Reading interesting articles can be both relaxing and rewarding, but reading them online can be quite tiring. dotEPUB, a Chrome extension, allows you to generate eBooks from webpages that you can read later. When you come across interesting but lengthy articles or webpages, dotEPUB allows you to download them as EPUB eBooks. These can then be read on different EBook readers, including all major smartphone platforms. dotEPUB can also be of help when you don’t have access to the internet and want to read something. It lets you create a library of all your favorite articles, posts and more.
Once you’ve installed the extension, the extension adds a small green button next to the URL bar. Whenever you find an interesting article online, just click this button to generate an eBook. The dotEPUB eBooks come with a green title page, which consists of the title of the page and its URL. Your eBook is also compatible with multiple e-readers, so choose one and enjoy reading.
Images and links are all removed from the converted webpage, so you can easily focus on your reading.
The dotEPUB options allow you to enable the Immersive mode and select a language from the drop-down menu. Three languages are supported, which are English, Spanish and Catalan. The immersive mode removes all links and images from a webpage. Even when you disable the Immersive mode, you might not be able to download images within an article.
While the extension lets you clean an article of all images and links, there should be an option to save images in perhaps lower quality. The extension works but is rather slow. Even in immersive mode, it is occasionally unresponsive or takes a lot of time to convert a page in to an ePub file.
The developer has wisely mentioned which format will open on a Kindle but should include similar information for other popular eReaders like the Nook. It’s not a flaw but the extra information might be incredibly helpful for whoever wants to save a page.
dotEPUB is an easy-to-use extension that allows you to read articles when offline. It is free, and does not require any registration. It can be grabbed at the Chrome Web Store link below.