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Top 5 Android PDF to EPUB Converters

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An eBook or electronic book is the digital version of the traditional printed book. It contains text, tables, images, diagrams etc. It can be read using a personal computer or a special device called eBook Reader. An eBook reader may be an application or a device designed especially for reading eBooks. Some major book retailers and multiple third party developers have developed free eBook reader applications. Those applications are available for Mac or Windows PC, Android, Blackberry, iPhone, iPad etc. On the other hand, Amazon Kindle, Sony Reader, Kobo eReader, Barnes and Noble Nook are the most popular eBook reader device.

PDF, Portable Document Format, is an open standard for distributing electronic document in a way that is independent of application software, operating system or hardware. It was invented by Adobe Systems and now it is maintained by International Organization of Standardization (ISO). PDF is mainly used on computer. So, if people want to read PDF on Android, it's better to convert PDF to ebooks. EPUB, on the other hand, is an open and free eBook standard invented by International Digital Publishing Forum(IDPF). Its full form is Electronic Publication. File created with this standard has .epub extension. There are a number of Android based tools that can be used to convert PDF to EPUB format.

Part 1Top 5 PDF to EPUB Converter Apps for Android

Here is a list of top 5 Android PDF to EPUB converter, with which you can easily convert PDF files to EPUB files on your mobile phone:

1. ePUBator

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ePUBator is an offline PDF to EPUB converter. It was created by Ezio Querini. It can recognize text from PDF files and then extract text out to place in EPUB format. The latest version of ePUBator is v0.11 when this article was being written. EPUBator requires Android OS 2.2 or above.

Features:

  • PDF extraction is based on iText which is an open source library that allows to manipulate PDF documents.
  • It works offline.
  • It is ads free.
  • It tries to extract only GIF, PNG, and JPG images.
  • It extracts contents in a table.
  • It doesn't extract any font size or style.
  • It saves the EPUB file in the same directory of the PDF file.
  • It creates the EPUB with the same name as the PDF file and the title in the front page is also the same as the PDF file.

Advantages:

  • No Internet connection is required.
  • It is free to use and ads free.
  • It is more secure as it does not upload the PDF file to any insecure Internet.

Disadvantages:

  • It is more secure as it does not upload the PDF file to any insecure Internet.
  • Images can not be placed at the same place in PDF files but placed at the end of the ebooks.
  • It will fail to extract PDF text when the book size is too large.

2. ePUB Converter

epub converter

ePUB Converter is another free and open source PDF to EPUB Android app. EPUB Converter was actually inspired by ePUBator created by Ezio Querini. The latest version when this article was being written was version 0.4. The minimum Android OS required for this app is 2.2 and up.

Features:

  • Like the first app, its file extraction is also based on iText library.
  • Users can set it to run in the background.
  • It can also work offline.

Advantages:

  • Users don't need to upload to any website for conversion. No network is required.
  • It is free to use.
  • The interface is simple and user friendly.

Disadvantages:

  • It behaves inconsistently with multiple column PDF document.
  • It is hard for users to find the converted ePub books.

3. Media Converter (MP3 & Video)

media converter

It is another wonderful Android app for PDF to EPUB conversion. What you will need is an active Internet connection to make the conversion. PDF to EPUB conversion is just one kind of conversion what Media Converter does. Users can convert multiple formats to other common formats. The latest version was 1.0. This app runs only for Android OS 2.1 and above.

Features:

  • It works online.
  • Media converter is best to say as a web browser app to converter files.
  • It is versatile to convert between all common formats.

Advantages:

  • By a single download, lots of conversion can be performed.

Disadvantages:

  • It requires an active Internet connection to run this app.
  • Some people can not import files to convert.

4. EPUB Creator : PDF to EPUB

epub creator

EPUB creator is another Android PDF to EPUB converter app. Like almost other converters, it works offiline. It adopts the same technology with the first two apps to extract text from PDF files and place in ePub format. The Android OS requires at least 2.2 and higher.

Features:

  • It can modify or delete the contents of USB storage.
  • It works well with text.

Advantages:

  • No Internet connection is required.
  • It will access the USB device.

Disadvantages:

  • It works with only three common image format png, jpg and gif.
  • Only single column PDF documents work well.

5. EPUB Generator (PDF-EPUB)

epub generator

It is a powerful PDF to the standard EPUB format eBook generator. It converts directly from the device resource without any active Internet access. The latest version of this app is 1.4.1. Android version 2.2 or above is required to run this app.

Features:

  • It requires no DRM.
  • It enables users to change the cover image of the eBook.
  • Can convert a full gallery of image to EPUB.

Advantages:

  • It enables customization to change cover image of the eBook.

Disadvantages:

  • It requires an EPUB reader to view the result.

Part 2Desktop Tools to Convert PDF to EPUB for Windows

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The above PDF to EPUB converter Android apps are mostly used for PDF books. If you want to convert any PDF documents to ePub files to read on Android. The best way is to convert PDF to EPUB with desktop tools and then transfer to Android devices. There are a number of tools available to convert PDF to EPUB on desktop computers. Among all of them, the best PDF to EPUB converter is Wondershare PDFelement, which is a versatile desktop tool to not only convert PDF to EPUB but also convert between all document formats.

Features of Wondershare PDFelement:

  • Can convert a password protected PDF file.
  • Can secure PDF files with password.
  • Can convert scanned PDF file to editable text using advanced OCR.

Let's see step by step how we can convert a PDF file to EPUB using Wondershare PDFelement.

Step 1. Upload the Document

After installing Wondershare PDFelement on computer, click on the "Open" button on the Home window to upload the PDF file that you want to convert.

Step 2. Convert to Epub Format

Click "To Other" on the "Home" tab and choose "Convert to EPUB" on the dropdown list. After customizing all of the information, click "Convert" to finsih the process.

Step 3. Save PDF Files

After you convert the PDF file to EPUD format, you will need to save the file. Click on the "File" tab and then select "Save As".

After converting your PDF file to EPUB format, you can try to transfer the EPUB file to your Android phone. In this way you can get to read it on your Android devices.

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Published: May 15,2015 11:47 am / Updated: Jan 22,2017 14:53 pm

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