Friday, January 18, 2013

6 eBook-related tools you can't miss

As an avid eBook-reader, you must have endured incompatible eBook formats and the confounded DRM restrictions for long. Here are 6 eBook-related tools you can't miss, which is sure to make your e-reading life even more flexible and convenience.

Amazon Kindle reading app undoubtedly belongs to the category that you can't miss. It gives you an easy access to Amazon's abundant eBook titles, including thousands of free & high-quality eBooks protected by exclusive Kindle DRM, which are not supported on non-Kindle apps or devices at all.

Parallel to protected Kindle AZW / TPZ / PRC books, considerable EPUB and PDF books purchased from non-Kindle stores are DRM protected as well. Adobe Digital Editions (ADE) can well support Adobe DRM protected EPUB and PDF books and deliver complete eBook managing functions to readers. In addition, you can use 3rd party reading apps with ADE supported such as Aldiko and Stanza, to read eBooks on portable devices: iPad, android tablets, etc.

You must have been familiar with the famous eBook converter, Calibre. Yes, it's magic, which can be used to convert eBook formats, edit eBook metadata, transfer eBooks, get books, subscribe to RSS/Blogs, Get books, etc. What's more, it's free!

Epubor Ultimate is an all-in-one software to help remove DRM from regular Kindle / EPUB / PDF / Nook books and convert eBook formats at one time. Thus you can feel free to purchase eBooks from most stores and then convert to formats supported on your eReader devices. If you are an Epubor patron, you will get a free link for hundreds of bestsellers from Epubor.

Compared to ADE, most people are still accustomed to open PDF files with Adobe Reader. It does not work on DRM-protected PDFs but offers strong support to PDF itself. Another professional PDF reader is Foxit Reader, which offers even stronger support to PDF files than Adobe Reader, however, there is only Windows version available.

Sometimes we need to create PDF files by ourselves, according to those existing documents. PDF Creator empowers you to convert any printable files, Word, Excel, Presentation, Webpage, JPEG, etc. to PDF with a simple "print" button. As a result, we can create a rough PDF eBook with ease. And it's free.