Looking for a PDF flipbook alternative for modern times?
Create interactive, page-turning content without giving up on responsiveness.
Flippable PDFs are static, boring documents and nearly impossible to read on mobile. Foleon turns your content into an interactive, responsive experience.
Foleon versus PDF flipbooks
Here’s how Foleon is different
Foleon's ease of use
About the platforms
There are plenty of tools out there that turn PDFs into online flipbooks. They are quick, cheap solutions for turning content you already have into an online format. You end up with a flippable version of your PDF embedded on a web page — which is, unfortunately, neither responsive nor measurable. Foleon, on the other hand, allows you to create linear content, similar to a PDF flipbook, but with some key differences. Foleon Docs adapt to whatever screen size your readers use (responsiveness), just like a modern website. On top of that, they provide rich analytics data.
About the output
PDFs, whether in their traditional form or as a flippable version, are not really designed to be consumed online. Users need to zoom in and pan around to read your content when viewed on a small screen. Also, they’re static and can’t contain things like videos, animations, or anything interactive. Foleon Docs, by contrast, are web-based, accessible, and interactive by nature. They can contain rich media like background videos, overlays, forms, and even tracking cookies! Additionally, they are responsive out of the box and allow you to comply with modern accessibility standards.
Foleon's ease of setup
Would recommend Foleon
In a nutshell
If you merely want to upload your existing PDF and make it flippable — and you expect all your readers to have a big screen, then go with a simple PDF flipbook tool. If you want to create modern content that’s engaging, interactive, and looks great on every device, choose Foleon.
Source: G2's Fall 2022 Report on Content Creation Software
Compare features side-by-side
PDF flipbook features compared to Foleon
Low. Content must be created in another environment, such as Adobe InDesign. You then upload these and embed the flippable version on your web page.
High. Custom templates paired with an intuitive drag-and-drop editor allow you to create engaging content that’s always on-brand. And it’s ways easier to use than InDesign.
Ease of use
High. An online flipbook tool does only one thing: it turns your original content into a linear PDF with flippable pages. It’s hard to break.
High. Foleon is built for business teams who want to create engaging branded content without relying on professional designers.
Low. Static content like PDFs and flipbooks are difficult to read on mobile devices and require zooming and panning around.
High. Foleon Docs are automatically responsive by default and allow fine-tuning for different screen sizes.
Low. Flipbooks are not easily accessible, making them exclusionary for many audiences.
High. Foleon Docs are fully accessible and compliant with the strict WCAG 2.1. requirements.
Medium. You can turn existing PDFs into flipbooks very quickly. However, creating PDFs with InDesign is time-consuming and requires desktop publishing experience.
High. With powerful templating, copy-paste functionality, Brand Kit, and other governance tools, companies can scale up content and manage brand consistency across the board.
Low. PDFs are not measurable. You can’t see what pages people read or how long they stay engaged. You have no way to optimize your content or even prove its ROI.
High. Foleon has built-in analytics, reporting dashboard and it works with Google Analytics natively. It also integrates with the martech you use every day like HubSpot, Salesforce Pardot, Marketo, and Eloqua.