How to open MOBI files

Did your computer fail to open a MOBI file? We explain what MOBI files are and recommend software that we know can open or convert your files.

What is a MOBI file?

MOBI files are Mobipocket format e-Book files, which you can read more about below.

The MOBI file extension indicates to your device which app can open the file. However, different apps may use the same file extension for different types of data. So a MOBI opener may not be able to open all kinds of MOBI files. In this case, though, we only know of one specific use.

Mobipocket format e-Book

Files containing the .mobi file extension most commonly contain digital ebooks saved in the Mobipocket binary eBook format.

The MOBI eBook file format supports standard HTML, and it is one of the Open eBook Publication formats for eBook distribution.

MOBI files may contain DRM copyright protection features. DRM features prevent unauthorized users from viewing or copying an eBook that is contained in the MOBI file.

The MOBI file format is commonly used for eBooks that are distributed for use on smartphones, PDAs, and the Amazon Kindle reading device or devices that support the Amazon Kindle software.

Software that will open, convert or fix these specific MOBI files

We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with MOBI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with MOBI-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!

MOBI file openers, viewers, etc.

These apps are known to open certain types of MOBI files. Remember, different programs may use MOBI 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 ViewerFree File ViewerUser submitted
WinRARWinRARUser submitted
Amazon Kindle For PCAmazon Kindle For PCUser submitted
PDFlitePDFliteUser submitted
STDU ViewerSTDU ViewerUser submitted
E-book viewerE-book viewerUser submitted
KindleKindleUser submitted
iTunesiTunesUser submitted
Icecream Ebook ReaderIcecream Ebook ReaderUser submitted
Adobe Digital EditionsAdobe Digital EditionsUser submitted
We have not verified any programs that we know for certain can work with MOBI-files on Mac. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!
We have not verified any online services that we know for certain can work with MOBI-files. If you know one, please use the Suggest link below and tell us about it!