Kindle
Kindle
1.26.1

3.7

Kindle free download for Mac

Kindle

1.26.1
13 May 2019

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 1.26.1:
  • This update includes stability improvements and bug fixes.

44 Kindle Reviews

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Anon-Bud
16 February 2011

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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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Version 1.2.3
Vitaly
22 September 2019
crashes under Catalina beta 8
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Version 1.26.1
skylinewarrior
13 June 2018
Nice and easy
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Version 1.23.2
Jim-Leff
05 January 2016
FYI current version is 1.14.0
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Version 1.12.4
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Yogi-Coach
Yogi-Coach
22 January 2016
Actually the version number appears to be correct. I just downloaded the Kindle App from the Mac App Store and the version is showing as 1.12.4 in the About dialog. Hopefully it gets and update soon. It's a much better app on iOS.

Update: I discovered that the 1.14.0 version is available directly from Amazon: https://www.amazon.com/gp/digital/fiona/kcp-landing-page - Some improvements (UI looks more modern), but disappointingly it doesn't appear to support Cloud Collections.
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dbratsch
18 September 2015
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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Version 1.12.3
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bowlerboy-jmb
bowlerboy-jmb
08 October 2015
On Yosemite, versions 1.12.2 and its upgrade—1.12.3—are placed in a special folder on my computer called "Incompatible Software." When I tried to launch it anyway, I got to the point where Amazon demanded that I agree to its Terms of Service for Kindle, but the page is so damn long that I couldn't be bothered to read all that verbiage, so I said "NO," and the installation procedure terminated. Another time, another version, maybe.
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wendy6895
wendy6895
13 May 2019
Have you thought about upgrading your Mac to MacOS Mojave version 10.14.4? I've had no problems at all.
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Derekcurrie
09 September 2015
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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Version 1.12.3
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Lord-Lightning
Lord-Lightning
08 October 2015
Version 1.12.4 seems to fix most stability issues and they say it also includes bug fixes.
I'm finding it has been stable for the last 12 hours or so.
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Meitnik
28 August 2015
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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Version 1.11.2
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Mondele
Mondele
29 August 2015
This sort of behavior is why many authors are not protecting their work with DRM — it is disrespectful towards the readers who buy them. If you have work protected by DRM, you may be able to remove the protection with a program like Kindle DRM Removal ($28 - here on MacUpdate) or a number of similar programs available for free. Additionally, if you have copies of your books on your computer, and your computer is running the Kindle app, there is no way for Amazon to disable that app, nor to encrypt those books, especially if you are not connected to the Internet when you read them. Anything downloaded after September 15 will not be compatible with the older software, but I don't see a way that they could break existing content that has already been downloaded.

Mind - this is based upon guesses as to what they are doing, and a firm understanding of computer workings. It's possible the older books were encrypted with a key or certificate that expires on the 15th... In that case, turn the clock on your computer back. There are a number of websites that can tell you which year had months identical to 2015...
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Mondele
Mondele
29 August 2015
It might also be worth noting that, if you don't want to deal with removing DRM, etc., a new 6" Kindle is currently $79, which is a lot less expensive than a new Mac. I wouldn't put too much blame on Amazon, here. Apple has made it very difficult for them to function in Apple's ecosystem.
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Mondele
Mondele
30 August 2015
Finally, if you use Calibre to manage your eBooks (and if you don't, you can start now), Apprentice Alph has a plugin that will strip the DRM from your Amazon books when you import them to Calibre. It's important to install the plugin before you import the books, or it won't work, but I tested it (both using my Kindle's serial number and using the decryption key built in to the Kindle app) and it works very well. I'm currently re-importing my 200+ Kindle books to Calibre to make sure I'll be able to continue to read them in the future. If you need a bit more information, LifeHacker had an article on how to do this. Best of luck.
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Meitnik
Meitnik
30 August 2015
Thank you for the replies Mondele! Will the DRM stripping prevent annotations made on those books to be backed up to the amazon cloud and be exportable to the clippings file Amazon uses? My needs are not about pleasure reading but trying to work smart doing research.
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Mondele
Mondele
31 August 2015
Meitnik, I don't know about stripping the DRM, but the lack of support from Amazon will likely end all connection with the cloud. Calibre does support annotations, but I don't know to what extent you can copy your existing Amazon annotations to Calibre. Unfortunately, the cloud remains firmly in Amazon's control, and you'll need a supported program to be able to use it.
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Thel
28 August 2015
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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Version 1.11.2
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Meitnik
Meitnik
28 August 2015
Apple and Amazon has reached a new level of evil and control. see my posting above. I will be forever locked out of my content paid for unless I upgrade my OS and kindle app.
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Steinar-Helgesen
26 April 2015
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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Version 1.11.2
Holmemoss
26 April 2015
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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Version 1.11.2
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Scifi
Scifi
26 April 2015
Yet another app that's based on the Qt code/frameworks -- I've seen this happen on other apps based on Qt code -- Qt does not know how to make their code work on 10.6.8 even tho they have a section about this very situation in their programming docs.  So when I sent the crashreport into Apple® I said please PLEASE forward this crash on to all the people responsible: Amazon.com, Kindle, *and* Qt companies, to let them know they must consider another framework to use instead of Qt if Qt will-not fix this on their own dime.  Then I told them my registered Apple-ID in case they need to reach me.  Then thanked them.
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Sanchai
26 April 2015
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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Version 1.11.2
Free

3.7

App requirements: 
  • Intel 64
  • OS X 10.10.0 or later
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