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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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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Ayla Deegan
    I mainly read free books, but I still think it's pretty ridiculous how many spelling, structure, grammar, etc mistakes there are in 99% of them. little things get missed all the time in novels and that's understandable. I'm talking about whole pages that are so screwed up I just delete the book rather than fight to decipher it. Still definitely a good app, better than Google Play Books🙂
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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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  • Dec 31, 2020

    By Ana Hauser
    I live in Switzerland, a difficult place to buy books in the English language. I love to be able to read basically everything available in English, and just immediately after it has been published! I also much appreciate the copious amount of scientific and medical books on kindle, and the fact that one can also rent these expensive books sometimes. I have kindle app on my phone, tablet and PC, and I think it is great that they are all sync. I am a super happy kindle customer indeed!!!
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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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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Tab Let
    Does not display anything in a usable format, text overlaps; buttons on top of text and each other. Totally unuseable. Jan 2021 Tried again, almost usable, told amz to d/L 10 books, only stored 5. Try to open a d/L book and it crashes, on restart goes directly to book it won't open and revolving circle is all you get. What is the point of this app?
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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By kerri may
    Ughhhhhhh!!! It was working ok, but lately when I open the app and it pulls up my current book it doesn't go to my bookmark, it goes to a completely different chapter. When I try to click on the correct chapter it freezes then closes down. If I just try to flip back SEVERAL pages to get where I need to go, its as if they aren't even there because it flips to the beginning! Help!!!
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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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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Susan Fulton
    After using a Nook for over 10 years and only able to buy books from B&N, I was super excited to get the Amazon Kindle app and try out my new tablet. This app is AWFUL! At least half of the samples I have tried to download won't even open. I am so disappointed in this app. I miss my Nook and the ease of obtaining books from B&N.
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Rebecca Johnson
    Bookmarks and notes are terrible. The only way I know to find a bookmark is to look for a dot on the bottom slider - well, they don't all show up there, which means I don't get to see my bookmarks. Notes: is there some reason the notes window has to be so tiny? Furthermore, the app should allow me to write in the blank spaces in the book so that my words appear ON THE PAGE without me having to open up some too-small window - consider us recipe-book readers. Amazon, stop hurting your users.
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  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

  • 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
  • Dec 31, 2020

    By Ana Hauser
    I live in Switzerland, a difficult place to buy books in the English language. I love to be able to read basically everything available in English, and just immediately after it has been published! I also much appreciate the copious amount of scientific and medical books on kindle, and the fact that one can also rent these expensive books sometimes. I have kindle app on my phone, tablet and PC, and I think it is great that they are all sync. I am a super happy kindle customer indeed!!!
    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.
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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By Gayoz Shaji
    Adjustable front light lets you read comfortably for hours—indoors and outdoors, day and night. Purpose-built for reading, with a 167 ppi glare-free display that reads like real paper, even in direct sunlight. Read distraction-free. Highlight passages, look up definitions, translate words, and adjust text size—without ever leaving the page. This device does not support playback of Audible audiobooks. Prime members read free with unlimited access to hundreds of books, comics and more.
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  • 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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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Ayla Deegan
    I mainly read free books, but I still think it's pretty ridiculous how many spelling, structure, grammar, etc mistakes there are in 99% of them. little things get missed all the time in novels and that's understandable. I'm talking about whole pages that are so screwed up I just delete the book rather than fight to decipher it. Still definitely a good app, better than Google Play Books🙂
    more
  • 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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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By alicia s
    I enjoy this app every day! I have my library available wherever I am. There are many tools available to customize how I want to read, or to organize my library, to Sync a book with my other devices, to make notes and highlights within my books and have them added to a journal, and the ability to share text, and lookup words, and more. I've used this app a lot for personal and group study. I appreciate the deep discounts and the huge selection of books and audio available!
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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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  • Jan 14, 2021

    By Deb Leunen
    I love Kindle and I have the app on all my devices, but I do think it is time for an update. During Covid lockdown I have purchased many more books than usual. I have found many books are not formatted the same and do not function correctly on the Kindle software; some not at all. My cookbook library is big. The app crashes when I scroll through titles. Books display type that is so small I can't read it. Doesn't Kindle have a suggested format for authors? Some improvements are needed!
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  • Jan 12, 2021

    By Peta Anne Nelson
    It's a fantastic app and I LOVE reading but the last two updates have been having problems. It keeps signing me out, even while I'm on reading. I sign back in and I have to re-download the book again... Sometimes it takes me back to where I was but a lot of the time I'm chapter's behind or even right at the beginning of the book. And it's not just my kindle that is doing it, my moms is doing the same thing. Please please fix this!! 😱
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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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  • Jan 19, 2021

    By Shadowfax Stormcrow
    Kindle is an excellent product and ecosystem, but it fails in its exclusivity and walled garden orientation. Amazon and Kindle must take the lead in leaving behind incompatibility and stepping forward to stand for cooperation and full compatibility with Kobo, Xaomi, Borrowbox, RBdigital and PressReader, etc. Be a leader, an innovator and not just a dominator!
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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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  • Jan 15, 2021

    By kerri may
    Ughhhhhhh!!! It was working ok, but lately when I open the app and it pulls up my current book it doesn't go to my bookmark, it goes to a completely different chapter. When I try to click on the correct chapter it freezes then closes down. If I just try to flip back SEVERAL pages to get where I need to go, its as if they aren't even there because it flips to the beginning! Help!!!
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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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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Rebecca Johnson
    Bookmarks and notes are terrible. The only way I know to find a bookmark is to look for a dot on the bottom slider - well, they don't all show up there, which means I don't get to see my bookmarks. Notes: is there some reason the notes window has to be so tiny? Furthermore, the app should allow me to write in the blank spaces in the book so that my words appear ON THE PAGE without me having to open up some too-small window - consider us recipe-book readers. Amazon, stop hurting your users.
    more
  • 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.
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  • Jan 16, 2021

    By Tab Let
    Does not display anything in a usable format, text overlaps; buttons on top of text and each other. Totally unuseable. Jan 2021 Tried again, almost usable, told amz to d/L 10 books, only stored 5. Try to open a d/L book and it crashes, on restart goes directly to book it won't open and revolving circle is all you get. What is the point of this app?
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  • Jan 13, 2021

    By Susan Fulton
    After using a Nook for over 10 years and only able to buy books from B&N, I was super excited to get the Amazon Kindle app and try out my new tablet. This app is AWFUL! At least half of the samples I have tried to download won't even open. I am so disappointed in this app. I miss my Nook and the ease of obtaining books from B&N.
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  • 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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