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 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 1.20.3
Kindle for Mac 1.20.3: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.
Not all the features of a Kindle, but pretty good
I have this app on both the Mac and iPad and while it doesn’t have 100% of the functionality of an actual Kindle, it does everything I need. I can open and read my books and documents without issue. The two features that are missing that I’d like are the useof foreign language dictionaries and the ability to have the app read books that are just text. Occasionally, I like to read French literature in French because, well, it’s usually better in French. My French is a little rusty, so I bought a French to English dictionary. On the Kindle, if there is a word I don’t know, I can just touch on that word and instantly get the definition from my French to English dictionary. It happens automatically. With the Kindle App, however, there’s a lot of hassle and the need to download a Google dictionary of some kind. The other thing I like about the original Kindle is the ability to have it read documents that are just text. Sure, the voice is a bit robotic but sometimes it’s very practical.
You’d think that kindle would be so far ahead of the curve over iBooks, but you’d actually be wrong. I decided to save a dollar and buy a book for a class on this instead of iBooks, but I completley regret my decision. It is impossible to take notes and there are so many glitchy features like notes. If i press the space bar or the backspace button, the pages suddely shift and I have to re-find the thing i was highlighting. The UI is also and outdated compared to iBooks. Don’t use this until they update it, especially students.
I’m going out of my way to write a bad review for this, because it’s actually terrible
I’m both a student and User Interface/Experience designer and wanted to save $100 on a textbook by buying the eBook for Kindle. It’s actually the worst interface I’ve ever used, next to the NJ Transit app. I can’t navigate through anything without spending extra time waiting for it to stop glitching. Simply moving up and down pages, trying to highlight a word, is such a freakin task. Absolutely horrible, and extremely distracting when trying to get work done. So disappointed.