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Kindle

By AMZN Mobile LLC
Supported Devices : Mac OS

Release Notes

10/12/2015 | Version : 1.12.4 | Size : 57.5 MB
Kindle for Mac 1.12.4: This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

9/17/2015 | Version : 1.12.3 | Size : 57.5 MB
Support OS X El Capitan

5/19/2015 | Version : 1.11.2 | Size : 56.1 MB
Support for Japan marketplace.
Support for Textbook free trials.
Miscellaneous bug fixes and performance improvements.

Description

The Kindle app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store, including best sellers and new releases. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your most recent page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device.

Get the best reading experience available on your Mac:
• Shop the Kindle Store for over 1,000,000* Kindle books, including New Releases. Over 610,000* of these books are $9.99 or less, including many of the New York Times Best Sellers.
• Start reading immediately with three free books: Pride and Prejudice, Treasure Island, and Aesop’s Fables. Thousands more free classics are available in the Kindle Store.
• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
• Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color and font size.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Select a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply click on either side of the screen or press the arrow keys to turn pages.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, Kindle 3G, Kindle DX, Amazon Fire Phone, Kindle Fire, Kindle Fire HD, Kindle Fire HDX, iPhone, iPad, PC, Android-based device, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7-based device. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.

* Selection and price of books in the Kindle Store may vary by country.

Rankings

Overall :
#3 : Top Free Mac Applications

Categories :
#1 : Top Free Mac Applications [Reference]

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Category

Lifestyle , Reference


Comments and Ratings for Kindle

Application woes (1.12.4)
1/4/2017 9:17:00 AM 1/5 By jlgerber
I have been a big kindle fan for years. However, with this latest release, it has become unusable for me. I have 5 active devices with kindle on each, and as i bounce between the different devices, the kindle software on each periodically “forgets” my login and forces me to re-register. I have to relogin and redownload everything each time this happens. On os x, my books show up as un openable. I am forced to remove the offending books one at a time and redownload. On ios, the books are simply not on the device anymore. After spending thousands of dollars on books with kindle, I am furious. This needs to be fixed.

Can’t change the font! (1.12.4)
12/31/2016 6:00:00 PM 1/5 By Cloud-E
I can change the font on my ipad. Why can’t I change the font on my new MacBook Pro???? This is crazy. The default font for the computer is not very good, and harder to read than the nice clean clear font I chose for the iPad. Please fix this if anybody is listening!

Version 1.17.1 at Amazon (1.12.4)
12/27/2016 9:28:00 PM 4/5 By what8ever
Kudos to user, gschwab posting on Nov 19, 2016 about version 1.12.4 being “very outdated.” I’ve been using my mobile devices but today tried to open a few books on my Mac resulting in errors. However, those same books open on my iDevices. I had skipped this 1.12.1 version because of the one-star reviews here. Well, just as gschwab suggest, I downloaded the latest version from Amazon’s web site, installed, and opened those “problem” books without a hitch. (Although all my highlights were lost for one book thus far.) There is a note on Amazon’s download page stating, "Kindle for Mac applications running a software version below 1.14.0 are no longer supported.” Also, "The latest version of Kindle for Mac can be used on any Mac computer running OS X 10.9.5 or higher.” For some unknown reason, Amazon is NOT submitting new versions to Apple for review and updating in the App Store.

It’s Alright (1.12.4)
12/19/2016 2:52:00 PM 4/5 By cruiz218
It definitely could be prettier. At the end of the day, though, I just want to be able to read some books. This application allows me to do just that without any problems. I doubt it is an ideal app for textbooks. Other than that however, it’s great.

UX is terrible (1.12.4)
12/8/2016 9:13:00 AM 2/5 By Kaizoku02
Page scaling only works at a number of preset-definitions, none of them working well with a computer monitor for multi-tasking. If you are looking to read a textbook and take notes in a separate app, good luck to you because it will never come out to a point where you can see both without making errant page-swipes when you're simply trying to see the right half of the page. When the page isn't displayed in full, the right margin no longer exists--you can't simply hit ➡ until you begin to see margin, you'll jump another page. Everything about the experience is just hateful toward the user, and it has been this way for at least 3 years now. I do not recommend this unless you're forced to use it.

Where “Shop in Kindle Store” tab go? (1.12.4)
12/2/2016 1:11:00 AM 1/5 By Hgfnkj
See that tab on the right of the picture that says "Shop in Kindle Store”?? Yeah well i just got the app today and that option is no where to be found. Im stuck with the 3 default books that come with the app… Literally so lame. Should have expected it though considering no updates in the past YEAR. Amazon put this app on the back burner.

