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MOBI File Extension

MOBI file extension is created by Amazon, also known as Mobipocket eBook. MOBI has been classified as eBook Files. This File type categories under Zip, Text, Binary and XML, however, the format of this file format has not been determined yet. You can open MOBI files in Amazon Kindle for PC program.

Mobipocket eBook File Type

Mobipocket eBook File Type
Extension .mobi
Developer Amazon
Popularity 5.0 (1184 Votes)
Mime Type mime-type/not.available
Default Program Amazon Kindle for PC
Category eBook Files
Format Binary
Updated 4/1/2024

What is a MOBI File Type?

Amazon 's new Kindle 8 (KF8) is based on the MOBI format. KF8 supports many new layout and formatting options, including HTML5 and CSS3 content and embedded fonts. KF8-eBooks are stored and distributed as files or as .AZW3 according to the eBook. eBooks Authors can compile KF8 books using Amazon 'KingleGen software. Authors can preview KF8 eBooks on a Mac or PC with Amazon 'before distribution. s Kindle Previewer software.

Now Amazon has the MOBI format. Amazon &apos, eBook formats including .AZW, .AZW1 and AZW3 use the MOBI format but incorporate a proprietary DRM scheme.

Mobipocket also uses l' extension .PRC.

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Free online MOBI Tools & Apps

We have also the free online .MOBI (Mobipocket eBook) file extension apps that can allow to view, edit, convert from to MOBI, merge, split and compare the MOBI files without installing anything on your system. Please click on the links to explore the complete list of details for each required feature.

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MOBI Files Common Issues

There are few common issues with the Mobipocket eBook .MOBI File Extensions while opening the .MOBI files on Windows and MacOs, we have solution to those issues such as:

Can't Open MOBI Files?

  1. You must have supported software programs installed for Mobipocket eBook on your system such as Amazon Kindle for PC.
  2. Associate default Amazon Kindle For Pc Amazon Kindle for PC program for *.mobi (Mobipocket eBook) files.

    Associate MOBI Default Program on Windows
    1. Right-click a *.MOBI (e.g example.mobi) file and click Open With.
    2. In the Open with dialog box, click Amazon Kindle For Pc Amazon Kindle for PC program Or click Browse to locate the program (*.exe) that you want.
    3. Select check box for Always use this app to open .mobi files.

    Associate MOBI Default Program on MacOs
    1. Click *.MOBI (e.g example.mobi) file and click information -> Open With.
    2. In the programs list, click Amazon Kindle For Pc Amazon Kindle for PC program Or other appropriate program that you want.
    3. Confirm Change for all... and Contine.
    4. A message will appear "This change will be applied to all files with .Amazon Kindle for PC extension. By clicking Continue you confirm your selection", click Contine to apply changes.

Related MOBI File Extensions

MOBI default file extension is .MOBI and other similer related extensions are:

All Platform Software Programs for MOBI File Extension

List of all softwares that can open the MOBI files on each platforms such as Windows, Mac, iOS, Linux, Web and Android, you may click the each software link for more details for other supported formats for each software and the verified direct download links for each software with complete lisensing details.

Microsoft Windows logo image Open MOBI File on Windows

Software License Developer
Amazon Kindle for PC image. Amazon Kindle for PC 000 for Windows Free+ Amazon Kindle for PC
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Windows Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Windows Open Source Cool Reader
Geometer Plus FBReader image. Geometer Plus FBReader 0.12 for Windows Freeware Geometer Plus
Adobe RoboHelp image. Adobe RoboHelp 2019 for Windows Commercial Adobe

MacOs logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MOBI File on Mac OS

Software License Developer
Amazon Kindle for Mac image. Amazon Kindle for Mac 000 for MacOs Free+ Amazon Kindle for Mac
Apple Configurator 2 image. Apple Configurator 2 000 for MacOs Free Apple Configurator 2
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for MacOs Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for MacOs Open Source Cool Reader
Geometer Plus FBReader image. Geometer Plus FBReader 0.12 for MacOs Freeware Geometer Plus
Adobe RoboHelp image. Adobe RoboHelp 2019 for MacOs Commercial Adobe

Linux logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MOBI file on Linux

Software License Developer
Calibre image. Calibre 3 for Linux Open Source Calibre
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Linux Open Source Cool Reader
Geometer Plus FBReader image. Geometer Plus FBReader 0.12 for Linux Freeware Geometer Plus

Website logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MOBI file on Web

Software License Developer

iOS logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MOBI file on iOS

Software License Developer
Geometer Plus FBReader image. Geometer Plus FBReader 0.12 for iOS Freeware Geometer Plus

Android logo image - FileProInfo.comOpen MOBI file on Android

Software License Developer
Cool Reader image. Cool Reader 3 for Android Open Source Cool Reader
Geometer Plus FBReader image. Geometer Plus FBReader 0.12 for Android Freeware Geometer Plus

About Licensing

  1. Free Trial This software are often used for an attempt period, like 14 days, before requiring payment. Some trial versions have a reduced feature set.
  2. Free This software is liberal to use. Examples include open-source , freeware software, like free programs supported by advertising.
  3. Free+ This software is liberal to download and use, but contains in-app purchases (IAP) to unlock additional content or functionality.
  4. Paid This software must be purchased so as to use it. it's going to be offered as a perpetual license or ongoing subscription.
  5. Included with OS This software is bundled with an OS , like Windows, macOS, or Android.

MOBI file extension icon image.About MOBI - Mobipocket eBook

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Updated 4/1/2024


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