Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC
Current Version: 1.21.1
Last Updated: 24 days ago
Download Size: 134.1 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, 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.
Kindle for Mac 1.21.1: 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
excellent performance. - I am amazed at the negative reviews because I found none of the glitches others complain about. All features work very well. Books are easy to find, easy to read, easy to highlight and annotate.
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.
Removed Functionality - Can no longer navigate pages using my mouse. Now I need to use my keyboard. Hello Amazon, the 80’s are calling! They’re glad to have you back!
Functional, but only just - This gets more than one star because it lets you read the books. Hooray. This loses stars because: • It lets you create collections, but these collections are completely separate from the collections created online or in the iOS apps, which is totally idiotic. • You can’t ⌘C to copy a quote from a book. You have to use the “Copy” button that appears in the control popover thing. • I can’t search through multiple books at once. (“Which book in the series had this bit…?”) • I can’t open multiple books at once. • The columns shown when listing books (title, author, “recent”) are inadequate. It also needs length, purchase date, series...
Worst App Ever - What the heck is that. Only one page visible on a full screen, can't reliably copy / paste, I have never seen a such bad App in years. Feels like 90's microsoft crap.