How to open Mobipocket eBook format .mobi files
Have you had trouble opening the mobi file on your computer? What are mobi files? We explain what they are and recommend software that we know will open them.
What is mobi file?
Files with mobi extension can be typically found as e-books saved in Mobipocket format, now mostly used by Amazon.
Mobipocket eBook format description
File extension mobi is used for the Mobipocket books file format, a binary format for the distribution of eBooks. It is one implementation of the Open eBook Publication format with a number of proprietary extensions.
Mobipocket supports most features of standard HTML to format and layout text and images.
There is a reader for personal computers that works with either encrypted or unencrypted Mobipocket books.
A user can thus create documents in the Mobipocket-format (*.mobi) and use personal comments, bookmarks and so on on all devices supporting those features.
Additionally, Amazon offers a free program called KindleGen which can convert or create documents in the Mobipocket format.
Suggested software to open mobi file
Mobipocket Reader Desktop
Desktop eBook reader mainly used for Mobipocket ebooks
A PC is software reader for Amazon e-books
A Mac version of the e-book reader from Amazon