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Kindle for PC

Download Editors' Rating:
4
Excellent
Average User Rating:
3.4
out of 87 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    1.12.0 build 40963
  • Total Downloads:
    428,054
  • Date Added:
    Aug. 07, 2015
  • Price:
    Free
  • File Size:
    39.29MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    1,232
  • Platform:
    Windows
  • Product ranking:

Editors' Review

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Amazon's Kindle for PC is a free e-book reader and manager for Windows PCs. You can read e-books, manage your library and collections, and shop for new titles, just like you can with your handheld Kindle device, only in a layout optimized for Windows.

Pros

Kindle for PC: Plenty of free Windows e-book readers are available, and many work with Kindle titles, but Kindle users will appreciate Kindle for PC's cross-platform integration, account access, and genuine Explorer-style layout with menu bar, sidebar, and Help resources.

Free account: If you're not a current Kindle user, you can create a free account or log right in using your existing Amazon account.

Annotations and more: With Kindle for PC, you can back up and display your annotations and highlights, manage and import collections, sync data, and check for new titles and other updates.

Cons

Not as bookish: Most users will prefer their handheld Kindles for reading e-books, especially on the go. Of course, if you don't have a Kindle device, Kindle for PC is the way to go.

Bottom Line

Kindle for PC gives Kindle users more options and makes Kindle material available to a much wider audience. Other free readers are available, but Kindle for PC's easy integration with your Amazon account weighs heavily in its favor.

 
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Results 1–10 of 87

3 stars

"Ehhh, doesn't always work"

February 13, 2015  |  By MikeProg12

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.8 build 40514

Pros

I can organize and buy books.

Cons

I can't download half of the stuff i already bought. works great on any other platform, but not on PC.

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1 stars

"No. Just one big NO"

February 12, 2015  |  By zoorick

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.8 build 40514

Pros

Not a single one

Cons

PC version of Kindle has always been horrible. Especially when it come to the Modern apps. Too many limitations and still much work to be done. If you need a simple reader for separate books, this is not for you.

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1 stars

"Worst piece of crap app ever"

January 16, 2015  |  By ram3001

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.8 build 40514

Pros

Literally none. Not one. If you've used kindle on any other platform this will feel like electro-shock therapy.

Cons

I have tried three different version of kindle app for surface pro 3, all of them woefully inadequate. The native app for windows is brutal - highlighting is an exercise in futility - unless you want to use the the keyboard and trackpad. Touch? Forget it. With a finger it is impossible. With the pen even more so - all it does it advance or reverse the pages inexplicably when you try to highlight. Seriously? The IOS app is flawless and a great pleasure to use - better, even, than the native kindle, with the multiple colors and ease of using touch to highlight or make notes. With the surface, which is supposed to be an intuitive device, it's like using a prosthetic arm for the first time. Just unacceptable.

I have tried the the app for the SP3, the online kindle app for both IE and Chrome, as well as the windows downloaded program kindle reader. Of the three the downloaded version is the best, and it is excruciatingly bad compared to either my iphone or cheap paperwhite.

Summary

I'm not sure if Amazon and Microsoft are at some kind of war, but it is very clear that the quality of the kindle apps between IOS and Windows is astonishing far apart. WHAT THE HELL? It's a freaking book reader - why is it so difficult to enable the same features across platforms? This one app has spoiled the whole experience of owning a SP3. Who do I complain to? Microsoft or Amazon???

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1 stars

"Kindle Doesn't Print"

August 08, 2014  |  By fk57304

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.8 build 40514

Pros

It can download to the app quickly

Cons

You can print any ebooks that you purchased by Amazon's Kindle. You are stuck with the app. You really can't do what you want with the ebook you purchased. One such feature is printing. While any tech app in the world has printing options, Kindle does not. The only thing you can do is print one by one..Seriously? Either you can print or not. What is this page by page priting.. Don't have that much time to waste. This app is useless. I wouldn't even download it. There is a reason why is free. Amazaon is trying to convince everyone to use it.

Summary

Books come in different formats. I can get books in PDF and don't have any issues. I need to print and highlight as I am reading. I just found out that I can print but only page by page. Either you can print or you can't. Not having a printing option in an app is horrible. We live in a tech world and that is a basic function. This software is useless. I will not buy another kindle ebook.

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3 stars

"Good idea but not reliable on Vista at any rate"

May 07, 2014  |  By alphasun4

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.8 build 40514

Pros

Free, works some of the time

Cons

Won't download some books on my home wireless setup.

