AZW3 File - opening and understanding

Did your computer fail to open an AZW3 file? We explain what they are used for and recommend software that we know can open or otherwise handle your .AZW3 files.

What is an AZW3 file?

An .AZW3 file is an Amazon Kindle KF8 eBook file. These AZW3 files are digital documents saved in a proprietary ebook format known as Kindle Format 8. Amazon developed this file format as an update to their .azw format. A .azw3 file may contain text, images, links, other media files, text formatting attributes, and metadata information.

Also known as Amazon KF8, these .azw3 files can be opened by applications like Amazon Kindle for PC, Kindle Previewer, and other ebook viewers with compatibility support for the AZW3 format. Some applications can convert these AZW3 files to more popular ebook formats like PDF. Word processing tools like Microsoft Word and other applications like Adobe InDesign may create documents that can be converted into an AZW3 ebook.

How to open AZW3 files

You will need a program compatible with the specific file you are trying to open, as different programs may use files with file extension AZW3 for different purposes.

While we have not verified the apps ourselves yet, our users have suggested 5 different AZW3 openers which you will find listed below.

Suggest another file format using extension AZW3

While we know of one file format using the .AZW3 file extension, there may be more. It is widespread that different programs use files with the same file extension for very different types of data. Please let us know if you are aware of a different kind of .AZW3 file.

Various viewers for this file format

These apps are known to open certain types of AZW3 files. Remember, different programs may use AZW3 files for different purposes, so you may need to try out a few of them to be able to open your specific file.

Free File ConverterFree File ConverterUser submitted
calibre - E-book managementcalibre - E-book managementUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
Edit E-bookEdit E-bookUser submitted
Amazon KindleAmazon KindleUser submitted
We have not verified any software that we know for certain will work with AZW3-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any web services that we know for certain will work with AZW3-files. If you know one, please use the 'Suggest a program' link below and tell us about it!