Flip PDF Professional

Flip PDF Professional 2.4

Professional e-book maker that applies a page-flip effect to your PDF files

Flip PDF Professional offers you the possibility of turning your boring PDF files into dynamic electronic books with a neat page-flip effect. The entire enhancing process is simple and intuitive, thanks to the program’s clear and attractive interface. The resulting e-book can be shared in different formats, including a convenient and self-executable EXE file for easy distribution.

Conceived as a fully professional e-book editor, this software tool comes with a plethora of settings, options, templates, scenes, and themes for you to create visually stunning electronic books out of your boring and static PDF files. Unlike many other similar utilities, Flip PDF Professional does not simply import a PDF file, adds a nice background to it, some average page-flipping effect, and saves it in various formats for distribution. It does all that, but it also comes with a full-featured PDF editor, a set of nicely animated backgrounds, a “burn to CD” option, etc. You can also export your page-flipping books as an HTML page, an EXE file, a Mac app, a ZIP archive, or even as a screensaver. You can also output it as a WordPress plug-in and publish it in a Joomla module or embed it to a Drupal site.

This high level of versatility is also presented in its Flash editor. You can work with a single PDF file or with a batch of them, and transform them into a single e-book or multiple ones. The wide variety and the quality of the background images, dynamic templates, scenes, and other graphic elements provided makes professional e-publishing even easier for all kinds of users. In order to make your page-flipping books even more interactive, you can tell the program to import all interactive elements already present in the source PDF file(s), such as bookmarks and hyperlinks. You can add extra elements to your PDF prior to its conversion into Flash – the program’s fully-fledged PDF editing tool allows you to add text, sticky notes, images, video displayers, audio players, etc.

The newly-created dynamic e-book will be presented in an attractive Flash player with all the controls your users need to move around the book easily and comfortably. The professional results that this application yields will surely satisfy the most demanding clients. Such pro-looking results have a price, though – namely, $299 per license. If you expect to use this tool with at least four other friends or colleagues, I would recommend you to check the Corporate Edition, which includes even more features and offers 5 installations for $999. Whichever your budget, this is a tool – at least – worth trying.

Francisco Martínez
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Review summary


  • Neat and intuitive interface
  • Supports various file formats for the output
  • Allows you to create screen savers out of your e-books
  • Comes with a full-featured PDF editor
  • Wide variety of templates and scenes
  • Bookmark support
  • Creates EXE files for easy sharing and distribution


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