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Epubor Ultimate vs Epubor KCR Converter

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Well-known software provider — Epubor, recently unveiled a lightweight Kindle DRM Removal — Epubor KCR Converter, which allows you to export and convert Kindle Cloud Reader books to epub/mobi/azw3 directly. Plus Epubor Star software — Epubor Ultimate, now Epubor offers two different solutions to help you decrypt and convert Kindle books. No matter how picky you are regarding converting Kindle books, there’s always one Epubor software that can meet your demands. Next let’s find out together what Epubor Ultimate and Epubor KCR Converter are capable of.

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How to Convert Kindle Books with Epubor Ultimate and Epubor KCR Converter Respectively

1How to Convert Kindle Books with Epubor Ultimate?

Step 1Download Kindle books to your computer with Kindle for PC/Mac.

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Tips

Version 1.25 and above Kindle for PC/Mac are not supported by Epubor Ultimate right now. If you are using the latest version Kindle desktop app, you can automatically downgrade to the old version here in order to remove Kindle DRM smoothly.

Step 2Download & install Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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Launch Epubor Ultimate, it will automatically detect all of your Kindle books downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac and list them under Kindle tab on the left sidebar.

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Step 3Remove Kindle DRM and convert Kindle books.

Epubor Ultimate can decrypt your Kindle books immediately as long as they are dragged & dropped to the right main interface. Next choose epub/azw3/mobi/pdf/txt as the output format and click the convert button to start the conversion.

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2How to Convert Kindle Books with Epubor KCR Converter?

Step 1Visit Kindle Cloud Reader on Google Chrome Browser. Then sign in to Kindle Cloud Reader with your Amazon account and Enable Offline Reader.

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Tips

1. If you fail to enable offline reading after updating to the latest version of Google Chrome browser, please add Kindle Cloud Reader Chrome Extension to Chrome browser and you'll be able to Download & Pin Book.

2. Google Chrome is the only browser that can work with Epubor KCR Converter.

Step 2Right click the Kindle book and select Download & Pin Book.

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Step 3Download, install and launch Epubor KCR Converter.

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All Kindle books downloaded & pinned from Kindle Cloud Reader will show up on the main interface of Epubor KCR Converter automatically.

Tips

Whenever you download & pin any new Kindle book from Kindle Cloud Reader, you need to relaunch Epubor KCR Converter in order to upload all of your pinned books to the main interface of KCR Converter, or the new pinned Kindle books won't be detected.

Step 4Convert Pinned Kindle books to epub/mobi/azw3.

First, tick the box in the front of the book title that you want to convert. Then select epub or mobi or azw3 as the output format. At last, click on the convert button to start the conversion.

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Once the conversion is completed, a folder containing all the converted Kindle books will pop up immediately. If you also need PDF files, you can convert the DRM free files to PDF with online free ebook converters or freeware calibre.

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Comparison Chart between Epubor Ultimate and Epubor KCR Converter

 
Epubor Ultimate
Epubor KCR Converter
Supported book stores Kindle/Kobo/Google Play ebooks Only Kindle ebooks
Supported output formats pdf/azw3/epub/mobi/txt epub/azw3/mobi
Specific requirements Kindle books must be downloaded via Kindle for PC/Mac
Kobo books must be downloaded via Kobo Desktop or ADE
Google Play Books must be downloaded via ADE
Kindle books must be downloaded & pinned via Kindle Cloud Reader
Working mechanism Decrypt ebooks first, then convert to other formats depending on your needs Decrypt & convert ebooks at the same time
User interface Intuitive & classy Clean
Easy to operate Easy to use Super easy to use
Price $24.99/year for Win; $29.99/year for Mac $14.99/year for Win/Mac

In my opinion, Epubor KCR Converter, aiming at exporting Kindle Cloud Reader books to DRM-free epub/mobi/azw3 files in a hassle-free way. Truth be told, once you have tried Epubor KCR Converter, you’ll get a favourable impression that it is by far the most easy-to-use software to convert your Kindle books effortlessly. However, Epubor Ultimate is a multifunctional eBook DRM Removal and Converter, providing solutions for removing DRM from Kindle/Kobo/Google Play books and convert DRM-free books to pdf/mobi/azw3/epub/txt freely. Based on your needs, you can decide which software can better serve your purpose.

How to Decrypt & Convert Kobo/Google Play Books with Epubor Ultimate

1How to Convert Kobo Books with Epubor Ultimate?

Step 1Download Kobo books to your computer.

There are two methods available to download Kobo books to your computer in order to remove Kobo DRM smoothly.

Method 1: Download Kobo books through Kobo desktop app.

In this method, you need to download Kobo app from the Kobo website to your computer. Then sign in to Kobo app with your Kobo account. Next you can start download Kobo books to your computer after syncing.

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Method 2: Download Kobo books through Adobe Digital Editions (ADE).

First, you need to download ADE to your computer and authorize it with your Adobe account. If you don’t have one yet, you should create an Adobe ID. If you already installed and authorized ADE before, then you can move on to the next step straightforwardly.

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Next visit Kobo website > sign in to your Kobo account > My account > My books > click the three dot in the lower right corner of the book cover > click Download. Then you will get a .acsm file.

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Lastly, double click the acsm file to download this Kobo book as epub or pdf book via ADE to your computer.

Step 2Download & install Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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When you launch Epubor Ultimate, you will find that your Kobo books downloaded through Kobo Desktop are displayed under Kobo tab on the left sidebar. While Kobo books downloaded via ADE are listed under Adobe tab.

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Step 3Decrypt & convert Kobo books.

Add Kobo books from the left sidebar to the right main window to remove DRM. Next choose an output format and click the convert button.

decrypt and convert kobo books with ultimate

2How to Convert Google Play Books with Epubor Ultimate?

Step 1Download Google Play books to your computer.

First of all, Google Play books can only be downloaded to your computer through ADE. So you must authorize ADE first with your Adobe ID. You can follow the above steps in method 2 about how to authorize ADE.

Next visit Google Play store, click Books > My books on top-left of the webpage. Then find the books you want to download > click on the three dots icon on the top-right corner of the ebook cover > select Download EPUB or Download PDF from the drop-down menu to start downloading the book. You will also get the acsm file instead.

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Double click the acsm file, then ADE will start downloading the book automatically.

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Step 2Download & install Epubor Ultimate to your computer.

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This time all of your downloaded Google Play books will be displayed under Adobe tab of Epubor Ultimate software.

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Step 3Decrypt & convert Google Play books.

Drag and drop Google Play books to the right main window to remove DRM. Then choose an output format and click the convert button.

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Tips

When the conversion is finished, you can find the converted books by clicking Succeeded to the right of the book title or the folder icon on the lower right corner of the software.

Conclusion

If you want to decrypt Kindle books without installing any app, Epubor KCR Converter is absolutely the only solution on the market for you. But if you want to decrypt Kindle books as well as Kobo/Nook/Google Play books, then Epubor Ultimate is the best choice you can have.

author

Hillary Zhang works for Epubor and writes articles about eBooks and eReaders. She seeks the methods to read eBooks more freely and wants to share all she has got with you.

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