Amazon Kindle

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Rated 4.84497 From 2,963,925 Votes
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  • Last Updated: 2021-05-11
  • New version: 6.42
  • File size: 149.84 MB
  • Compatibility: Requires iOS 12.0 or later. and Android 4.4. KitKat or later

Amazon Kindle


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Amazon Kindle is an iPhone and Android Book App, made by AMZN Mobile LLC. Today, it has gone through many interations by the developers - AMZN Mobile LLC, with the latest current version being 6.42 which was officially released on 2021-05-11. As a testament to the app's popularity or lack thereof, it has gathered a total of 2,963,925 Reviews on the Apple App Store alone, with an average user rating of 4.84497 out of a possible 5 stars.

How does it Work?


READ ANYTIME, ANYWHERE On the bus, on your break, in your bed—never be without a book. Kindle books you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in your app. Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can select and download Kindle books directly in the app. FIND YOUR NEXT GREAT READ • Read the books you buy on Amazon in the Kindle app. Choose from over six million Kindle books (including those with Audible narration), magazines, and comics and start reading in seconds. Explore Amazon Charts best sellers and titles across genres like romance, science fiction, children’s books, self-help, religion, nonfiction, and more—and try any book with a free sample straight from the Kindle app. • Kindle Unlimited members can enjoy unlimited reading and listening, with the freedom to explore over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and current magazines. • Over 1,000 books, magazines, comics, and more included with Amazon Prime. GO BEYOND PAPER Turn your iPhone or iPad into a book with the free Kindle app—so you can read anytime, anywhere. Explore these reading features in the Kindle app: • Read your way. Customize your text size, font type, margins, text alignment, and orientation (portrait or landscape)—and choose whether to turn pages from left to right or continuously scroll. Read comfortably day and night with adjustable brightness and background colors. Go to the Aa menu in your book to get started. • Look up words, people, and places while you read. Breeze through words you don’t know and characters you can’t remember with the built-in dictionary, X-Ray, Wikipedia lookup, instant translations, and search within your book. Simply tap and hold a word to view its definition, or use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information. • Track your reading progress. See what percent of the book you’ve read, real page numbers (for most top titles), and how much time you have left in the chapter or book based on your actual reading speed. • Bookmark places you want to revisit, and make highlights and take notes throughout your book. Open My Notebook to see all your notes in the same place. • Hop, skim, and jump with Page Flip. Flip between pages or get a bird’s-eye view of your book with Page Flip—don’t worry, we’ll save your place. • Zoom in on high-definition color images in Kindle books, magazines, comics, and manga. • Sync your books across devices. When you’re reading a book, the Kindle app will automatically sync where you left off—along with any bookmarks, highlights, or notes—so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another. • When you can’t read, listen. Switch seamlessly from reading your Kindle book to listening to the Audible book, all within the Kindle app. • Get notified when authors you love have new releases. By using this app, you agree to Amazon’s Conditions of Use (www.amazon.com/conditionsofuse) and Privacy Notice (www.amazon.com/privacy).

Top Reviews

  • Highlighting


    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
  • Been using since Kindle began no problems


    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
  • eReader developers


    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
  • My Favorite Reading App


    By MarciaG
    I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
  • Never thought I’d enjoy reading a Kindle—how little I know myself.


    By dylanmaria
    As I grow older, I find my sleeping habits changing. I often wake up around 2:00am and simply take out my Kindle reading myself back to sleep. I could not do this we’re it a book. One would have to use a light which would disturb my husband’s sleep. As I wear glasses I’d be uncomfortable with one of those neck/head lights one can buy and possibly never fall asleep again. Now the best part of the Kindle is when reading any vocabulary one is not familiar with one can tap on it and a definition supplied there and then. If not enough one can simply go online and find the meaning, see the item and thus enrich one’s own vocabulary and knowledge base. The other aspect of Kindle I love is the number of books one can carry, almost weightlessly when traveling. If I feel like reading something serious, I can. Should I become bored I can immediately find something else. No need to try and find an English bookstore in say Romania simply click on one’s saved library and enjoy. I have around 200 books on my Kindle thus my library is in my handbag—what could be better?No bulky, heavy book to burden me, no confinement to that book—talk about freedom.
  • If only...


