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  • img Community
    Are you planning to visit a Renaissance fair in 2 weeks and want to go in style? Why not read up on some of the costumes of the era? This will give you the inspiration you need for your costume. I love using this app - you can find just about any book on it!
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you want to learn about different religions and get a deeper understanding of a new one, Amazon Kindle can be useful. You can choose from different religious texts that you can read anytime and learn more about that religion. You can find 100s of books to help you understand religious writings as well.
    img by Mercy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Amazon Kindle isn't just a good resource for finding various books you need to run a book club, but also the home of book reviews. With over 10,000 book reviews, your potential readers can go through reviews to help them choose the best books to pick from your book club.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When I have to find the right book, whether it's Cliff's Notes or another type of book, this is the app I use. Not only are the prices affordable, but they are so easy to take with me anywhere. It's also a lot easier than carrying 5 physical books.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Secure unlimited access to tons of classic literature books in both text and audio formats. This educational tool gives you access to over 1,000 books right on your smartphone. It allows you to read at your own pace, and in your own way.
    img by Sharon
    11 months ago
  • img Community
    Even though I have an Amazon Kindle, I have 2 other devices that aren't Kindles, so having this app on them makes it handy. This way I can read my 1,000s of books anywhere I am with any device I am on.
    img by Sharon
    6 months ago
  • img Community
    This ereader platform has one of the largest selections of books around, with literally 1000s of horror books to choose from. You can access it on any device and even sync it with Goodreads to keep track of what you've read and would like to read in the future.
    img by George
    4 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Millions of books at your fingertips! Choose from thousands of free ebooks, and download the first chapter of most paid books for free to sample
    2. Explore the world of reading even further! Built-in dictionary, Google access, and Wikipedia link give you more understanding of what you read
    3. Special print replica textbooks allow students to purchase digital textbooks that can be edited by them but maintain all the look of the original

    Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • I absolutely LOVE kindle unlimited! Jun 20, 2021

    By GorgousDisaster
    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but kindle unlimited has made it so much easier to read while being a stay at home mom to an almost two year old. I LOVE paper books, but I’m ocd about my pages/book getting bent up.. 😵‍💫 Kindle unlimited also helped me discover so many new authors and amazing stories I probably would have never read because I’ve never heard of them before. Kindle unlimited also suggests books to you based on books you’ve already read and I have yet to be disappointed (I enjoy horror, the more aggressive/suspenseful, the better). Some little things I enjoy about this app are the customization options as well as streak keeper. Some examples of the customizing options are being able to change the view to white pages, black pages, and even newsprint pages. You can also display the percentage of completion, hours/minutes estimated based off your reading speed for completing both each chapter as well as cover to cover and obviously page number out of total pages. The streak tracker is really cool because it lets you know how many books/which titles you’ve completed each year, tells you how many days/months in a row you’ve been reading, and encourages you to keep reading. For the price of one book a month, what is there to lose..? 😌
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Dwight Bird
    This is a pretty good reader. Obviously, it is for reading Kindle books, nothing else can. It can also read PDFs, but there are other apps that donthat as well or better. Kindle books are a little expensive, in my opinion. They are not paying anything to print books, but the price is only a little lower than printed and delivered books. Gouging?
  • I absolutely LOVE kindle unlimited! Jun 20, 2021

    By GorgousDisaster
    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but kindle unlimited has made it so much easier to read while being a stay at home mom to an almost two year old. I LOVE paper books, but I’m ocd about my pages/book getting bent up.. 😵‍💫 Kindle unlimited also helped me discover so many new authors and amazing stories I probably would have never read because I’ve never heard of them before. Kindle unlimited also suggests books to you based on books you’ve already read and I have yet to be disappointed (I enjoy horror, the more aggressive/suspenseful, the better). Some little things I enjoy about this app are the customization options as well as streak keeper. Some examples of the customizing options are being able to change the view to white pages, black pages, and even newsprint pages. You can also display the percentage of completion, hours/minutes estimated based off your reading speed for completing both each chapter as well as cover to cover and obviously page number out of total pages. The streak tracker is really cool because it lets you know how many books/which titles you’ve completed each year, tells you how many days/months in a row you’ve been reading, and encourages you to keep reading. For the price of one book a month, what is there to lose..? 😌
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Dwight Bird
    This is a pretty good reader. Obviously, it is for reading Kindle books, nothing else can. It can also read PDFs, but there are other apps that donthat as well or better. Kindle books are a little expensive, in my opinion. They are not paying anything to print books, but the price is only a little lower than printed and delivered books. Gouging?
  • Smile, Laugh, and Be Happy Jul 2, 2021

