View Full Version : Got a new Mac, Macbook Pro--is there a Mobiread software?


chazmena
10-17-2008, 01:46 PM
Please help, you guys?
I am trying to find a mobiread software for my Mac Mobiread? I would love it...been using it with my PC laptop for a year, now, but would like to be able to do the same with this Mac?

Is there a Mobiread coming out for me?

Please, Please help?

chaz mena

DaleDe
10-17-2008, 02:02 PM
Please help, you guys?
I am trying to find a mobiread software for my Mac Mobiread? I would love it...been using it with my PC laptop for a year, now, but would like to be able to do the same with this Mac?

Is there a Mobiread coming out for me?

Please, Please help?

chaz mena

Are you looking for a way to view this web site? Or an eBook Reader? You should be able look at the web site or the mobile version of this web site today. Check the wiki for mac specific eBook reading software.

Dale

bbusybookworm
10-17-2008, 02:44 PM
If you meant MobiPOCKET and not Mobileread, then while there is no official Mobipocket reader for the Mac, you can read non DRM protected book using FBReader (http://www.fbreader.org/).

To read Protected books, your going to have to remove 'strip' the DRm off those books. To do so do a search for MobiDeDRM .

pilotbob
10-17-2008, 02:57 PM
Please help, you guys?
I am trying to find a mobiread software for my Mac Mobiread? I would love it...been using it with my PC laptop for a year, now, but would like to be able to do the same with this Mac?

Is there a Mobiread coming out for me?

Please, Please help?

chaz mena

I assume you mean mobireader? There is no Mac version. Other than FBReader as recommended above. Take a look at Stanza (http://www.lexcycle.com/) from Lexcycle. However, if will not read DRMed ebooks.

BOb

chazmena
10-24-2008, 12:38 PM
PilotBob:
Thank you for asking to help me.
I am looking for an ebook reader for my Mac.
I do have a Kindle, but there are all these issues with transferring my books on mobileread to my kindle.

tlrowley
10-24-2008, 12:58 PM
What issues are you having transferring books from your Mac to your Kindle? Unless you want to read your books on your Mac, you don't need any special software.

Tracey
(also a Kindle user/Mac fangurl!)

pthwaite
10-24-2008, 02:12 PM
Mobipocket do not make, and have no interest in MAC or Linux as far as I can determine, so if you buy DRM books to read on your MAC, you are somewhat stuffed.

There does appear to be ways to un-DRM such books (read the forum) and then other readers may be able to read them. I certainly haven't been able to figure it out how to un-DRM books, as it seems terribly long winded, especially as that thread is somewhat extensive but I bought them to read on my devices & not the MAC so not too bothered.

If you just wish to transfer them from a MAC to your "book" you basically just drag & drop, but you need to ensure your device is registered through wherever you bought the book from. If you forgot, you should be able to go back, register your reader & re-download.

pilotbob
10-24-2008, 02:15 PM
Mobipocket do not make, and have no interest in MAC or Linux as far as I can determine, so if you buy DRM books to read on your MAC, you are somewhat stuffed.

The OP said they have a Kindle... so I assume the eBooks do not have DRM on this... why else would they need to do it from the computer... unless they can't get access to Whisper for some reason.

In that case, as someone said, all you need on the Mac is Finder.

BOb

pdurrant
10-24-2008, 02:26 PM
Stanza is OK for non-DRMed Mobipocket. Otherwise you just need to copy the books to your Kindle.

http://www.lexcycle.com/

Mobipocket seem unlikely to produce a Mac client themselves.

Please help, you guys?
I am trying to find a mobiread software for my Mac Mobiread? I would love it...been using it with my PC laptop for a year, now, but would like to be able to do the same with this Mac?

chazmena
10-28-2008, 12:22 PM
I would like to thank all of you who proffered your help. I did my homework and DL Stanza, and understand how all of this works now. I have been able to go to a number of websites that offer ebooks with EPUB extensions and am very happy for it.

Thank you all very much, what a nice group of people.

Peace,
chaz mena

pdurrant
10-28-2008, 01:06 PM
I haven't tried it yet, but you could try using CrossOver Mac and the Windows version of Mobipocket Reader.

I mention this because for today only you can get a free license for CrossOver Mac.

Just go to http://www.codeweavers.com/ and enter your email. They've been flooded by demand, so it'll take a couple of days.

Paul

Please help, you guys?
I am trying to find a mobiread software for my Mac Mobiread? I would love it...been using it with my PC laptop for a year, now, but would like to be able to do the same with this Mac?

Is there a Mobiread coming out for me?

Please, Please help?

chaz mena

chazmena
10-31-2008, 11:47 AM
Thank you so much, Brother, I will look into this immediately...Going to the UK this Spring, BTW--Can't Wait!!