Open MOBI File

The MOBI file type is an eBook format created by a French eBook company called Mobipocket, which created a free software application for multiple devices including PDAs, smartphones, and tablets; The company was bought by Amazon in 2005 and support for the MOBI file extension was officially discontinued in 2011 with the AZW format replacing it.

Mobipocket e-books are stored in the MOBI format and in fact have the MOBI file extension. MOBI files are classified as digital electronic book content data files based on the Open eBook standard in XHTML format including JavaScript, text, images and tables.

Because the MOBI format is based on XHTML and therefore allows macros and JavaScript, the format supports and provides DRM protection, images and tables. It also allows interactive actions such as adding notes, corrections, annotations and the markup of pages. The MOBI format was designed to optimize certain elements such as images for low bandwidth mobile devices.

To open a MOBI Open file, one of the following software/devices is required:

On any of these, just click or double-click on the file and it will automatically launch the appropriate application.

If any problem occurs when trying to open the file, it may be that one of the following issues is occurring:

  • The extension is not properly associated with the software.
  • The file has an encoding error.
  • The extension is misspelled.
  • The file is corrupted by a virus.
  • There is something wrong with the software / device

In case you do not have the appropriate software installed, or you do not have the Kindle device, a viable option is to convert the MOBI file into a PDF so that you can read it, practically, on any device with any operating system, since PDF is a format universal. Multiple converters are available online.

Open MOBI File on Windows

Open MOBI File on Mac OS

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