    By Heisworthyofallpraise
    So far this book is amazing. As someone who has battled with depression, bipolar, and past trauma, I know what it’s like to walk through life with bouts of happiness but to overall be quite miserable. I was able to put on a fake smile at work on most days. I was always allowing my emotions to take me on rollercoaster rides and allowing my feelings to be in the driver seat. I was even annoyed with the brethren when they’d say “we don’t walk by feelings we walk by faith”. I’ve finally said no more and was Blessed to come across this book at the perfect time. That’s how God is. His timing is exquisite. This is the perfect time in my life to read this book as God has healed and delivered me from much, I have a solid foundation of the Word, and my mind and heart are open and have been made ready to hear and glean as much as I can from this inspirational work. I’ve already purchased a few copies that I gifted to others and will be purchasing more. Dr Baker received a profound revelation from the Lord and I believe the information in this book will help those stuck on their journey of transforming their lives. You may know the joy of the Lord is your strength but you may not experience it. Thank You for your obedience in writing this book Dr Baker. God loves us and wants us to be happy. Be Blessed!
  • Highlighting May 4, 2020

    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Man
    Large varieties of books, including LN which rarely carried in a smaller bookstore. The downside was that the one-tap buy has no confirmation afterwards and given no option to do so. It is a big hassle for both readers and call centers to arrange a cancelation of the mis-tap order. It really discourage me from leisurely browsing for new books so I stick only to browsing my favorite authors I don't mind buying every single one of theirs.
  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
  • Been using since Kindle began no problems Jun 29, 2018

    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Billie Thompson
    I'm an avid reader and now that I've discovered Amazon Kindle, Im completely blown away by the selection and the prices!!!! There are SOOO many at a reasonable price that I feel like most readers would be able to find and afford something!!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!!!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Anthony Ricco
    I'm certainly not a power user, but this app just plain works. Just moments before taking off for a recent flight, I downloaded a book and spent several hours in airplane mode reading and it worked flawlessly. This is one of those apps that completely disappears while doing its job, and makes you forget how much work goes into its development. Excellent functionality for my needs.
  • My Favorite Reading App Feb 17, 2018

    By MarciaG
    I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Heather Parsons
    Not sure what happened, but after the last few updates, I cannot click on any "see in store" link, or on any book in the kindle store to read the book details. Everytime I try, it takes me to a random Amazon landing page. This happens via links through the current book I'm reading and when I go directly to the store to find a title. It's extremely frustrating. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not correct the problem. At least I can still read the books I previously purchased.
  • eReader developers Jul 25, 2020

    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Sheryl Breedlove
    I purchased a new phone. New phone was a LG as was my previous phone. Transferred all data, via wireless and SD card. Now I can't access my Kindle. I keep getting booted off. Can you fix this problem. I didn't have this problem when I previously switched from one LG phone to another LG phone.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Good Hope
    Getting worse with every update. I don't want to go to home. Put me straight into my library. Stop freezing every 10 sec. Stop popping out of the app. It's unusable Crappier by the day! Too slow Accidentally had to reinstall and lost carousel function which was great It opens stupid now, not in my library, Every click is 30 second wait, it forgets what book I'm in so I have to go through all the rigamarole every stupid time. Do you even use your own aap Kindle Android Lollipop 5.0.1 app on phone
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By jami evans
    I love this app but tonight I tried signing up for kindle rewards and now everything is screwed up. I cant look at info on books I might want to read just takes me to non book materials. Then I used to have page turning and now I dont. So frustrated. I tried chatting with someone to help. They had no idea what I was talking about. I really wish they could figure it out. So annoying
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Sallie Durette
    To the developers: i have always loved the kindle app on my phones in the past. I have a LG Wing and when i try to open kindle i get this message "Your current service is not supported by kindle. Please make sure that your device is running an official version of android from your device's manufacturer and that your device is fully up to date." Could you please advise how i can get kindle to work? Amazon is saying it's not their issue.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By E
    Rather annoying. The app is very fond of highlighting text regardless of whether I want it to but not so fond of removing it. The highlighting menu opens when it wants to but not when I want it to so I can remove the highlighting that was not supposed to happen in the first place. The ability to turn off highlighting would greatly improve the reading experience. For those who want to highlight passages, it should work better. Like I said annoying.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Mike Sabot
    Only rated 2 star because they made changes that you now see everything in your library, can remove and they just keep coming back. Frustrating, I just want to see books currently reading or have downloaded to read at some point. Didn't use to be like that.
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Jesslan Rose
    I am so frustrated with this app. For MONTHS now I have been stuck with 1,065 books in my app that show no titles and won't let me open them. Everytime I try they freeze and get stuck. I also have no option to remove the download to try to download it again. Now I can longer remove them from the library either! No matter how long I spend clicking on each book and hitting 'Remove From Library' it looks like it's removing them, but it's NOT. The total amount is still the same!!
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Brijesh Kundu
    The screen gets locked when you play the audio. Details - I have both ebook and audible audio version of a book. I open the Kindle app to play the audio book and want to keep looking at the ebook as the text is read out. The issue is that on my Android phone the screen keeps getting locked even when the audio playback is in progress. Please fix it.
  • img Community
    Are you planning to visit a Renaissance fair in 2 weeks and want to go in style? Why not read up on some of the costumes of the era? This will give you the inspiration you need for your costume. I love using this app - you can find just about any book on it!
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    If you want to learn about different religions and get a deeper understanding of a new one, Amazon Kindle can be useful. You can choose from different religious texts that you can read anytime and learn more about that religion. You can find 100s of books to help you understand religious writings as well.
    img by Mercy
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Amazon Kindle isn't just a good resource for finding various books you need to run a book club, but also the home of book reviews. With over 10,000 book reviews, your potential readers can go through reviews to help them choose the best books to pick from your book club.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    When I have to find the right book, whether it's Cliff's Notes or another type of book, this is the app I use. Not only are the prices affordable, but they are so easy to take with me anywhere. It's also a lot easier than carrying 5 physical books.
    img by David
    1 year ago
  • img Community
    Secure unlimited access to tons of classic literature books in both text and audio formats. This educational tool gives you access to over 1,000 books right on your smartphone. It allows you to read at your own pace, and in your own way.
    img by Sharon
    11 months ago
  • img Community
    Even though I have an Amazon Kindle, I have 2 other devices that aren't Kindles, so having this app on them makes it handy. This way I can read my 1,000s of books anywhere I am with any device I am on.
    img by Sharon
    6 months ago
  • img Community
    This ereader platform has one of the largest selections of books around, with literally 1000s of horror books to choose from. You can access it on any device and even sync it with Goodreads to keep track of what you've read and would like to read in the future.
    img by George
    4 months ago
  • img Expert
    1. Millions of books at your fingertips! Choose from thousands of free ebooks, and download the first chapter of most paid books for free to sample
    2. Explore the world of reading even further! Built-in dictionary, Google access, and Wikipedia link give you more understanding of what you read
    3. Special print replica textbooks allow students to purchase digital textbooks that can be edited by them but maintain all the look of the original

    Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • I absolutely LOVE kindle unlimited! Jun 20, 2021

    By GorgousDisaster
    I’ve always enjoyed reading, but kindle unlimited has made it so much easier to read while being a stay at home mom to an almost two year old. I LOVE paper books, but I’m ocd about my pages/book getting bent up.. 😵‍💫 Kindle unlimited also helped me discover so many new authors and amazing stories I probably would have never read because I’ve never heard of them before. Kindle unlimited also suggests books to you based on books you’ve already read and I have yet to be disappointed (I enjoy horror, the more aggressive/suspenseful, the better). Some little things I enjoy about this app are the customization options as well as streak keeper. Some examples of the customizing options are being able to change the view to white pages, black pages, and even newsprint pages. You can also display the percentage of completion, hours/minutes estimated based off your reading speed for completing both each chapter as well as cover to cover and obviously page number out of total pages. The streak tracker is really cool because it lets you know how many books/which titles you’ve completed each year, tells you how many days/months in a row you’ve been reading, and encourages you to keep reading. For the price of one book a month, what is there to lose..? 😌
  • Smile, Laugh, and Be Happy Jul 2, 2021

    By Heisworthyofallpraise
    So far this book is amazing. As someone who has battled with depression, bipolar, and past trauma, I know what it’s like to walk through life with bouts of happiness but to overall be quite miserable. I was able to put on a fake smile at work on most days. I was always allowing my emotions to take me on rollercoaster rides and allowing my feelings to be in the driver seat. I was even annoyed with the brethren when they’d say “we don’t walk by feelings we walk by faith”. I’ve finally said no more and was Blessed to come across this book at the perfect time. That’s how God is. His timing is exquisite. This is the perfect time in my life to read this book as God has healed and delivered me from much, I have a solid foundation of the Word, and my mind and heart are open and have been made ready to hear and glean as much as I can from this inspirational work. I’ve already purchased a few copies that I gifted to others and will be purchasing more. Dr Baker received a profound revelation from the Lord and I believe the information in this book will help those stuck on their journey of transforming their lives. You may know the joy of the Lord is your strength but you may not experience it. Thank You for your obedience in writing this book Dr Baker. God loves us and wants us to be happy. Be Blessed!
  • Enhancement suggestions Sep 12, 2019

    By zeldaqwer
    I really like the kindle app and am an avid reader. With that said there a number of enhancements that I would like to see. I have had 4 different kindles (keyboard, touch, paper white, and oasis) and an early Sony E reader. I read primarily on my iPad. Although the dictionary and highlighting are occasionally helpful. It would be nice to have a user setting to turn this off so I don’t constantly have this show up because my hand slips when holding my tablet. I still think you need a better collection hierarchy. I have 3000+ books in my library and it would be nice to organize by author or genre and then have one or more specific levels. Some authors write romance, mystery, and paranormal. This should not be too hard with the database capabilities available. It would also be nice if there was an easier way to add multiple books to a collection. A setting to automatically remove a downloaded book after completion would also be helpful. Just a few ideas. I have a current big investment in kindle but if somebody else has a good library organization capability I might move on since this is really holding things back. With hard copy books I can organize my shelves how I want, electronic organization should be even easier.
  • Been using since Kindle began no problems Jun 29, 2018

