Sunday, 12 July 2015

Pandora's Box for the e-bibliophile: Epubor DRM Removal

What would a Pandora's box look like to a bibliophile who has a huge library on different apps and e-readers, across a plethora of devices?


For you kindle users, you know how difficult it is to read your books if you are changing devices. For long, I have wondered how I'd continue to live with my books if and when I change my phone. For most of you too, it would be so intimidating to imagine a life without that huge e-library of yours.


A sigh of relief came when telling users how to strip the DRM from their legally purchased ebooks was declared legal, and not contributory copyright infringement in 2014 in a New York Judgement. Control became a thing of the past. And here we are: spoilt for choice over the various DRM removal softwares available. 

I receive a lot of ARCs i.e. Advanced Review Copies. They are all DRM protected. And using my email that I've used to log in into, say, Netgalley, I get a DRM protected copy only. Much of my reading happens during travelling and commuting, which is tricky considering I have only Adobe Digital editions on desktop and Kindle on laptop. 
I have been reading .acsm files on ADE for too long. And the lack of mobility was starting to get on my nerves.
Image credits: Booknook.biz

Epubor has come to our rescue. With its software, EPUB and PDF DRM Removal, it enables you to remove DRM from EPUB on ADE and transfer EPUB to iPad, Kobo, Sony Reader, Nook, Kindle, Android, etc.
The supported OS are Windows 98, 2000, XP, 2003, Vista, Win7, Win8 Desktop Mode
And THIS, just magically solved all my problems. Could you ask for more?


How does it work?

It is so simple, you'd question if it is even real. That is how surreal it feels. You just need to drag the encrypted files and it does the conversion. The conversion speed is also decently fast. I converted all the encrypted files on my laptop within half an hour, and believe there were a lot of books!



Anything that eases my reading is a godsend gift, so is this software. If you are not fond of too many technicalities and hassles, and just want your work done in a no-nonsense fashion, I'd strongly recommend this software.

Yay:

  • Convenience? Check
  • Ease? Check
  • Speed? Check
  • It performs what it promises, and might just surpass your expectations in terms of its efficiency.
  • Solves the problem of mobility and transfer-ability
  • Tested with ADE for a bulk conversion too!
  • Friendly customer service in email responses
  • Scans the computer for ebooks on its own
  • The User Manual is a BIG plus

Nay:

The only problem I faced is the fact that it does not ask for the destination folder, and I have to actually copy my converted files back to the folder of my choice. I'd really really want to save some time here too, although its speed in its function otherwise makes this hurt a lot less! 
I can set the default folder in settings but it saves in my mentioned folder as well as in the C drive. 

Also it minimizes in the system tray.

Comments:

Sometimes, there are books in formats, or with such graphics which might hinder a flawless conversion and decryption. I haven't come across such instance myself, but I still think it will pinch someone who really needs it. i'd love to mention that the books I have converted were no less tricky- they had these huge graphics, complex fonts etc, but everything worked so exceptionally fine! This possibility is all but a conjecture though.

In the interest of full disclosure, I have been given a trial version of this software, and although no monetary compensation has been received by me, I would be awarded a license for the product. This fact has in no way affected my review because, come to think of it, why would I like to get a license of a product that doesn't deliver what it promises?!

About Epubor:
Epubor is a worldwide business dedicated to satisfying customers' needs with diversified software products and services.

They  provide both the best DRM Removal and format conversion software for eBooks






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