If you’re an iPhone user and an Evernote fan, you may find this app quite handy. EverEPUB [iOS - $3.99] can turn an Evernote notebook or tag collection into an ePub book.
Here you see a page of an ebook I created from my Tech T.I.P. notebook on Evernote. One of the things I use Evernote for is to collect the articles I write for other blog and publications – along with topic ideas for future articles. This particular notebook has articles captured from the Journal’s web site as well as those I’ve written right in the notebook. Using the app, I selected each article note, added a title and author then tapped the Create button. In seconds I had a book.
The page you see here is from one of the captured articles. That’s why you see the header graphic as well as the text. Since I didn’t clean up the articles before I created my book, I’ve got a lot of unwanted content from the captured page. That’s easy to fix – just clean up my notes then generate a new book.
Except for the junk in my original notes, I am very impressed with the quality of the finished ebook. Both text and images are formatted beautifully. Yes, there are situations where pages break in the middle of a hyphenated word, but those are to be expected from any kind of automatic conversion. With a bit of effort, this Evernote and EverEPUB combination could make a very nice publishing platform – especially for sharing with family members.
In addition to publishing your own Evernote content, this combo can be an easy way to build your own news magazine or even reference books from articles you collect in Evernote. Society editors could combine Evernote’s collaborative tools with this app to make managing a newsletter or journal a whole lot easier. Kindle users won’t get left out either. A quick conversion in Calibre will generate a Kindle edition in seconds.
I think we’ll soon be seeing some very interesting results from this easy and affordable combination.