Kindle
Kindle
1.29.0

3.7

Kindle free download for Mac

Kindle1.29.0

15 July 2020

Read Kindle books on your Mac.

Overview

Kindle allows you to read more than 450,000 books on your Mac. No Kindle required.

Already have a Kindle? With Whispersync, you can access your library of Kindle books, notes, marks and more.

  • Get the best reading experience available on your Mac.
  • Access your Kindle books even if you don't have your Kindle with you.
  • Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync.
  • Create bookmarks and view the annotations you created on your Kindle.

What's new in Kindle

Version 1.29.0:
  • This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

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45 Reviews of Kindle

christopherkellman
05 March 2020
Version: 1.27.0

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Can you please explain why kindle is not available in Barbados.
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christopherkellman
05 March 2020
Version: 1.27.0
Can you please explain why kindle is not available in Barbados.
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1
Vitaly
22 September 2019
Version: 1.26.1
crashes under Catalina beta 8
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5
skylinewarrior
13 June 2018
Version: 1.23.2
Nice and easy
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Jim-Leff
05 January 2016
Version: 1.12.4
FYI current version is 1.14.0
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dbratsch
18 September 2015
Version: 1.12.3
I am running IOS Yosemite 10.10.5. Since the Kindle App for my Mac updated to support the beta IOS El Capitan it's seriously faulty! Crashes, mostly crashes. When I get it to stay open for awhile, It shows fairly new stuff only, and just notifies of a failed download on ALL new books. I spent an hour and 6 Amazon agents in a chat session and they will not supply a previous version, but all those having issues must wait until they resolve the issue. How/Where do I get the version of the Kindle app prior?
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Derekcurrie
09 September 2015
Version: 1.12.3
Please note that you do NOT have to download the Kindle app from the Apple Mac App Store. You can still download it from Amazon via the link on this page for Amazon. IOW:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/kcp-landing-page?ie=UTF8&ref_=kcp_mac_mkt_lnd

