Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC
Current Version: 1.20.2
Last Updated: 2 months ago
Download Size: 131.6 MB - Download
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.
Kindle for Mac 1.20.2: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.
Most Helpful Reviews
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.
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.
More Reviews for Current Version
It's back! - This release brings the latest Kindle for mac back to the app store! If you've been using the app store version all this time, you'll notice a bunch of changes, there are more fonts now, single vs multi columns are handled differently now, and there are a few other minor UI changes. I really like the new table of contents view. Also I don't remember if the old mac app store version had higlighting/note taking, but this version does and it can be really handy for referring back to things, (this is especially true for technical books) Overall it's nice to see current version back on the app store!
Latest Update Ruined Ability to Highlight/Annotate with Trackpad - Oh Joy! With you latest update, my 3 finger gesture will no longer allow me highlight text. What a PITA! And, yes, I do have the proper Settings in place in my System Preferences. COYG’s. You can do better.
Unstable and unworkable - It looks nice. BUT, the HIGHLIGHT function is very unstable and only works part of the time. VERY FRUSTRATING. SOMETHING NOT RIGHT. I WANT THE OLD VERSION BACK. IT WORKED FINE.
Where is left-justification (“ragged-right”) for text? - Kindle for macOS still fails to support the basic typographical principle of left-justification of text, even after all these years. Kindle has recently added this most basic, simple principle of proper typography as an option in some new physical Kindles and in the Kindle app for iOS. Come on, Amazon, You’ve been failing to support basic legible typography for years. Get with it.
cannot highlight or copy text! - I lost my ability to hightlight text. Cannot even SELECT text! PLEASE FIX THIS! Found a workaround. 1. Double-click a word, and the dictionary definition pops up. 2. Click the “more” button, but don’t select a sub-menu. 3. Click the “copy” button. 4. You can now swipe text while the definition box is still displayed. Once you start swiping text, the definition box disappears. This is painful.