Hamster Free eBook Converter

Hamster Free eBook Converter

Download Editors' Rating:
4.5
Outstanding
Average User Rating:
2.6
out of 16 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.0.0.10
  • Total Downloads:
    67,927
  • Date Added:
    Dec. 09, 2011
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    10.85MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    256
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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While e-books are steadily gaining in popularity with the reading public, an overabundance of devices and formats keeps the lid on. The market will probably sort out the competition the way it always does, but until then, your options are to limit your reading to titles available for your reader, or convert e-books into a format your reader supports. That's where Hamster Free Book Converter enters the story. This simple, free tool lets you drag and drop or add e-book titles in a wide range of formats and either choose your device or file type to automatically convert them into compatible e-books.

Hamster Free Book Converter has a simple but attractive interface and layout. You add titles by browsing or dragging and dropping them directly into the main window; we tried both. After adding titles, we clicked Next, and Book Converter displayed icons for Devices and Formats and platforms. We merely had to click the correct icon for our device (23 as of our test) or format (12, including EPUB, MOBI, TXT, HTMP, PDF, and LIT) and click Convert. The program prompted us to choose a destination for our converted file. That's about our only complaint with Hamster's simple, effective tool: We wish it saved converted titles to the source directory by default, or at least offered the option to set a default destination folder. But the program's options are essentially limited to choice of interface language.

Hamster Free Book Converter made quick work of our titles, converting them between several formats. The program tracks each title's progress down the list with very large numerical displays of the percent of total. When our job was done, we could click Open Folder to view our converted titles in the destination folder or return to the list. Apart from social media tools, that's all there is to Hamster Free Book Converter, and all there really needs to be to fulfill its mission. No matter what brand or type of reader you own or what format you've saved a title to, this fast, free tool makes it totally easy to access your e-books.

 
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User Reviews
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1 stars

"KEEP AWAY FROM THIS PROGRAM."

December 18, 2011  |  By Hurricainegale

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

NONE. DO NOT OFFER THIS PROGRAM.

Cons

Crashed & corrupted my network connectivity. Corrupted IPv4. Malware, trojan, unknown. IT WAS DOWNLOADED FROM YOUR DIRECT LINK.

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2 stars

"The one format I needed it to convert from it didn't."

December 03, 2013  |  By Taurin

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

Simple enough to use.

Cons

Doesn't convert .azw files, which was the only reason I downloaded it. ALL 12 formats should have been listed.

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1 stars

"Will not run if you remove all the spyware."

May 14, 2013  |  By YousafMS

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

Honestly, I can't list one because I never got to use the software. See the "Cons" for clarification.

Cons

By installing this software, you consent to downloading several pieces of software along with the "Hamster Free eBook Converter", which is really bloatware. Links to video games, and a real doozy of spyware called "Spy Deal". Cute how they don't even try to mask their outright spying on your privacy. I liked the idea of this software, but at the expense of my privacy? I think not. I uninstalled all the bloatware, and guess what? The eBook converter stopped working. Imagine that.

Summary

If you don't mind giving up your privacy, and enjoy having bloatware/spyware (and probably end up getting viruses down the road)...by all means download this software. Not for me.

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1 stars

"Spyware and virus!!! Take it down CNET!!!"

May 08, 2013  |  By RandomClay

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

None. Wouldn't even run

Cons

It tried to install "Hamster Video" and my spyware alarms went off. It then opened a Russian website for me. I wonder if anything slipped by :(

Summary

Shame on CNET for hosting this file!!! I downloaded it using your direct link and may have bombed my computer :(((

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1 stars

"ADWARE! DO NOT DOWNLOAD!"

December 08, 2012  |  By Pro-Fusion

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

NONE - dangerous app

Cons

Not only does this app not create a searchable Kindle document, it installs four adware applications that take over your browsers.

Summary

I would avoid this app at all costs.

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4 stars

"easy to use"

May 29, 2012  |  By Garygl101

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

Performs transfer from PDF to MOBI with ease

Cons

None found so far

Summary

Great little program

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5 stars

"Works well, output looks good on kindle"

May 02, 2012  |  By Supertwig

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

Easy to use,
Quick Conversion
Output works well on kindle (when converting pdf to mobi)
Free

Cons

Haven't found any yet

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4 stars

"works great i would reccomend it"

April 23, 2012  |  By bobgunnell

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

works as advertised use it alot to convert epub to mobi and to txt for editing when there are conversion typeo's.

Cons

i have no cons at present

Summary

great product

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2 stars

"Needs a help file or user forum"

April 16, 2012  |  By pandra

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

I've converted one .txt file to epub for my Nook Simple Touch. It reads as it should.

Cons

I can't get the converted epub file to take a name that the Nook can read. It calls it "Index" with author "Unknown." I've tried every renaming trick I know. A list of books all named "Index" is not useful. I cannot find a help file to see if this is really a killer bug for the program.

I should also note that the program download was very slow, and the conversion process is, too.

Summary

Until I've figured out whether I can give the converted file a name that actually identifies it, I won't be using this program.

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5 stars

"Does exactly what it says"

January 21, 2012  |  By chris_d877

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

It's free and does the job of paid for software

Cons

Takes a while to convert

Summary

What more could you want from free software?

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5 stars

"Best one out there! Easy to use and Fast!"

January 06, 2012  |  By MelanieGG

 |  Version: Hamster Free eBook Converter 1.0.0.10

Pros

Converts so many different files into epub. It will do pdf, epub, mobi, lit, word and more. I have nook color and this allows me to convert just about anything I need into what works best for the nook. I've had no issues with this and I've been using it for about 5-6 months now. AND there is no virus. My avast cleared it before it downloaded and I've had no problems either. ALSO it is very user friendly.

Cons

Pay attention to when you download this so you pick your correct language. I don't know what I picked orginally but you can't undo it once it gets stuck on a language. I had to redownload it to get it in English.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.0.0.10
Hamster Free eBook Converter is the complete solution for those wanting to move their eBook library to different devices yet are plagued by compatibility issues.
General
Publisher Hamstersoft
Publisher web site http://www.hamstersoft.com
Release Date August 12, 2011
Date Added December 09, 2011
Version 1.0.0.10
Category
Category Productivity Software
Subcategory Text Editing Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows 2000/XP/2003/Vista/7
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 10.85MB
File Name hfec_ml_ny.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 67,927
Downloads Last Week 256
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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