Summary

I have Vista on a Vaio and find that some books won't download the full versions after purchase despite pulling out all the solutions stops provided by Amazon. I just bought a best seller (Piketty's Capital in the 21st Century) and can download the sample easily but not the book even though I've bought it.
I suspect that my Homeplugs arrangements at home may interfere with the download, or that Amazon's servers are overloaded.

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5 stars

"GREAT AP to categorize your Kindle books...."

April 04, 2014  |  By Parisfox

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.8 build 40514

Pros

I "love" this. I have almost 2000 Kindle books in my Cloud Reader and this makes it SO easy to sort them into different categories. I just don't understand why this isn't available as an ap for the Kindle Fire. That would make SO much sense to have it on the Kindle. But...having it on my computer is better than nothing. I have several different collections (categories). Mystery; Historical; Romance; Western; Paranormal; Fantasy; Recipes & Cookbooks; Misc; and others. Makes it much easier to find the type of book I want to read next.

Cons

The ONLY thing I don't like about this is that I can't put it on my Kindle Fire. Please make it available as a Kindle ap.

Summary

Get it...you won't regret it...especially if you are an avid reader like I am.

Updated on Apr 4, 2014

I also have a collection named "Already Read" where I put the titles after I read them and remove them from whatever collection they were in before I read them.

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1 stars

"Useless if you're travelling"

February 25, 2014  |  By Biglet

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.6 build 40500

Pros

None. Just none.

Cons

Useless if you don't live in America. I already have a UK account with Amazon but it detects I'm currently abroad and blocks everything.

Can't even use it for free books.

Totally useless.

Summary

Americancentric company produces Americancentric app for Americans only and wonders why it's not the world leader it keeps claiming it is?

It was annoying enough to find they won't ship anything except paper books, with excuses about manufacture's warranties and such, but there is NO excuse for refusing to sell me a digital download.

'Not American' does not mean 3rd class citizen - and all those items in my Amazon 'basket'? I'll buy those elsewhere.

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1 stars

"It installed a Virus!"

January 27, 2014

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.6 build 40500

Pros

Yeah, Kindle is great

Cons

The virus is not great.

Summary

I expect better from CNET. I expect CNET not to post download with viruses, that's kind of the whole point of downloading things from CNET.

Just because some megacorp declares it not a virus does not make it not a virus.

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1 stars

"Yes it installs a virus"

January 20, 2014  |  By bookclubtrader

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.6 build 40500

Pros

It works once you spend an hour removing conduit search.

Cons

It added a search bar to Chrome and Firefox. I wased an hour removing it. Contacted Amazon and their response:

Hello,

Thank you for contacting Amazon.com Kindle Support and providing us with an opportunity to assist you.
I understand your concern about your kindle for PC.
I would like to inform you that you can install anti virus on your computer.

When I gave them one star for their support, some lady in some other country called. I finally gave up as she said she would pass this information on to their technical team, like that will happen. I told her I own 577 shares of Amazon and I am shocked by this behavior.

Summary

I guess you'll have to buy a Kindle to avoid a virus.

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1 stars

"Be VERY careful with this download!!"

September 24, 2013  |  By safetnet

 |  Version: Kindle for PC 1.10.6 build 40500

Pros

It did put kindle for pc on my computer.

Cons

It ALSO installed a virus: conduit. I've spent hours with avast, malwarebytes, windows malicious software removal tool & STILL cannot remove it. Conduit appears a a search bar. I can't get rid of it. It now takes one minute (broadband) to open new web page! Not sure what to do.

Summary

As good as kindle for pc is, do not use this installation. Up until now, I've completely trusted CNET. Now I do not trust it. Sorry.

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 1.12.0 build 40963
Version 1.12.0 build 40963 may include unspecified updates, enhancements, or bug fixes.
General
Publisher Amazon.com
Publisher web site http://www.amazon.com
Release Date August 07, 2015
Date Added August 07, 2015
Version 1.12.0 build 40963
Category
Category Educational Software
Subcategory E-book Software
Operating Systems
Operating Systems Windows Vista/7/XP SP 2
Additional Requirements None
Download Information
File Size 39.29MB
File Name KindleForPC-installer.exe
Popularity
Total Downloads 428,054
Downloads Last Week 1,232
Pricing
License Model Free
Limitations Not available
Price Free

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