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  • Love my Kindle Feb 22, 2020

    By MKellen2
    I have been using a Kindle since they first came out and have never looked back. I often read lengthy books and this enables me to do so without carrying around and holding a heavy paperback. I also travel quite a lot and I never have to worry I will run out of books to read. I also love that when I can’t use my reading glasses I can adjust the font and keep reading. It’s easy to find books and I almost always download a sample before buying a book. I can do this just about anywhere I can get a WiFi connection which is very convenient. I have the Kindle app on my iPad under my iCloud account so I have that option for reading as well. The only downsides are: sometimes I inadvertently touch the screen when putting it down for a moment and press forward or back several pages and it takes me a bit to find where I was reading. I will occasionally actually forget the title of what I’m reading because I don’t see it every time I “open” my book. And it took awhile to get used to not being able to easily flip back to a section of book to reread - my sense of where I am in the book is different from reading a paper book. These are all very minor issues compared to the ease of using a Kindle. This is one of the best inventions ever!
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Peter Gray
    This app is wonderful. We've read to our kids before bed for years. We've used nightlights, lamps, and booklights to help us see the books we read. After deciding to invest some money into digital books to read to them, I don't want to go back to lamplight. It's not enough light to distract them and plenty of light for us to discern the words clearly.
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  • 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!
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Olivia Hernandez
    I have had this app for years. I have always been happy with it but these last couple of days it has been.... weird. I havey books I. 'collections' and one of those is called uncollected. For some reason 4 books keep popping up. No title. No download data. No anything. Just says kindle in the corner in a ribbon sort of. And I can remove them from my library then they reappear minutes later. Some of my books won't even open correctly. They open then say 0 of 0% read. And it's blank!! Fix please!
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  • 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.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Kirstein Wood
    In the last week every book I have, over 300, have all stopped scrolling which is making the arthritis in my wrist worse. Also a lot of the words have gone very dim, I use the black background as it's easier on my eyes, and most of the lines are dim with only a few that are white. I've been in A and the line for scrolling is greyed out on every single book I loaded. I'd read a few pages of a new book and it was scrolling no problem then when I came back to read more it wouldn't scroll any more
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  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Tanya Ary Asher
    The first of this was my first review and the remainder is how I feel now Always love Kindle, have had for 10-15 year. Not a complaint! That was my old review. The new setup suuuuuucks. I don't mind change as long as it's for the better. This isn't. It is horrible. And whomever came up with it is an idiot. I hate it. Hate the very few things Im allowed to do with it. God bless it's horrible. I'll be looking for a new book application. Sad sad sad indeed.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By SuperCharlieLover
    Was working just fine up until a week ago. It isn't allowing me to properly purchase and download books, and is telling me I don't have an internet connection even though I do. I hate having to keep uninstalling and reinstalling just to keep having the same issue. Not going to continue using until this is fixed
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Shannon Black
    What's going on with all the glitches? Prior to a recent update that "bundles" books from the same series together in an effort to be more organized, everything was smooth. Now, there are books that won't open anymore! Which is extremely annoying when I haven't finished reading and CAN'T finish now!
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Sharon G
    I enjoy the books that are available to me but the Kindle app is not very user friendly. You have your library of books. If you don't want to see the suggested books for you, you have no choice. If you want to save a book on a wish list the list not available to see, so the list has no point. Getting help from Kindle is like pulling teeth, very painful. The people that are there to help have no clue how Kindle works and of course they are always very sorry.
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Reviewed by Kaylin on August 23, 2018

  • Love my Kindle Feb 22, 2020

    By MKellen2
    I have been using a Kindle since they first came out and have never looked back. I often read lengthy books and this enables me to do so without carrying around and holding a heavy paperback. I also travel quite a lot and I never have to worry I will run out of books to read. I also love that when I can’t use my reading glasses I can adjust the font and keep reading. It’s easy to find books and I almost always download a sample before buying a book. I can do this just about anywhere I can get a WiFi connection which is very convenient. I have the Kindle app on my iPad under my iCloud account so I have that option for reading as well. The only downsides are: sometimes I inadvertently touch the screen when putting it down for a moment and press forward or back several pages and it takes me a bit to find where I was reading. I will occasionally actually forget the title of what I’m reading because I don’t see it every time I “open” my book. And it took awhile to get used to not being able to easily flip back to a section of book to reread - my sense of where I am in the book is different from reading a paper book. These are all very minor issues compared to the ease of using a Kindle. This is one of the best inventions ever!
    more
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Peter Gray
    This app is wonderful. We've read to our kids before bed for years. We've used nightlights, lamps, and booklights to help us see the books we read. After deciding to invest some money into digital books to read to them, I don't want to go back to lamplight. It's not enough light to distract them and plenty of light for us to discern the words clearly.
    more
  • 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.
    more
  • 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.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
    more
  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Olivia Hernandez
    I have had this app for years. I have always been happy with it but these last couple of days it has been.... weird. I havey books I. 'collections' and one of those is called uncollected. For some reason 4 books keep popping up. No title. No download data. No anything. Just says kindle in the corner in a ribbon sort of. And I can remove them from my library then they reappear minutes later. Some of my books won't even open correctly. They open then say 0 of 0% read. And it's blank!! Fix please!
    more
  • Apr 7, 2021

