Kindle – Read Books, eBooks, Magazines, Newspapers & Textbooks
Universal

Description

Carry a library in your pocket anywhere you go. Get access to more than 3,000,000 books and audiobooks including over 850,000 Kindle exclusive titles. With the Kindle app, get your book once and read it on any device and share across your family’s devices. Choose from a wide selection of books, newspapers, and magazines from Wall Street Journal, New York Times to Reader’s Digest.  

Build your own library
• Read a sample of any book before adding it to your library
• Share your books across your household with Family Library
• Get personalized recommendations with Welcome Experience
• Get popular magazines and newspapers, and even textbooks with high-resolution color images
• Go into your local library to check out an eBook, and have it delivered wirelessly to your Kindle app

Best reading tools
• Customize your reading experience with your preferred font style, font size, background color, line spacing and margin size
• Enjoy nighttime reading with adjustable screen brightness
• Easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages
• Tap and hold text for instant definition and translations
• Search inside the book to find key ideas, characters, and locations using smart look-up, as well as background info and biographies from Wikipedia within the app with X-Ray for Books (English, German, Japanese, Chinese titles only)
• Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired readers to navigate Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more

Kindle exclusives
• Enjoy unlimited access to over 800,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks with Kindle Unlimited eBook Subscription  
• Automatically synchronize bookmarks, annotations, and your furthest page read across devices and app with Whispersync
• Switch seamlessly between reading your Kindle book and listening to its audio companion with Whispersync for Voice

Kindle Education
• Maintain the rich formatting of your textbook, just like the print edition, with Kindle Print Replica
• Explore important terms in your textbook using X-Ray, including links to Wikipedia and YouTube content
• Make your own flashcards or auto-generate them to brush up on concepts, terms, and definitions after each chapter

Organize your reading
• Easily group your reads into custom categories with Kindle’s Collection. The sorted collections are then stored in the Cloud linked to your Amazon account
• Send PDFs or any documents to Kindle for later reading. Amazon provides free Personal Documents Service to assist with file transfers

What's new in version 4.9.1

4.9.1:
• fixed a problem preventing some users from downloading books
• fixed a problem with the incorrect article date appearing in periodicals

4.9:
At Amazon, we've been hard at work to make reading on Kindle even better and more enjoyable. Several exciting improvements offer faster reading with less eye strain. Available today on hundreds of thousands of books, and coming soon to all Kindle books.

Faster Reading, Less Eye Strain
Hyphenation plus smoother word spacing result in faster reading with less eye strain. Improved character placement increases word recognition speed at any font size.

Beautiful Page Layout
Drop caps, text, and images that automatically adapt to always look great no matter what your screen or font size. Print-like layout dynamically adjusts for any combination of screen size and font setting.

Large Fonts, Without Compromises
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to look great with even the largest font sizes.

Bookerly - The Font for Readers
Bookerly is a new Kindle exclusive font designed for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books but is hand-crafted for optimal readability at any screen size. Bookerly is available on most Kindle books.

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Kindle now makes it more convenient for listeners to start or pause audiobooks with playback controls in the Library.

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Version 3.1 – August 2, 2012 at 8:38 PM

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Version 3.3 – September 27, 2012 at 12:14 PM

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Version 3.3 – September 28, 2012 at 12:48 PM

Recommended by Forrest Tanaka

Version 3.3 – September 29, 2012 at 2:43 PM

While I like the iBooks UI better, this one is quite good.

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Version 3.3 – September 30, 2012 at 1:41 AM

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Version 3.3 – September 30, 2012 at 10:56 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 2, 2012 at 6:40 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 8:50 AM

Recommended by Michael Johnston

Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 9:43 AM

Reading experience isn't as good as in iBooks, but the Kindle store has such a good selection. It's my back-up book store!

Recommended by Elliot Brown

Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 10:02 AM

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Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 2:08 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 2:14 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 2:43 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 3, 2012 at 7:22 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 4, 2012 at 9:56 AM

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Version 3.3 – October 4, 2012 at 7:08 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 6, 2012 at 9:34 AM

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Version 3.3 – October 9, 2012 at 10:44 AM

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Version 3.3 – October 10, 2012 at 1:06 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 10, 2012 at 3:24 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 10, 2012 at 6:57 PM

Can't live without this app. I can open quite a few document formats via Dropbox. Reading at night with dim white font on black background doesn't effect my sleep.

Recommended by Aaron

Version 3.3 – October 11, 2012 at 11:29 AM

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Version 3.3 – October 11, 2012 at 10:01 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 15, 2012 at 7:15 PM

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Version 3.3 – October 16, 2012 at 7:18 AM

Faved by John

Version 3.3 – October 16, 2012 at 8:14 AM

This app has helped me to read my favorite books ANYWHERE. I only wish that Apple did not have to remove a link to the store. That made it more convenient to buy more books. Regardless, it's a great app.

Recommended by Lawrence Standley

Version 3.3 – October 25, 2012 at 10:47 PM

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Version 3.4 – October 29, 2012 at 7:38 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 2, 2012 at 8:23 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 6, 2012 at 2:04 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 12, 2012 at 3:49 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 19, 2012 at 5:16 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 20, 2012 at 9:29 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 20, 2012 at 10:06 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 21, 2012 at 11:08 AM

good app. like ibooks better but they have done a good job mirroring ibooks.

Recommended by Ben Castan

Version 3.4 – November 21, 2012 at 3:15 PM

Recommended by Ronald W. Heiby

Version 3.4 – November 21, 2012 at 8:11 PM

Pretty good book reading app, with access to Kindle purchases and the ability to add additional content. Mostly, I use this on my iPad and Nexus 7, but I appreciate the sync of bookmarks and where I left off to my other devices, in case I find myself in a long line with just my iPhone and Galaxy Nexus phones.

Recommended by Charlie

Version 3.4 – November 22, 2012 at 11:31 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 22, 2012 at 11:43 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 22, 2012 at 5:42 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 22, 2012 at 8:04 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 23, 2012 at 7:41 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 23, 2012 at 9:08 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 23, 2012 at 11:41 AM

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Version 3.4 – November 23, 2012 at 4:36 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 23, 2012 at 5:34 PM

love the universalness of the kindle app!

Recommended by Frank Horisk

Version 3.4 – November 24, 2012 at 11:27 AM