The current direct from Amazon version is still 1.12.0. If you're beta testing OS X 10.11 El Capitan, then you'll need to get, v1.12.3 from the Mac App Store.
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Meitnik
28 August 2015
Version: 1.11.2
Would like to share an email I got from Amazon a few days ago: Dear ?????? It's time to update your Kindle for Mac app! We appreciate the time you've spent reading with our Kindle for Mac app, but you have registered a version on one of your computers that is out of date and scheduled to be retired by September 15. Our latest update (version 1.11.0 or above) is still free, and includes important bug fixes that are required to continue using the app. You can easily download and install the latest version of the Kindle for Mac from our download page on Amazon. You can check the Kindle version number by choosing "Kindle" from the menu of your app and then selecting "About Kindle." Please see our troubleshooting pages for Kindle for Mac if you have any other questions. Thanks for reading with Kindle! Sincerely, The Amazon Kindle Team ======= -I called Amazon about this. Senior Amazon support staff explained that Apple requested Amazon force all Mac kindle users to upgrade to the 10.10 before they can use the latest Kindle app. And on sep.15th the app on my iMac will no longer work at all anymore. So content I have in my Amazon account is forever locked up out of my use until I upgrade my Os and the Kindle app. Would you trust Apple and Amazon now? I live on SSI/SNAP due to disabilities am born with. I cannot afford to buy a new mac let along pay for upgrading all my apps just to run on 10.10 on my 4yr old iMac. Apple and Amazon have gone to far with their controlling users. Please share and pass on this warning. I am pissed off.
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Thel
28 August 2015
Version: 1.11.2
Kindle for Mac version 1.11.2 is _NOT_ compatible with MacOS 10.6.x, 10.7.x, or 10.8.x After several immediate-crash launch attempts, I happened upon this page... http://www.amazon.com/gp/help/customer/display.html?nodeId=201159360 ...which states: "Kindle for Mac can be used on any Apple Mac computer running OS X 10.9.5 or higher." (Both MU and the App Store still display the old min. sys req's.)
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4
Steinar-Helgesen
26 April 2015
Version: 1.11.2
Its ok but needs feature to add audiobooks into it. I listen to Kindle audiobooks in the car and would be nice to have when i am working.
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Holmemoss
26 April 2015
Version: 1.11.2
v1.11.2 is NOT compatible MacOS 10.6 If you have made the same mistake as me then you can revert to v1.10.1 here http://www.downloadcrew.co.uk/article/10016-amazon_kindle_for_mac
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Sanchai
26 April 2015
Version: 1.11.2
When I download Kindle app from MAS, it download but the app end up in Incompatible software folder not in Applications folder as it should be. I have to move it to trash, then move it back to Applications folder. But it work fine. What is the problem?
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4
Robertcoogan
29 December 2014
Version: 1.10.6
This app has a much better interface than iBooks, and is very reliable on my MBP and iMac, both of which are almost 5 years old. My only criticism is that there is no way to sort titles by date added.
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Robertcoogan
29 December 2014
Version: 1.10.6
This app has a much better interface than iBooks, and is very reliable on my MBP and iMac, both of which are almost 5 years old. My only criticism is that there is no way to sort titles by date added.
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bhelmick
19 October 2014
Version: 1.10.6
This app used to work flawlessly but never worked during the Yosemite beta period, during which time I bugged Amazon, twice. And now it still doesn't work as of the date of this review, on the publicly released version of Yosemite. No doubt Amazon will fix at some point but shame on Amazon for allowing this to happen in the first place. It will load an epub doc but won't do the mobi conversion in the process. So I'm rating it 1 star for how. When they fix it, it will be back to 5 stars.
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johnagilleland
02 October 2014
Version: 1.10.6
After downloading some recent updates, my Kindle for Mac app wiil not launch. If I download it from the Mac App store, will I lose access to all of my library ?
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piquadratpi2
18 September 2014
Version: 1.10.6
After updating to 10.9.5 the version 1.10.6 of Kindle doesn't launch anymore. Please Update! Thank you!
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Vitaly
24 August 2014
Version: 1.10.6
on my machine kindle does not work with yosemite PB2
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Aargl
04 July 2013
Version: 1.10.6
Why doesn't Amazon show clearly on their download page what is the number of the current version? Before I think to check here, my only opportunity was to DL it again and check if it was different! Thank you MU! ;-)
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Vulcan-
29 May 2013
Version: 1.10.5
Macupdates has really messed up the Kindle Reader info .. the Desktop shows a new version of 1.10.5 and this page agrees, but the app is marked for the AppStore where it only knows about 1.10.3 .. so upgrade is not possible sorry the rating isn't better but the vendor has some resp. to ensure that all sources of their app work
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gtrsteve
08 April 2013
Version: 1.10.5
This version, 1.10.5, is actually older than the one I have which is 1.10.3. 1.10.5 was Created: February 9, 2010 1:04 PM, while 1.10.3 was Created: Monday, June 18, 2012. The version numbers are misleading.
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bbw7
07 April 2013
Version: 1.10.5
It seems this app only allows one to have up to 99 books in one's library, and then starts removing older ones to allow for newer books added. I've searched for any discussion of this, and have yet to find any. Is this the case, and is there some way to save/archive books, so that they are popped out of the library stack?
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B-Jefferson-Le-Blanc
02 November 2012
Version: 1.8.3
For some reason MacUpdate doesn't have the most recent version. You can get a copy of the newer version available in the Mac App Store from http://www.amazon.com/gp/feature.html/ref=kcp_mac_mkt_lnd?docId=1000464931, without going through the App Store, which I've found to be unreliable about updates.
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Ronnb
09 September 2012
Version: 1.8.3
This works well enough with downloading and viewing e-book purchases from Amazon. It has a decent set of application tools for customizing the viewing experience as well. Kindle on OSX has one serious deficiency and that is if I buy a book with recorded examples or media examples, these are not downloaded or available from with in this application – though I paid to have access to the ENTIRE book. This is a serious issue for certain books that come with CDs and should be corrected.
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Jweisbin
26 January 2012
Version: 1.8.3
