Flipbook software v/s traditional PDFs: Which is better?

by Admin

Digital Flipbook

Not to mention, we all in our lives deal with PDF files. We open and view a lot of them in a month. We know they are not engaging, hassle-free, and fun to view.

If you are running a business, you know how difficult is to generate leads and business. You just can’t send your content to your clients and potential clients in a format (i.e. PDF) which is not enjoyable to view.
Fortunately, the launch of flipbook software has come to the rescue. Flipbook software can help you to create digital flipbooks which are fun and engaging to view.

Some of the key things which make digital flipbooks a better option than PDFs are given below:

1. Flipbooks offer more Interactivity

In the present world where interactivity plays a key part, a PDF file lacks it. A PDF is an ordinary file that does not offer any interactivity to its readers. It is boring and dull. Today everybody who creates digital catalogs, digital magazines, digital flyers, digital brochures, and digital newsletters wants to make the reading experience wonderful. This is because people do not have enough time and they just do not want to indulge themselves in plain text and pictures. They want something more. This ‘more’ is provided by digital flipbooks. The pages of digital flipbooks can be turned or flipped like a real hardbound book. This page-flipping effect boosts user engagement.

Further, digital flipbooks can be enhanced by interactive elements such as videos, pop-ups, hyperlinks, etc.

2. Flipbooks offer more share-ability

PDF files tend to be harder to share online than HTML5 flipbooks. Your friends and family may not be able to open them on their computers or mobile devices because they may face software compatibility issues. They need to have Adobe PDF Reader installed on their devices. On the other hand, no third-party tools are needed to view digital flipbooks.

Further, PDFs are heavy files that make them difficult to share as email attachments.

3. Flipbooks are mobile-friendly

In the present time, more people are using their smartphones and tablets to access the internet and view publications. However, PDFs are built for larger screens. They give a hard time to readers who want to view them on smaller screens. Readers have to zoom in and scroll to read the PDF content. PDFs can create more problems if they contain complex layouts, multiple columns, or pictures that are not mobile-optimized.
On the other hand, digital flipbooks offer universal compatibility and they have a responsive design that offers a seamless reading experience on all devices.

4. Flipbooks offer analytics and reporting

PDF files do not offer analytics and reporting options. When you send a PDF file, you do not know whether the recipient actually opens and reads it.
On the contrary, with the help of flipbook software, you can track important metrics such as page views, time spent on each page of your publication, which links and ads get the most clicks, user demographics, and more in real time.


Considering all the benefits offered by digital flipbooks, it is a great idea to convert your PDFs into digital flipbooks. You can use PageTurnPro flipbook software to do it. PageTurnPro now offers a 15-day free trial!