    By givemeacbreakwithenicknames
    I am a long term user of kindle. It was the first truly successful e reader. I had searched for and tried other systems. Electronic publishing seemed inevitable and an excellent use of resources. I had a library full of books and was often on waiting lists at the public library. Our family fought over special books and were always losing them. When I found out one book could be read simultaneously by several family members I was hooked. We bought the special kindle readers for all four of us and then added the apps for phones tablets and computers. I have never had a problem managing my library with both free and purchased content. Kudos. Just hope the authors are getting a fair share. Editing at publishing houses is still important but publishers costs should be very much lower with no printing, no paper, no delivery costs. All ads are media driven. Lower production costs should mean lower prices without penalizing the author, maybe even increasing the payments. In summary, the kindle system has been efficient and bug free for me ever since it began. I still use kindles to read outdoors, and love always having my library with my phone when I am stuck somewhere and need to wait.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Billie Thompson
    I'm an avid reader and now that I've discovered Amazon Kindle, Im completely blown away by the selection and the prices!!!! There are SOOO many at a reasonable price that I feel like most readers would be able to find and afford something!!! LOVE IT! LOVE IT!! LOVE IT!!!!!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Anthony Ricco
    I'm certainly not a power user, but this app just plain works. Just moments before taking off for a recent flight, I downloaded a book and spent several hours in airplane mode reading and it worked flawlessly. This is one of those apps that completely disappears while doing its job, and makes you forget how much work goes into its development. Excellent functionality for my needs.
  • My Favorite Reading App Feb 17, 2018

    By MarciaG
    I love the Kindle app. I am an avid reader, and have three reading apps. I have iBooks and the Barnes and Noble app called Nook along with Kindle. Of the three apps, I find I like the Kindle app the best because it is the most intuitive. It is the easiest to annotate i.e., highlighting, entering notations (which I frequently do when I look up the definition of a word I’m unfamiliar with), and determining where you are in the book or how much more time it will take to finish a chapter. The new feature of zooming out and flipping through pages is really helpful too as well as the ability to tap the icon that will return you to your previous location. The three things I would consider improving are: 1) when I’m reading with the screen brightness turned down because I’m reading in the dark, when I look up a definition of a word, the print is so small and dim that I can’t see it. I then have to get out of the definition, increase the brightness, and go back and highlight the word and look up the definition again; 2) sometimes the dictionary isn’t available and when I am told to download it, it won’t download, and 3) I really wish it had more colors available for highlighting the text.
  • Great perspective on living with a disability Jan 31, 2021

    By Scraptraci
    Shane Burcaw was dealt with a tough challenge at birth. He has a form of muscular dystrophy that has confined him to a wheelchair from a young age. Instead of feeling sorry for himself and the challenges he faces he has taken a very positive outlook on the situation. In fact I’d say it’s an amazing outlook considering the difficulty he faces In doing even the most badic things. Rather than focusing on his differences he has just adapted and finds a way to Join into the typical activities of his peers. He learned early on that humor and laughter break down lots of the barriers many in wheelchairs face. He uses humor and his personality to demonstrate he’s just a typical guy with a great attitude. He is physically disabled but not mentally or socially and he wants others he meets to realize this as well. Shane is inspiring and I wish him all the best with his non profit and hope he continues to inspire and provide hope through his speaking and his blog. The book is very well written and his anecdotes will have you laughing at loud This book is a pragmatic and positive outlook on dealing with an incurable disease. It is poignant at its truths but doesn’t leave you feeling depressed but rather inspired and hopeful
  • Never thought I’d enjoy reading a Kindle—how little I know myself. Sep 11, 2018

    By dylanmaria
    As I grow older, I find my sleeping habits changing. I often wake up around 2:00am and simply take out my Kindle reading myself back to sleep. I could not do this we’re it a book. One would have to use a light which would disturb my husband’s sleep. As I wear glasses I’d be uncomfortable with one of those neck/head lights one can buy and possibly never fall asleep again. Now the best part of the Kindle is when reading any vocabulary one is not familiar with one can tap on it and a definition supplied there and then. If not enough one can simply go online and find the meaning, see the item and thus enrich one’s own vocabulary and knowledge base. The other aspect of Kindle I love is the number of books one can carry, almost weightlessly when traveling. If I feel like reading something serious, I can. Should I become bored I can immediately find something else. No need to try and find an English bookstore in say Romania simply click on one’s saved library and enjoy. I have around 200 books on my Kindle thus my library is in my handbag—what could be better?No bulky, heavy book to burden me, no confinement to that book—talk about freedom.
  • If only... Oct 4, 2020

    By Cantbcyrious
    Your app has improved over time. That is good. But one major issue I have is the fact that, when writing notes where sections are highlighted and I have to leave the app for whatever reason, if the “SAVE” button isn’t pushed I loose ALL of the previous entry. What a terrible waste of time and effort!! Why can’t the text entry remain in place and be there right where I left off? Or, if that seems to impossible to do, why isn’t there a simple auto save? That is ultra simple logic. This issue is extremely frustrating! This seems so intuitive that it’s hard to imagine why it wasn’t addressed right from the start of note taking design, or at least why it hasn’t been dealt with yet. So basic that it just doesn’t make any sense!! UPDATED: Quite seriously?!?! While writing another note, I wanted to reference another app in order to more fully expound on a specific thought related to a passage in a book I was reading on Kindle. I switched apps for only a second. ONE SECOND! And a paragraph I had written evaporated just like that! GONE!!!!! Good grief how obnoxious!!!!! This lack of basic, intuitive feature alone deserves 2 STARS!! Fix it and boom! 5 stars!
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Dwight Bird
    This is a pretty good reader. Obviously, it is for reading Kindle books, nothing else can. It can also read PDFs, but there are other apps that donthat as well or better. Kindle books are a little expensive, in my opinion. They are not paying anything to print books, but the price is only a little lower than printed and delivered books. Gouging?
  • Highlighting May 4, 2020

