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- Buy once, read everywhere. Sign in with an Amazon account, and sync Kindle books across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed and across any Kindle device.
- Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to visit.
- Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and number of reading columns.
- Highlight, take notes, and add bookmarks in any book. Look up word definitions and listen to how they are pronounced.
- Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
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Kindle for PC reading app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on an 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’s Whispersync technology automatically syncs your furthest page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed and across any Kindle device. That means you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another device. (* Selection and price of Kindle books in the Kindle Store vary by country.)
PC Minimum System Requirements:
- Processor: 1 GHz or faster
- RAM: 1 GB
- Hard Disk: 42 MB
- Video Card: Any Windows Compatible Graphics Card
- Supported OS: Windows 10, Windows 8, Windows 7
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The Interface (UI) - the interface is pathetic. You can make your page black but, unfortunately, the page only takes up about 25% of the available screen space and the rest of the screen stays the same colour. That means you can forget about reading in a dark room or before bed from this application. There is no way to make the "page" - I put the word in inverted commas because it's more like a tiny strip down the middle of the screen - do anything like fill the screen, even in "full screen" mode, no matter which way you orient your device or what options you try. Even the way the UI looks is what you'd expect from the very lamest freeware, like something that was made 20 years ago and has hardly been updated since.
Features - you don't get any of the features they advertise, they seem to be reserved for users of other platforms. To be fair, the application is usable as a librarian/organiser for your books but not in any way useful as an actual reader. You'll be lucky if you can manage half a page of text per screen. Then there is the complete lack of right-click functionality, which you'd expect could be really handy in an application like this. Honestly, though, I can't think of the last time I encountered a software application with no right-click functionality at all. Even Notepad has a right-click menu. You get a limited one in the Library but nothing at all on the reading side.
Overall - Amazon should be ashamed and embarrassed to offer something so clearly useless to their customers. When you compare it to the Windows 8 (Metro) app or any phone app, it simply doesn't measure up. It's so bad that it got me looking at the Kobo app, which is everything this application is not - the Kobo app feels modern and slick and looks like it will be a joy to use as an eReader. It's also got a great built-in store that makes it dead simple to buy books. It's so much better that, after thinking about it long and hard, I've decided that once I finish the books I have, I'm going to get myself a Kobo and sell my Kindle on eBay. I won't put up with being treated like a second-class citizen and you shouldn't, either.
I’m also going to take a closer look at Nook and maybe others. I’m a KU user as well as Prime but doesn’t make any difference. I rather enjoy reading than being frustrated by this app. I’ll stop both if there isn’t a way to make this app user friendly.
Frankly, I’m wondering if it’s advantageous for Amazon to make this app better on other platforms. I would never have expected such a bad reading experience from Amazon/Kindle.
I originally came here to give a very negative review of the Windows store version. But this one is great and everything that the Windows Store one is not. Plus it has full mouse support so my searches, text marking and even moving from one chapter of a book to another from the table of contents is MUCH easier and more precise than touch with my big ham fingers.
I realize that Amazon would prefer to sell books to those that own Kindles, but why support those features in the world on IOS and Android but leave the PC version from the store so crippled? Doesn't make sense because I'm sure it is costing Amazon book sales.
Top international reviews
Gives you the ability to use on multiple devices
Ease of use
Range of reading material (Genres)
The amount of books that you can have on your account
You can choose which device to send any chosen publication
You can have same publication on multiple devices (Using your own account)
More format options would be nice (being picky here though)
Kindle is our go to choice for e-books and publications, if you haven't tried it yet then I can highly recommend it.
Completely useless don't bother buying any ebooks for studying if you hope to use this, math's symbols don't display properly, they either have alignment issues or display invalid characters.
I can't understand how amazon with all its resources hasn't asked their development team to do something about this as a priority and make it work, Adobe managed to do it fine with PDFs so it can be done perfectly.
I won't be buying anymore ebooks, very disappointing.
In short, ok for a quick book read, but a lazy app, which shouldn't be your first option, if you only have a PC, as there are better options available.
On your phone, tablet and Kindle harfware the app makes the most of the screen real estate, however on the PC the app simply uses the middle of the screen and fonts are far too inflexible.
Though I do not mind reading on my pc usually I found this app distracting and uncomfortable.
The only iteration of Kindle I would rate poorly.
May work on some computers. however it does not work on mine and its new like 6 weeks old!!
Come on amazon lets get this one right please.