 views

Dual EPUB reading

I have started using my tablet for reading EPUBs and I have found a lot of differents versions of the same book. So, is there any application that allows me to compare, i.e., to see both versions in ...
mcejalvo's user avatar
  • 151
5 votes
1 answer
4k views

eBook reader for Android that allows the import of DRM protected EPUB eBooks

I love and hate the Kobo app for Android. I love it because it's simple and I can easily connect it to my Kobo account and download my purchases. I hate it because the import of external eBooks sucks (...
aman207's user avatar
  • 4,140
5 votes
3 answers
163 views

Software to create ebooks with markdown

I'm currently looking for a way on macOS to create an ebook (PDF, ePub, and Mobi) using markdown syntax, but I can't find a good app/service for that. I tried using the template feature in iA Writer, ...
Taha Shashtari's user avatar
5 votes
1 answer
233 views

Ebook library management for OS X

I am looking for a Calibre alternative that works on OS X as I find the ugliness of Calibre too much. I don't mind paying a little bit for a commercial solution that would allow me to manage my PDF ...
sorin's user avatar
  • 290
4 votes
3 answers
373 views

Creating a system to track the chapters of the books that I have read

I read a lot of different books (both physical and electronic) at the same time, trying to complete one chapter during each work session. The physical books are in different locations. I'm looking ...
krishnab's user avatar
  • 171
4 votes
1 answer
690 views

Software to summarize content of an ebook?

I am reading an ebook and I am looking for a software that summarizes the content of an ebook, so that I read only important content!! Is there any good software like this? By the Way I'm reading a ...
Inder Gill's user avatar
4 votes
1 answer
277 views

Organizing, highlighting and annotating ebooks on multiple platforms

I'm looking for (two) tools that will manage my personal ebook library and improve my experience from reading mostly technical ebooks: PDF reader that supports text highlighting and annotations ebook ...
Wakan Tanka's user avatar
4 votes
0 answers
169 views

CHM reader for Linux

I would like to have a CHM reader for reading some ebooks I have in that format. Please meet the following requirements: The files I have are quite big like 200 to 300 MB. The reader suggested must ...
One Face's user avatar
  • 185
4 votes
0 answers
121 views

Digital Library / File Management

Similar to this question with an answer recommending Koha and my own question about library / book lending software, but with vastly different requirements. Requirements Accessible by at least 75 ...
Julia McGuigan's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
1k views

PHP library to parse markdown and generate HTML/PDF

I'm looking for a lightweight php library that can load a markdown file (it doesn't matter what flavor of markdown) and generate the corresponding HTML. I also need to be able to generate PDFs from ...
Woodrow Barlow's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
91 views

Ebook and PDF reader that syncs bookmarks across OS X and Android

I've been looking for an ebook and PDF reader which allows for bookmarking, and the synchronization of these bookmarks on my Android KitKat smartphone. The ability to have a black background (for ...
LanceLafontaine's user avatar
3 votes
5 answers
114 views

Software for writing and laying out a book

What software should I use for writing a book? The book contains a lot of graphs, arrows, and other graphical stuff. I need a software which is easy to use and does not require any special skills. ...
Z ee's user avatar
  • 31
3 votes
1 answer
43 views

A PDF viewer that can save and reopen tabs at the exact page one last stopped at

I often read PDF ebooks and open multiple pages on different tabs of the same book. e.g. With book X, I open pg 2 on tab 1, pg 20 on tab 2, pg 30 on tab 3 etc. I currently use Chrome to do this. But ...
forgodsakehold's user avatar
3 votes
2 answers
244 views

Creating ebooks from the terminal in Linux

I'm looking for something that would let me create ebooks containing high-resolution pictures from the command-line. The reason I'm looking for cli is so the process can be scripted. EDIT: The goal is ...
Ocean's user avatar
  • 153
3 votes
2 answers
154 views

Linux ebook reader without library

I'm looking for an ebook reader application that: Is open source Supports opening books without adding them to a 'library' (and is not very slow when working that way) Does not use node.js (so no ...
Croad Langshan's user avatar
3 votes
1 answer
2k views

Good CMS for online books

I'm searching for a good Content Management System (CMS), which is appropriate for writing things like an online book. What I'm trying to achieve? What do I search? Basically I would like to have a ...
Ionic's user avatar
  • 416
3 votes
1 answer
230 views

Open-source software for online library?

Could you suggest an open-source platform/software for creating an online library? I want to create a rather simple online library: opportunity to download file of book (pdf, djvu, doc, docx) ...
natalia's user avatar
  • 131
3 votes
1 answer
155 views

Mac app to fuzzy search through PDF files library

I'm looking for a Mac app that would be able to index hundreds of books in PDF and perform quick full-text fuzzy search through it.
stkvtflw's user avatar
  • 181
3 votes
0 answers
35 views

Software for syncing my Wattpad reading progress on Goodreads?

Are there any software which can sync my Wattpad reading progress on Goodreads? As Wattpad calculates the estimated time left for completing the book; as a measure of reading progress, I can't update ...
Dawny33's user avatar
  • 538
2 votes
1 answer
207 views

Is there any tool which convert book to html format with Table of Contents?

