eBookBinder

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Description of App: 

From the Mac App Store:

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-languageseBookBinder also accepts plain-text files as input with markup-formatting of following languages: Markdown, MultiMarkdown, Textile, Wikitext, BBCode, SmarkThese 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.Qutput-formats (ebook-formats)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 savingOn 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 chapterseBookBinder 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 featuresAdvanced 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.Importing ePub-fileseBookBinder 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 VoiceOverInternational character-set-supporteBookBinder supports a wide set of character-sets. Texts written for example in Chinese, Greek, Hebrew, Japanese or Russian can be used with eBookBinder.

Version: 

1.0.0

Free or Paid: 

Paid

Version Of macOS App Was Tested On: 

Mac OS X 10.7 Lion

Accessibility Comments: 

This ap is really accessible and the author, Alexander Sasse have made many efforts to make it VO-friendly. He's really nice and responsive and has also implemented really quickly some features I've requested. Really good job.

Usability: 

The app is fully accessible with VoiceOver and is easy to navigate and use.

Other Comments: 

For your information, I've made a comprehensive tutorial about EbookBinder here. Since this guide has originally been written in French, here is a google-translated version http://translate.google.fr/translate?hl=fr&sl=fr&tl=en&u=http%3A%2F%2Fwww.edencast.fr%2Fmac-ebook-binder-creation-epub%2F