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How to Convert PDF to Kindle on Mac for Comfortable Reading?

Amazon's Kindle e-Reader does a great job of displaying eBooks, especially when PDF serves as the most popular format for eBooks. Though PDF format is supported since Kindle 2, only those Kindle-friendly PDFs can be formatted well and accurately on Kindle. For a great part of PDFs, to read PDF documents with large margins, multiple columns, and other formatting choices is not so attainable for Kindle.

If you want a better PDF reading experience on kindle, the most effective solution I think is converting PDF to Kindle format on Mac using PDF OCR Software. Here we recommend three useful methods to help you convert PDF to Kindle on Mac.

What is Kindle Format?

The proprietary formats:Kindle devices are designed to use Amazon's own e-book formats: AZW, and, in fourth generation and later Kindles, AZW3, also called KF8.

Format supported by Kindle Device:
The first-generation Kindle supports MOBI, PRC,TXT, TPZ and Amazon's AZW format;
The Kindle 2, besides those formats supported by Kindle 1, also support native PDF,AAX and HTML files;
Later versions like 4th /5th / 7th Kindles, Touch, Paperwhite(1st,2nd, 3rd generations), Voyage and Oasis supports AZW, AZW3, TXT, PDF, unprotected MOBI, PRC. HTML, DOC, DOCX, JPEG, GIF, PNG, and BMP are usable through conversion. The Keyboard and Touch also supports AA, AAX and MP3, the 7th Kindle and all Kindle Paperwhite versions, Voyage, Oasis can also read KFX files.

So, once you understand Kindle covers which formats, we are getting closer to read PDF on Kindle, or put it simply, just convert PDF to the most Kindle-friendly format, TXT, as the same way as Amazon and other PDF Converters do.

The Best PDF to Kindle Converter for Mac You Can Not Miss

Among so many PDF to Kindle Converter for mac, Cisem PDF OCR Software for Mac is one that stands out for intelligent file conversion, which can highly preserve the original quality of the document. As such, you can be sure that with this program, everything including graphics, tables, hyperlinks, etc. will be preserved. With this program, you also can:

  • Convert native PDF to Kindle format, and other 15 formats(Word, Excel, Keynote, Pages, etc.);
  • Convert scanned PDF and images to Kindle format and others(PDF, Word, Excel, ePub, HTML, etc.);
  • Convert Kindle ebooks and other files to PDF easily;
  • Merge, compress and add passwords when creating PDFs;

Steps to convert PDF To Kindle on Mac

  1. Load PDF files to PDF Converter OCR for Mac.
    To proceed, you’ll need to download and install PDF Converter OCR on Mac. Once you’ve started the program, go to "Converter", drag and drop the PDF files that you would like to convert to Kindle format. It supports batch conversion.convert pdf to kindle on mac import
  2. Adjust Preferences for PDF to Kindle Conversion on Mac.
    Choose all pages or page range as you like. Select the output format as Text or ePub for you to read PDF on Kindle.convert pdf to kindle on mac 02
  3. Click "Convert" to start the PDF to Kindle conversion.
    Click "Convert" to perform PDF to Kindle conversion and choose the output folder. The status bar will indicate a successful conversion.convert pdf to kindle on mac 03
  4. Convert PDF to other formats (optional).
    If necessary, you can also convert PDF to DOCX, DOC, Pages, Excel, Keynote, ePub, Images and so on.

At times, you may be dealing with scanned documents. This PDF OCR Software with its OCR feature will allow you to convert scanned PDF files and images to ePub in batch. Moreover, this program recognizes more than 200 different languages so you don’t have to worry if the language isn’t in English.

Convert PDF to Kindle on Mac via Amazon

The Amazon Kindle is a series of e-readers designed and marketed by, it is no wonder why I put Amazon first. Actually, Kindle can read PDFs, but users can’t get text reflow. Anyway, you can email the PDF document to your kindle account, remember to write CONVERT in the subject line, and Amazon will convert it for you.

It is indeed a sweet service by Amazon, however, it just let me down when talking about these points:

  1. It takes time, I once sent a few documents with just a few pages to Kindle account, the converted kindle format arrived a hour later;
  2. It does’t work for all PDFs, some just in a mess;
  3. It cannot perform pdf ocr to convert scanned PDF or images to kindle format. If you are an office man who needs to regularly work on scanned PDF documents, it helps nothing.

Using Online PDF to Kindle Converter

  1. Go to and upload your PDF for PDF to ePub conversion.convert pdf to kindle mac
  2. Once your PDF is converted into AZW3, you can download the converted file. And you will be able to read PDF on Kindle.convert pdf to kindle mac

It is quite easy and work fast for small size PDFs. However, for large size PDFs, the uploading speed may drive you crazy. In addition, your PDF will be uploaded and saved by the converter, so, if your file is highly confidential, like your business contract or financial report, the converter is not recommended.

My Recommendation

According to my test on these Three PDF to Kindle format converter for Mac, I highly recommend the Cisdem PDFConverterOCR, for its impressive speed and profession to enable you to read both native and scanned PDFs on Kindle.

As we mentioned in step 4, in addition to converting PDF to Kindle on Mac, it can also convert PDFs to many other formats, like PDF to Word, Text, Excel, ePub, Keynote, etc.

2018-02-25 21:52:27 / Posted by to OCR PDF Mac Follow @ Rosa

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4 Responses

  • joels

    I used the PDFConverterOCR to convert 6 PDFs into Text, now I can even read the handwritten PDF on my ereader now, thanks.

    2 years ago REPLY
  • Loren

    Hey, thanks for the article.Really thank you! Want more.

    2 years ago REPLY
  • Carson

    I got a scanned PDF book with hundreds pages, it's troublesome to read it on my mac. I used the OCR tool to make it a epub format, and now i can read on my kindle at anytime.

    2 years ago REPLY
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