Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks
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, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000 books plus hundreds of newspapers and magazines. 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:
• Customize your reading experience by choosing margin size, line spacing, background color, font size, font style, and either portrait or landscape format.
• Tap and hold text to quickly highlight important sections, easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages.
• Exclusive to Kindle, X-Ray lets you see the “bones of the book” and learn more about notable characters, places, and phrases with descriptions from Shelfari and Wikipedia. (English Titles Only)
• Collections: Easily categorize books, docs, and magazines with a few, easy taps.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition. You can also use previously purchased Dictionaries, such as medical, legal, or other translation references.
• 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.
• Read hundreds of newspapers and magazines including The Economist, Reader’s Digest, Martha Stewart Living, and Food Network Magazine with high resolution color images.
• 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.
• Use the Notebook in your Print Replica textbooks to review your bookmarks, highlights, notes. Tag and filter the most important items to study.
• 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. A quick reference to gestures can be found under the FAQ section in settings.
What's New in Version 4.7.1
Stability and Performance Improvements
This app is pretty good for iPads.
I have actual Kindles; the Fire, the Paperwhite, and the Voyage. But I often use the app because I have my iPad with me a lot. I saw that someone was annoyed with the page refresh. It's a small annoyance but not that big of a deal IMO. I also saw about the page numbers and progress. On the book I'm currently reading, you can get this by tapping the lower left corner. It cycles through all of that info on each tap. I've seen the text shifting problem too. When you go ahead or back, then return to the page you were on, you sometimes get a reformatted page. But that sometimes happens on the real Kindle too. It's also minor. My only gripe is that we really need more font choices. But everything else has been almost perfect as far as I'm concerned. I'm able to read, highlight, and get definitions just fine. I'm satisfied.
Cannot file books
I love reading books with the Kindle books on my iPad. It's convenient and I like that I can change the background color and brightness of the pages. What bothers me very much is that I can't put the books into folders after they're read. With hundreds of books, it's hard to keep up with what I've read and what I haven't read. Then, when I open a book to see if I have read it, it puts it at the top of the list again, putting it in front of books I haven't read. Maybe I shouldn't buy so many books at one time or maybe I should write down what I have read, purchased, and not read. That kind of defeats the purpose of convenience with. This is a major problem for me. Surely it's not too hard to come up with some type of a folder system? I would pay money for that...even a subscription.
Watch Out When Updating
I refuse to update my Kindle for iPad to this newest version, 4.7.1. Why? When they recently updated to 4.7, I emailed them, very upset that the page numbers, or location, had disappeared from the lower left corner of each page, leaving only the stupid time left in the book or chapter (totally dumb) in its place, and the only way to find the location or page number was to tap the middle of the bottom of the page.
Then once you went to the next page, that page info disappeared again. Ridiculous! Is an eBook supposed to read like a real book, or not?
I received an email quickly in reply, telling me several people had complained about the problem, and that they would work to fix it. It took a few days, but it was fixed and is fine now.
So, they just came up with version 4.7.1, and my husband downloaded it to test it, and they have again REMOVED the page or location numbers from the lower left corner, and once again you can only view them by tapping the lower middle of the page! Then once you turn the page, the info is gone again! I can't believe they fixed a problem many complained about, only to turn right around with a new update which unfixes it.
I will not update to 4.7.1.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 16, 2015
- Version: 4.7.1
- Size: 48.7 MB
- Languages: Chinese, Dutch, En, 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.