I have a small pdf ebook and I want to publish this book in my blog with the table of contents. I am looking for a tool that to divide the book into sections and create Table of Contents in HTML ...
my-lord's user avatar
  • 193
2 votes
2 answers
240 views

Book downloader analogue of youtube-dl?

Is there a sort of youtube-dl for downloading books (like Google Books previews, etc.)?
Geremia's user avatar
  • 463
2 votes
1 answer
64 views

Freeware online store?

I need a freeware program to create an online store for e-books conforming to the following requirements: PayPal support OK with just a few items (currently I have about one or two ebooks) Easy to ...
porton's user avatar
  • 668
2 votes
1 answer
59 views

Get difference of two regular literature texts (not source code), with markup on changes

How to get difference text of two ebooks converted to plain text? They are both the same book but different editions, so much of text is exactly the same to within hyphenation and punctuation changes. ...
Mna's user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
2 answers
481 views

What to use to publish a free book online?

A relative has written a novel and she decided to put it up online for free. The only hard requirement is that it has to be self-hosted. Is there some book publishing framework or a plugin on top of ...
Mad Wombat's user avatar
2 votes
4 answers
83 views

Paid software for full research paper, journal article viewing

I need a paid desktop software which can be used to view full research papers, journal articles. There was a software (I don't remember the name) that can be purchased, and that software gives free ...
Pretty_Girl's user avatar
2 votes
1 answer
28 views

How can a reader effectively discern changes in a newer edition of the same book?

This question pertains especially to textbooks (eg: for law, which necessitates new editions every 2 or 3 years), and premises the following: Writing only broadly and briefly about changes, the ...
user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
27 views

Alternative for Apple Books

We are doing a project in which the .epub files are generated using windows inhouse built applications and being verified using Apple Books application in Apple Ipad(5th gen). We have more number of ...
Sarath SRK's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
87 views

Free Alternatives to Edge for Epub

Can someone suggest EPUB file format Readers WITH options to Annotate text in PC? I have been using Microsoft Edge for a really long time. So, it is tragic that it shall end its support as EPUB ...
Sristy's user avatar
  • 31
2 votes
0 answers
130 views

iPad+Mac eBook library management

I'm looking for Mac and iPad apps to replace my current iBooks (now Apple Books) workflow. Even before starting to use iBooks, I had a folder in my Mac with eBooks (mostly PDF and ePub, a few DjVu), ...
swineone's user avatar
  • 131
2 votes
0 answers
67 views

Looking for good software for ebook management

I am looking for a software like Calibre that could manage my ebook library. Here are some features that I really need, some of them are not available from Calibre. Allow multiple clients access the ...
Yi Shen's user avatar
  • 71
2 votes
0 answers
199 views

pdf reader that mimics the user-experience of a physical book

I'm using pdf versions of textbooks for college. Digital Pdf readers are in many ways superior to reading a physical book (keyword searching, etc). However, there are certain things that you cannot ...
user56834's user avatar
  • 143
2 votes
0 answers
43 views

Android software that can read e-books with embedded real-person voices corresponding to the text

I am looking for a software for Android 4.4.2 which can read the text of an e-book aloud (either using Text-to-Speech (TTS) or by playing custom-recorded-voices embedded in the e-book), not just ...
Jack Maddington's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
53 views

Android: Hyperlink text with .amr sound clips

I am in the process of learning how to correctly pronounce Sanskrit verses. I have the text in word form which can be opened by any word document reader on android Audio version of the verses are ...
beeshyams's user avatar
  • 176
2 votes
0 answers
137 views

Ebook Managment, Rating, Sharing platform

I'm looking for software/website like imdb, trakt.tv or steam for ebook managment. Thinks i'd like to see: rating of Ebooks (like imdb) and Sharing of ratings with friends track authors or series ...
Sebastian Schmitz's user avatar
2 votes
0 answers
83 views

Converting a non-linear HTML based CD-Rom into an ebook

I have a CD-rom that is the "director's cut" of a comic. It contains every page in penciled format; then also each page in inks and then also in colour and finally annotations. My problem is this: ...
James Robertson's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
159 views

The best software to create book?

I want to start writing book and I'm interested what software is available on the web. It should have: Be open source. Easy to write. Create LaTeX. Easy to format. Write in easy syntax.
user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
788 views

Linux software to convert HTML to epub?

In light of challenges using calibre, what are some alternatives for Linux? My immediate requirement is to turn an HTML page into epub and then mobi for the Kindle. I've downloaded the page as a ...
Nicholas Saunders's user avatar
1 vote
3 answers
869 views

Search 15,000 PDF or EPUB books

Calibre is an excellent software to load and read EPUB files. We can create a library using EPUB files. However the drawback is it doesn't have full text search. Abode can create an index and provide ...
Kathir's user avatar
  • 167
1 vote
2 answers
105 views

Application to compile a single book from fanfiction.net chapters

Needed: Software that can take a story posted in multiple chapters to fanfiction.net and then make it into a single text/book. Cost: free Desired technology: irrelevant (webapp, Windows, Linux, Perl/...
fanficreader's user avatar
1 vote
1 answer
178 views

Ebook Management Programs for Windows 8/8.1

I am looking for recommendations for a ebook applications that runs on Windows 8/8.1 . I have many textbooks and other books in pdf format, so preferably one that is easy to maneuver with these files. ...
gbrlrz017's user avatar