    By Reginald Moric
    The only thing that dissatisfied me about Kindle was losing a couple of digital books. I was informed that I used up too many downloads. These downloads were on the devices they always were on. It was very frustrating that I had to purchase these books again. After these incidences, I leaned toward purchasing the actual books thereafter.
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  • 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.
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  • 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!
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  • Mar 28, 2021

    By Francesca Scott
    Great content, but the app itself is very buggy and glitchy. Half the time when I open the app and select the book I'm on, the audio narration, that has been long-since downloaded, won't load. I have to close the app many times until it becomes available. Sometimes, the app stops working altogether and requires a re-install. My mom couldn't get the app to work at all on her phone, and she received no solution from customer service. Very inconsistent, but great content.
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  • Mar 23, 2021

    By mike edmondson
    Well it's almost a whole year with no issues, but app won't open since about 15min before I updated app. I read everyday. I thought it was my phone acting up since i need a new one but now after reading other reviews i realise its the update. It keeps crashing. Multiple times a day. Getting really frustrating. First i was having to redownload the books i was planing to read. Find them by author because search does not work and some i try to get rid of keep reappearing.
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  • 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.
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  • Mar 29, 2021

    By john caldwell
    I am using a samsung tablet from 2014 with a modified android 10 version. I'm told the app is not compatible with this still-fine tablet. After 5 hours I am told this! I spent 5 hours with support and gave up. We learned that by connecting with ethernet to my samsung tablet nothing could be download except the app. Finally I set up an ad-hoc wireless and things worked fine. After turning off wireless, which is my preferred mode, and connecting via ethernet the books disappeared. So, how do I use my device? Never connecting to ethernet?
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  • 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.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By SuperCharlieLover
    Was working just fine up until a week ago. It isn't allowing me to properly purchase and download books, and is telling me I don't have an internet connection even though I do. I hate having to keep uninstalling and reinstalling just to keep having the same issue. Not going to continue using until this is fixed
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  • Mar 22, 2021

    By Sharon G
    I enjoy the books that are available to me but the Kindle app is not very user friendly. You have your library of books. If you don't want to see the suggested books for you, you have no choice. If you want to save a book on a wish list the list not available to see, so the list has no point. Getting help from Kindle is like pulling teeth, very painful. The people that are there to help have no clue how Kindle works and of course they are always very sorry.
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  • Mar 30, 2021

    By Kyla Wehr
    I've loved using this app on the past but the last several times I've open it to listen to an audio book it won't let me download load the audio. Or it does, crashes, and then tells me to download it it again, and then just....buffers. it never downloads. I remembered why I stopped using it.
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  • Apr 1, 2021

    By Stacy Petteys
    The app for android is a huge drain on battery, compared to similar apps. Using the app to listen to books with narration, with headphones, no other apps running, drains the phone's battery 5× faster than similar apps for listening to downloaded audio. I would not recommend this app. There are many other choices available, all better than kindle app for android for ease of use, battery life, and cost.
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  • 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.
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  • Apr 6, 2021

    By Kirstein Wood
    In the last week every book I have, over 300, have all stopped scrolling which is making the arthritis in my wrist worse. Also a lot of the words have gone very dim, I use the black background as it's easier on my eyes, and most of the lines are dim with only a few that are white. I've been in A and the line for scrolling is greyed out on every single book I loaded. I'd read a few pages of a new book and it was scrolling no problem then when I came back to read more it wouldn't scroll any more
    more
  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Tanya Ary Asher
    The first of this was my first review and the remainder is how I feel now Always love Kindle, have had for 10-15 year. Not a complaint! That was my old review. The new setup suuuuuucks. I don't mind change as long as it's for the better. This isn't. It is horrible. And whomever came up with it is an idiot. I hate it. Hate the very few things Im allowed to do with it. God bless it's horrible. I'll be looking for a new book application. Sad sad sad indeed.
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  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Shannon Black
    What's going on with all the glitches? Prior to a recent update that "bundles" books from the same series together in an effort to be more organized, everything was smooth. Now, there are books that won't open anymore! Which is extremely annoying when I haven't finished reading and CAN'T finish now!
    more
  • Apr 5, 2021

    By Gentry Hughes
    Lots of problems right now. I uninstalled and reinstalled and I can at least access the book I am reading however the dark theme only works on the app and not the actual books. There are a few features I do not see any longer either like turning the page with my volume buttons. Not sure what is going on but it used to work flawlessly.
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  • Apr 3, 2021

    By Rick Stough
    Come on guys! I've been using the app for years! In the last couple weeks, it's gone from flawless to a crashing nightmare. I have around 1500 books stored on a SD card now everytime I try to load a new book, the app locks up and I have to uninstall and reinstall to get it to work. Tonight I have reinstalled twice and it's frozen again. I'm a Prime Member and love Amazon perks but this is scarry. I don't want to have all my books wiped out. FIX THIS!
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