Amazon Kindle

Amazon Kindle

50,000,000 - 100,000,000 downloads

Pros
  • Great app for Amazon customers and Kindle users
Cons
  • Nothing special
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Expert's Review
5.0
Worthy

"Complete your Amazon Experience"

Reviewed by / Dec 18, 2012

Turn your smartphone into a Kindle Reader.

Amazon launched their e-reader Kindle on time. With this app, you can transform your smartphone into a Kindle and enjoy all the options that come with the real device.

The app allows you to read Kindle e-books on your smartphone, just as if it was a Kindle Reader. The interface is simple and intuitive, as it should be on an e-reader: tap the side of the screen to turn a page forward, pinch to zoom in and so on. You can change the font size and the background color, search for a topic or look up the meaning of a word in an online dictionary. You can also access the Kindle store and choose from the books and promotions, get sample extracts and so on.

Amazon Mobile belongs to Amazon.com. This is an official app.

Wanted a Kindle but couldn't afford it? Got a smartphone? Ok, so you won’t have the Kindle screensize, but you'll have a smartphone that acts just like the real thing.

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Developer's original description available here
The Kindle app puts over a million books at your fingertips. It’s the app for every reader, whether you’re a book reader, magazine reader, or newspaper reader—and you don’t need to own a Kindle to use it. Choose from over a million Kindle books from the Kindle Store or enjoy popular magazines like The Economist and Reader’s Digest with high-resolution color images.*

• Read Free Books—Choose from thousands of free ebooks such as Pride & Prejudice or The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes.

• Shop for Books—Easily shop for ebooks, including new releases and New York Times Best Sellers.

• Use the Built-In Dictionary, Google, and Wikipedia—The Kindle app has a built-in dictionary that allows you to look up words instantly while you’re reading your ebooks. Simply tap and hold a word to view its definition or use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.

• Sync Your eBooks—The Kindle app lets you read the same book across devices and automatically syncs where you left off so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. The app syncs your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights between Android, PC, Mac, iPad, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, Windows Phone 8, and any of our Kindle devices using our Whispersync technology.

• Sample Books Before You Buy—Read the first chapter of a book for free before you decide to buy.

• Customize Your Reading—Choose your preferred font size, screen brightness, background color, and orientation (portrait or landscape) to read your books.

• Borrow eBooks from the Library—Check out ebooks from your local library and have them delivered wirelessly to your Kindle app.

• Read print replica textbooks on Android tablets. Print Replica Kindle books maintain the rich formatting and layout of their related print editions and provide features to help students study smarter including ability to highlight passages, add margin notes, and search for keywords. Whispersync technology saves and synchronizes your bookmarks, notes, and highlights across your devices.

* Selection for U.S. users only; selection and price of ebooks and e-periodicals vary by country.

Recently changed in this version

4.4.0.71
- Bug fix: Crash when opening a book on some devices

4.4.0.48
- Font choices
- Faster cover loading
- Auto-brightness controls
- Easy access to table of contents in the book
- Fixed sensitivity of volume button page turning

Looking for additional options or settings?
- In a book, tap the center of the screen
- In the library, tap and hold any item

More instructions and help
- http://amazon.com/help/kindle
- http://amazon.com/fb/kindleforum


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Comments and ratings for Amazon Kindle
  • (66)

    by Stephanie Hyder on 12/04/2014

    I have several reading apps installed and this one is my favorite.

  • (66)

    by Sierrah Rounds on 12/04/2014

    Amazing, great for reading and storing books. Easy access to books and keeping place where last read.

  • (66)

    by Shirley Alvarez on 12/04/2014

    Love all my kindles. I have 4.. also have kindle app on EVERYTHING.

  • (66)

    by Michael Wilkerson on 12/04/2014

    It never fails to give new an error message EVERY SINGLE TIME I open the app, Which is annoying. I will stop purchasing books through Amazon until fixed.

  • (66)

    by Justin B on 12/04/2014

    Taking notes inside of the app is useless because for school or papers, the notes are needed outside of the program. So I use OneNote or Evernote to write notes while I am reading. This app does not support it and Amazon has not stated if or when it will.

  • (66)

    by Kyle Elliott on 12/04/2014

    Seems to force close when I open it a bit too often. This doesn't happen with the iOS version.

  • (66)

    by Chuy Hernandez on 12/04/2014

    Great app