Kindle for Mac [Download]
- Thousands of free classics are available in the Kindle Store.
- Get free book samples - read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
- Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color and font size.
- Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Select a word to view the definition. Use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
- You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle 3G, Kindle Paperwhite, Kindle Voyage, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPad, PC, Android-based device, BlackBerry, and Windows Phone 7/8-based device.
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Kindle for Mac reading app gives users the ability to read Kindle books on a beautiful, 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 last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up where you left off on another device. (* Selection and price of Kindle books in the Kindle Store vary by country.)
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Tech support (obviously from some country in the pacific rim- because they could barely speak intelligible English) promised me they would have a tech specialist get back to me in 2-3 days to correct the issue so this version of kindle would function on my mscBook. Of course no one had called back and it had been a month now.
Amazon asked me to rate my customer service experience and I told them how horrible it had been. I'm still waiting for someone---ANYONE --- to even acknowledge the trouble and frustration I have been thru over this version of kindle.
And don't think for a second that anyone at Amazon is going to bother even reading this, let alone responding.
Obviously I very strongly recommend against this version of Kindle and currently view Amazon with disdain.
I had to install this to read an AZW3 book, and my old version of kindle didn't work either (v. 1.2.2). I guess I have to go back to Calibre to read these books. But hey, this Amazon kindle software was free- sure glad I didn't buy a tablet and get stuck with a non-functioning product.
None of the older versions would run on the latest Mac OS so I tried to get a newer one. Searching for 'Kindle' got me Kindle for Windows and dozens of totally unrelated products but no Kindle for Mac. Another search for Kindle + Mac brought it up and going to that page I saw two download links. I tried one, nothing happened. I tried the other, nothing happened. I tried them both many times but nothing. There was a link to 'add to cart'- OK, I tried that. Then I went to my cart and followed the instructions but still no download. An email immediately confirmed that I bought Kindle but there was no way to download it.
So change the title of this from 'dead on arrival' to 'no arrival at all'.
amazon-csc+AJYU8LTWY0F65@amazon.com (support person) pointed me to another download site for the Mac version of Kindle. Again the download didn't work with Firefox so I downloaded Chrome and then was able to download Kindle software. Once installed, the software worked and I could download books to it. I could also add some existing books to the list of Kindle titles. I wrote back to the person called amazon-csc+AJYU8LTWY0F65@amazon.com to mention the problem with Firefox, but Amazon does not accept real email.
I wondered where Kindle was keeping these books on my computer. I searched for them and couldn't find them. Well it turns out that they aren't in my computer. They are only accessible when there is an internet connection. This may have something to do with Digital Rights Management; the concept that you don't own the book you buy but you pay for the ability to read it under certain circumstances. If you download the same book free from the Gutenberg web site, you actually own it, but Amazon books seem to be locked up to prevent 'theft'. You aren't allowed to save them on a backup disk or move them to another device, for example.
Kindle has been a big disappointment. Fortunately I can read iBooks on my Apple products (they too are often locked up) and text and PDF and audio books and other formats on any computer. The free Calibre software can read books in Kindle format and even convert them to other formats. As long as consumers tolerate paying for books (and music and video) that they can't actually own, this outrage will continue.