keyboard shortcuts

About the joy of keyboard shortcuts

  Keyboard shortcuts are the most underrated element of software. Most times you start using a piece of software and only after a while you start noticing all the keyboard shortcuts in the menu. Sometimes you start using some of them without giving it much thought, but you ignore and forget about all other shortcuts.…

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E-reader libraries need some serious love

  Take look at your bookcase. The one with paper books in it. And then look at your Library in iBooks, Kobo or Kindle. The first difference you’ll notice is the orientation of your books. Can you imagine the bookcase in your home with only five or six books on each shelf facing you with its…

Start the new year in style

Begin the New Year in Style

  Ebooks are built on web technology. One of the principles of modern web technology is the separation of form and content. You take some basic text, put it into html and then add some css styling to make it pretty. In Eboocz you type your text in a very simple text editor. With the…

Happy New Year 2016

It’s 2016. Eboocz wishes you a Happy New Ebook Year! Read more! Write more! Create more ebooks! This year I will try to make Eboocz even better. To do this I need your help. I would highly appreciate your feedback, since that is the best way for me to judge where I should concentrate my efforts…

The Fall of PDF and the Rise of ePub

  When PDF was king The last twenty years PDF was king when it came to sharing documents. But in a time where small screens are everywhere PDF just doesn’t cut it anymore. PDF was made for sharing documents and enable everybody to print a document from every platform and get the same result every…

The Dark Side is Strong

You have to choose! Will it be Light, or do you choose the Dark Side. Yes, I saw the new Star Wars movie, the Force Awakens, this weekend and I liked it. One of the things I noticed is that again the Dark Side looks way better than the good guys. Ok, I liked the good…

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8 Fashion Tips for Knights in Shining Armor

  It’s Friday and after a week of hard work you need some decent tips for how to dress up for that cool ebook party tomorrow. You want something original, something new, something to impress your friends. So why not read some knightly fashion tips and dress like a knight in shining armor? Fashion always returns…

Vote for Eboocz and distraction-free writing

Distraction-free writing in Eboocz

  Writing is hard. Focus is everything. Distraction is a killer of creativity. At least it is for me. That’s why I’ve been a huge fan of writing tools that hide all the unnecessary toolbars and buttons and give me just a serene background and a column of text. That’s what Eboocz is. It hides…

Ebook image resampling and Eboocz

Ebook Image Resampling with Eboocz

    In the category nifty little features falls Eboocz’ Image Resampling feature. These days there are a lot of different devices you can read your ebooks on. Personally I read on everything I’ve got with me; my laptop, my tablet, my smartphone and my e-reader. It all depends on where I am. At home…

Store your ebook on iCloud or on your mac in Eboocz

iCloud or local storage in Eboocz

  When you open Eboocz for the first time you need to decide where you want to store your ebooks? On iCloud or local? You can always change your preference in the Preferences screen, but it is an important decision that you should consider for a minute. iCloud has a couple of benefits. You can work on…

Ebook Cover Images and Eboocz

  Cover Story Just like with paper books an ebook grabs your attention with a good cover image. It’s the first thing you see in the ebookstore and the first thing you see when you open your ereader library. But when you open an ebook for the first time I noticed a strange thing with…

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Ebook Annotations and Eboocz

  I’m a big fan of ebook annotations. Right now, when you’re reading an ebook, the annotations are part of the Kindle, Kobo or iBooks reading system and I enjoy highlighting sections and adding comments. When I go back to an ebook I can quickly scan through all highlights and comments, much quicker than with…