Despite being one of the best known types of e-books, MOBI is a proprietary file format that only Amazon e-book readers can understand. On the other hand, EPUB is an open standard supported by nearly all reading devices – basically all but the Kindle family of products. This is what makes tools like iStonsoft’s MOBI to ePub Converter a must for Kindle users who want or need to move their e-book collection to a non-Amazon device.
This conversion tool in particular seems to have designed with the novice user in mind. Its straightforward functionality requires no expertise whatsoever, and its support for batch conversion allows you to convert your entire collection in just one go. In return, you will have to do with the conversion settings used by the program, as you will not be allowed to customize any aspect of the output. Thus, the resulting EPUB files will faithfully resemble the structure and layout of your MOBI e-books, and also their limitations. This is truly a pity - as EPUB is probably the most flexible e-book file format you can come across - but you can always use any of the many editors available to enhance your EPUB files.
The good news is that the conversion process is fast and reliable, thanks to the simplicity and robustness of iStonsoft MOBI to ePub Converter, making it an option to consider when easiness of use and reliability are a priority.
- Fast conversion process
- Clean and intuitive interface
- Supports batch conversion
- Total lack of conversion settings