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Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks

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Carry a library in your pocket anywhere you go. Get access to more than 3,000,000 books and audiobooks including over 850,000 Kindle exclusive titles. With the Kindle app, get your book once and read it on any device and share across your family’s devices. Choose from a wide selection of books, newspapers, and magazines from Wall Street Journal, New York Times to Reader’s Digest.  

Build your own library
• Read a sample of any book before adding it to your library
• Share your books across your household with Family Library
• Get personalized recommendations with Welcome Experience
• Get popular magazines and newspapers, and even textbooks with high-resolution color images
• Go into your local library to check out an eBook, and have it delivered wirelessly to your Kindle app

Best reading tools
• Customize your reading experience with your preferred font style, font size, background color, line spacing and margin size
• Enjoy nighttime reading with adjustable screen brightness
• Easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages
• Tap and hold text for instant definition and translations
• Search inside the book to find key ideas, characters, and locations using smart look-up, as well as background info and biographies from Wikipedia within the app with X-Ray for Books (English, German, Japanese, Chinese titles only)
• Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired readers to navigate Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more

Kindle exclusives
• Enjoy unlimited access to over 800,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks with Kindle Unlimited eBook Subscription  
• Automatically synchronize bookmarks, annotations, and your furthest page read across devices and app with Whispersync
• Switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to its audio companion with Whispersync for Voice

Kindle Education
• Maintain the rich formatting of your textbook, just like the print edition, with Kindle Print Replica
• Explore important terms in your textbook using X-Ray, including links to Wikipedia and YouTube content
• Make your own flashcards or auto-generate them to brush up on concepts, terms, and definitions after each chapter

Organize your reading
• Easily group your reads into custom categories with Kindle’s Collection. The sorted collections are then stored in the Cloud linked to your Amazon account
• Send PDFs or any documents to Kindle for later reading. Amazon provides free Personal Documents Service to assist with file transfers

What's New in Version 4.17

Interactive Magazines for iPad
Interactive magazines on iPad support rich content controls such as slideshows, audio and videos for select US titles.

iPad Pro Support
Support for native scale resolution on iPad Pro.

Flashcards, notebook export, and improved notebook filtering available on more textbooks
Flashcards, Notebook Export to email, and richer notebook filtering (including chapter-based filtering) have been expanded to nearly all textbooks (and many non-textbooks as well).


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Customer Reviews

Mostly good, but why isn't there a scrolling option

I was one of those snobby book people who thought I'd never get into reading on a device. Then I got a smartphone and received a Kindle as a gift; now I do most of my reading on one or the other of these devices. Of course I downloaded the app onto my phone. It's portable; there are millions of books at your fingertips; it's very convenient. I really like this kindle app; the menu is clear and user friendly, I can change the background for day or night reading, the highlights/notes are easy to use once I figured them out. But this app lost a star in my review because there isn't a page scrolling option. To the Kindle App Developers: it's nice to have the option to 'turn the pages' of my digital book, but if I wanted to turn pages, I could pick up a 'real' book. Please consider adding a page scrolling option to the next version of the Kindle app; thank you!


kindle is great, but most of all, I love the kindle app that allows me to read seamlessly from one device to another. I can go from kindle to iPhone to iPad and it syncs to where I left off. The kindle app has a very handy orientation lock (no need to mess with my phone settings) and an easy to use dictionary (no accidental highlighting!). It tells you what page you're on and what percentage of the book you've read and even how many hours or minutes are left in the book or chapter (assuming you read at the average speed), not just the locations (what are those, anyway?), so you always know where you are. I recently read a book on iBooks and it was a frustrating experience, which made me love kindle even more!

So helpful for grad student

As a grad student I have so much to read and the physical books can be heavy to lug around. I just purchased my send textbook and reading on the kindle app makes my life easier. If I come across an unfamiliar word I cane highlight the word and kindle will provide a definition. If the graphic is small I can zoom in and kindle will automatically access the graphic to full scale, which can be closed quickly with a touch on the X. Highlighting and placing a note in the text is a breeze.
I would very much like to see the developers add the option to be able to underline text.

This is minor, but I wish I could see the page number while reading.

Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks
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This app is designed for both iPhone and iPad
  • Free
  • Category: Books
  • Updated:
  • Version: 4.17
  • Size: 91.4 MB
  • Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.

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