By AMZN Mobile LLC
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The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.
Get the best reading experience available on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch:
• Email PDFs & other documents to your new Send-to-Kindle e-mail address and we deliver them to your device. The documents are automatically archived in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download on your iOS devices. You can also read PDFs from Mail, Safari, or by transferring them from iTunes.
• Customize your reading experience by choosing the margin size, background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape format.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.
• Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
• Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more. Enable VoiceOver in your device settings to begin.
What's New in Version 4.7.1
Stability and Performance Improvements
Truly terrible reading experience
This app is the worst, and it never gets any better: tiny selection of mostly-revolting fonts, poorly typeset — fully-justified type without hyphenation, no left-justified option. Ugly, ugly, ugly. So many years, no improvements. Would really love to not hate this app (or its hardware cousins), but I must.
Need faster page-flipping
Great content, but I wish the page flipping would be faster.
Even with the flipping animation turned OFF, there's still a noticeable delay between page flips. I'd like to either see the delay shortened, or have continuous scrolling available.
No idea how anyone could hate this app.
So let me preface by saying, I NEVER write reviews for apps, mostly because I'm lazy, but also because I never have experiences that move me enough to warrant the time required to do so. Until the middle of January I hadn't read a book in God knows how long. I love reading, but not long after I start reading the weight of the book in my hand makes me uncomfortable, constantly needing to readjust myself, and I'm not even referring to hard covered books. Without wanting to drag this out, the Kindle app has singlehandedly reignited my love for reading. I have always LOVED reading, but fell out of love with it in the last few years. The Kindle app was one of the first apps I downloaded on my new iPhone when I got it, and before that I didn't even know it had exist. In the time span of 3 weeks I read 7 books, squeezing in a minute here and there whenever I possibly could, because I'm at the end of my semester and I have mega projects and finals at the moment, so it has been difficult. I love that with this app I can read in the dark (although I'm sure it's not great for my eyes, it's convenient, and if you couldn't tell already, I'm all about the convenience) and I love that my "book" weighs no more than my phone, allowing me to be in virtually any position I choose, even propping it up on a pillow for hands-free reading. If I could do that with a book I would have read every day. I thought I would be sad about not having anything physical to hold onto or collect once I've finished a book, but the incredible difference in cost for a Kindle version version makes it hard to even question buying paperbacks anymore. Also, I love seeing my Kindle library grow with all the books I've finished. Like they're tiny accomplishments. I'm literally obsessed. You could take every app off my phone so long as the Kindle app could stay, because that's how much I love it. On a side note, I think the people complaining about typeface and alignment are ridiculous. It's not like you get to pick a book up and decide what font it's printed in or how it's justified, so come on people. I literally only have one "con" with the Kindle app, but it's one that makes sense for Amazon, and that's that you can't actually buy books in the app... I understand though, it's more apple's fault because I'm sure they'd want to keep 70% of the book cost. Fortunately though, my Amazon login information is already saved in my Safari browser on my phone so I just search the title I'm looking for in the Kindle store and buy the book with One-Click purchase, and without doing a thing, like magic, the book appears in my Kindle app ready for devouring! Haha. Things I love, though, are that you can see how many minutes left until you've finished the chapter, or finished the book, you can highlight sections of the book and see which sections are the most highlighted, there's a built-in dictionary for whenever you don't know what a word means (happens to me more often than I would like to admit, and I love having the convenience of seeing the definition right there within the app), you can also see the Wikipedia entry on it (again, within the app), and it also has a pronunciation tool that actually pronounces the word for you. All amazing features that no $10, $15, or $20 book comes with, not to mention the app itself is free. I love when books come with the X-Ray feature so you can see areas of the book explained in a little more context - I read a book with a lot of references to Greek and Roman mythology, I was very grateful for the X-Ray feature for this one. Another great feature is that you can search anything in your book without leafing through hundreds of pages to find something you might want to go back to. All-in-all this app is more than I could have ever expected, or even asked for, and it's free - so don't listen to the people whining about how limited the font selection is, I haven't adjusted mine once, and why would I - I've never picked up a book and thought "Man, I'd really love to change that font", so why would I here.
Also, I'm not way affiliated with Amazon, in case anyone is wondering, but hell I'd love to be paid for promoting this app hahaha since I do so much of that on my own time (to everyone I know) for FREE. Haha :) anyway, download it, you can always delete it if you don't love it.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 16, 2015
- Version: 4.7.1
- Size: 48.7 MB
- Languages: Chinese, Dutch, English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
- Seller: AMZN Mobile LLC
- © 2009-2015 Amazon.com, Inc. or its Affiliates.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.