Why does the app store still show version 1.8.1 as the latest?
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4.5
Joeschisa
25 January 2012
Version: 1.8.3
Good for Kindle, allowing their books on what seems most any device: wish apple would do same. Had one complaint that graphics didn't seem to show up in mac edition, not sure if this version corrects that and if previous purchases have to be downloaded again if graphics now show. I haven't spent a lot of time reading on screen, been busy, but even if the execution is not quite right (not sure), the ability to send them almost effortlessly to various devices is what I give it the stars for.
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2.5
hannahyoder
19 November 2011
Version: 1.8.1
I downloaded the kindle for mac. there's only 3 books in my library, Do i have to pay to get more or is it Just free????????????????????
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Mookzmom
29 October 2011
Version: 1.8.1
This is one of few apps which I have deliberately downloaded outside of the app store. I wanted to see if anyone can tell me if there are differences in the functionality of the non-app store version. I don't use this app much yet, as I have a large volume of rss feeds to keep up with. Can anyone tell me the differences in the two versions?
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Fra
18 October 2011
Version: 1.8
Why Amazon who sales music in the non-DRM format mp3, sales books with DRM ???
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Celtic-Witch
27 September 2011
Version: 1.7
One of the best...really like it!
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Sjha
29 August 2011
Version: 1.7
Version 1.7 crashes on launch for me. Version 1.4 is fine.
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5
iTruth
05 August 2011
Version: 1.6.2
For simple reading enjoyment this app is great. I love the ease and convenience of auto sync between Kindle on my Mac and iPhone. As far as I'm concerned this is a must have app.
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Joeschisa
05 August 2011
Version: 1.6.2
Can you buy the books with this program or just read them imported from kindle device?
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Anon-Bud
08 April 2011
Version: 1.4.31852
Can someone tell me why the new version is not on the App Store? I made the mistake of getting the last version of Kindle through the App Store (see below for my word on that) and so do not want to do the direct download and have to again go through the process I mentioned in my earlier post. Any help here? Thanks!
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Professor2
17 February 2011
Version: 1.2.3
Here is the direct download link: http://kindleformac.amazon.com/30814/KindleForMac.dmg
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Anon-Bud
16 February 2011
Version: 1.2.3
A word of warning, if your Kindle was originally downloaded through Amazon.com: The App Store Kindle App will make you take every book off your device (read, your Mac) and then have you reinstall each one. For someone with only a few books, this is no big deal. But for people like me who have many books, this is a time consuming (read, time wasting) pile. I love the app. I hate the App Store! Just watch out!
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Big-Mac-XXL
16 February 2011
Version: 1.2.3
This free program is only downloadable on this ******* App Store? No, thanks. I wait until it gets "released" on BitTorrent. :-)
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3.5
Poikkeus
31 December 2010
Version: 1.2.0
I use this software with my iPod Touch. While I prefer Stanza for its speed, readability, and features, Kindle for Mac is nicely represented here. Kindle has a strong selection of books, costing anything from free to a few dollars, but books are extremely easy to read
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Digital-Fury
02 November 2010
Version: 1.2.0
Slight improvement on the previous beta version, but still incredibly subpar compared with the iPad and iPhone versions or a real Kindle. - The fonts still look like a quick and dirty port from another OS. The app is probably doing - badly - it's own rendering - You can't change the typeface - You can't change the line spacing - If you reduce the words per line, you end up with gigantic margins but the application window doesn't shrink - No cut & paste even though you are...on a computer When you own a real Kindle, you see how much of a fugly hacked kludge this app really is.
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Matthewpfritz
22 October 2010
Version: 1.2.0
UGGG!! Really, Amazon?! That is the best you could do? Why can't I resize the column width? I have all this screen real estate and I have to page down every other sentence because the column width is a whopping 5 inches (guessing)? And why can't I copy text? It would be helpful as I am preparing my lecture for the class I teach (which all bought hard copies of the book, mind you). Needless to say, I am disappointed.
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DPoncy
21 October 2010
Version: 1.2.0
I just updated from 1.0 to 1.2 and was pleasantly surprised at the improvements. Font rendering has become much nicer and there are some good new options. They still need to work on display options, however. You should be able to set the column widths independently from the font size. This is especially annoying when going back and forth from full page view.
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Gizmo65
29 August 2010
Version: 1.0
Not as awful as other reviewers make it out to be. Still, some serious shortcomings. Lacks the functionality of the iPhone app. On the other hand, the automatic syncing is nice. Oh, and to answer the snarky question about why someone would ever want to read on a laptop, I have two responses: 1) Sometimes, you might have a little break time at your computer when you can read, the sync feature means you can pickup from whereever you left off and 2) the Macbook Air is lighter, more comfortable (can rest while reading) and far more versatile than and iPad.
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Digital-Fury
10 July 2010
Version: 1.0
I have the iPad version and it is fairly good and competent, but this OS X version is a disgrace. The app itself seems to be an overnight hack job and the font rendering looks like sh*t.
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Penguirl
18 May 2010
Version: 1.0
I seem to remember Steve saying that all it takes to make a Universal Binary app is a check of a box. What happened???
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MHerndz
18 March 2010
Version: 1.0
First: Beta is right. You cannot even alter the type size, only the paper width. So why would anyone want to read a book on a 1" paper width, mutants? For Amazon to flop on their first try with not giving control of the type size, I would never bother with this. I think they hired elementary school coding interns. Second: Why would anyone in their right minds want to read full books on a computer?
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liang-case
18 March 2010
Version: 1.0
I downloaded it… and I wish the Amazon could support the highlight/annotation feature. That's an essential feature for me. Thanks.
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