    By Cantbcyrious
    Your app has improved over time. That is good. But one major issue I have is the fact that, when writing notes where sections are highlighted and I have to leave the app for whatever reason, if the “SAVE” button isn’t pushed I loose ALL of the previous entry. What a terrible waste of time and effort!! Why can’t the text entry remain in place and be there right where I left off? Or, if that seems to impossible to do, why isn’t there a simple auto save? That is ultra simple logic. This issue is extremely frustrating! This seems so intuitive that it’s hard to imagine why it wasn’t addressed right from the start of note taking design, or at least why it hasn’t been dealt with yet. So basic that it just doesn’t make any sense!! UPDATED: Quite seriously?!?! While writing another note, I wanted to reference another app in order to more fully expound on a specific thought related to a passage in a book I was reading on Kindle. I switched apps for only a second. ONE SECOND! And a paragraph I had written evaporated just like that! GONE!!!!! Good grief how obnoxious!!!!! This lack of basic, intuitive feature alone deserves 2 STARS!! Fix it and boom! 5 stars!
  • Voiceover issues..


    By iPhone User One
    I have a hard time reading visually, so for years I have been using the iPhone's Voice Over (two finger swipe down, once you turn it on in iPhone's Accessibility settings located in General), to read my my Kindle eBooks, but in the past year or so it won't advance to the next page unless you leave the screen on in your pocket, and there are so many things that seem to randomly stop the voiceover from working properly, and sometimes cut out words here and there, and other times it just stops working altogether. I wish this feature worked more seamlessly. Other than that, I also find it harder now than ever before to find my own books that I've already purchased. There used to be an easy section to see all the books you own that are on the cloud, and another section to see all the ones that have been downloaded to your device, ready to read. Now it's really confusing and I have to search for my books. Much less user friendly and it looks like it's an attempt at trying to get you to buy more books. I hope they change this and make it easier or more straight forward to just see your own books, and not force you to look at all the books you don't own yet.
  • Mostly good


    By topview
    Definitely the best source for a wide selection of books but since kindle has taken it’s toll on most local book stores, the kindle prices have escalated proportionally. Also, as kindle expands the options available, caution must be exercised to avoid ordering something other than what your looking for, ie you want a book but you end up with audiobook or sample chapter or some other new and improved offering. Question for Kindle: why do you not list books written as a series in numerical order and why do you not list books written with the same lead character by publication date? It’s an ordeal to find the latest release of a Jack Reacher novel if you don’t know the title as it may be anywhere within the twenty or so previously released JR books. If the author of a series of six or more books is also the author of a large number of novels other than the series the books in the series might be scattered indiscriminately among all the releases. These are just inconvenient irritants but one would think they could be easily resolved. This does not prevent Kindle from being the best choice available and their customer service is second to none.
  • Great perspective on living with a disability


    By Scraptraci
    Shane Burcaw was dealt with a tough challenge at birth. He has a form of muscular dystrophy that has confined him to a wheelchair from a young age. Instead of feeling sorry for himself and the challenges he faces he has taken a very positive outlook on the situation. In fact I’d say it’s an amazing outlook considering the difficulty he faces In doing even the most badic things. Rather than focusing on his differences he has just adapted and finds a way to Join into the typical activities of his peers. He learned early on that humor and laughter break down lots of the barriers many in wheelchairs face. He uses humor and his personality to demonstrate he’s just a typical guy with a great attitude. He is physically disabled but not mentally or socially and he wants others he meets to realize this as well. Shane is inspiring and I wish him all the best with his non profit and hope he continues to inspire and provide hope through his speaking and his blog. The book is very well written and his anecdotes will have you laughing at loud This book is a pragmatic and positive outlook on dealing with an incurable disease. It is poignant at its truths but doesn’t leave you feeling depressed but rather inspired and hopeful
  • Kindle App


    By GeriG429
    The Kindle app for the iPad is a good stable way to enjoy reading. I like the options for font size and screen color. I can up the font size if I can’t find my reading glasses and tone down the light if I am reading in bed at night. What I don’t like is two things. 1) When I got my iPad last Christmas I had over 400 ebooks already. When I added the app, all of my books came over and I had no way of sorting between the books I had read and the books I hadn’t. 400+ books is a lot to try and sort through to see if I have read them or not. THEN, once I locate them there isn’t a way for me to sort them or keep them separate. I would pay for the app gladly if you gave me a few more choices on sorting and storing my books! 2) I am always buying new books but purchasing them has become a nightmare. It seems like every way I try and buy a book I am not able to. I can’t seem to find the “store.” I get to where I think I can buy and the only choice I have is to download a sample. I don’t want the sample, I want to buy the book! If anyone knows what I am doing wrong or how I can fix this, I would sure appreciate some feedback!

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