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Epubor eBook Manager vs Alfa eBooks Manager

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As an eBook lover, I have thousands of eBooks which are purchased from the Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Google play and some small online bookstores. How to manage these books become a headache for me. When I visit the forum MobileRead and some other famous eBook related blogs, I know Alfa eBooks Manager. I just give a try of this Alfa eBooks Manager and found this software can satisfy most of my needs, but not all. Then here I come across the Epubor eBook Manager which is an all-in-one tool which is a strong competitor of Alfa eBooks Manager.

In this article, I will make a comparison of these two eBook Managers to help you select the most suitable one for you.

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Epubor eBook Manager vs Alfa eBooks Manager

 

Epubor eBook Manager

Alfa eBooks Manager

Supported Computer system version

Windows version(Download)

Mac version(Download)

Windows only(Download)

Since the Alfa Ebooks Manager only support the Windows system, if you are a Mac user, you can just pass the Alfa eBooks Manager but choose the Epubor eBook Manager.

 

Epubor eBook Manager

Alfa eBooks Manager

Software version

Free version
Pro version(24.99usd)

Basic version(9.95usd)
Pro Version( 19.95usd)
Web version(29.95)

The Alfa eBooks manager does not have free version, but only have a free trial version which allow you use the software no more than 7 days. If you want to use the Alfa eBooks Manager longer, you have to spend at least 9.95 USD but will not get a full functional software.

Epubor eBook Manager Free version vs Alfa eBooks Manager Pro Version

Let’s compare the Epubor eBook Manager free version with the Alfa eBooks Manager Pro version.

 

Epubor eBook Manager
Free version

Alfa eBooks Manager
Pro Version

Price

Free

19.95usd

Edit eBook metadata

Yes

Yes

Manage unlimted books (Without DRM)

Yes

Yes

eBook converter

yes

yes

eBook Reader

No

Yes

Audiobook Player

No

Yes

Scan computer

No

Yes

Database management

No

Yes

Device Transfer

Yes

No

Import Books from App

Yes

No

Web server

Yes

No

Online Converter

Yes

No

From above sheet, we can see that the Epubor eBook manager is free, but the Alfa eBooks Manager Pro version is 19.95usd. Let’s compare their functions to see which one we should choose.

These two eBook managers both can edit eBook metadata, convert eBooks to other formats, and manage unlimited DRM-free books.

The Alfa eBooks Manager have eBook Reader and Audiobook player within itself which enables you read the ebook and listen to the audiobook within the software. To be mentioned, these ebooks and audiobooks should be DRM-free. Also, it can scan the computer to find the eBooks, and can store all book data in the database file. You will not see these functions at the Epubor eBook manager. Does this mean Epubor eBook Manager is less powerful than Alfa eBooks Manager? I do not think so.

The Epubor eBook Manager allow your transfer books among Kindle device, Kobo device, and computers. Although Epubor eBook Manager cannot scan the computers to find the eBooks, it can display the Kindle desktop app, Kobo app, iBooks, Kindle/Kobo device, Calibre automatically on the left column of Epubor eBook Manager if these apps have books in them. Beyond that, the Epubor eBook Manager have Tool box which contains Web server service and Online Converter. For the Web server, it can store all the eBooks in your Epubor Library and allow you download it via other device which connects the same Local Area Network as your computer. What’s more, it also have online converter to allow you convert your ebooks to any other format.

All in all, Epubor, as a free software, emphasizes utility and has more functionality than Alfa eBook Manager. If you do not want to spend a penny on eBook Manager, Epubor eBook Manager will be your first choice.

Epubor eBook Manager pro version VS Alfa eBooks Manager web version

 

Epubor eBook Manager
pro version

Alfa eBooks Manager
web version

Price

24.99usd(windows)

29.99usd(Mac)

29.95usd (windows)

Web Server

Yes-Free version

Yes

Web Reader

No

Yes

Open Publication Distribution System

No

Yes

DRM Removal

Yes

No

 

We can see that the Epubor eBooks Manager(Pro version) is 5 USD cheaper than Alfa eBooks Manager(web version). If you think lower price is equal to poor functionality, you will be totally wrong. Let’s compare their functionality one by one.

Web Server: You will see this function in the free version of Epubor eBook Manager while the web version of Afla eBooks manager include its own built-in web server.

Web Reader: The only drawback of Epubor eBook Manager is lack of Reader.

Open Publication Distribution System: Using Alfa eBooks Manager, you can create your own local OPDS Web Server and access (search, browse, view, download) your books from any computer or mobile device in your local network. I do not think this is a necessary function for most of the user.

DRM Removal: Epubor eBook Manager can handle DRMed books purchased from Amazon, Kobo, Nook, Google Play and other online bookstores which is employed the Adobe Adept DRM. I think feature is must-be for real eBook lover. If you have thousands of eBooks with DRM, I guess other features, such as eBook reader, web reader, eBook converter are meaningless. Why? Because you cannot even open a DRM-ed books with Alfa eBooks Manager, let alone convert to other formats. Since the Epubor eBook Manager with the built-in DRM Removal, it allow you decrypt and convert, transfer with just few clicks.

After all these comparison, you can easily find the right eBook Manager to manage your books. If I were you, I will choose the Epubor eBook manager without any hesitation. Why? Because it is not only cheaper, but with more utility functions.

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