iBooks Author

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Published by: Apple

  • App Category: Productivity
  • Release Date: 2012-01-19
  • Current Version: 2.6
  • Adult Rating: 4+
  • File Size: 390.13 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 10.11 or later.
  • Price: Free

iBooks Author
App Rating: 4.5/5
Based on 1,656 Reviews
Buy now: Free

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App Description

Now anyone can create stunning iBooks textbooks, cookbooks, history books, picture books, and more for iPhone, iPad, and Mac. Start with one of the Apple-designed templates that feature a wide variety of page layouts. Add your own text and images with drag-and-drop ease. Use Multi-Touch widgets to include interactive photo galleries, movies, Keynote presentations, 3D objects, and more. Preview your book on your iOS device or Mac at any time. Then submit your finished work to the iBooks Store in a few simple steps. And before you know it, you’re a published author. Apple-designed templates • Give your book a great beginning with templates that include a choice of page designs with matching fonts, colors, and textures • Quickly customize your book with text and images, create new layouts, and even save a custom template • Easily add a cover, video introduction, table of contents, copyright page, dedication, and foreword Beautiful text and layouts • Use a variety of text styles including custom fonts to give your book a rich yet consistent look • Add text, shapes, charts, tables, and media anywhere on the page • Import a chapter written in Pages or Microsoft Word and apply a great-looking layout from your current template • Add sophisticated mathematical expressions with native equation editing using both LaTeX and MathML notation • Add any word to the glossary with a single click and easily include photos, images, charts, tables, and shapes next to any definition • Automatically create a portrait view of your landscape book, which allows readers to focus on the text Multi-Touch widgets • Choose from a variety of widgets that add Multi-Touch interactivity to your book • Add a photo gallery, chapter review, movie, audio file, Keynote presentation, scrolling sidebar, dynamic pop-over, interactive image with callouts, 3D object, or custom HTML anywhere in your book • Many widgets include placeholders for titles and captions and are automatically numbered so you can reference them in your main text • Add accessibility descriptions to any widget so that it can be used by sight-impaired readers easily with VoiceOver Export for iBooks Store or iTunes U • Preview your book in iBooks on iPhone, iPad and on Mac to see how it looks and works • Submit your book to the iBooks Store for sale or free download in a few simple steps • Export your book in iBooks format to share on iTunes U or to give to others • Export your book as a PDF file Requirements • macOS 10.11 or later • 2GB of RAM • 1.2GB of available disk space • Keynote 6.0 or later (required for importing presentations created in Keynote 6.0+) • Pages 5.0 or later (required for importing documents created in Pages 5.0+) • iBooks for iOS 4.3 or later (required for previewing on an iOS device) • iBooks for Mac 1.3 or later (required for previewing on Mac) • iTunes Producer 2.9 or later (required for book publishing) • Network Connection (required for book publishing)

App Reviews

  • The best application

    By -13:;)6
    This app is the best app Apple created. Design and Format are easily to use with no confusing.
  • Bad

    By Scratch1)$88
  • Update: If Only They Would Do It

    By Angrysocialist
    Update: They have to fix this bloody program. It deleted an entire chapter, just erased it without my fingers touching a key or a mouse, and I lost everything in that chapter for eternity. Why are is Apple letting this go to waste? This would be a truly beautiful and awe-inspiring book writing program for both interactive and regular books if only the folks at apple would work on this program and update it. I cannot, for the life of me, see why Apple has all but thrown it away. It’s layout is amazing and it looks just like reading a book on-line which helps when writing it to see what the reader is looking at. It’s features are incredible — or at least the ones that are there. As other reviews have noted, it is a stunning app, but why no bibliography, footnoting, and other accoutrements of writing books? Why no iphone or ipad version? Why no ability to do indexing? Why not exporting to kindle or just being able to compile the work and send it off to a publisher if one chooses that route? And so on and on. I echo others in my hopes that Apple will do something with this and not simply throw in more templates here and there. This has some amazing potention if only they would do it.
  • The new dimention of books -interactive-audio-video-books

    By chafifas
    It is like having your own private internet. A walk in the clouds! The features that are available in the internet -interactivity (links), the fabulous audio available in the clouds, the incredible video posibilities (youTube eat your heart out), the animations you can create and incorporate are all contained within this APP. Perfection like in anything IS mutational, thus this app has more room to grow. But hey is there anything like it in any platform… and for free? I have created what I call "digital brief binders” -one file that contains images, audio, video, text of course, and it is secured and organized in ONE file. It is worth giving out iPads to board members with the file for the board meetings, than the reams of paper, big unfoldable blueprints, audios and videos in CD’s for a meeting, and all easily updated to super last minute specs. Think of med files binders with the x-rays, think of construction legal documentation and updates, think of school “sillables”. The future is here! Yes it is predicated that you have an Apple appliance, so…? Leading always has all open in front. Keep up the good work!!
  • Horrible tool for making a math book

    By Whitethunder79
    After five years of request to support full Latex math classes this app still lacks support for Latex. It’s a nightmare to produce a math book with it!!!
  • Desperately Needs Feature & Design Updates

    By aaplsauce
    iBooks Author has been sorely left behind. This app should parallel the iWork suite and be given the same design and feature updates that Pages, Numbers & Keynote get. Instead it has been left behind, not even recieving an aesthetic facelift to match design language introduced in Yosemite. Please give iBooks Author much needed attention. One idea, drop “iBooks” from the name, impliment iAd Producer capabilities and allow for publishing to iBooks or Apple News.
  • No Footnotes makes No Go

    By Weni Widi Wici
    iBooks Author is a cool idea.1 It could be improved though.2. Its been around for awhile now,3 and it could revolutionize reading except it doesn’t have footnote and endnote support.4 That makes it more of a toy than a useful app. There would be an easy fix though: add footnote and endnote support. 1. Except that it doesn’t have footnotes or endnotes support. 2. By having footnote and endnote support. 3. In fact, for years, and with no footnote or endnote support yet. 4. Why this hasn’t happened yet escapes me.
  • The best app for creating books! But a few bugs...

    By ++MVtech++
    This app is a very good app for book creating! And Apple made the layout and desings and stuff so so well!(I am very impressed!) But there is one thing… Sometimes when inmporting media, it slows down your computer for a few minutes and it gets very hot...
  • iBooks is great, but…

    This app could be much better when Apple decides to update it with more features. Features that include more engaging templates and a wide variety of widgets with associated material. A library of 3D objects would benefit. Some HTML content would be appreciated.
  • Needs a real update

    By IanPjames
    This is a good application with a whole lot of potential, but unfortunately it’s stuck in 2007. The Apple team developing this product have seemingly been kidnapped by some unknown force that is holding them hostage 10 years in the past. I genuinely hope that Apple will pull togther its considerable resources, and put together a rescue mission to save these poor souls from this misfortune. I am sure they are frantically trying to call Cupertino for help from their iPhone 2G. Hopefully, help is on the way.

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