Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC
Current Version: 1.28
Last Updated: 4 months ago
Download Size: 91 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 10 fonts, font 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
· Side-by-side reading and note-taking
· The ability to export your notes
· Support for Text-to-Speech on devices running Mac OS X 10.10 or above
· Supports reading with Split View on devices running Mac OS X 10.11 or above
Kindle for Mac 1.28: 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
Barely Adequate - Clearly Amazon dont want people to read Kindle books anywhere but on a Kindle device, since this app barely adequate. Yes, you can read a book .. and thats about it. The UI is awful, I think by 8 yo could do better. But the clincher here is YOU CANT SYNC COLLECTIONS. Yep, if you organize your books into cloud collections, they will appear on a Kindle device and the Web site, BUT NOWHERE ELSE. Not on Mac, not on iPhone, not on iPad. Coming from a company who invented the cloud, this is appauling. Amazon should be ashamed.
APP Crash - I just bought the new Odd1sOut Sequel Kindle ebook and every time I exit the app (on my 2017 MacBook Pro running the newest version of Catlina) the app crashes if I go back to the library, and later try to reopen the book. At first I thought it was something with the book itself so deleted the book and redownloaded it at least twice. I found that so far the only solution seems to be to right-click (two-finger click on my trackpad) the title and select the option to go back to the beginning of the book. At the point, the book opens and the app does not crash. Then after that I am able to go to the chapter that I want to read manually.
What went wrong. - I started my last book on the Kindle app on my Macbook Pro, just last month and it worked like it always did. Now it doesn't respond. I have used this app for YEARS with no complaint or concern. What happened? IT went from a 5 star to a 0 stars, but you can't choose 0. For it to not work at all seems strange. The app opens and I can see my books, but when I click on a book to read, it freezes. Can't do anything, not even close it. I had to Force Quit. I did the delete and reinstall thing with no results.
Quite obviously the neglected little sister - It shows the books I purchased, and that's about it. Lags far behind it's iOS brethren. For some unknown reason, in 2020 Kindle still does not sync collections between all of its devices. A mystery.
Greed - I’ve used my kindle app for years on my iPad and it worked great- up until this last update. I was afraid to update it because lately , all updates seem to do is add more advertisements to it. And that’s exactly what happened with this update. I now have to dig to get to my library past the “ Recommended books” and other garbage. AND most of the “Recommended books” are Pro-Obama and Anti-Trump- nice way to make half your users not like you ! Amazon seems obsessed with making money over satisfying their customers and have no cares if they insult them along the way