Comparision of eBook Formats

Format

Platform

Reader Software

Devices

mobi 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

MOBI: An e-book format based on the Open eBook standard using XHTML.

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Macintosh
  • Android
  • Palm
  • Pocket PC
  • Symbian
  • Blackberry

Can be used on any PC or mobile devices and tablets. Includes bookmarks, table of contents, and more.

  • Amazon Kindle Readers
  • Bookeen Cybook Gen3
  • Hanlin V3 / Bebook / EZ Reader
  • iRex iLiad
  • iRex Digital Reader
epub 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

EPUB: The .epub or OEBPS format is an open standard for e-books created by the International Digital Publishing Forum (IDPF).

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Macintosh
  • Android
  • Palm
  • Pocket PC
  • Symbian
  • Blackberry

Windows and Mac compatible. Bookmarks, single or double page view.

  • Apple iPad
  • Kobo eReader
  • Barnes and Noble Nook
  • Sony Reader
  • Bookeen Cybook Gen3
html1 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

HTML: HTML is the markup language used for most web pages. E-books using HTML can be read using any Web browser.

  • Windows
  • Macintosh
  • Linux
  • Palm
  • Windows Mobile

Customizable, printable, can be read with any web browser

Any device with browser support.
flipbook1 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

FLIP BOOK: A “Flip Book” is a type of E-Book distinguished by virtual pages that actually “flip”, much like turning pages of paper.

  • Windows
  • Macintosh
  • Linux
  • Palm
  • Windows Mobile

It is a server-based E-Book platform wherein ebook or publication can be viewed using any web browser with flash plugin installed. Supports advanced Multimedia features.

chm 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

CHM:Microsoft Compiled HTML Help is a proprietary format for online help files, developed by Microsoft.

  • Linux
  • Windows OS

A proprietary format for online help files. CHM files are some-what a set of Html type web pages which has a table of content that are hyperlinked.

pdf1 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

PDF: A file format created by Adobe Systems, initially to provide a standard form for storing and editing printed publishable documents.

  • Windows
  • Linux
  • Macintosh
  • Android
  • Palm
  • Pocket PC
  • Symbian
  • Blackberry

PDF files typically contain brochures, product manuals, magazine articles — up to entire books, as they can embed fonts, images, and other documents.

  • Sony Reader
  • Amazon Kindle
  • Kobo eReader
  • PocketBook Reader
pdb 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

PDB: eReader is a freeware program for viewing Palm Digital Media electronic books. Versions are available for iPhone, PalmOS, WebOS, Android, Symbian.

  • Windows
  • Macintosh

enabling the user to mark any page with a bookmark, and any part of the text with a footnote-like commentary. Footnotes can later be exported as a Memo document

  • eSlick
  • Nook Reader
exe 160 Comparision of eBook Formats

EXE: A multimedia ebook is media and book content that utilizes a combination of different book content formats.

  • Windows OS

The term can be used as a noun (a medium with multiple content formats) or as an adjective describing a medium as having multiple content formats

  • Smartphone

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