By AMZN Mobile LLC
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.
Get the best reading experience available on your Mac:
• Shop the Kindle Store for over 1,000,000* Kindle books, including New Releases and 107 of 111 New York Times Best Sellers. Over 610,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including 79 New York Times Best Sellers.
• Start reading immediately with three free books: Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, and Aesop’s Fables. Thousands more free classics are available in the Kindle Store.
• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
• Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color and font size.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Select a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply click on either side of the screen or press the arrow keys to turn pages.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPad, PC, Android-based device, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7-based device. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
* Selection and price of books in the Kindle Store may vary by country.
What's New in Version 1.11.2
Support for Japan marketplace.
Support for Textbook free trials.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.
Seems to do what it’s supposed to
I read Kindle books primarily on a hand-held device so this on a desktop computer is just a nice-to-have, as I suspect will be the case for most users. The application would be improved, in my opinion, if there were some form of page turning animation. Just a page slide-in would do and would be easy to implement. Also the ability to scroll the content rather than viewing a page at a time would be handy. Ultimately the app’s very basic but it does the job. Good but not great.
— Update - I tried to download my copy of “The Thrilling Adventures of Lovelace and Babbage”, only to be told, “The item is not compatible with this device.” I think the item is entirely compatible with my device. I think that there are either lazy programmers or prejudiced management at the root of that statement. Being a software developer myself, I’m inclined away from blaming the programmers and all I feel able to do at this point is go, BOO! HISSS!… (Bah! - I’m actually quite annoyed.)
Too many limits of functionalty
I am a degree student, using kindle for study is a tiresome experience, it is clearly designed to avoid plagiarism, but the price that has had to be be paid by limiting the functionality renders it a simple page reader and little more. It you want to review highlights you need to go between your web browser and the kindle, which is pointless and awkward.
There are many complaints online about bugs and revisions. It all seems a bit like a historical application that needs to be be rebuilt from the roots up, hopefully someone will bring out a rival, this one is very poor.
Just to preface this, I’m a voracious reader .. Kindle has provided me nearly 400 books (free and paid) over the past five years. Right now, when I go to sync my Kindle for Mac it can see 61 books .. where are the others? Further, no new book downloads to my Mac. Works perfectly well to iPhone and iPad. #disapointed #deservesbetter