    By Rosaa
    I have been a kindle app user for many years. There have been improvements to the app that have kept me as a loyal user. Here’s one request I have (and I know it’s an atypical request and it may not ever be fixed but it’s worth asking): I browse titles, download samples, read samples, and naturally highlight and make notes as I read, whether the book is a sample or owned by me; if I like a book and want to read the full book, then I proceed to purchase it; the problem for me (and maybe no one else?) is when I purchase a book, my notes and highlights get deleted because the sample book is removed from my library and replaced with a full copy; but how can I transfer the highlights and notes? Is there a way, and if not, then can I keep the sample as well? The only workaround I can think of is to copy and paste to a document or to screen capture my notes and highlights to transfer to maintain a copy of them. These are tedious workarounds, and would love a solution. Yes, someone might ask, But why are you highlighting and making notes on a sample book? To which my response is, if I’m really into a book, I tend to make notes and highlights which means I will in turn want a full copy, which means I’m losing out on my notes and the moment I had going with the sample copy. This isn’t a high priority request, but would love an alternate workaround or solution. Thanks!
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Tima
    I love this app. I am an avid reader and use this app on a daily basis across multiple devices. The one thing I wish it would be able to do is to flip the page with voice activation. For example when I'm ready to go to the next page I can say "flip" or "turn" and it moves to the next page while reading I don't have to touch it. So if I am cuddled all up in my blanket and reading a book I can just use my voice. Please DEVELOPERS!! My camera is voice activated, make the Kindle too. Thanks 😊
  • Voiceover issues.. Mar 11, 2020

    By iPhone User One
    I have a hard time reading visually, so for years I have been using the iPhone's Voice Over (two finger swipe down, once you turn it on in iPhone's Accessibility settings located in General), to read my my Kindle eBooks, but in the past year or so it won't advance to the next page unless you leave the screen on in your pocket, and there are so many things that seem to randomly stop the voiceover from working properly, and sometimes cut out words here and there, and other times it just stops working altogether. I wish this feature worked more seamlessly. Other than that, I also find it harder now than ever before to find my own books that I've already purchased. There used to be an easy section to see all the books you own that are on the cloud, and another section to see all the ones that have been downloaded to your device, ready to read. Now it's really confusing and I have to search for my books. Much less user friendly and it looks like it's an attempt at trying to get you to buy more books. I hope they change this and make it easier or more straight forward to just see your own books, and not force you to look at all the books you don't own yet.
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Tricia Riddell
    I love kindle. One thing I like is I can highlight a word I want to know the meaning of. The app than comes w a menu to look online or the book. I love knowledge so thats a great help for me. What I dont like about it is they delete off even if you paid for the book. I think they should keep those in there till I read them bec I paid for them. Feels like they're stealing.
  • Still needs fixing! Mar 8, 2018

    By CathyDoser
    I’m not sure if it was the Kindle App or an IOS Update, but around the turn of the year, either when Kindle was updated, or when the IOS System Update happened, the Accessibility option of turning Text to Speech (TtS) stopped working correctly. It would crash the TtS capability, or just stop working, or skip half a page or more, then continue. With the latest update, they seem to have fixed the crashing/quitting problem, but not the skipping half a page, or more. It will be reading along, correctly, and then skip 4 or 5 paragraphs. It is quite abrupt, and makes the TtS feature unusable, which is very disturbing to those who need that capability, and really inconvenient for those who used that feature of IOS to turn the Kindle App into the next best thing to Audible, and some books just aren’t available on Audible. Besides, it is a Safety Hazard, because you would have to keep an eye out that it hadn’t quit or skipped! But the main reason for fixing it is the commitment they have to the non-sighted community. It is a great disservice to them, from a feature that had been working fine, until the updates that happened early this year! Please return it to functionality!
  • Good. Except For Dark Mode And Hyphenation. Nov 10, 2019

    By yinjerry
    I used this app, then tried iBooks, and have to say that the Kindle app is a lot smoother in terms of its functions (such as defining words immediately when selected) and customization. And I like that you have the option of reducing clutter, so that you can have a truly minimalistic reading experience. The only thing I have to point out is that the dark mode isn’t consistent. I read at night, so I use black pages and such to help reduce eye strain. When I go to add a note to a highlighted passage, the screen goes glaring white. And when I go to the settings, the same thing happens for me to update my preferences. On iBooks, when you have it set to dark mode, literally everything is darkened, so there’s no sudden “blinding white light at the end of the tunnel” syndrome to detracts from my midnight readings. Oh, also, there’s a lot of hyphenation. Like, a lot. The Kindle algorithm seems to really prefer hyphenating words over some other reading platforms. I wish there were an option to customize that feature. I personally would like to have zero hyphenation (like on Wattpad, for instance).
  • Good app Jul 7, 2018

