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Editors' Review

by   / March 03, 2009

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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Full Specifications

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
    Release Date March 07, 2009
    Date Added March 07, 2009
    Version 0.4.50


    Category Business Software
    Subcategory Document Management Software

    Operating Systems

    Operating Systems Windows 3.x/95/98/Me/2000/XP/2003/Vista
    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


    Total Downloads 228,677
    Downloads Last Week 11


    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free
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