Very Sluggish!!!! (1.12.4)
11/28/2016 7:33:00 AM 2/5 By KindleMad
Trying to download books - cannot believe how long it takes - I have to wait & wait; can’t walk away to do anything else; the minute I try that; the iPad or iPhone ‘goes to sleep’ & I have to start over. The icon just spins & spins & spins & spins! I spoke w/an Apple tech. They say the problem is w/the App! So, now what? It is making me crazy!!!!!! Now, I cannot even submit this unless I create a nickname - everything taken…………………..

Apple store version of the app is outdated (1.12.4)
11/19/2016 1:33:00 PM 5/5 By gschwab
Just an FYI that the version here is very outdated. Go to Amazon’s site to get the current version.

IT LACKS BASIC FUNCTIONS (1.12.4)
11/17/2016 8:51:00 PM 1/5 By mrgooddeeds19
I don’t what I am doing why I cannot copy and paste from the app. Maybe they disabled that function IDK. right now for me it S####S!!!!

this app is great (1.12.4)
11/16/2016 3:01:00 PM 5/5 By hidkfjdkajld;ja
hey there!

App randomly skips backwards or forwards in textbooks (1.12.4)
11/6/2016 1:49:00 PM 1/5 By fbindc
Using a brand new Macbook 12inch laptop I installed the Kindle app. I like the ability to rent text books for my masters degree and have rented everything from Amazon (you’re welcome Amazon) What I don’t like is when scrolling forward on my brand new macbook trackpad in the Kindle app, my Amazon text book will randomly decide to scroll backwards 3-5 pages for no rhyme or reason. This is very disruptive and makes me question renting text books from Amazon. When I copy and paste text notes from the Kindle app into another program and navigate back to the Kindle app, it somehow assumes this motion is connected to wanting to scroll forward and it jumps about 50-100 pages forward. This isn’t convincing me that I should use this app or rent textbooks from Amazon. (There’s your business impact - please take note Amazon)

Will not let me sign in (1.12.4)
11/5/2016 5:48:00 PM 1/5 By ImAltastic
I know the password I’m enterting in is correct yet it just will not work. Please fix!

Good, but needs more features and less bugs (1.12.4)
11/1/2016 8:36:00 AM 4/5 By kennykman
There seems to be a page sync problem on this app when reading on multiple devices. Also, hopefully Amazon will add X-Ray and Audible narration features that are in the iOS versions. It’s been more than one year since the last update Amazon, so get busy!

Scrolling is horrible, they failed on the simplest task (1.12.4)
10/30/2016 1:11:00 PM 2/5 By HoraleGuey
As I write this I am studying for a test using an E-textbook. Scrolling is a nightmare on my core i5 mac. Between pages, sometimes it does not go up a page and sometimes it does. This is so frustrating and it is literally all they had to do and they failed. I wish I could view this textbook in a Pdf editor but no, i’m stuck with this application. I absolutely will not be using this garbage again. Amazon, I know of at least two engineers who work for you and they’re very smart. Get your s*** together, please

Terrible Scrolling (1.12.4)
10/27/2016 5:16:00 PM 2/5 By DisappointedCLPlayer
The scrolling alone ruins this app for me. In my opinion, it is much easier to control where you want to be if there is a continuous scroll option, not a “jump from page to page” option that makes it easy to lose your place. Also, many times I find my textbook pages don’t fit the screen well. I really like the option for sepia coloring, it makes the pages easier to look.

Shockingly bad experience (1.12.4)
10/25/2016 11:04:00 AM 1/5 By Blargggh.
Amazon must have forgotten about this app. The Kindle app for Mac really makes reading simple pdfs and epubs a chore. Seriously, use Preview or caliber or something.

Amazon not here (1.12.4)
10/23/2016 3:17:00 PM 5/5 By mkjzna
The app store version is rarely updated. The newest version is 1.17.1 at Amazon. DL from there.

Needs some serious updating (1.12.4)
10/15/2016 6:23:00 PM 1/5 By Waiter32443
On IOS devices the kindle app is great. It's sad to see the desk top version so far behind in features and with such a weak user interface. If anything you would expect the desk top version to be a power house of usability especially in regards to note taking and searching campabilities.

Renders Well … But (1.12.4)
10/12/2016 7:29:00 PM 2/5 By Original GH
The app does most of the basic things it is supposed to: renders pages very well, is nimble, can download new books. But, if you're going to have a minimalist design, then you have to make it very easy to find hidden navigation. They spent all kinds of resources tweaking the page turning animation — but getting back to your library is still a gigantic hassle. Somewhere, if you do something at the top, and the stars are aligned and the wind is blowing in the right way, and you've sacrificed honey and wheat to Demeter, you can get the navigation to pop up. Otherwise, you're screwed.

