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 4.8.1
Performance and Stability Improvements
Like Kindle, but...
Love to be able to get word definitions easily since I feel that I'm increasing my vocabulary, but the definitions are so dim that they're almost impossible to read. I've tried adjusting settings (iPad) but can't seem to fix it. I also find "X-Ray" awkward and not as informatory as I'd like. I usually go to it when I want to refresh my memory about a character and I don't get straightforward info - just places in the book where the character is mentioned or speaks. I love the way this is done in iBooks. It just gives a brief summary of who the character is and how he/she relates to the story. I'm also unhappy withe the fact that I can't but books directly from the site but have to go to Amazon's website to purchase. I know it's the "meanies" at Apple who insisted on this stipulation, but I think it's unsportsmanlike and makes it more difficult for the consumer. Apple has its own good reading app in iBooks, so let Kindle compete on a level playing field.
I've attempted to use Kindle for iPad for the past 3 years.
I'm exhausted with the Kindle app for iPad. Maybe (I hope) it works better on the Kindle machine but I don't know. All I know is that the Kindle for iPad seems to have a "Feather-Brained" approach to what a reading app should be. What I mean is, the features get in the way of and interrupt actual reading of a book. For example, page numbers are not always supported and are most often given as a algebraic notation of location which has no relevance to actually knowing where you are in a book. Also, equally aggravating is the mysterious use of bookmarks, so over complicated that it's easy to lose your place as to where you actually left off reading at your last reading section. I could go on and on but will leave off here and simply recommend that iPad users use the 'books' app that comes with the iPad.
Terrible upgrade. How can I go back?
I cannot figure out the new search function. My highlights and bookmarks are in there somewhere, but how can I quickly and SIMPLY find them? I don't need or want the extras and little colored bands on my screen and I feel limited by the page scrolling when trying to do a search. You might have lost me as a customer.
The upgrade is a downgrade for the "dictionary." The print is so "light" that it is impossible to read. To really find meaning then one has to jump to the definition, which, thank heavens was not altered. Please fix SOON. I see that other folks have the same issue with this.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Apr 15, 2015
- Version: 4.8.1
- Size: 77.3 MB
- Languages: English, Chinese, Dutch, 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.