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


The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds* of newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device.

Get the best reading experience available on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch:
• Shop the Kindle Store by visiting Amazon for the largest selection of books people want to read: millions of books, including hundreds of thousands of titles that are exclusive to the Kindle Store and over 1.7 million titles that are $9.99 or less.
• Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy via Kindle Free Sample Search.
• Customize your reading experience by choosing margin size, line spacing, background color, font size, font style, and either portrait or landscape format.
• Tap and hold text to quickly highlight important sections, easily edit or change highlight colors, and select long passages that span multiple pages.
• Exclusive to Kindle, X-Ray lets you see the “bones of the book” and learn more about notable characters, places, and phrases with descriptions from Shelfari and Wikipedia. (English Titles Only)
• Collections: Easily categorize books, docs, and magazines with a few, easy taps.
• Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition. You can also use previously purchased Dictionaries, such as medical, legal, or other translation references.
• Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
• Simply tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.
• You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle e-reader, Kindle Fire, PC, Mac, Android-based device, Windows Phone 8-based device, or in your web browser with Kindle Cloud Reader. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
• Read hundreds* of newspapers and magazines including The Economist, Reader’s Digest, Martha Stewart Living, and Food Network Magazine with high resolution color images. Visit the Kindle Store to subscribe to a newspaper or magazine and have each edition automatically delivered, or purchase individual issues.
• Email PDFs & other documents to your new Send-to-Kindle e-mail address and we deliver them to your device. The documents are automatically archived in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download on your iOS or supported Kindle devices. You can also read PDFs from Mail, Safari, or by transferring them from iTunes.
• With Kindle textbooks you save up to 60% off print list prices when you buy, and up to 80% when you rent. Use the Notebook in your Print Replica textbooks to review your bookmarks, highlights, notes. Tag and filter the most important items to study.
• Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more. Enable VoiceOver in your device settings to begin. A quick reference to gestures can be found under the FAQ section in settings.

* Selection and price of books and periodicals in the Kindle Store may vary by country.

What's new in version 4.3

Listen to Audible audiobooks! Customers owning both the Kindle and Audible versions of a title can now listen to the audiobook right in the Kindle app.

Now you can use the Kindle app to switch back and forth between reading a Kindle book comfortably at home and listening to the story while driving to work.

Additional Features Include:
•Access to more than 45,000 Kindle/Audible title pairs, including best sellers
• Find audiobooks compatible with items in your Kindle library – audiobooks are delivered by Audible, an Amazon company
• Whispersync for Voice automatically synchronizes reading progress between the Audible and Kindle versions of a book
• Read and listen to a Kindle book at the same time; pages turn automatically
• Narration speeds up to 2x and a sleep timer
• Download an entire collection – gives customers the ability to download an entire collection with the tap of a button, making it easier for readers to download in bulk and load their favorite books on a new iOS device
• Students can now find terms that are in X-Ray for Textbooks by using search – occurrences in X-Ray are shown right above occurrences in the book
• Finding where an X-Ray term occurs on a textbook page is now easier – tap a page thumbnail in the X-Ray feature and you will see the term highlighted in the page of the book
• Performance and stability improvements


Recommended by Michael Hopkins

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

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

Recommended by R. Bruce Jones

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.

Recommended by Dave Day

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

Recommended by Ron Blandino

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

Recommended by Mark Given

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

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Version 3.3 – October 2, 2012 at 11:33 PM

Recommended by Gareth Ball

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

Recommended by Vinnie DiSalvo

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

Recommended by Jerry

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

Not Recommended by Philip Mehew

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

Faved by Wesley Morris

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

Recommended by Achim Sondermann

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

Recommended by Terry Austin

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

Faved by Makoto Miyamoto

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


Recommended by Nathan Humble

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

Recommended by Michael Neal

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

Recommended by Bart Dorsey

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

Recommended by Kevin King

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

Faved by Jake Williams

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

Recommended by Andrew Chang

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

Recommended by Michael Overstreet

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 12:39 PM

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Version 3.4 – November 19, 2012 at 12:50 PM

Faved by Dale Riley

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

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

Recommended by Rick Young

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

Recommended by Mark Rainey

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.

Faved by Clive

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

I prefer this to the IBooks app

Recommended by Charlie

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

Recommended by Robert

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

Faved by Shawn Callahan

Version 3.4 – November 22, 2012 at 4:42 PM

Faved by Liana Lehua

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

Recommended by Andrew Douch

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

Recommended by Matt Oram

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

Not Recommended by James

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

Recommended by Julian Brinsford

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

Recommended by Neil Gove

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