Kindle for PC

Kindle for PC

Download Editors' Rating:
5
Spectacular
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 87 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.10.1 build 40262
  • Total Downloads:
    395,612
  • Date Added:
    Jul. 11, 2012
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    36.39MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,272
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:
    #1 in eBooks

Editors' Review

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Electronic books have changed the public's reading habits, and millions worldwide now read books, magazines, and other content on handheld readers like Amazon's Kindle. A lot of work went into making Kindle as book-like as possible while still preserving the advantages of an electronic device, such as a customizable interface, variable type size, notes, data storage, and more. Kindle for PC is freeware that lets you access your Kindle titles without a Kindle device. Its Whispersync feature automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and settings between a wide range of compatible devices.

Installing and setting up Kindle for PC is a snap if you already own a Kindle or have an Amazon.com account: just enter your ID and password, and Kindle for PC opens with your account in place. Clicking Archived Items accesses your saved titles. Kindle for PC works much like the handheld device, with a basic but quite user-friendly interface, simple controls, and PC-specific features, such as an outlined graphic that pops up with helpful instructions for using the mouse to do what you do with your fingers on the handheld device. We clicked Shop in the Kindle Store to add some titles; you can buy e-books, but there are literally millions of free titles available to download through Amazon.com directly to your Kindle or, as we discovered, to Kindle for PC, from sites like the Open Library, Internet Archive, and Gutenberg Project. We didn't need to look past the first page to select "The Adventures of Sherlock Holmes," by Sir Arthur Conan Doyle. A few clicks, and the e-book was in our Archive. We opened it and immediately began to read a facsimile of the first story, "A Scandal in Bohemia." Navigation was easy with the scroll wheel or by clicking either of the Back and Forward arrows that appeared to the left and right of the text when we hovered our mouse there. Clicking the Font icon on the toolbar let us quickly and easily change font size, words per line, color mode, and brightness, which is welcome since e-books vary in text quality, layout, and contrast. Kindle's bookmarks never fall out, unlike magazine coupons and other improvised paper bookmarks.

Amazon.com is pushing Kindle as nothing less than the future of reading, and it's got a good start on that ambitious goal. Kindle for PC brings your home PC, laptop, and other non-Kindle devices into the loop, and without losing your place.

 
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User Reviews
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4 stars

"Just installed and have no inital issues."

December 20, 2012  |  By willthon

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.1 build 40262

Pros

Easy to use.

Cons

None yet will continue to use.

Summary

Working fine.

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4 stars

"Until I can buy a Kindle..."

August 27, 2012  |  By conniebwriter

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.1 build 40262

Pros

I'm building an ebook library with it

Cons

I found out that I don't like to do pleasure reading on my pc. I prefer something I can take with me and be comfortable.

Summary

I'm grateful for Kindle for PC.

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5 stars

"Wonderful, I know have a Kindle."

August 06, 2012  |  By joeann50

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.1 build 40262

Pros

Worked from the start, no problems. I have already read 6 six books since download.

Cons

Not a one!

Summary

I would recommend for anyone who gets tired of playing games. There are so many good books out there. Just read a book.

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4 stars

"Time consuming problems, but see pros"

July 29, 2012  |  By hbdmesq

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.1 build 40262

Pros

Amazon is amazing in their kind support

Cons

Did not work well initially, time consuming to reorganize,but after that was done all ok.
The search function of Amazon for the books could be really be better,but I understand they are working at it.
Some kind of PDF search for combined [bought ] books would be very helpful

Summary

After all, Amazon is the most friendly "giant" not comparable with MAC for example which does not earn more then a one for their service.

Updated on Jan 15, 2013

Why already downloaded books every now and then have to be removed and downloaded again stays a mystery, also after chatting with Amazon[whose service I HIGHLY appreciate]
About the miserable search function I wrote already and will do so until Amazon realizes that this is the worst part.
Again Amazon is one unique organization in its service and therefore one can always look forward for improvements.

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Full Specifications

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General
Publisher Amazon.com
Publisher web site http://www.amazon.com
Release Date July 11, 2012
Date Added July 11, 2012
Version 1.10.1 build 40262
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory eBooks
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/XP SP 2
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 36.39MB
File Name KindleForPC-installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 395,612
Downloads Last Week 1,272
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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