Turn your iPhone or iPad into a Kindle with the free Kindle app, and carry all your eBooks with you, wherever you go.
eBooks (including those with narration) that you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in your app. Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can select and download eBooks directly in the app.
What you’ll get:
• Sample any eBook for free
• Magazines, newspapers, graphic novels and textbooks with high-res colour images
• A customisable reading experience with your choice of font style, size and more
• Comfortable reading day and night with adjustable screen brightness and page colour
• Discover and download Kindle Unlimited eBooks and magazines
• Unique features like X-Ray, Whispersync, Page Flip, Print Replica, flashcards and more
• Instant translations and definitions, without leaving the page
• Ability to make and share in-page highlights
• Bold font and text size options
• Access to local library eBooks
You can now double tap to zoom in or pan across images while reading with continuous scrolling.
Ratings and Reviews
Everything in your hand!
I have used Kindle since Kindle keyboard became available in U.K. I was concerned initially that it would not be the same as a book, the feel of opening a new book for the first time, the touch and smell.
I need not have worried, from the start it was fabulous. Being able to carry my whole library in my hand was amazing, I fell in love totally. I bought a second smaller Kindle to fit into a smaller handbag, bought my husband one and my sister. I installed the app on various other devices so it didn't matter where I was or what I had with me I could read.
I discovered a whole host of new authors by using the free books that were available and they have now been added to my favourites list.
I know it's stupid but I was really devastated a few months ago when I was distracted enough to leave my first beloved Kindle keyboard in the seat pocket when I left a flight. I can't describe how upset I was when I realised it's loss. It felt like a bereavement. Of course only the machine was lost, my library was intact in the ether. I can't think of any reason good enough not to get a Kindle, I would encourage anyone of any age to try it, and at the end of the day it doesn't stop you reading paper books aswell if you really want to!
All books on the Kindle rather than just one.
I have had a Kindle for about 9 years- the ebook and the kindle fire. I had found it difficult holding and turning the pages of larger books, especially if reading in bed and am also partially - sighted so the fact you can increase the size of the text and use text to speech was very handy. I have always enjoyed reading- I was an English teacher- and find the Kindle handy to take out and about with me and especially on holiday rather than bulky books. They are also a boon to kids who have reading difficulties because the text etc can be tailored to suit them and of course they are ‘cooler’ than actual book, especially to boys, because they are in tablet form! When I downloaded the app to my iPhone, it was even more convenient and less weight to carry and I, literally, (pardon the pun), always had a book at my fingertips! I still haven’t mastered all the ways to use the app on my phone fully but will eventually. Despite my love of actual books, I would never go back voluntarily to them. My Kindles are too convenient and easy to use in all circumstances. I have recommended them to family members and friends as I think they are fantastic.
Kindle app great until it freezes
I am an avid reader and love the kindle app. My husband used to hate when I read in bed as he said that the light being on and the turning of the pages kept him awake. No problem with the kindle ( as long as the screen is facing away from him!). Only problem that I have found with the latest update is that if I have been looking at other things on my iPad and then come back to the kindle app, I often get the home page and have to go through a series of procedures to get back to the book that I was reading. The procedures include closing down other apps, pressing the app until it shakes - the process prior to deleting an app - then pressing the home page button. If that doesn’t work I turn off the WiFi button for a few minutes, the final option is to do a reset - press the off button and home button at the same time. If nothing works then I leave it for a while and it usually sorts itself out when I try to re-open the kindle app. I would give the kindle app 5* but reduced it by 1* due to this irritation.
- AMZN Mobile LLC
- 170.5 MB
- Requires iOS 10.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad and iPod touch.
- English, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.