The Book Creator app has been one of my favorites for some time…that is no secret.  This last week, Dan Amos (@bookcreatorapp), released an update that gives everyone even more reasons to love it!  Here is a brief summary of what is new with this update.

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Adding Hyperlinks

You can now link both text and images within your book to resources on the web.  Connect to audio files, a YouTube video, or a document or article that houses more information…just to name a few.  They made it very easy to use, just like the rest of the app.  As an added bonus, you are now also able to format individual words within your text to make it stand out.  Two great additions.

Import Books

Another amazing option.  This allows you to bring a book back into the app to add to, or edit, a book you have previously sent to iBooks…even if you don’t have the original file anymore.  This also allows you to import a book from another iPad and work on it.  A great classroom addition.

Combine Books

I saved my favorite for last!  This update allows you to combine 2 or more books into one.  Have students work individually on a section of a book, even on different iPads, and then combine them all into one final class project.  Have students write chapters and then combine for a “novel”.  Share a Science Experiment with different members of a group addressing each part of the scientific process.  What a fabulous option.

Those are the big 3 (actually 4) upgrades that I think make this app one of the best on the market.  To learn even more about these upgrades, as well as instructions on how to use all these new options, check out What’s New in Version 2.4 at redjumper.net.

If you have the app but have not yet upgraded, what are you waiting for?!?  If you have not purchased the app yet, I can tell you it is the best $4.99 I have ever spent.  Teachers and students alike love this app.  You will too!