January 24, 2022
This article is from Carol - a student from Kenya about her expirence on saving web pages as an ebook. we copy it verbatimly here for your reference only.
Have you ever found that online article that perfect for your report or class assignment and you wanted to refer back to it but then forgot to bookmark it? Or maybe you didn’t have time to read it all right then. Well, there’s an easy solution – save the page as an e-book!
As a student, I am always in the middle of writing a literature review or about to write a research paper. I found that bookmarking webpages wasted valuable time trying to locate them again. So, I started looking for a way to save research sites in a better way. That’s when I found the perfect solution- saving webpages into an ebook that I could use even offline. So, I started searching for the best platform.
I found dotepub.com, a cloud-based software that can convert webpages into an ebook and be accessed from any device. However, it only converted single web pages to a few formats and it didn’t let me edit the ebook before download.
I also tried the popular Grabmybooks software but found that I couldn’t customize the ebook so that I could store and get the information I needed quickly. For example, I wanted to add a cover image of Beethoven for a history of music research paper. It also didn’t format the work nicely and made it hard to read.
Then just before I gave up, a friend referred me to Webook and I hoped that it would work. And this is what I found.
Pros & Cons #
The process of using Webook was very simple. You only need to download the app on your desktop and get its Chrome extension, Webook Collection.
I liked that it’s chrome extension conveniently let me work directly on it when surfing the internet. You can format text, images, and links to create a research sites ebook with just a few clicks. There are tutorial videos to solve common problems.
For me, the best part about Webook was being able to customize your e-book with a title, the author, and book description.
This software can be used to compile research sites, study notes and more.
As with everything, nothing is perfect, so here are some cons I discovered about Webook:
It is only available on desktop.
Unlike other free software, you need to pay a monthly fee or buy a lifetime plan . I tested this during the 7-day trial period and I bought the monthly plan. I think the output is worth it!
If you’re a student with piles of research, use Webook to collect articles from multiple sources, make any changes you need, and finally make a nice book to read on your Kindle. For students, having a digital library of ALL types of reading material you need is just awesome!
Webook could also be an excellent tool for teachers or journalists to collect information and use offline at their own convenient time.