    By Writer and Reader in CT
    I wish it was easier to buy a book from the kindle app when on an iPad but I’m sure this is an age old complaint. I also wish you were able to take more notes as you read. Can’t we notate on the margins on a Kindle yet? You would think so 2018 but alas no...Otherwise I use the Kindle app every day. It’s my preferred form of reading. Easier purchasing and notating would be appreciated. But it is generally bug free. But, shouldn’t every review of a book be a verified purchase? Seems like some reviews are just from people who are having a lousy day and would like to make someone else feel lousy. The logic seems to be: if you cannot create, why not destroy? And another gripe: some of the recommendations for me are beyond ridiculous! What is the algorithm here? Romance novels with buff bods on the cover?! Puhlease! This is because....I read so much.....contemporary literature!?? This is puzzling. And can we not set up a preference stipulating the type of published material? Generally I prefer books from publishing houses, as opposed to self-published works because of the editing etc.
  • Well read Jul 4, 2018

    By jenhurley
    I use the kindle app on my iPad and iPhone for the majority of my reading. I love that the books will sync and I can pick up right where I left off between the two devices. I do wish that when I finish a book on the iPhone, that the iPad would automatically update without having to open the book again on that device. I also think it would be great if when I categorize my books by shelf, that the books would no longer appear in the main homepage/shelf. I read so much that I sometimes forget which books I’ve read until I open the book and the app either syncs up, or I read a few chapters and realize that I’ve read the story before. (When covers are replaced or some further editing is done, the books sometime reset and my place marks are lost or it resets and categorizes as a new book, when I’ve already read it.) Overall, the apps are great and I love having thousands of books literally at my fingertips and readily available to me at any time. I would definitely recommend the Kindle app.
  • Great except for one major flaw Dec 4, 2020

    By Nickname8375
    I like the kindle app in general, but there is one huge UI issue. It’s the biggest inconvenience for me and frustratingly odd. You can only select/highlight between spaces, so you cannot highlight part of a word, or a word which has a dash after it. I would use the search and define functions a lot but this dramatically kills the whole use ability of both features. For example, a text will have something like fig.1.4–explaining phrase. It’s only possible to select “fig1.4–explaining” and not “fig1.4” or “explaining” separately. So to define the explaining word one must exit the app and go online. To search for the figures’s other instances, it’s necessary to open the search menu and type it in manually. It’s really frustrating as a user, especially before I realized it wasn’t just me but the way that the app works. I wish you could turn off this “snap-to-grid” style selection. Then, I would give 5 stars and my reading experience would be faster and more pleasurable instead of leaving me annoyed.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Man
    Large varieties of books, including LN which rarely carried in a smaller bookstore. The downside was that the one-tap buy has no confirmation afterwards and given no option to do so. It is a big hassle for both readers and call centers to arrange a cancelation of the mis-tap order. It really discourage me from leisurely browsing for new books so I stick only to browsing my favorite authors I don't mind buying every single one of theirs.
  • Jul 6, 2021

    By Tehuti Eightyeight
    Used to be fine--I love the reading insights--but EVERY time it updates now, it becomes completely unresponsive & I have to uninstall/reinstall, sign in, redownload my book/dictionary, reset my settings, resync everything. I have a large library in the cloud, yes, but I have a lot of space on my device; plus I download only ONE book yet it syncs a ton of data to the device; weird. Also when I put it on SD card, it still apparently syncs to my internal memory. I only use it now because my luck with other Kindle devices is even worse. Frustrating. Could at least save my settings & not download so much data!
  • Needs improvement Jun 19, 2020

    By CXbghn@
    I like reading books on Kindle, but I read A LOT. I mean, A LOT. Over the years I’ve accumulated a ton of books. And even if I’m caught up in a series, if I stumble over a book that I want to read, especially if it’s on sale, I’ll add it to my library. It is hard now to scroll down through the books in my library and find the ones I’ve bought but haven’t read yet. It’d be great if we had the settings option of automatically archiving books once we reach the end. Or at least sort books so the new ones come to the top. I shouldn’t have to suggest this. It seems like common sense. And I even registered a request for it years ago and they still haven’t done it. And also, for some reason my app keeps adding Kindle accounts. I think I’m up to six or so, even though I only use Kindle on two devices. So my iPhone app no longer syncs furthest read with my iPad app. Argh. Why does it do this? I tried emailing for support but they tell me I have to call. Calls for help force me to sit there for ages on hold until someone picks up, and it seems like it takes MUCH longer to get things sorted out than if I could just get some simple written instructions. It’d be great if they valued my time.
  • Kindle reading app Jan 4, 2020

    By kfamini
    I really enjoy the magic of Kindle on my iPad. Reading this way has given me escape during medical procedures and enjoyment at home. I’ve tried so many authors i probably would have overlooked without the lists, and I’ve literally purchased and read thousands of books. My only complaint is with the newest incarnation of the app. The previous one was more intuitive, easier to use and faster to load. Please look to those factors, not a zippy black background, for your next update. A few other easy changes might include, for those of us with a large library, just a notation in our personal library that a book has been read, as it is in the downloaded section. Thank you. Update: Kindle has just changed its format so that it opens to someone else's choice of books - I want my library and my choice of books, not Kindlepeople's choices. I truly enjoy the books, the %s complete and the “done” tags on books I’ve finished. But please, let me have the books I've chosen. Thanks.
  • It only allows 2 devices per book Jan 17, 2020

