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mac os x 10.5 reader

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Initial post: Oct 20, 2011 10:09:38 AM PDT
my formerly working Kindle reader for Mac OS X 10.5 stopped working, and it seems there is no replacement. Why?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 10:10:28 AM PDT
Sarida says:
Customer Service will probably be able to help you :)

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 10:11:37 AM PDT
Jazzy_Jeff says:
Why not?

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 10:59:09 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Oct 20, 2011 11:01:25 AM PDT
Amazon now states the requirements are OS X 10.6 and above for the Kindle app - also there is a separate download for a 10.5 version - the link to that will be towards the bottom of the link below

Posted on Oct 28, 2011 6:29:07 PM PDT
Lagrasta3 says:
Does anyone know another link for the Kindle app for OS X 10.5.8? The link provided by amazon (see below) doesn't seem to work.

In reply to an earlier post on Jan 22, 2012 11:08:21 AM PST
That link is indeed valid. I just tried it and it worked fine.

Posted on Jan 23, 2012 6:26:06 AM PST
momof8 says:
I found the link on amazon and downloaded, but it won't open for me. Keeps saying, "The application Kindle quit unexpectedly. mac OS X and other applications are not affected. Click Relaunch to launch the application again. Click Report to see more details or send a report to Apple." Is there an even older version out there? I had one that used to work. But don't know which version it was.

Posted on Jan 28, 2012 6:02:53 PM PST
I get a message that says: this vesion of Kindle will not work wih OS X .5.8. Will I have to send this kimble back for a refund? MarilynY

Posted on May 7, 2012 6:34:12 PM PDT
The link still seems to be working. Downloaded immediately when I clicked on it. In the middle of downloading books. I'm assuming that they will open and the program works properly, etc. If not, will post back.

In reply to an earlier post on May 26, 2012 4:11:07 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on May 26, 2012 4:12:08 AM PDT
This download definitely DOES NOT WORK on Mac OS X 10.5 on a Powerbook G4! Looks like this machine is now officially a dinosaur. ARRGGHH!

Posted on May 29, 2012 8:39:14 AM PDT
I also am having trouble, I have a mac 10.5.8 and my computer is only 3 years old. I didn't think that was old enough to not have a software version for it :( The link Richard provided goes to a 10.6 version, not 10.5 too. Did Amazon get rid of that download?

Posted on Jun 3, 2012 9:03:19 AM PDT
P. Paicer says:
Check your download folder, you may still have an older kindleformac.dmg. The version I now know works with MacOS 10.5.8 is Kindle Version 1.5.1. (Check this by choosing Get Info on the Kindle App on the DMG) Then if you have 1.5.1, after installing in Applications folder, go to Preferences and UNCHECK automatic updates.

Posted on Jun 6, 2012 5:55:02 AM PDT
pearljewels says:
I just downloaded it for Mac OS X 10.5.8 and it works beautifully...thx Amazon and everyone!

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 9, 2012 1:55:56 AM PDT
Kei Nakahara says:
Where did you download it from? I also have Mac OS X 10.5.8

Posted on Sep 9, 2012 12:37:33 AM PDT
command-Z says:
I made the mistake of updating my kindle ap that was working perfectly well with my Macbook Pro running OS X 10.5.8 Leopard. After reading here that the old version Kindle for Mac I had was 1.5.1 I was able to download it here:

So far it works fine.

BTW, because of this and various other reasons I decided to upgrade my OS to 10.6 Snow Leopard. Its no longer available from the Apple Store but if you call Apple Support, they'll sell you a copy for only $21. I highly suggest to do this to prevent your machine from becoming prematurely obsolete. If your Mac is compatible and you also plan on eventually upgrading to Lion or Mountain Lion apple requires your OS to be at least 10.6 Snow Leopard.

Apple Support 1-800-MY-APPLE (800-692-7753)

Posted on Nov 19, 2012 6:13:20 AM PST
Downloaded 1.5.1 and it has a no-entry sign on it. I am using an Apple eMac G4 running OS X 10.5.8

In reply to an earlier post on Feb 28, 2013 7:39:55 AM PST
G. T. Turner says:
It's for Intel Macs only. PPC is not supported at all. :(

Posted on Apr 29, 2013 3:22:04 AM PDT
Amazon is being terrible. G5's are perfectly good machines to read ebooks on!!

It is not like it would cost them that much in development to release a reader for the G5. Amazon look, I have spent over $1,000 in books for the last few years, each year. Fix this and while you are at it, give the android app the ability to organize book collections like the pc app.

Posted on Sep 1, 2013 10:11:13 PM PDT
S. A. Hanson says:
Thank you, thank-you, Command-Z. Followed your link and it worked great!

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 7:49:36 AM PST
I just want to install amazon underground app on my mac os x 10.8.5 can anyone help?

Posted on Dec 10, 2015 7:50:36 AM PST
I just want to install amazon underground app on my mac os x 10.8.5 for movies and tv's, can anyone help?

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 10, 2015 9:53:07 AM PST
T. Cannon says:
YOu might want to be more specific in your request. Do you need help finding the App? Have you tried to install it and it didn't' work? What happened when you tried? Details are your friend.
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