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 1.26: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.
Ratings and Reviews
Poor quality for students using with an eTextbook.
This review is for using kindle for textbooks. Yes it has highlighting/ notes and flashcards. What is seriously lacking is the ability to easily select material to highlight, make notes about and make flashcards. By this I mean that you highlight the beginning of the section you want, and by the time you have highlit down to the end of the paragraph, the highlight has dropped mid paragraph etc. This is very annoying to use as a study tool. The lack of text to speech is also just a blatant mistake. I find highlighting often also causes spontaneous zooming in or out, page flips, and moving the page around on screen. The basic keyboard selection tools you may be familiar with from word processing apps also is not present. This is very basic stuff like holding shift and clicking the end of the section to hightlight the whole. Why they would reinvent the wheel so poorly is up for debate. Im going to assume they put as little time possible in to making the advertised features actually work for the user. If you want this app to read game of thrones or fifty shades, it may be just fine however. Crappy for textbooks.
Finally digital content that is easy to read
This is an impulse review so my opinion may change after awhile. I was thrilled when opening the Kindle book I bought to see how beautifully rendered the text was and the ease of navigating through it. I was about to dock a star since there was an image of a table on a page that was hard to read but found that double clicking the image brings up a larger easier-to-read version. I was weary of buying the book digitally since I did not have a great experience with purchasing magazines in a digital format in the past through other applications, not Kindle. For the magazines, I would have to zoom in on the text in order to read it and use the scrollbar to get across the whole page. The flaw with the magazine format was presenting the left and right pages at the same time so by default it was zoomed out to fit both pages on the screen at the same time thus making the text small and blurred. It was lacking a single page flip format like this Kindle app does for the digital book I bought. So far I’m impressed.
- AMZN Mobile LLC
- 90.9 MB
OS X 10.10 or later, 64-bit processor
English, French, German, Italian, Japanese, Portuguese, Simplified Chinese, Spanish
- Age Rating
- Rated 4+
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With Family Sharing set up, up to six family members can use this app.