iBooks has made it easy for us to read e-Books on iPad and other Apple devices. However, due to the DRM policy of Apple, the books purchased from iBooks Store, just like the media content downloaded from iTunes, are restricted to be played on Apple’s iOS and Mac only. If you tried to transfer the books from iBooks to other non-Apple platforms, such as Amazon Kindle, etc., you’ll be prompted by the message saying “The books are protected by DRM”, “The book format is not supported”, etc. Now that has become history because of the arrival of TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac, a smart DRM removal tool developed to crack the DRM lock from iBooks ePub files completely and losslessly. We’ll look into this iBooks DRM remover in the following review.
Since it’s an iBook DRM cracker, it will require you install the iBooks app on your Mac in order to make it work properly. Currently it fully supports the latest iBooks app on Mac OS X 10.11, 10.10 and 10.9.
First let’s talk about the interface of TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac. As you can see from the screenshot below, this software was designed in a intuitive way with neat buttons. The simple design of TunesKit iBook Copy makes everyone even newbies to be able to handle it with ease.
The whole process to remove DRM protection from iBooks only takes two steps. You can add the ebooks to TunesKit either by clicking the “Add Files” button at the top left or by dragging the books from iBooks library. Then you only need to click the “Convert” button to let the DRM removal begin once the books are loaded successfully into TunesKit. Thanks to the advanced DRM decryption core of TunesKit iBook Copy, it will work at 30X faster speed to complete the removal.
One thing to be noted before you launching TunesKit is that you need to make sure the books could play well in iBooks app. Otherwise TunesKit won’t work as expected. In this case, you’ll have to authorize your computer with the iBooks account to open the books before using TunesKit.
The most up-to-date version of iBook Copy is capable of removing DRM from eBooks with .epub as well as .ibooks extensions from iBooks store. Besides, it’s also able to preserve the metadata info of the original books in the output files, including the book author, book cover, publish date, etc.
Many users may wonder whether there’s Windows version of this program. As the iBooks app doesn’t support Windows OS but only OS X, it seems impossible to develop such a product in Windows version currently. But you can also follow their website or Facebook page for any news on it.
The bottom line is simple. TunesKit iBook Copy for Mac is a superb tool for gaining full control of the iBooks files you legally pay for. It’s one of those rare software which you didn’t know you needed all these years. You can find more details about this iBooks DRM killer from the official website: http://www.tuneskit.com/ibook-copy-mac.html.