Horrible App (1.12.4)
10/9/2016 7:26:00 PM 1/5 By Shhhhhh;)
It's pretty ridiculous that there’s around a one second load time for every single page… The scrolling is very unsmooth as well… If only I can just buy the pdf version of the books and read them from Preview, which works so much better than this horrible app.

Necessary evil (1.12.4)
10/2/2016 6:47:00 PM 1/5 By Yitzach Meyer
I really don’t like this app, but what choice do I have? As a college student buying textbooks of A-zon for the Kindle App on my iPad, this is the option I have for a desktop version. The desktop version is the best way to copy/paste for textbook quotes but that doesn’t mean it’s good. Search works ok. That’s the plus. Using an Apple mouse? Did your finger twitch? You are now 5 pages away from your reading spot. This is a maddening reality, and makes this app nothing short of infuriating at times—especially if you’re trying to hammer out an essay. Copying text for quotes in an essay? You’re going to get a glob of junk that acts as their “citation” which is utterly worthless, and you’ll have to clean it up each time you paste a quote in. If you can find a better way to open Kindle books, use it.

Bad Apple Seed Review (1.12.4)
10/1/2016 11:09:00 PM 3/5 By Carlos Vega
Please fix the scrolling. I bought a $20 college book for my class and it’s difficult to read it with zooming in and out features. When scrolling the pages flip, instead of landing on the bottom of the page. It’s hard to read a book from page 1 and then randomly page 12… IT would be phenomenal if this was fixed with an option to scroll.

Barely adequate (1.12.4)
9/29/2016 6:06:00 PM 2/5 By Larry_Hinman
Companies get comfortable when they have a monopoly, and it’s hard to imagine any other excuse for such a poor product. Once you buy a Kindle book (and I have over 1,000), there is only one program that you can read them on: the Kindle app. I would gladly pay for a better app, such as one that allows annotations with Apple Pencil or other styluses, but Kindle books are locked so that you cannot go to the competitor for a reading app. The result is an app that is years behind development. In addition, although it offers Collections, there is almost no way to rearrange the order of the collections or to have, in effect, subfolders. This is a feature that, if there were competitors for reading Kindle content, would typically appear in the first year. I’m (generally) happy to buy content from Amazon, but it would be far better if the reader was open to competition. One feature I’ve long wanted in a reader—I use the Kindle Voyager most of the time—is the ability to have the book cover I’m currently reading appear as the default image on the face of the reader when it is off. It would be so easy, but unfortunately they don’t bother. Bottom line: open up this sealed system so that we can buy Kindle books but read them on non-Kindle apps and devices. It works as a basic, few-frills app, but that’s it.

A choppy and very un-maclike experience (1.12.4)
9/27/2016 5:11:00 AM 2/5 By Dan8273
I haven’t had any probems with synicng or anything like that. I’m not a stickler for tons of extra features either… I just want to be able to read the book. That being said, using this app is a nightmare as far as scrolling and overall fluidity. Forget using your trackpad trying to scroll up and down a page. It’s extremely choppy, unresponsive, and overall makes you feel you are not using a Mac approved app. It’s pretty much garbage as far as actual fluidity in the app, and that annoys me greatly.

absolutely out of date (1.12.4)
9/20/2016 10:29:00 PM 1/5 By Ni ALeX
in contrast with the iphone app, mac version need much improvements. completely out-dated.

Lack of scrolling mode is irritating (1.12.4)
9/17/2016 6:17:00 PM 1/5 By ScubaSteve957
It is annoying reading with this app that doesn’t have an option for continuous scroll mode, unlike almost every other reading app on the market.

Not setup like a Kindle (1.12.4)
9/17/2016 6:16:00 AM 1/5 By DonnaDiane
Does not allow you to see the newest book. Or at least the version on my Mac doesn’t allow that. Hve tp hunt nd hunt and hunt through my large library to find things. Please make the app like the re;l Kindle.

great (1.12.4)
9/15/2016 2:32:00 PM 5/5 By alexa.kar
Useful app for Kindle users

This is why people like normal books over ebooks (1.12.4)
9/11/2016 6:28:00 AM 1/5 By Sammers1008
All the development money obviously went to develop the mobile app. Unlike the computer version here the mobile app is a well designed experience. Despite a laptop having more processing power than a phone they give the computer version less features. I feel like I need to look into converting the amazon book into a PDF because the experince is 10x better.

This app WAS great... (1.12.4)
9/9/2016 4:47:00 AM 1/5 By thlovr
It used to be great, now everytime I open the app it has a spaz attack, won’t let me open any of my books, loses my bookmarks, and forgets my collections. PLEASE fix it.


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