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.

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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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