Auto Kindle eBook Converter

Auto Kindle eBook Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.2
out of 33 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    0.4.50
  • Total Downloads:
    220,078
  • Date Added:
    Mar. 07, 2009
  • Price:
    Free

Editors' Review

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Lacking a fancy name and a fancy interface, and still in beta, Auto Kindle eBook Converter nevertheless quickly converts some of the most-used desktop formats to a Kindle-friendly MOBI for free.

Compatible with PDF, HTML, LIT, PDB, and CHM files, the program opens to a Windows file browser. Choose the file you want to convert, hit Open, and then choose your destination folder. The converter goes to work, generally converting files quickly--although this depends on the length of your document. When it's done, connect your Kindle to your computer and move the file into the Documents folder. Safely disconnect the Kindle, and the converted file will appear in your main list of documents, automatically converted on the Kindle to its default MPB format.

The freeware converter is dead simple but there's plenty of room for improvement. The most obvious thing it's missing is a graphical interface, which could be combined with a default output directory to cut out several steps. Some formats may also hiccup on images, so don't be surprised if pictures don't always convert. However, it works and offers users another option besides e-mailing documents to their Kindle and paying the small conversion fee.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Works, a few bugs, a nice wee program"

May 27, 2013  |  By pvcsweeney

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

Works, more or less!

Cons

crashes from time to time, especially if you try to change the configuration

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2 stars

"Too much extra CRAP"

February 19, 2013  |  By k9kamper

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

program works as advertised once you get through the ********

Cons

Wanted to add extra crap and hijack home page ... antivirus shut down the hijack but strongarm, coupon companion, still installed ... uninstalled easy enough ... but ***

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3 stars

"A Bit Awkward to Use"

January 10, 2013  |  By boffy2460101

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

Did the conversion once I figured out how to handle the imput and output.

Cons

Didn't do the conversion I wanted

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1 stars

"Contains Spyware DO NOT DOWNLOAD"

October 17, 2012  |  By PasnThru

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

none this program should be avoided

Cons

I opted out of loading SnapDo. After an ugly download using CNET download manager and error messages everywhere. I installed the program. SnapDo took over IE and Mozilla. I Finally got rid of everything and got my address bar search set back to my favorite. Then I tried the program... It DOES NOT convert from epub to Mobi!!! what a waste.

Summary

Save your time...get something else like free "EPUB to MOBI" if

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1 stars

"Malware Embedded with Installation"

June 18, 2012  |  By avelarlina

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

Absolutely none. I completely regret installing this program and I will NEVER use CNET for anything, ever again.

Cons

Malware on my computer as a result of trusting CNET with this installation.

Summary

I installed this program and along with it came several issues. I have been trying over the past 2 days to rid my computer of these heinous programs with little success. I have had to run system restores, bot-checkers, the whole deal. DO NOT download this!

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1 stars

"Doesn't work, the on line free works great and faster"

April 08, 2012  |  By davisson589

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

none and none

Cons

doesnt work

Summary

dont bother with it

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1 stars

"Malware embedded in the installer."

March 10, 2012  |  By macmicool

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

None as I was not willing to install.

Cons

Malware embedded in the installer.

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1 stars

"Why would CNET Rate this so Highly?"

January 20, 2012  |  By shutley

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

No Pros too hard to use.

Cons

Wouldn't convert properly. Won't open on it's own, took time to determine how to figure where I could even load my source file.

Summary

Fortunately, I didn't leave on my computer long enough to have as many problems as others and I didn't read any other comments prior to downloading, which I normally do, when CNET gives the program a bad rating. I have just given my outdated laptop a new Norton software, so it was fully protected, and I didn't open any new web pages, or my Micrsoft office Pro, or I would have been very upset.

Thanks for helpful reviews listed above mine.

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2 stars

"So So converter"

December 15, 2011  |  By caimir

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

Easy to use

Cons

The generated Kindle readable file information lacks alot of the formatting from the original PDF file. This can make it somewhat difficult to read the converted file in Kindle.

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1 stars

"A Non-starter"

November 03, 2011  |  By Bibliophile333

 |  Version: Auto Kindle eBook Converter 0.4.50

Pros

Sorry, but there are none.

Cons

After downloading this program, my IE browser became unstable, and my MS Works program would shut itself down every time I tried to open it. I uninstalled the program and things are back to normal now. Don't know what the problem was, but I don't think I want to try it again. Thanks anyway.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 0.4.50
  • Now adds a configuration manager that will allow users to set defaults on output file and PDF image processing for better streamlining of the conversion process.
  • General
    Publisher Paul Scarrone
    Publisher web site https://github.com/ninjapanzer
    Release Date March 07, 2009
    Date Added March 07, 2009
    Version 0.4.50
    Category
    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Document Management Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Windows Me, Windows 2003, Windows 98, Windows XP, Windows, Windows 95, Windows Vista, Windows 2000, Windows 3.x
    Additional Requirements The config manager requires .NET 3.5 but the configuration can be written manually with examples in the readme.txt
    Download Information
    File Size 12.06MB
    File Name Auto_Kindle_v0.4.50.exe
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 220,078
    Downloads Last Week 95
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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