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Kindle on IPad - Collections/Categories

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Initial post: May 29, 2011 1:44:06 PM PDT
I have both a Kindle and an iPad with the Kindle app.
I have my books in categories on my Kindle, but not when reading on the iPad. All of my archived books are there, just not in categories.

In reply to an earlier post on May 29, 2011 1:47:45 PM PDT
NW Cooper says:
I have both, as well, and I don't believe you can have collections on the Ipad. I mostly read on my Kindle anyway, so haven't looked into it much. I only keep books on the front page of my Ipad if I am reading them, the rest I leave in archives. That helps not having to scroll through so many books.

Posted on May 29, 2011 3:11:56 PM PDT
Artist says:
The apps don't support the Collections feature.

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 8:15:47 PM PDT
Are there plans to improve the apps to support text to speech and collections?

I own two Kindles (a K2 and a DX), but I hardly ever use them because the iPad makes them largely obsolete. Yeah, I understand the value of the e-Ink display, but I don't read outside that often, but I use the iPad for reading *and more*.

What is's motivation to not improve these apps? I'd buy *even more* Kindle books if I weren't so annoyed by the second-rate way they treat the app. (Surely they're losing money on the Kindle hardware, so they have lots of reasons to get my book money without the loss leader of the device.)

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2011 8:17:41 PM PDT
@Colin: The apps are free, but Amazon has to pay for the licence to use the TTS software, so I doubt if they will add that feature to the apps (and it might not run on all the platforms that the apps are available for).

Collections? I don't know.

In reply to an earlier post on Jul 4, 2011 8:28:27 PM PDT
Thanks @John. I like the free app, but I'd be willing to pay for the TTS, especially if i could use it from my phone. The biggest reason I stopped carrying my DX around was that I just didn't want one more device in my bag.

The iPhone and iPad I can't live without, especially since they do 90% of what the DX did plus *much* more. The lack of collections is *really* a drag, especially since I have a pretty large collection of Kindle books. (I think it is 243 books.)

Posted on Jul 4, 2011 8:40:31 PM PDT
Bill says:
Amazon is generally slow at upgrading the software for its own devices, and seems to be uninterested in upgrading its apps for other devices. Commitment to software upgrades is the weak link in an otherwise impressive product.

Posted on Oct 20, 2011 5:40:10 PM PDT
Carlo Canona says:
I would be interested in collections for the iPad. Seems like a huge feature to omit.

In reply to an earlier post on Oct 20, 2011 7:13:39 PM PDT
J. Mcdowell says:
We all agree. What is taking so long???

Posted on Oct 22, 2011 6:45:01 AM PDT
ST says:
I also agree. I prefer reading on the ipad but am endlessly frustrated by the reduced functionality. But re the question about why they haven't improved it - does Amazon read and respond to this forum?

Posted on Oct 26, 2011 3:40:08 PM PDT
Tim Stringer says:
Another vote for collections on the iPad - something along the lines of what iBooks app supports would suit me well. I'm purchasing most of my books in electronic format these days (and even repurchasing some that I already own in print format) - meaning that I have a lots of books to keep track of. Having collections would go along way towards keeping things organized and accessible.

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 7:57:00 PM PDT
J. Jones says:
Ridiculous. Collections is so incredibly basic and essential that amazon should be ashamed not to offer it on their iPad app. I have literally hundreds of books on my kindle and share the account with my wife. She reads on a Kindle, I read on the iPad Kindle app. All my book $$ goes to Amazon so why don't I warrant the respect of a feature that has existed on every email and music app for over a decade. Are they just determined to drive me me to the iBook app and the Apple store???

Posted on Oct 30, 2011 8:06:38 PM PDT
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Posted on Nov 5, 2011 12:06:05 PM PDT
Jenny says:
I like buying from Amazon, but don´t like the kindle on my ipad its all in one place, would love to have collections.
Have started buying on the ibook, because its so neatly organized.

In reply to an earlier post on Dec 4, 2011 8:05:42 AM PST
rdf says:
I agree, I will pay more for the iBook version, if available, because it has collections while the kindle app doesn't

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 2:31:43 PM PST
I want collections too - I have heaps of books and finding the books I want is really hard - I prefer other ebook readers on my iphone than kindle for this reason.

Posted on Feb 12, 2012 2:34:49 PM PST
Bjeans says:
I'd suggest that anyone who wants Collections in the iPad app send Amazon an email. The odds are unlikely they'll see your posts here.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 3:05:41 AM PDT
Last edited by the author on Apr 2, 2012 3:17:32 AM PDT
Hajo says:
I second Bjeans and just sent a mail to Amazon, urging for collections in the iPad app, please consider doing the same.

Posted on Apr 2, 2012 4:19:23 AM PDT
Jenny says:
What email address should I send to?

In reply to an earlier post on Apr 6, 2012 3:49:53 AM PDT
Hajo says:
I would say through their "contact us" link:

Posted on May 12, 2012 1:07:43 PM PDT
I also own two Kindle readers, a Mac and an iPad. The ONLY device that doesn't support Collections is the iPad. I also have hundreds of books. I also do MOST of my reading on my iPad. I only use my Kindle when I am outside.
The fact that ONLY the iPad lacks Collections seems to be an attempt buy Amazon to compete with Apple - with us, the customer, caught in the middle with an inferior Amazon book-reading experience.
And, I KNOW Amazon reads this Forum. Amazon please add Collections to the iPad Kindle reader. We promise we will still buy books - and Kindle readers.

Posted on Jun 19, 2012 12:58:04 PM PDT
Last edited by the author on Jun 19, 2012 1:00:39 PM PDT
@success master
For your info., the Kindle Fire also does NOT support 'Collections'. I have a Kindle Keyboard, a Kindle Fire, and am considering getting an iPad. If so, I will probably get rid of the KF since I understand that there is a 'Kindle for iPad' that will sync with my KK and/or KF. I am just now exploring my options about the iPad (don't need it...just want it!), but I don't believe I need all three of these devices. Any thoughts out there about using the iPad in place of the Fire??

Edit: Just noticed that the last post for this thread was back in May, so maybe no one is even reading this message on this forum. If you are, let me hear from you, and thanks... Bill

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 1:02:54 PM PDT
rdf says:
Well, one of my friends got a Fire for free a few months ago and ended up buying an iPad to replace it -- which I found noteworthy. (lots of reasons for this: corporate support, same UI as iPhone, better screen).

I replaced my Kindle with an iPad long ago and haven't had any regrets except for collections.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 3:03:16 PM PDT
J. Mcdowell says:
FYI, iBooks Kindle has Collections and is a far superior program in general INHO. "Buy" a free iBook and see if you agree. Kindle for iPad does not have "collections" and also the print is not as clear as iBooks. I try not to buy Kindle books anymore since they don't have Collections. Unfortunately, iBooks has fewer books for sale, but I get all the classics w/ iBooks.

In reply to an earlier post on Jun 19, 2012 3:07:39 PM PDT
J. Mcdowell says:
I prefer iPad while reading sitting upright with 2 columns. It feels more like a hardback. I support it with a pillow. I prefer KF while lying supine in bed because it is lighter and has better resolution. If I had to choose 1 over the other i would probably prefer iPad for reading, and of course iBooks are better than Kindle books. The iBooks resolution is better that Kindle.
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