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Top 4 HTML5 Flipbook Making Software

Posted by on Jun 8, 2016 in Flipbook Maker | 0 comments

HTML5 flipbook software

We talk a lot about HTML5 flipbook making software on this site but we haven’t yet looked at any of the options you have available. Today we want to fix that and run through our pick of the top five flipbook making platforms to get you started on the right track.

There are so many different software packages it can be difficult to make the right choice. Luckily you can find some quite good information on the web like this article about flipping book HTML5 . So let’s clear up any confusion you might have and get you set up with the right software for your needs.




  • Free version serves as a great trial option, although you’ll certainly want to pay up for the full version
  • Paid versions are still cheaper than most
  • Massive documentation of tutorials and video guides
  • Regularly updates with the latest industry standards



  • Not the prettiest UI you’ll come across
  • Customer support could be better


One of the first names you’ll come across in this field is FlipHTML5. There’s a pretty big clue in the name here in it says you can guarantee the latest HTML5 technology making your flipbooks viewable across multiple devices. Always remember to steer clear of Flash flipbook makers, as standard. Aside from support, you also get extensive features and a wealth of sharing options for social media.


iSpring Suite

html5 flipbook



  • Way more than a flipbook maker
  • Easy to use
  • Decent stock of visuals and other elements ready to use
  • Compression tool to make your flipbooks perform faster



  • You can’t upload PDF files
  • More expensive than FlipHTML5


iSpring Suite is a favourite for anyone who takes flipbook publishing seriously. It’s more expensive but it’s way more than a flipbook maker and you can use it to create a wider range of content types – specifically eLearning material. The biggest downside is the fact you can’t upload PDF files. That said, it’s a great option if you’re happy to build your flipbooks entirely within the application.



html5 flipbook



  • While the free version limits you to 15 pages, it gives you full access to features which makes it a great test to see how you like the platform
  • You can upload PDFs or create your flipbooks from scratch
  • The templates are way better than most flipbook makers
  • Both the UI and statistics counter are better than FlipHTML5



  • You need internet access to use the app


FlipSnack is another key player in the industry and this time we’re talking about a web-based application that works entirely in the browser. There’s a free version which serves as a good trial but you’ll want to pay up for the full version before you start publishing anything for real. On a brighter note, the templates on FlipSnack are much better than most of the options you’ll come across which really makes the production process easier.

Flipping Book

html5 flipbook



  • Incredibly smooth animations and all-round user experience
  • By far the most feature-rich platform on our list
  • Presets like magazine, book, catalog and other options give you a solid template to work with
  • You can compress your PDF files upon uploading them to improve performance
  • Great preview and edit options to help you improve your flipbooks before publishing



  • Our most expensive option
  • Not as many publishing options as some platform (only HTML, FTP and FlipBook Cloud)
  • Limited trial version


If Yumpu is our budget option, then Flipping Book is the premium package on our list – not only in terms of price but also features. If you’re serious about using flipbooks as a powerful marketing tool, then this is the place to start. Prices start at $399 per year ($33 er month) but you won’t find a more feature-rich platform out there.

The performance is every bit worth the price tag too. One of the question marks still hanging over flipbooks is they can be too slow. Poor performance normally comes down to design/publication errors but Flipping Book makes it difficult to get that process wrong. It’s also incredibly easy to use – so much so we used it in one article to show how simple making flipbooks can be.


So there you have our pick of the best five flipbook makers and there’s an option for just about every budget and needs you could think of. They all come with free trials of some sort, too, so get out there and have a play around with these flipbook makers to see which platform is the one for you.

Best Software to Design Your Flipbook Magazines

Posted by on Jun 16, 2016 in PDF to Flipbook | 0 comments

Flipbook Magazines

Flipbook magazines takes your content from one format (eg: PDF) and turns it into a fully-functioning digital publication. Some flipbook makers will let you design magazines from scratch within the application but most require a finished magazine design to work their magic.

With that in mind, we’ll be running through the best design suites for creating magazines worthy of converting into flipbooks. These are the industry standard tools and no serious digital publisher could do without one.


Adobe InDesign

flipbook magazines

The first name you need to know in magazine design software is Adobe InDesign. This is Adobe’s specialist tool for creating digital publications. The good thing about Adobe is you can sign up to the entire suite and use Photoshop for your image editing and Illustrator for your graphics – everything you could need to design a magazine.

Once you’re done you simply save as a PDF file (or whichever file your flipbook software requires) and convert it into a flipbook magzine. You’re only looking at around £15/month for InDesign, too, which makes it a premium product with a very affordable price tag.



QuarkXPress is another big name in the oublication design game. It doesn’t come with quite the same polished look and features of InDesign but it’s probably a shade easier to use. It’s a good platform, too, but you’ll have to pay close to £800 upfront as a new customer – some way off InDesign’s tempting monthly fee.



flipbook magazines

CorelDRAW is another popular choice among designers and a flexible platform. It isn’t designed specifically for magazine publishing, unlike the first two options we looked at, which can make it more time-consuming. It’s a solid platform, though, and a good all-rounder if you do a range of design work. You’ll be looking at around a £500 one-time fee to buy the product or you can get a one year subscription from around £180.



Personal preference will pick the best platform from these three for many publishers, of course. All that aside, we have to Adobe InDesign is would be our first recommendation every time. Adobe software is industry leading across the board and it’s used by so many professional it makes even simple things like exchanging files easier. There’s also a lot to be said for the quality of magazine design you can create with InDesign – an important factor if you want to promote your brand with a stunning flipbook magazine.


Some cheaper alternatives

While don’t want to suggest you scrimp on design software, there are some cheaper alternatives if budget is short. When you can get InDesign for £15/month, this shouldn’t be a major probelm – but here are some cheaper options for good measure.



flipbook magazines

PagePlus from the Serif team is like an intermediate level platform. It comes pretty close to the features and quality you’ll see from the first free options. It does fall short on flexibility and in-app resources but you you’re only paying a one-odd fee of around £100.


MS Publisher

flipbook magazines

If you have an Office 365 subscription, then you’ll already have access to Microsoft’s MS Publisher. Otherwise, you can get a subscription starting from £6.99 a month and get access to the app. It doesn’t come all that close to the likes of InDesign or QuarkXPress but it’s easily the most budget option we’re looking at today.


You’ll also find plenty of free magazine design platforms online but we’re going to end our list of recommendations here. It’s absolutely fine if you choose to take the free or budget option but we always like to recommend products based on quality rather than price.

All of the options we’ve looked at today come with free trials so there’s no pressure to pay for something you’re not happy with. It’s worth trying out a few options to see if anything stands out for you. As we say, though, it’s pretty difficult to beat InDesign when it comes to a dedicated magazine design platform.