Six of the best PDF and eBook Converters

If you are pressed for time in finding a suitable PDF converter or eBook app, this post can help. You may be overwhelmed by the sheer number of products available. If so, then our mini-selection might just be your answer.

From the products in our list of PDF and eBook converters, we have tracked which products received the most interest, by search volume, over the past year. This top six represents a good group of popular products for the undecided to choose from.

Before using any products, particularly online services, it is advisable to carefully review the respective privacy policies, terms of service and user agreements.

1. Able2Extract (

This product is undoubtedly among the best PDF tools on the market with an impressive array of functions. The product offers both online and offline versions with many free functions and a powerful pro suite. For learning purposes, there is a comprehensive library that offers an extensive collection of “how-to” conversion instructions.

2. Convert Files (

This online service offers an almost unlimited and extensive assembly of file conversion formats. If you have a conversion task for a lesser-used file format then you will most likely find a solution here. The service is free but is accompanied by substantial advertising.

3. Any eBook Converter (

This product will handle conversions between all popular file formats. There are separate downloadable apps for eBooks and Audio Books. The free trial version allows for conversion of one single file at a time. The full version has several purchase options including an unlimited lifetime subscription.

4. Calibre (

To quote the website description, “calibre is a powerful and easy to use e-book manager”. It is an extremely popular and completely free open-source product that will work on almost any device. The built-in features cover everything eBook related. Additionally, there is an extensive library of plugins contributed by an enthusiastic group of users.

5. Adobe Acrobat (

Who better to trust with PDF file conversions than the inventor of the PDF format itself? In addition to a free online trial of the popular Acrobat application, Adobe offers a comprehensive set of free online conversion apps. The various conversion results can be either downloaded or, by signing up for a free trial account, stored and further processed online.

6. Zamzar (

This is a subscription-based cloud service particularly useful for large projects. The free version provides for file conversions with certain limits. Also available is an API that allows users to build their own interface to the conversion services. Zamzar supports an extensive and growing set of file formats.


In summary, the number of PDF and eBook conversion apps is seemingly endless. Our list of products is a broad subset of the total available. The six products featured here are currently among the most popular with our website visitors.

How to Find the Best PDF Converter


There are many different PDF converter apps available. So how do you quickly find the best one for your situation without endless searching? offers a simple solution by presenting a choice of popular products in an easy-to-read, online database. All the alternatives are summarized in one single page, making it quick and easy to narrow your search, find the features you need and save valuable time.

Getting Started

Some readily available PDF solutions are provided by well-known, everyday programs which you may not have even considered. In fact, most standard programs these days are able to read or write PDF files. You will recognize many of these programs in the displayed list.

There are applications for every occasion and for every budget, including many free tools. The first step is to decide on your criteria. Is it a one-off task, a simple conversion, a big repetitive assignment, etc? Do you desire a stand-alone desktop app or a web-based online service? The next step is as easy as 1-2-3, using the Quick-Search feature.

Using Quick-Search

The quick-search feature of filters out a smaller group of products from the full list. You can enter any desired features in the search-box (separated by spaces). For example, if you were seeking an HTML converter with the ability to edit the generated PDF file, then you would specify “html edit pdf” in the search-box. This would filter out a relevant group of products from the full list for further scrutiny. The more criteria you enter, the better. Other search examples would include file formats e.g. “docx pptx jpeg”, or terms such as “win mac linux app web”, etc. Entering the word “multi” would select all those products supporting multiple conversion formats.

Making the final choice

Having filtered out a shortlist of viable products, the next step is to visit the individual product websites for full details.

Some products are entirely free while most offer a free version or a free trial and a paid pro version. Most products can handle regular file formats. The less usual file formats will be limited to fewer products.

On a final note, the database is created from information provided by the individual product websites. Many of these products are under continual development and not all information is readily available, therefore discrepancies may occur in the product search. The most recent information should be obtained by visiting the individual product websites. Happy converting!

Zinepal Update

The Zinepal database was originally created to assist Zinepal users in finding an alternative product for their Website-to-eBook conversion needs.

Due to the significant response, we decided to continue providing this database indefinitely. Since the number of featured products is currently more than sufficient, it is not intended to increase the product list beyond 50 entries in total. We believe the present list offers a good sampling of conversion products from the multitude of products available but we will add to the list as necessary.

Many of the products are well-known but others are lesser-known. We do not make any recommendations and users should perform their own due diligence before utilizing any of the products listed.

Zinepal News

After ten years of successful operation, Zinepal is moving to a new platform and suspending its popular Web-Page To eBook service from the end of 2018.

In the meantime, our revised website will provideĀ a regularly updated list of alternative products. Although there is no exact replacement for Zinepal, we are confident this list will enable users to locate an app which satisfies their immediate needs. It is our intention to introduce an updated version of our own special product at a future date.

The current array of conversion apps features a multitude of offerings. Zinepal is proud to haveĀ been a pioneer in this field and we are pleased that Zinepal’s unique approach enabled it to stand out and differentiate itself from others. We thank all our subscribers for their patronage and valuable feedback.