Should I use FlippingBook Publisher or FlippingBook Online?

We offer two different products to create flipbooks: FlippingBook Online and FlippingBook Publisher. Both can help you create online flipbooks with a realistic page-flipping effect, and you can easily share them with your customers. However, depending on your goals, you might find that one of the products suits you better.

FlippingBook Online is a web-based application for creating and delivering flipbooks to your customers. It works in all popular browsers on PC or Mac and doesn’t need software installation. This product will work best for you if you need to create your flipbooks quickly and effortlessly.

FlippingBook Publisher is software for Windows. To use it, you pay a one-time fee for a license. Further payments are only needed if you want to renew Support & Updates (the first year is provided for free) or use our cloud. You can find more detailed information in the article about FlippingBook Services. This product will work best for you if you want to customize every detail in your flipbook to reflect the brand style, fine-tune different media options, and store your flipbooks directly on your web server.

Now let’s compare both products to see the features available in them: 

  FlippingBook Online FlippingBook Publisher


Only in Advanced/Team/Enterprise plans

Software type

browser-based application desktop software

Mac compatibility


Domain restriction


Built-In Analytics


Lead capture form


Bookshelves for cloud-hosted flipbooks


Trackable links


Offline flipbooks (.exe/.app files)


Integration with other apps


Note! Not every plan of FlippingBook Online or edition of FlippingBook Publisher has all the features marked with “” in the table above. To see if a feature is available in a particular plan of FlippingBook Online or in an edition of FlippingBook Publisher, please, contact our customer support at

Next Steps

If you’re interested in FlippingBook Online and want to know more about prices, payment methods, number of flipbooks you can create, etc., please, check our article Before Purchase: Questions and Answers.

If you’re interested in FlippingBook Publisher, please, read this article.

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