Mobipocket Reader is an e-book viewer application. It can also be used to view and manage RSS feeds. Users can download over 45,000 books and 350,000 news articles from eBookstores. There are titles from US and worldwide publishers, and new titles are added daily. The Mobi eBookstore allows users to read the first few pages of the book before purchasing. Downloads are done in a few seconds with Mobi’s compressed format. The average size for e-books is 500 Kb. The store can also be accessed through wireless devices, such as smartphones, and PocketPCs.
In addition, the Mobipocket reader is also an e-book organizer. Users can create reading lists, edit metadata, add ratings, and filter searches. There are customization options that allow users to change the display (paper back page size, 2 or 3 column, full width), as well as changing the font, and background. Apart from these, adding annotations, bookmarks, and highlighting is possible, too.
One of the features of Mobipocket Reader is the One Click Dictionary Lookup. Clicking on a word on the e-book displays the definition of the word. The program has a wide selection of dictionaries from Oxford and Merriam Webster. Content from the Mobipocket Reader can be synchronized with other devices, such as Blackberry, Symbian, Windows Mobile, Palm, and other ePaper devices.