    By garni888
    For those with many devices it may be an issue that it may not allow you to read it on more than 2. I use my phone and tablet mostly, but sometimes I may be on the computer in school and try to read a part related to class. It told me I have to remove the book from another device to be able to access it, so there is a limit of 2 it seems. I need access to 3 devices for my purposes. I hear the books in my car with iPhone, read on tablet when home, and use it when I work on the computer in school at times. This limit of 2 should not exist as it is our digital property and devices. In my opinion, a smarter limit may be 4-5. You may also be out somewhere and need to login to someone else’s device and read. There are just so many cases where this limitation blocks access to what you have paid for. Or just make it unlimited devices and put some trust in people. We paid for our devices and digital property. Let us use OUR things!
  • Easy to read, Difficult to search... Oct 15, 2018

    By iTunesEater
    While the kindle app is awesome for reading and makes it easy to download and view books, searching and having custom categories is much more difficult. As a fan of Paranormal Romance I’d like to be able to slide books into different folders. All vamp books together, zombies, witches and weres in their own spot. Also, for whatever reason, even after I’ve read a book it’ll show them as unread after an update. It is extremely annoying to not actually know which books I’ve read. Also, scrolling and scrolling for AGES just to get to the oldest books I’ve purchased is so archaic. There has to be a better way. Lastly, searching an authors name, to find a title, doesn’t always show the authors books. Sometimes it doesn’t even find that author and suggests different authors all together. But usually search bar will usually show me their other works or samples I can buy. That feels insulting when I just want to read the book I’ve already paid for. Please do better kindle.
  • Outdated and clunky but handy. Jun 7, 2019

    By Madhattersam
    The UI of this app just feels outdated and clunky. For one, i have this obnoxious alerts icon I have no use for and cant disable. I have to constantly clear out Amazon’s junk mail from it. Navigation through the app is super clunky. If I want to close a book, I tap the screen to bring up the panel and wait a full 1-2 seconds before it appears. Then click the close icon and wait another couple of seconds. When you flip between multiple books like I do, it gets annoying real fast. So do the pop ups about my last page read if I scroll back to reread something. How about an icon to click to go to last page read instead of putting it in my face all the time? Color themes and layouts need some work too. Also would like to see nested collections so I can navigate easier thru common themes. Or even a parent/child tag system would be helpful. Would love to see the UI take on an Evernote feel. That would make navigation so much easier.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By Heather Parsons
    Not sure what happened, but after the last few updates, I cannot click on any "see in store" link, or on any book in the kindle store to read the book details. Everytime I try, it takes me to a random Amazon landing page. This happens via links through the current book I'm reading and when I go directly to the store to find a title. It's extremely frustrating. Uninstalling and reinstalling does not correct the problem. At least I can still read the books I previously purchased.
  • eReader developers Jul 25, 2020

    By Don2
    As time passes, there will be increasing demand from users for the full implementation of HTML5, CSS3, and ePub3 in reflowable-text eReaders. The features that users could be experiencing as they read include video, audio, JavaScript, background images, embedded fonts, and much more. The current requirement that eBooks with embedded media use the fixed-layout format is inappropriate when text-based eBooks have media designed to flow along with the text. That requirement can result in many consecutive pages of fixed-layout text that can’t be resized. Fixed-layout is for magazine-type eBooks. The current implementation of reflowable text is for text-only eBooks, like traditional novels. There should be a third option available that utilizes all the features of ePub3. Currently, the display of media in reflowable-text eReaders is very haphazard, with images or videos halfway off the page or not displayed at all. Scripts in JavaScript are ignored or appear as text in the body text. If a user pays extra for a multimedia eBook, they would like to experience the media they paid for. Please provide users and designers a third option, multimedia-text, in addition to reflowable-text and fixed-layout. Thinking that reflowable-text eBooks don’t need video or audio is like Norma Desmond saying she’d had the eyes of the world but they wanted their ears too. Was she right? Movies don’t need soundtracks? Please allow eReaders to continue evolving.
  • Jul 12, 2021

    By jami evans
    I love this app but tonight I tried signing up for kindle rewards and now everything is screwed up. I cant look at info on books I might want to read just takes me to non book materials. Then I used to have page turning and now I dont. So frustrated. I tried chatting with someone to help. They had no idea what I was talking about. I really wish they could figure it out. So annoying
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Sallie Durette
    To the developers: i have always loved the kindle app on my phones in the past. I have a LG Wing and when i try to open kindle i get this message "Your current service is not supported by kindle. Please make sure that your device is running an official version of android from your device's manufacturer and that your device is fully up to date." Could you please advise how i can get kindle to work? Amazon is saying it's not their issue.
  • Jul 21, 2021

    By E
    Rather annoying. The app is very fond of highlighting text regardless of whether I want it to but not so fond of removing it. The highlighting menu opens when it wants to but not when I want it to so I can remove the highlighting that was not supposed to happen in the first place. The ability to turn off highlighting would greatly improve the reading experience. For those who want to highlight passages, it should work better. Like I said annoying.
  • Jul 19, 2021

