eBag is a lightweight PDF, image viewer and sharing system embedded within the X-Plane flight simulator. It was designed to view and browse your own charts, manuals, checklists, and other documents inside the simulator, sharing them among other users, all while flying!
Unlike similar plugins, eBag runs completely embedded in the simulator window. This characteristic makes it particularly handy for those users who prefer to fly using a single monitor, because it allows to view and browse any document in the file system without any need to pause the simulation or print anything to paper in advance.
eBag's main features are:
- wide file formats support: PDF, BMP, GIF, JPEG/JPG, PNG, PBM, PGM, PPM, XBM, XPM;
- immediate eBag window toggling by configuring an X-Plane hot-key of choice;
- multitab support (possibility to open multiple files at the same time);
- document basic transformations like zooming, dragging, rotation;
- resizable window and fullscreen mode;
- page browsing (for multipaged pdf files)
- a very light, framerate friendly, usable interface
and... since version 2:
- Complete, original, built-in FAA airports charts library, automatically kept up-to-date
- Web Libraries feature: create and share your catalogs of charts, manuals, or other files, downloaded directly from the Internet while you're flying!
- files packing support in a single file for later fast flight setup
- night mode (colors invertion to fly confortable during simulated night)
- multipaged PDF scrolling made easy by Ctrl+MouseWheel input
- many customizations made possible: PDF quality, default charts folder, keyboard shortcuts (hotkeys) and more
- bug fixes and performance enhancements
At this time, eBag is provided for free for Windows only versions of X-Plane 9/10/11 (32 or 64 bits).