One piece of Apple software that is well worth mentioning is iBooks Author. iBooks Author is a completely free, incredibly intuitive program that allows you to make your own iBooks! This amazing platform is the gateway for aspiring writers and creatives to reach audiences on a global scale. iPads have already made broad strides in education, leveraging wonderful interactive text books. Now, you can download and use the same toolset to produce your own literature to share with the world.
Here are a few key features to mention:
• Even if you feel you aren’t the most tech-savvy person on the planet, there is a ton of support built right into the app to help guide you along.
• They have professionally designed, pre-made templates to do the heavy lifting of the design portion for you.
• If templates aren’t your thing, you can scrap all of that and build your own. Create complex shapes, import vector art and images. The sky is the limit here when it comes to creativity.
• You can include many different types of quizzes/tests, with lots of options from multiple choice to image matching.
• Drag-and-drop, as always with Apple, is the name of the game. Adding images, keynotes, videos, or even 3D models is that simple.
• Apple has made it incredibly easy to get your creations from your Mac to your iPad. You can email or sync your book directly to an iPad, or submit it to Apple for publishing. Submitted books can be placed on the iBook store for any dollar amount up to $14.99, after passing the approval process.
Start building your iBook today! Check out iBooks Author on the Mac App store.