What Is the File Extension MOBI?

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The file extension MOBI is associated with files that store eBooks for reading and distributing.

Definition

  • The file extension MOBI is short for "Mobipocket," a company that creates software to create, store and read eBooks.

Significance

  • EBooks are "electronic books" that are essentially digital versions of books. They can be read by various electronic devices.

Consideration

  • Adding DRM (digital rights management) protection to MOBI files is optional.

Related File Extensions

  • Files with a PRC extension perform an identical function to those with MOBI extensions. Both PRC and MOBI files store eBooks.

Function

  • MOBI files can be opened using Mobipocket Reader Desktop software on PCs as well as on a smartphone, PDA or the Amazon Kindle.

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