    By Mike Sabot
    Only rated 2 star because they made changes that you now see everything in your library, can remove and they just keep coming back. Frustrating, I just want to see books currently reading or have downloaded to read at some point. Didn't use to be like that.
  • hate the new home page Jan 22, 2020

    By McDonna
    Before the latest update I would have given the app a 4-star rating as it mostly works pretty well. But now when I open the app, instead of showing me my books it puts me on their new Home screen. It is nothing more than a way to try to sell me more books, which is annoying because I choose books from my browser and I am opening the app so that I can READ them. Ironically they don’t even let you buy books from the app even if I were in a shopping mood, and as usual they have no idea what I might be looking to buy so it is nothing but a waste of time. I have spent many hundreds of dollars on their books and this greedy ploy just makes me want to find a different app that will allow to read them without encountering ads every bloody time I open the app. This is the price we pay for supporting a monopoly—they control the books and prices and now can’t even provide a clean and efficient way to read them. I know this seems like an overreaction but I read whenever I have a few minutes waiting in line or wherever, and I keep opening it to this ad page and thinking “huh?” and then remembering oh yeah I need to find and click the Library button so I’ve just lost a precious bit of my reading time.
  • Add this feature Jan 11, 2021

    By ElliottReveiws
    I am a little late into the kindle craze, but after buying a new iPad for school I decided to buy all my books digitally. It was such a pleasure to only carry my iPad and have all my books for class with me. Until the dreaded kindle feature I soon discovered... there are no page numbers on some books, my professor sends out an email “read page 145 to 158 of your required textbook” sounds like a simple task. Unfortunately on kindle all books are not required to put real page numbers so I am at lost. I emailed my professor, but she is not going out of her way to send me screen shots on where to start and end in the textbook I purchased. So, can the developers at kindle require real numbered pages to all books. I want to see at the bottom of the page “page. X from physical book” or just print it in the actual text where a real page from the book ends. Basically digital kindle books are like buying a book with the page numbers cut off. I purchased 7 books for classes and only 1 has real page numbers.
  • Jul 20, 2021

    By Sheryl Breedlove
    I purchased a new phone. New phone was a LG as was my previous phone. Transferred all data, via wireless and SD card. Now I can't access my Kindle. I keep getting booted off. Can you fix this problem. I didn't have this problem when I previously switched from one LG phone to another LG phone.
  • Jul 16, 2021

    By Good Hope
    Getting worse with every update. I don't want to go to home. Put me straight into my library. Stop freezing every 10 sec. Stop popping out of the app. It's unusable Crappier by the day! Too slow Accidentally had to reinstall and lost carousel function which was great It opens stupid now, not in my library, Every click is 30 second wait, it forgets what book I'm in so I have to go through all the rigamarole every stupid time. Do you even use your own aap Kindle Android Lollipop 5.0.1 app on phone
  • Jul 18, 2021

    By Jesslan Rose
    I am so frustrated with this app. For MONTHS now I have been stuck with 1,065 books in my app that show no titles and won't let me open them. Everytime I try they freeze and get stuck. I also have no option to remove the download to try to download it again. Now I can longer remove them from the library either! No matter how long I spend clicking on each book and hitting 'Remove From Library' it looks like it's removing them, but it's NOT. The total amount is still the same!!
  • Jul 7, 2021

    By Brijesh Kundu
    The screen gets locked when you play the audio. Details - I have both ebook and audible audio version of a book. I open the Kindle app to play the audio book and want to keep looking at the ebook as the text is read out. The issue is that on my Android phone the screen keeps getting locked even when the audio playback is in progress. Please fix it.
  • Jul 13, 2021

    By Ciara McCarthy
    doesn't let you "Read for free" in store anymore - whenever I try to get a book with my kindle unlimited subscription it claims there is an error. This is a new issue I never used to have and it is really frustrating and makes me want to stop using the app. I have a Samsung Note 20 Ultra and have only started experiencing this in the past month. Uninstalled and reinstalled, checked for updated and deleted cache no help.
  • One star so maybe someone will change it Oct 19, 2020

    By SkimanH
    It’s annoying. I spend $80 on a textbook that’s great! But then I download it onto my kindle on my brand new IPad Pro and the app barely has 10 features. I usually keep the iPad sideways. The thing is 13” wide with awesome 4K+ display, and here i am staring at 2/3s of a page in what would be size 30 font. It’s like this app is made for mobile! Not a large tablet. Totally different. In fact, etexts were part of the reason I bought an iPad to begin with. I wish i could zoom out on the page to the desired distance (can easily fit a whole page while sideways, this display is incredible) but it just snaps back to full page view with only 2/3s of the page on screen. In fact what i want most is to fit TWO-WHOLE pages on a sideways screen, in columns format like a regular old book. Hope they innovate! Bc fancy tech is great and all but can you PLEASE build out the platforms to be consistent with the incredible capabilities of devices these days? It’s really basic stuff, just making a decent platform for customers spending $$$ on kindle books is the least they could do. Thanks.

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