October 4, 2011
Tech tip: Free dotEPUB converts any Web page into an e-book
DotEPUB is "software in the cloud" that avid readers will appreciate. Eric Dover, client services manager in iTAC, recommended this free tool for K-Staters who like to save complete Web pages for offline reading later — such as extensive articles, news stories, long blogs and more.
But it's not an add-on or an app. This nebulous tool is a bookmarklet for Google Chrome, Firefox, Safari and Opera Web browsers. Chrome users can opt to download the dotEPUB extension from the Chrome store instead.
Once content is downloaded, it can be viewed by any e-pub-compatible device, including Kindle and other e-readers, desktop computers, tablets, the iPhone and other smartphones, iPod touch, iPads and more.
- (iPad users: First get the free iBooks app or another e-reader, so you have a place to store downloaded content.)
- Everyone: Go to the dotepub.com website.
- The default is NOT to include images and links on webpages. If you want to see pictures and follow links to websites, uncheck the box "Immersive mode (no links or images)".