Most applications hide the confusing array of options but there are times when you need to convert this to that so you can run a video or audio file on a Kindle, Nook, Android smartphone or tablet or whatever. What’s the easy way?
No. Easy. Way.
Converting files is a necessary evil function for Mac, iPhone, and iPad users. We don’t have to do it often, but when we do you must have the right application or utility, otherwise, you reach a point of diminishing returns in a hurry.
iReador aims to change that by making it easy to convert ebook, audio and video files between different file types so they’ll not only play or be readable on iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch, but also on Amazon’s Kindle, the Nook or Sony Reader, and Android devices.
iReador is a bit bare bones, considering the price, but it’s easy to master and does what most utilities and media apps do not. Convert from this file format to that file format.
Drag and drop is the order of the day.
Grab a file– PDF, ePub, MOBI, TXT, or video or audio file– and drop it onto iReador. Select the Profile to use (file conversion), select where to save the converted file, then click the Start button.
Depending upon the size of the file, a few minutes later you’ll have converted the original (saved; it’s non-destructive) to an ePub file or a different format entirely, depending upon the Profile you selected.
I am a teacher so we have a need to convert books from PDFs to ePubs, and make sure they run on both iPhone and iPad in iBooks, as well as on Kindle devices, and Android smartphones and tablets. Of all the converter options we’ve tried, this one has been the most dependable, although we upgraded to iReador Ultimate because it also removes DRM protection from most ePubs, Kindle, and PDF files.
Also, you’re not limited to converting files one at a time. iReador has a batch mode, too. If you need to convert files, this is the tool to have, especially if you use ePubs and want to view them on Kindles.