Try beook

Welcome to beook!

You are new to beook and would like to get a first overview? We would like to guide you through the first steps below so that you can get a first impression of what beook has to offer - in addition to the information you can find on our homepage.

Installation of beook

Here you can download beook for free for the various platforms and find installation instructions for each platform. If you have any questions, our support team will be happy to help you.

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Entry into beook

The first time you start the app, you will be presented with a welcome page where you can click "Log in" to start the process, whether you want to create a new account or log in with an existing account. You will now see the following message in the app:





Your web browser - which you use by default - has opened and an overview of all providers represented in beook is displayed. All providers that are not listed can be found under beook. You can now select your provider, log in or register and return to the app.

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Completing information

Once you are back in the app, you can complete your further information. These contain:

  • Customization option first name/last name
  • The avatar consists of the first letters of the first and last name, and a color can be chosen. The avatar is mainly visible in the sharing function.
  • Registration newsletter
  • Accept the terms of use (required field)



By clicking on "Confirm" a profile for the selected user is created in the app.

Follow the "Further steps" dialog to the...

  • Redeem activation codes: From the existing providers, select the one listed on your activation code document. Enter your activation codes below. 
  • Linking other accounts to the same user: This offers the possibility to use licenses from several providers in one profile, e.g. from hep verlag and beook. More about this on this site.
  • Navigate to the "My ebooks" view, where you have all your licensed ebooks in one overview. This is called "Portal" and is the start page when you start the app from now on. 

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Download free ebooks

You can download free ebooks to get a first impression. Try different ebooks and learn about the many benefits of digital teaching aids. In addition to our "in-house" beook - ebooks, the PH Zurich, for example, also offers various free ebooks. You can recognise the free ebooks by the blue dot they are marked with.

To get started, a look at the ebook "beook the book" is highly recommended.
To install this ebook, select the provider "beook" and click on the desired ebook in the list. After clicking on "Install" the installation will start and you can have a look into your first ebook after a few moments.

In order to use chargeable ebooks, you will need to purchase an activation code from your desired provider. With this code you can install the desired ebook and use it to its full extent.

  1. First click on "More ebooks"

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  2. Now click on "Choose provider" and select a provider, for example "beook" or "Pädagogische Hochschule Zürich".

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  3. Select a freely available ebook. You can recognize this by the blue dot.
  4. Finally, click Install, then click Open.

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Brief overview of the use of beook


With beook you always have an overview of your ebooks. The sidebar allows you to change and edit your ebooks simultaneously. Each ebook can be displayed in different overview columns. The detailed view can be resized and displayed in any size and layout.

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Overview columns

The following overview columns are available




Content Off@2x Kopie table of content 

Allows you to navigate within a book by clicking on the chapter headings in the table of contents.

Image Annotation On@2x Kopie   annotation column

Contains an overview of all annotations set by the user. In addition, there is a filter area that allows you to display only specific annotations.

Filter Settings Active@2x Kopie  filter

This column allows you to narrow down the content within an ebook and search for a specific search term in the entire ebook. You can use various filters, such as searching in all chapters or searching for pages that are bookmarked.
Media On@2x Kopie  media

The media column is used to list and access the linked videos, audios and files of an ebook. Furthermore you will find a visual access from the image to the content of the ebook. Read more: Media column

 Aufgabenspalte RCP  exercises

Tasks in separate columns can contain solutions and be corrected automatically. In addition, they contain functions such as notes, explanations, achieved score and statistics.

The exercise column has 10 different exercise types. More about this in: 



To go to another chapter of the ebook, tap on the book cover in the overview column on the left.

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We wish you much pleasure!

You can learn more about the operation of beook here: Operation

Further links

Here are good starting points to learn more about beook.