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 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:

• 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.
• 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.
• 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.
• 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.

What's new in version 4.6

Just in time for the holidays, Kindle for iOS has something for everyone! Book Browser allows you to explore and read from a selection of over 700,000 titles and thousands of audiobooks available with a Kindle Unlimited membership. Our new welcome experience helps customers get personalized book samples and start reading with Kindle in three easy steps. Audiophiles can start listening to their Audiobooks immediately upon download thanks to progressive playback. On-the-go students can now access eTextbooks on their iPhones. These features and more make Kindle Version 4.6 the perfect reading app to start the New Year.

Version 4.6 Features

Welcome experience for new customers: New customers can get started reading right away! By selecting favorite genres, rating books, and identifying books they would like to read, new customers will get personalized book sample suggestions (powered by the Goodreads recommendation engine) to download and read for free.

• Book Browser (for iPad only): Using the Book Browser, customers can now view and get additional information about books. Tapping on a book cover displays a detail page that provides information about the book, including the book description and customer reviews. Kindle Unlimited members can download and read immediately.

• Goodreads Integration: Goodreads customers can now share book progress, selected quotes and more from Kindle. Once connected, via “Settings/Social Networking,” customers can share book progress using the new [g] button in the reader controls, share quotes by selecting text, or share that they’ve finished a book from the “Before You Go” screen.

• Next In Series Information: Customers finishing a book in a series like A Game of Thrones can learn about the next book, A Clash of Kings, and instantly add it to their wish list from the “Before You Go” screen.

• Book Detail Pages in the Library (for iPad only): By customer request, book details can now be viewed by long pressing a book cover in the library and selecting “Book Details.” Customers can now see a synopsis of the book, Amazon reviews, and more.

• Audible Progressive Play: Start playing audiobooks as they’re downloading (no need to wait for the entire download). Audiobooks can be played once you’ve downloaded past your current reading location.


Recommended by Michael Hopkins

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

Recommended by Jacob Rush

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

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

Recommended by Latenightlizzie

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

Recommended by Tim Breitbach

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

Recommended by Tim L. Walker

Version 3.4 – November 19, 2012 at 12:39 PM

Recommended by Shane Traylor

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

Recommended by Steve Kinslow

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

love the universalness of the kindle app!