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.
Frustrating device management
I have several inactive old kindle apps in old computers and phones. When I try to open a book that was opened in these other inactiven devices, the app complains that I should either deregister other devices or buy a new copy. However, there is no way to know which device that I should deregister to open this book.
A much much better way to handle this problem would be to show all the devices with this book with the last date of activity for each device, so that I can easily identify all the inactive old devices and deregister them.
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.