By AMZN Mobile LLC
Open the Mac App Store to buy and download apps.
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 font style, 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.
What's New in Version 1.21.1
Kindle for Mac 1.21.1: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.
Useful and frustrating
FIne for reading, but several buggy things can become quite annoying. The fact that it is useful and relatively easy to learn gets compromised by it’s too often failure to work the way it is designed. My main frustration is how it jumps when I try to either change pages, highlight a passage or copy a passage. When I am studying, I do not want the process of marking or copying to disrupt my attention and thoughts. Also lately trying to scroll down my hightlights or notes, it stops and won’t go further. I aparently have not lost the notes because eventually I can get to them, but again it disrupts my work flow.
Keeps getting better
While I understand why students (or anyone doing markups and multi-tasking) may not like Kindle, as someone who reads a great many books, I find that it's outstanding. All other distractions are removed as I run it in full screen. The app itself does what I need as a reader, and Amazon’s library is massive compared to any other sources of eBooks.
If you simply enjoy reading, then this is the best app and library available.
Apologies for the harsh review, but it’s 2017 and your app still does not support a basic SPLIT SCREEN feature. Are y’all even reading these reviews? Both the ipad + computer versions of Kindle are basically the only applications that do not support a SIMPLE split screen feature. This makes it extremely difficult to take notes for school… Take a scroll through your reviews, these comments have been ongoing for the past few years, yet nothing has changed. So much $$$ wasted on beautiful books for a mediocre-at-best application. Note to self, don’t buy any more textbooks from Amazon/Kindle…. I’m done with y’all….