Kindle

Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC

Current Version: 1.20.3

Last Updated: 1 month ago

Download Size: 131.6 MB - Download

Description:

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.

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Release Notes:

Kindle for Mac 1.20.3: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

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Most Helpful Reviews

5/5
Version 1.10.6
Review by Bingo bingo

Much better after retina support. - The application is really well made, and it just got better with the retina display support since now nothing seems pixelated. The only thing that ever annoys me about the application is that it doesn’t tell me which page I’d be on if it was the real book. That’s the only thing that’s left to make this perfect.

Found helpful by 39 out of 41 people
1/5
Version 1.12.4
Review by Aeramoure

More bugs than a University Entymology Lab - As a college student, I like kindle books because, well, they’re cheap, I’m broke, and hey- textbooks! But this mac app is a disaster. So many bugs, app instability, and constant crashing. But what did the kindle developers expect? As of writing this review, this app hasn’t been updated since October 2015— are they even still developing this? Clearly users (like myself) get frustrated when an app is constantly breaking. UI is slow to respond, rather bulky, and a bit dated. PDF-based textbooks wth images are not very well supported, and changing the window size usually results in a poorly displayed page (i.e., too thin, text bunched together). The app gives way less than a relaxed reading experience when it comes to page display, as the slightest change will alter things like the page number, text highlighted, notes, etc. In short, many of these issues would have been solved if the app were being consistently updated. Instead I wonder whether it’s been abandoned alltogether.

Found helpful by 107 out of 113 people

More Reviews for Current Version

2/5
Version 1.20.3
Review by bhrinaldi

Still laggy, even with newest update - The app continues to lag, though seemingly slightly less than before. It is still enough to be very frustrating, especially in comparison with iBooks. I want to use the Kindle app for textbooks since there is a much better selection than any other eBook provider however the app just continues to be a disappointment.

Found helpful by 9 out of 10 people
1/5
Version 1.20.3
Review by Jaded Old Dude

Captcha prevents login - I’ve been logging in to this app and keep getting and endless loop of failed captcha attempts. I appreciate security, but this is just ridiculous. If you’re going to implement this kind of tedium, make sure it actually works.

Found helpful by 8 out of 8 people
1/5
Version 1.20.3
Review by claypotcurry

Current version is broke - Can’t log in. Endless cycle of failed captcha and “register your device”. Useless to me. Please fix it asap!

Found helpful by 4 out of 4 people
1/5
Version 1.20.3
Review by Qokiukllilkkllplkmmkkkkknllo

Horrible - Using this app is equivelent to pulling your eyes out of their sockets with spoons. The amount of enraging glitches is unacceptable from a college student learning about how to code, yet to my surprise this app is “supported” by Amazon. If you enjoy reading and being filled with a rage unlike any in your life, then this is the app for you. If not you could literally be doing anything else and it would provide you with a better experience.

Found helpful by 3 out of 3 people
1/5
Version 1.20.3
Review by rubixcubemonkey

Comically awful - Rented a textbook for class on here, I deeply regret my choice in app. The highlighter feature is quite clunky, and attempts to give you the definition of every word you highlight. As brian8mi says, adding notes is very frustrating, if you hit the wrong key, not only do you loose the note you’re working on, but it moves you to a random place in the book. These issues should be fixable, and yet they’re not….

Found helpful by 3 out of 4 people
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