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Create stunning page flip magazine from PDF with FlipHTML5

Posted In Online services, Utilities - By Techtiplib on Thursday, January 25th, 2018 With No Comments »

Fliphtml5 is a powerful digital publishing tool for makers and magazine publishers to turn business catalogue, flyers, pamphlets, brochure, yearbook into digital page flip books. With FlipHTML5 online publishing platform, everyone can publish interactive CSS3, jQuery & HTML5 flipbook with a couple of clicks.


 Turn PDF into Page Flipping eBook

Easily upload PDF document to FlipHTML5 cloud publishing platform, the FlipHTML5 digital publishing engine will convert the static PDF document into interactive flipbook in seconds.

Beautiful Book Templates

You can change the template, theme, background and logo. Customize the flipbook with pre-designed templates, then you can easily give life to your publication.

Powerful Page Editor

FlipHTML5 provides two solutions for publishers to enrich publication with audio, YouTube video, photo gallery and more. You can edit a page in Animation Editor within FlipHTML5 desktop software. You are also able to edit the flipbook online with FlipHTML5 online editor directly.

  1. Online editor

Online editor can be accessed after clicking on “Editor” marked with arrow in snapshot under “Quick Upload” page. It’s latest tool, which is added to FLIPHTML5.

Online editor adds various types of hotspots, video, and audio with their thumbnails. I have tried to bring some of the features in next image. These audio, video thumbnails can be sized as per your taste. On clicking hotspot or text button, a movable tool box appears which you can drag, rotate, size.

On the right hand side panel you will notice Layers header. Any icon, which has been added with online editor, can be locked from further changes or hidden from view. This comes handy when you are trying to align and preview the final page. Also images will be embedded in the page and can be automatically flipped in various ways. So in place of static picture, you can add multiple pictures with sliding effect.

  1. Animation Editor

Just a click to add YouTube video, auto, images, photos, slideshow, text, links, and button to your magazine, catalogue etc. Animation Editor can have it’s own full-fledged review. Users don’t have to empty the bank balance on coding work for extra dynamic effect. The Flipbook becomes interactive and enriched with animation and that is attainable with few clicks. It’s doesn’t need professionals. You can make hotspots, glaring spots for immediate attention of reader. These colorful moving animations will bring back the clients to your work. If you are not satisfied with available themes or designs, just import them. It’s as simple as that. 

Interactive reading experience

For readability, you can zoom in, search a keyword, and mark with bookmarks. No limitations will be experienced while working with any browsers. Readers can get HTML, ZIP and EXE formats via email. Imagine, a reader just going through the catalogue, with auto-flipping and background music. There are so many themes that can also to be customized. Slide mode or auto flip is at reader’s discretion. Printing of the page is easy, and can also be zoomed in for readability. Directly go where you left last time with help of thumbnails, bookmarks.

Pros and Cons

With FlipHTML5, publishers can create awesome online page flipping eBooks without the knowledge of design and coding. However, every coin has two sides, here are the pros and cons of this tool.


  • Enrich publication with YouTube/Vimeo video, animation, audio, images and more
  • Online editor, enable publishers add Youtube video, audio, hot spot and animation into flipbook directly online
  • Mobile friendly, inspire readers on iPad, iPhone, tablets and smart phones
  • Hundreds of pre-designed beautiful templates and themes for nearly all industries and careers
  • Cloud publishing, upload magazine and ebook to FlipHTML5 digital publishing platform and meet readers all over the world


  • FlipHTML5 watermark on free membership. A membership subscription becomes a prerequisite even for removal of watermark from the publication
  • The themes and templates included appears to be outdated and out of taste. But paid subscription offers various better options online.
  • The Animation Editor is powerful to create animated scene, but it is a bit of complicated for new users.

Pricing and plans

The premium plans are categorized into PRO, GOLD, PLATINUM, and ENTERPRISE and starting from 15 dollars a month and provides many value-added features for a commercial user such as online editor, custom domain and finally not limited to an integrated Google AdSense. You can customize looks and functionality. You can merge up to 5+ pdf together for 1 FlipHTML5 book. All the editing you imagine for Flipbook is right here in FLIPHTML5.

All in all FLIPHTML5 do lasts impression on user. I would rate it one of the best digital publishing software in market. If you want to find a better solution to display PDF documents online, you should try it!


Want to enjoy the premium features of FlipHTML5 for free? Now it come the opportunity. FlipHTML5 are running a three months platinum plan giveaway for Techtiplib readers. You can get a Gift card code and activate it before February 20. The promotion page is:

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