ePUBator

ePUBator


WARNING FOR KITKAT USERS: KitKat adds some limitations of access to the external sdcard (called extSdCard on some devices) so ePUBator can't write on it. Move the pdf file in a folder in the internal memory (called sdcard) and try again. Version 0.12 should fix this problem.

Minimal offline PDF to ePUB converter for Android - ©2011 Ezio Querini

ePUBator extract text from a PDF file and put it in a well formed (epubcheck compliant) ePUB file.

PDF extraction based on iText library released under the AGPL license.

- ePUBator IS THINKED FOR BOOKS (NOT FOR EVERY TYPE OF PDF), BUT IF YOU NEED A BETTER RESULT TRY SOMETHING ELSE LIKE CALIBRE.
- ePUBator doesn't need internet connection (doesn't send your docs somewhere on the net, doesn't have ads).
- ePUBator extracts text (no text from pictures or from raster PDF).
- ePUBator tries to extract images (only png, jpg and gif) but puts them at the page's end.
- ePUBator tries to extract the table of contents if present (or creates a dummy TOC).
- ePUBator doesn't extract the font size and style.
- ePUBator saves the ePUB file in the same folder of PDF file or in Download folder if PDF folder is not writable or if it is set in Settings.
- ePUBator works fine only with single column PDF (worse with multi column or tables).
- ePUBator can fail extraction (5 of 358 books with v0.8.1 on my Atrix).

WARNING!!!
In the event of crash, unexpected stoppages or insufficient memory try setting Page per file to 1 and/or disable the extraction of images and try again (sometimes helps).

I converted a lot of books (italians and some english) with ePUBator, but with someone the conversion can fail (raster PDF, columns, out of order chars).

I never try with arabic or asian characters, right to left or vertical writing and I don't know if (and how) the iText library can manage those pdf. I'm sorry.

On some books we can find wrong chars (e.g. Øø instead of éù), it seems a iText's problem (another PDF library extract the same text correctly). I'm looking for a better one, free and Android compatible.

Permissions required:
- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE for save the ePUB file

Legal stuff:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

For comment / feedback / bug / suggestion / localization write to: iiizio AT users.sf.net

For sources / all apk files / donations go to sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/p/epubator/home/Home/

Recent changes:
v0.12 (2015-07-19)
- Added cover image
- Added save in Download
- Added quick help
- Added share ePUB
- Updated iText lib and support library
- Fixed some bugs
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About ePUBator
WARNING FOR KITKAT USERS: KitKat adds some limitations of access to the external sdcard (called extSdCard on some devices) so ePUBator can't write on it. Move the pdf file in a folder in the internal memory (called sdcard) and try again. Version 0.12 should fix this problem.

Minimal offline PDF to ePUB converter for Android - ©2011 Ezio Querini

ePUBator extract text from a PDF file and put it in a well formed (epubcheck compliant) ePUB file.

PDF extraction based on iText library released under the AGPL license.

- ePUBator IS THINKED FOR BOOKS (NOT FOR EVERY TYPE OF PDF), BUT IF YOU NEED A BETTER RESULT TRY SOMETHING ELSE LIKE CALIBRE.
- ePUBator doesn't need internet connection (doesn't send your docs somewhere on the net, doesn't have ads).
- ePUBator extracts text (no text from pictures or from raster PDF).
- ePUBator tries to extract images (only png, jpg and gif) but puts them at the page's end.
- ePUBator tries to extract the table of contents if present (or creates a dummy TOC).
- ePUBator doesn't extract the font size and style.
- ePUBator saves the ePUB file in the same folder of PDF file or in Download folder if PDF folder is not writable or if it is set in Settings.
- ePUBator works fine only with single column PDF (worse with multi column or tables).
- ePUBator can fail extraction (5 of 358 books with v0.8.1 on my Atrix).

WARNING!!!
In the event of crash, unexpected stoppages or insufficient memory try setting Page per file to 1 and/or disable the extraction of images and try again (sometimes helps).

I converted a lot of books (italians and some english) with ePUBator, but with someone the conversion can fail (raster PDF, columns, out of order chars).

I never try with arabic or asian characters, right to left or vertical writing and I don't know if (and how) the iText library can manage those pdf. I'm sorry.

On some books we can find wrong chars (e.g. Øø instead of éù), it seems a iText's problem (another PDF library extract the same text correctly). I'm looking for a better one, free and Android compatible.

Permissions required:
- READ_EXTERNAL_STORAGE and WRITE_EXTERNAL_STORAGE for save the ePUB file

Legal stuff:
This program is free software: you can redistribute it and/or modify it under the terms of the GNU General Public License as published by the Free Software Foundation, either version 3 of the License, or (at your option) any later version.

This program is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but WITHOUT ANY WARRANTY; without even the implied warranty of MERCHANTABILITY or FITNESS FOR A PARTICULAR PURPOSE. See the GNU General Public License for more details.

For comment / feedback / bug / suggestion / localization write to: iiizio AT users.sf.net

For sources / all apk files / donations go to sourceforge: https://sourceforge.net/p/epubator/home/Home/

Recent changes:
v0.12 (2015-07-19)
- Added cover image
- Added save in Download
- Added quick help
- Added share ePUB
- Updated iText lib and support library
- Fixed some bugs

Android Market Comments
A Google User
Aug 15, 2015
Epubater Converted 5 PDFs to to epub in less time then it took me to create this rating. ePubater 5 stars Google text to speech and speech to text -2 stars . This app should be payware. Thank you. S4- PS, you do need to be able to navigate your files to find the finished conversion. Make note of where it was and move it to where you want it to be. It does take some practice. The post script is for Rob French.
A Google User
Aug 14, 2015
Won't work on a Note 3 Finds the pdf files, works hard to convert them, says succeeded but no epub appears. Good interface, easy to use.....just doesn't work.
A Google User
Jul 24, 2015
Stupid application doesn't even recognise the epub files I wanted to check the authenticity of the epub file and used the check epub feature,and it doesn't even recognise any epub file. What bullshit !
A Google User
Jul 24, 2015
Stupid application doesn't even recognise the epub files I wanted to check the authenticity of the epub file and used the check epub feature,and it doesn't even recognise any epub file. What bullshit !
A Google User
Jul 9, 2015
Best app ever Does what you need & it's quick