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

Top 5 HTML5 Flipbook Making Software

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. So let’s clear up any confusion you might have and get you set up with the right software for your needs.

 

FlipHTML5

Pros:

  • 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

 

Cons:

  • 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

 

Pros:

  • 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

 

Cons:

  • 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.

 

FlipSnack

html5 flipbook

 

Pros:

  • 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

 

Cons:

  • 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.

 

Yumpu

html5 flipbook

 

Pros:

  • Free version comes with full features, at the expense of ads
  • Paid version is only $10 per month
  • Google Analytics integration (paid version)
  • No ads in the paid version
  • Privacy settings (paid version)

 

Cons:

  • By far the most difficult to use platform we’re looking at
  • Only web-based
  • Limited animation options

 

Yumpu is in many ways the budget option on our lists. It comes with some great features like Google Analytics (GA) and a number of security options but it lacks in many other areas. You’re only paying $10 per month for those features and there’s also a free version which cuts out the GA and security features. We only wish there was a more expensive option which could add to the feature list. If that were the case, we could be looking at the best flipbook maker around.

 

Flipping Book

html5 flipbook

 

Pros:

  • 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

 

Cons:

  • 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.

Joe Boyd

Joe Boyd

I'm a full-stack web developer based out of Toronto. My strengths are my analytical and creative mind, which is an asset to any project.
Joe Boyd

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