Showing posts with label epub readers. Show all posts
Showing posts with label epub readers. Show all posts

Monday, March 25, 2013

Readium - Read ePub Documents in Your Browser

Readium is a free Chrome extension that enables you to view ePub files in your browser. To read an ePub in Readium you can import the file from your computer or insert the web address of an ePub file that is hosted online. You can store the files in Readium to build a library. To make reading online as easy as possible Readium provides options for changing font size, altering font and background colors, and changing the page format.

Applications for Education
Readium could be a good good tool to have installed on your school's library computers or computer lab computers. When students are conducting research and encounter an ePub document, they will be able to access it without the need to send it to an ereader device.

Thursday, May 10, 2012

Wappwolf Automator for Google Drive

Last month I wrote a post about using Wappwolf to automate file conversion and syncing between multiple devices and multiple apps. Today, I received an email from Wappwolf announcing integration with Google Drive. Now you can automate file conversion and synchronization to Google Drive using Wappwolf. Of course, Wappwolf still supports Dropbox synchronization too. Watch the video below for more information about using Wappwolf with Google Drive.




Applications for Education
For teachers and students who use multiple devices and need to be able to access their files in a variety of formats, Wappwolf could be a fantastic tool to use in conjunction with Dropbox and or Google Drive. Have a series of audio recordings from your students that need to be converted for use in multimedia projects? Upload them through Wappwolf and they'll be automatically converted in the file format of your choice. Have a series of documents that you want students to be able to read on their iPads, but don't have them in ePub format? Upload them through Wappwolf and have them all converted for you.

Wednesday, February 8, 2012

Two Tools for Reading ePub Files in Your Browser

ePub documents are everywhere now. But if you don't have an ereader, you might feel like you're missing out on something. Fortunately, there are some tools that you can use to read ePub documents on your laptop or desktop. Here are two tools that I have used to read ePub documents on my laptop.

EPUBReader is a Firefox add-on that will allow you to read ePub documents within your browser. EPUBReader downloads ePub files and displays them directly in your browser. The video below offers a short demonstration.



Magic Scroll is a Chrome web app that you can use to read ePub files on your desktop or laptop even if you do not have an internet connection.

If you want to convert webpages into ePub documents, dotEPUB is a good Chrome web app for that. I previously wrote about dotEPUB in October. Here is a video overview of dotEPUB.



Applications for Education
Both of these browser add-ons could be good to have installed on your school's library computers or computer lab computers. If students are conducting research and encounter an ePub document, they will be able to access it without the need to send it to an ereader.