BookIt Desktop User's Guide

BookIt Desktop User’s Guide #

Introduction #

BookIt is a desktop tool to collect web pages you want from the Internet, and organize them into an ebook. With this tool, you are able to collect web pages and easily turn them into ebooks in EPUB or PDF format with just several clicks.

Installations #

Download from BookN, select the installer according to your system, run the installer, and follow the installation wizard to install it.

Build a book #

Click “start” on the homepage or click build on the left panel. Customize the book information, including title, author, language, output format, description, and cover.

Click “more options” to change the timeout, page fetching method and the output format.

  • Timeout means the the maximum time waiting for http get/Chrome to return the page content. Pages are considered as unreachable beyond this time limit.

  • You can choose chrome invisible (headless chrome) for dynamic pages. If the site that you access needs authentication, you better choose chrome visible to login and then fetch the page content.

  • You can output pdf or epub format. For the PDF format, you can change the orientation, page size, and choose if to keep the page grayscale.

  • Title and author fields cannot be empty.

Click next to build the table of contents

There are 3 methods of adding the page.

  • The first one is to add from URL. Click this button, it will open a text field, and you enter the URL. In this way, the whole page is saved, except the linked pages.

  • The second method is to add from the Internet. Click this button it will open a Chrome window for you. You can navigate to the page you want. At the upper right corner of the Chrome, there will appear three button.

Click the first button, a blue dot pops up in the middle, which indicates you can add the links (not view the content in the links). You can add unlimited links with this button. Click it again, the blue dot disappears, which means you can click the links to view the content.

Click the second button to add the whole page. Note that the content in the links will not be saved.

After you add all the pages you want, click the “Go” button to go to BookIt desktop. You can view what you have added to the table of contents. You can change the title and URL, and remove the contents.

  • The third method is to add from your local disk. Click “add from local html”, it opens your disk for you to choose a file.

Click next to generate the ebook

Now your ebook is sucessfully generated. You can choose to build a new book, open the book, or open the folder of the book.

History management #

Click history, you will see the date, title and author of the books you have built. In the action column, you can choose to open or edit the book. You can also enter the words included in the title in the search bar to find the target book.

If you want to delete a book, click “Delete” at the bottom. If you want to also delete the generated books, tick the checkbox by the “Delete” side.

Register #

We recommend that you register an account and enjoy the licensed copy. If you are using the trial copy, your service will be limited to ten days, and there will be watermarks on your generated books.

Click “Buy Now”, it leads you to the login page of our official site. You can choose to sign in with your Google account or other email accounts. Then you will see yourself at our store. Choose the version that fits your system, and click the button “buy”, you will be led to the order creation page. Here you need to fill in the corresponding information and enter the coupon code you see at homepage of your BookIt desktop. You can pay with your PayPal, credit card, or debit card.

After you finish the payment, you will receive an email from BookIt, and you need to click “Grant”. Then go to your BookIt desktop, enter your email address and click “Activate”.

About #

Here you can view the detail information about the desktop you are using, including the version, website and contact. You can click “Check Update” to enjoy the newest version.

Preference #

In this part, you can set the default parameters for generating your book.

Input a name in the author field, the author of all books you generated later will be under that name.

Http Get indicates the webpage getting method.

Timeout means the the maximum time waiting for http get/Chrome to return the page content. Pages are considered as unreachable beyond this time limit.

You can choose chrome invisible (headless chrome) for dynamic pages. If the site that you access needs authentication, you better choose chrome visible to login and then fetch the page content.

You can define the output path of your books. Pdf, epub 2 and epub 3 are supported formats. For the PDF format, you can change the orientation, page size, and choose if to keep the page grayscale.

A sample book #

This is the site of New York Times book review. Now click the links you want to save sucessively.

You can also pick from other sites.

You can view your content tree upon each click.

The pdf fomat of the book.

View the article of the book.

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