Convert a PDF to Epub for reading with your iPhone

It’s a bit frustrating to read a PDF file with an iPhone.

Why ?
Not only because the screen is too small (ok.. it could be is) but really because the PDF format doesn’t offer the needed functionalities for this type of device (no zoom, fixed page width..).
It’ why the formats of eBook exist, of course!

Good but what to do if you have like me some PDF impossible to find in eBook format?
It’s not more a problem since I found this very useful online tool called epub2go (http://epub2go.com/).

In 3 clicks, your PDF file will be converted.
 And more, the website offers the possibility to import easily the eBook in your iPhone via your email.

Let’s go for the (unneeded) howto:

1- Choose if the PDF file is on your computer or online.
2a- if it’s online, click on the bottom button and insert the URL
2b- if the file is on your computer, click on the top button and choose where it is (Browse)
3- After the processing screen, insert your email address and click on “Send to my iPhone

That’s it for the conversion part.

Now to install the eBook on your Iphone:
1- go to Apple Store and install Stanza. It’s a free eBook reader.
2- check your email on your iPhone and open the message from ePUB2Go
3- click (tap) on the link inside the message
4- now the ePUB2Go website is automatically open and in the second after a black screen appears with an icon of a book in the middle of the screen.
5- finally, Stanza is open with your new book in the list!

A good read!

 

Update:
If you want to read your ePub on your desktop, have a look on this list (from fileinfo.com):

Mac OS Mac OS Adobe Digital Editions
Lexcycle Stanza
FBReader
calibre
Windows Windows Adobe Digital Edition
Lexcycle Stanza
Mobipocket Reader Desktop
FBReader
dotReader
calibre
Linux Linux FBReader
dotReader
calibre
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13 thoughts on “Convert a PDF to Epub for reading with your iPhone

  1. Thank you for the good post, Benjamin. I have tried them before and they are both useful site to convert PDF to Epub format. Recently, I always have a lot of eBooks in PDF format to convert to Epub and I was tired to convert them online one by one. And I turn to AnyBizSoft PDF to Epub Converter which support batch conversion and encrypted PDF conversion. It works well. But unfortunately it is paid software. However, just a head-up.http://www.anypdftools.com/pdf-to-epub-converter.html#168

  2. Hi Ricky, you’re right, it’s a bit boring to convert a lot of PDF but I like the fact that you can do it from where you want (webtool).And of course, no free solution is not a good thing.Anyway, thanks for your comment and software info.

  3. your site is totally waste and do the pdf to Epup conversiontry to change something ur take the first place in Waste software listkindly give the important to people to give best output

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