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iBooks Author

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By Apple (Apple Inc.)

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)

Release Notes

9/26/2017 | Version : 2.6 | Size : 390.1 MB
• Add images and videos from the Photos app using the Media Browser or drag and drop
• Support for wide color gamut images
• Performance and stability improvements

9/20/2016 | Version : 2.5 | Size : 385.9 MB
• New templates for creating interactive ePub books
• Support for publishing to iBooks using an Apple ID with two-factor authentication enabled
• Improved workflow when publishing books on behalf of multiple sellers
• Performance and stability improvements

4/1/2016 | Version : 2.4.1 | Size : 399.7 MB
• Security updates

Rankings

Overall :
#92 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#20 : Top Free Mac Applications [Productivity]

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Supported Devices : Mac OS

Comments and Ratings for iBooks Author

Really (2.5)
2/3/2017 8:45:00 PM 1/5 By jonesy1800
Nothing works. I cant not access photos of any of the work I did in Pages. what a waist of timne trying to get this to work

Cumbersome, crippled export and print functions (2.5)
1/27/2017 12:32:00 PM 1/5 By Dracunculus
Cumbersome, crippled export and print functions

Forgotten by developer (2.5)
1/18/2017 11:07:00 PM 1/5 By Yurkellis
Such a great creative tool!!! Why errors? No sync with photos!

took it off of my Macbook pro (2.5)
12/31/2016 3:58:00 AM 2/5 By clemsonwilm
Just bought a brand new mac book pro, added this app onto my new computer. Upon opening a new project to sample what it could do, photos would not open in the media section. Tried several attempts. Got frustrated with it and took it off my computer. Maybe they will fix this issue.

Heading in the right direction, but... (2.5)
11/11/2016 9:07:00 PM 4/5 By MarkStruczewski
I discoverd this app while reading a PDF that someone created using iBooks Author. I’ve been using it for a few days now and it is a really nice app EXCEPT I echo what others have said (iCloud sync for one). But…why not make an iPad/iPhone version? Yes it would not be as fully functional (although I don’t understand why…Pages and Numbers are available on the iPad, iPhone and Mac) but right now, when I am away from my Mac, I write on iOS Notes and then I have to transfer what I wrote to iBooks Author on my Mac. Of course, if there is no iCloud sync (like others have pointed out), having an iPad/iPhone app doesn’t make any sense. I truly hope that Apple is not going to only do simple upgrades. This truly is a great app. It has so much potential. Please, Apple, don’t leave us hanging here. Listen to the feedback and keep improving this app. Thank you.

Its great!!! But their is one problem. (2.5)
11/9/2016 11:56:00 AM 4/5 By Battery Monitor
It is a great program but it tales way to long to optimize a movie

Please fix this bug! (2.5)
10/27/2016 3:19:00 PM 2/5 By The Blue Nerd
I really love this app; as an aspiring writer, I love the app’s organization, templates, and everything else. However, I keep encountering a problem where when I take the screen off of full-screen mode, the screen goes to black and displays a message saying I either need to continue the app in its current state or force quit the program, and almost every time the program won’t even let me press either button. Please update the app to fix this bug, because I really love the app and would hate to have to delete it and try to find another writing app that’s just as good.

Who’s deciding on update specs (2.5)
10/6/2016 5:46:00 PM 2/5 By coltnm
I am mostly repeating what two other users have already said but it bears repeating. For quite some time, iBooks Media Browser will not sync (work with at all) the Photos library or iTunes library. I find this amazing. It seems that Apple is simply providing updates to ensure iBooks (generally) works with the latest OS. Reminds me of the time Apple abandoned Aperture (and its customers). Also, the reviewer that questioned why iBooks does not have all the iCloud syncing abilities of so many other apps is spot on. iBooks feels like an app that is limping along simply to appease customers. Otherwise, if Apple is serious about iBooks, why not provide the necessary resources to provide a proper, fully functional update (including attention to UI improvements). I hope Apple provides the necessary reources to keep iBooks viable. Otherwise Apple, just tell us you no longer care, and drop the rouse.

Media (2.5)
9/27/2016 9:58:00 PM 3/5 By MLR Developer
Please update the Media, iTunes and Photo won’t open to populate the list. Every meaningful update forgets this function.

No support for continuity or iCloud sync!! (2.5)
9/21/2016 3:43:00 AM 4/5 By myriv
I really don’t get it. I have been waiting for an update that brings continuity and iCloud sync to iBook Author, but I keep getting disappointed.Is that too much to ask? Almost all other Apple apps use these technologies.


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