What is a .mobi file and how to open a .mobi file?
.mobi files are an e-book file format created by the Mobipocket company for their Mobipocket Reader software. Amazon bought Mobipocket in 2005 and built the Kindle e-book reader file formats (.azw and .azw3) on top of the .mobi file format. Because of this, most .mobi files can be read on all Kindle devices.
There are several ways to open .mobi e-Books. Some of the most common suggestions are listed below
Calibre (Windows, macOS, Linux): No doubt, Calibre is my favourite Mobi to PDF converter from the list. Calibre is freeware and supports various e-book formats like Epub to Mobi, Epub to PDF, PDF to RTF, Mobi to TXT, Epub to TXT, etc. Calibre comes with attractive features like Mobi to PDF batch conversion process, and editing metadata in bulk. Calibre is primarily in demand for e-Book management, which helps you manage all your favourite e-books in your system library. Calibre library has various view options like Bookshelf, grid, and list along with information(extract) about the books to choose from it.
To batch convert Mobi to PDF, you need to add e-books to the library, where you can view all the information about e-books like Publisher name, Title, Format, Description, etc. The convert Books option allows you to convert to different eBooks formats. You always have the liberty to choose between an individual or bulk conversion from it. It also allows you to pick the desired output format, Font style, layout, cover page, Metadata, Table of Content, etc.
FBReader (Android and iOS): FBReader is a popular cross-platform eBook reader with over 30 million installs. They regularly release updates for Android and iOS.
FBReader uses its own book parser and rendering engine, Which is lightning-fast and fully customizable. The platform supports numerous ebook formats like ePub, Mobi, fb2, HTML, RTF, and plain text. However, The primary formats are ePub and fb2. FBReader offers SDK – the library for developers that allows creating your own eBook readers.
Any EBook Converter (available for Windows): Any eBook Converter is the most powerful and professional eBook converter that easily converts eBook files including Kindle, Adobe, Barnes Noble NOOK, and Kobo to formats like ePub, PDF, Mobi, AZW, Text, and KFX. Currently, Any eBook Converter supports more than 24 file formats to convert, such as Kindle, Adobe, PRC, HTMLZ, DOCX, etc. With Any eBook Converter batch conversion, you can convert the entire book collection in a go. You can even edit the metadata of the e-book like the author, publisher, etc.
1. Launch Any eBook Converter and add e-books
2. Edit Metadata like the author, Publisher, etc.
3. Choose the output format as PDF
4. Finally start the conversion
Hamster eBook Converter (available for Windows): Hamster eBook Converter is an excellent and free application that allows you to convert any eBook to another format and make it compatible across devices. The program aims to let you enjoy your e-book on any e-book reader, regardless of the format supported by the device.
The process is simple, select the file and the output format and let Hamster e-Book Converter do the job. Hamster eBook Converter is available in 40+ languages and is considered one of the best e-Book format converters.
SDR Mobi to PDF Converter (available for Windows): SDR Mobi to PDF Converter is FREE, intelligent software that offers you an easy, efficient, and quick way to convert Mobi format e-books to PDF format. It automatically detects, corrects, and formats the file content. The only thing is you need to add files and click the convert button, and within seconds, you will get the best-converted results. SDR Mobi to PDF Converter has a user-friendly interface that allows you to add, remove and delete Mobi files and flawlessly convert them to PDF format. Also, you can configure the page setup for PDF files so that you can effortlessly view them or print them. If you are passionate about e-books and frequently convert Mobi files, I strongly recommend you to go for this option.