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.
Lacks features I need
The top disappointing aspect of this app is not being able to open more than one book at a time. When needing to reference between books …. close book, open another book. Need the other book again? Close. Open. Time wasting! When needing to research and reference between books, I have to open in cloud reader, Mac app, and iOS app to do reasonable research. I don’t see the need to close one book to open another. Having to do so is tedious and slows and/or destroys the flow of work being done. It is frustratingly mind-numbing. Did a single-minded person create a single-minded app? iBooks does not have this limitation. Kindle app got outdated the day it started selling anything other than ebook novels.
And one cannot open kindle books with any other app. I understand this proprietary blockage. Also, copy & paste blocked? Not able to copy content to be pasted within another document? I know this is author dictated, yet there could be a limitation on how much info can be copy & pasted at any one time. Many books have this limitation. Just frustrating.
I can live with the propriety content & the no copy & paste, but I really need to have the option to open more than one book at a time.
Close but no Cigar
I use Kindle on my Mac and on my other iOS devices and love the portability it offers me to keep up with my reading. The Mac version is disappointing for a couple of reasons. One, because it doesn't prompt me to Sync to furthest page read (in fact I'm always afraid to Sync the Mac version else it fouls up the sync process across my library and other devices). Another is that on the Mac version, the text highlight offers only one option: yellow; whereas on the iOS apps you have the choice of several colors. I think the desktop version should be more robust and feature-rich vs. the handheld version because of the desktop /laptop's increased computing power, and it's a let down that it is not that way at all. The Mac version is dumbed down, and there hasn't been a major upgrade to it in two years. What's up with that?
Not for students and the functions are goofy!
Ok, I use for both textbook reading and for enjoyment. Basic reading is ok, but why is it that when I scroll it turns to the next page…and I can’t even get it to scroll so I can read all of the text at the bottom of my page. Turn that off. That’s ridiculous.
Also, with all of the ebooks being either purchased or rented, and the more robust platforms out there for ereading, Maybe there needs to be a Kindle Textbook edition that includes better note taking and study functions like outlines, keywords, flashcards, etc. And what happened to x-ray?
I’m astounded that Kindle is truly thgis awful, lacking in function and unintuitive. I wil not purchase via Kindle again until I see the app moving toward their competition in function. Can’t help me this quarter so I am stuck with Kindle unless I pirate my way to another ereader. Unfortunate.