The Kindle app gives users the ability to read eBooks on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You may also read your book on your phone, tablet and Kindle e-Reader, and Amazon Whispersync will automatically sync your most recent page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights, so you can pick up right where you left off.
What you’ll get:
• Sample any eBook for free
• Discover and download popular fiction, graphic novels and textbooks with high-res color images through direct purchase and Kindle Unlimited subscriptions.
• A customizable reading experience with your choice of 10 fonts, font size, line-spacing, text alignment and more
• Unique features like X-Ray, Whispersync, Print Replica, flashcards and more
• Instant definitions without leaving the page
• Comfortable reading experience with adjustable screen brightness and page color
• Ability to make in-page highlights
• Access to local library eBooks
• Support for Text-to-Speech on devices running Mac OS X 10.10 or above.
New: Supports reading with Split View on devices running Mac OS X 10.11 or above.
Kindle for Mac 1.23.2: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
great app, except for the crashing
A while back, the Kindle app on my Macbook started crashing every time I tried to open it. I tried closing and restarting it, reinstalling it, then a full uninstall/re-download/reinstall, checked for viruses, power-cycled my Mac, etc. — that is, I did all the things that one does when this sort of problem comes up. It clearly was not the sort of problem that’s easily fixed. Didn’t help. of course, because it was caused not by a problem on my end but by a flaw that hasn’t been addressed. This was a predictable problem — it’s been well known for some time that the switch to 64-bit would affect certain types of software. An ungraded version of the app should have been ready at the time of the OS upgrade, or at the very least there should have been a rapid response after they started getting complaints about the problems they were having. (Other reviews have made it abundantly clear that I’m far from the only one having problems with the Kindle/MacOS app due to this. I have no doubt people tried to contact tech support, posted to various support boards, etc.) It's particularly galling that although there have been quite a few “upgrades” of this app, not one of them has dealt with this major problem.
In summary: please get this app working already! This really ought to be your top priority at this point.
Functional but flawed
This is written in from the perspective of a 2018 MacBook Pro 15 inch. As far as I can tell the app works mostly as intended. The app hasn’t crashed on my yet and I’ve yet to have issues with any of the books I’ve opened. However I’ve noticed something mildly annoying about the highlighting system… So it seems like I’ve discovered a bug that happens when I use a mouse (Logitech Anywhere 2S Mouse) but functions perfectly fine if I use the trackpad. To elaborate in order to highlight something you hold your mouse down until the word is selected and in order to highlight a selection of text like a sentence or paragraph you just drag from the selected region to the end point. However, rather than having an event to finish the highlight when you let go of the mouse… it decides to only highlight within a time frame of about a second… Which means if I want to highlight a large selection of text I have to try and highlight as fast as I can and try to be accurate at the same time… It’s pretty annoying and hopefully will be fixed in future updates.
- AMZN Mobile LLC
- 134.9 MB
- OS X 10.9 or later
- English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.