Kindle

Download Editors' Rating:
3.5
Very good
Average User Rating:
2.7
out of 7 votes

Quick Specs

  • Version:
    4.0.1.3
  • Total Downloads:
    38,545
  • Date Added:
    May 01, 2013
  • File Size:
    3.52MB
  • Downloads Last Week:
    20
  • Operating Systems:
    Android/2.1

Editors' Note: The "Download Now" link will take you to the Amazon Kindle Web site, where you can scan a QR code to download the app. It is also available in the Android Market app on your Android phone.

Editors' Review

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Amazon Kindle provides you with a huge array of e-books, magazines, and more that can be synced to multiple devices via cloud storage. The newest additions to the e-book reader application are somewhat small but helpful; however, more personalization options are still needed.

Pros

Superb e-book reader: Amazon Kindle's reader now offers multiple highlighter colors, following the recent update and also offers a very helpful copy/paste function. Navigating books is very easy with the reader's sidebar menu that allows you to jump from chapter to chapter. Font size and page design can be manipulated to ensure the best readability possible.

Excellent organization: Downloaded texts are neatly stored in the Kindle application and are helpfully arranged by title, author name, or most recently read. This is very helpful for those that have large libraries of purchases.

Enormous library: Amazon Kindle offers you hundreds of thousands of texts for download, so you will never get tired of this application. Many full-length books and magazines are offered for free as well.

Cons

Few personal options: While the Kindle e-book reader can be customized extensively, the application itself cannot be changed in the slightest. A dark color scheme that can be difficult to see is the only option available, so you may be displeased with the lack of control you have over Kindle.

Bottom Line

Very few applications give you all the features provided by Amazon Kindle. The e-book reader and library of books can easily be labeled the best on the market. We recommend downloading Amazon Kindle because very few applications on the market are as expansive and sturdy as Kindle.

 
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User Reviews
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3 stars

"very slow search, only the built-in dictionaries"

October 23, 2013  |  By Peter_bacsi

 |  Version: Kindle 4.0.1.3

Pros

It allows me to read most of my kindle library.

Cons

Very slow search: apparently no index is used.
I cannot add another dictionary (say Russian).

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5 stars

"It's more than I expected for FREE!"

July 06, 2013  |  By queshockboy

 |  Version: Kindle 4.0.1.3

Pros

Ability to highlight & bookmark, and then return to those locations easily. Adding a bookmark is as simple as touching the top right corner of screen and the corner of the page 'folds'. Very cool.
Ability to change font size and background color, white, black or sepia. So reading in varying light conditions is comfortable.
Carousel view of all my downloaded books, with visible % percentage of read.
Ability to lock view in by touching lower right-corner and locking or unlocking small lock icon. (portrait or landscape).

Cons

Cannot change font type. (Serif or Sans-Serif) depending on type of literature.
No major cons.

Summary

Totally GREAT App! I wanted to buy an Amazon Kindle Paperwhite, which has all the extra features not available on this app. But am travelling in Europe and Asia, so i got started with this app on my Android phone for now. Very impressed! I have full access to the Kindle Store and i can preview or purchase books. Can't wait to get my own Real Kindle Paperwhite, but for now this is a great way to start reading all of my downloaded .mobi books! Thanks Amazon Developers for this great Android App!
ps. I am using Kindle Version 4.1.0.66 on a Samsung Android phone, Excellent!!!

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Full Specifications

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What's new in version 4.0.1.3
  • Redesigned library experience.
  • Carousel displays recent items on the Kindle app home screen.
  • Navigation panel organizes content for quick access to your Books, Documents, and Newsstand periodicals.
  • Browse all your items in the Cloud or just the content downloaded on your Android device.
  • Explore and download popular samples in the Kindle Store.
  • Fixed a crash some customers reported.
  • General
    Publisher Amazon.com
    Publisher web site http://www.amazon.com
    Release Date May 01, 2013
    Date Added May 01, 2013
    Version 4.0.1.3
    Category
    Category Educational Software
    Subcategory Reference Software
    Operating Systems
    Operating Systems Android, Android 2.1
    Additional Requirements Compatible with 2.1 and above.
    Download Information
    File Size 3.52MB
    File Name details
    Popularity
    Total Downloads 38,545
    Downloads Last Week 20
    Pricing
    License Model Free
    Limitations Not available
    Price Free

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