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Kindle
Kindle
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Read Kindle books on your Mac.

3.7
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Kindle overview

Turn your Mac into a book with the free Kindle app—so you can read anytime, anywhere. Explore these reading features in the app:

  • Read your way. Customize your text size, font type, margins, text alignment, and orientation (portrait or landscape)—and choose whether to turn pages from left to right or continuously scroll. Read comfortably day and night with adjustable brightness and background colors. Go to the Aa menu in your book to get started.
  • Look up words, people, and places while you read. Breeze through words you don’t know and characters you can’t remember with the built-in dictionary, X-Ray, Wikipedia lookup, instant translations, and search within your book. Simply click and hold a word to view its definition, or use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.
  • Track your reading progress. See what percent of the book you’ve read, real page numbers (for most top titles), and how much time you have left in the chapter or book based on your actual reading speed.
  • Bookmark places you want to revisit, and make highlights and take notes throughout your book. Open My Notebook to see all your notes in the same place.
  • Hop, skim, and jump with Page Flip. Flip between pages or get a bird’s-eye view of your book with Page Flip—don’t worry, we’ll save your place.
  • Zoom in on high-definition color images in Kindle books, magazines, comics, and manga.
  • Sync your books across devices. When you’re reading a book, the Kindle app will automatically sync where you left off—along with any bookmarks, highlights, or notes—so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another.
  • When you can’t read, listen. Switch seamlessly from reading your Kindle book to listening to your Audible book, all within the Kindle app.

What’s new in version 7.0

Updated on Nov 07 2023

  • Text selection and highlighting improvements
  • Shift+click to select multiple books in Library
  • Play and pause audiobooks with the space bar
  • Delete flashcards for a cleaner study space
  • Added citation to copied text for easy referencing
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Information

License

Free

Size

90.4 MB

Downloads

236754

App requirements

  • Intel 64
  • Apple Silicon
  • macOS 11 or later
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texboydmoore
texboydmoore
Mar 26 2024
7.0
0.0
Mar 26 2024
0.0
Version: 7.0
Version 7.4 stinks compared to 1.40.3, which was my previous version. The 1.40.3 version was much easier to navigate - you could redraw the screen so that the top line was where you wanted to start reading. And the "Back" button was really handy to go back to a previous view. Why did Amazon reduce the features??? And the older version has "bugs" when I try to use it instead of the new one.
rww1794
rww1794
Nov 15 2023
7.0
1.0
Nov 15 2023
1.0
Version: 7.0
I am unable to download the Dictionary. I click on a word to get the definition and I get nothing. Please advise.
cjramosm
cjramosm
Nov 10 2023
7.0
0.0
Nov 10 2023
0.0
Version: 7.0
I cannot undo a highlight. Ctrl-click (right click) does nothing. Sometimes I start to highlight a paragraph and then decide to highlight just a sentence, but I cannot edit the previous highlight, something I was able to do in Kindle classic. Also, the option to write a note does not appear immediately when I highlight a word. Before, I just right-clicked on a word and the option of highlighting/search/note appeared immediately.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 7 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Nov 7 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
v7.0 is out. (See my comment below regarding the EOL for "Kindle Classic"). Release Notes: "- Text selection and highlighting improvements. - Shift+click to select multiple books in Library. - Play and pause audiobooks with the space bar. - Delete flashcards for cleaner study space. - Added citation to copied text for easy referencing." - - Amazon has also freed users from having to bother with Annotation mode when using Apple's Text-To-Speech. Now users can drag-select text, hit their system chosen TTS keys (such as OPT-ESC), and the text is read without any highlighting. It just works. If you get tired of TTS reading Credits to you at the end of each reading, just hit your TTD keys for silence. At last, Kindle Reader for Mac is growing up into something good. I added a couple stars. Keep at it, Amazon!
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 2 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Nov 2 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
UPDATE: (1) 'Kindle Classic' is now EOL and will not be updated past October 31, 2023. It's final version is 1.40.3, available at the Mac App Store. (2) Happily, Amazon has updated the NEW 'Amazon Kindle' app to version 6.85.3, now available at the Mac App Store. This will be the official Kindle reader app going forward. I have it running. It no longer bombs. Hurray. SADLY, it's still betaware, having some annoying bugs and NOT following Apple's GUI standards. WTF Amazon! W T F ! Why can't they follow the rules? - - REVIEW of v6.85.3: It has a bunch of new features, including the ability to (a) Use Google search to look up words in a dictionary (b) Use Wikipedia to look up subjects. (c) Translate among 23 different languages. Text-to-speech now works, without having to use workarounds (!), using Apple's built-in TTS system. IOW you can use Opt-Esc (or whatever you've set up) to read highlighted text. However, having ignored Apple's GUI standards, (1) The ONLY way to highlight text is to drag your cursor over it. Clicking on paragraphs dumps you the page selector, like that makes any sense. (2) The TTS reads the paragraph ABOVE what you highlighted on a page before it reads what you actually highlighted. IDIOTIC! (3) Then UN-highlighting text is a serious PITA! Oh Amazon. You have to go into Annotations mode, activated by a notebook icon visible when you move your cursor to the top of the reading window. Then you click the ellipsis (...) to the right of the listed paragraph you wish to UN-highlight. Also IDIOTIC. - - I'll stop there. IOW: ANNOYING to use. The GUI is often irrational. It clearly has had poor, if any, user testing. Oh and there is NO HELP! - - Take away message: Amazon's Kindle coding team is lazy, careless and ignorant of Mac GUI standards. It still gets an "F" from me, one measly star. :-P *Bleh* --> Use another reader if you value your sanity.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 7 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Sep 7 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
*sigh* And while I'm chattering on about Kindle... I checked today on the progress regarding the repair of text-to-speech in the Kindle app when running macOS 13.x Ventura. There isn't any. Amazon has dared to tell customers to talk to Apple about it. WRONG. This is a developer level problem, not a user level problem. Amazon has to solve this bug with Apple, not we Amazon customers. *double sigh*
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 6 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Sep 6 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
*GAG* OK, I did my best with the newly revised Kindle and will simply say: DON'T!!!!! It's not ready for prime time, even remotely. It's terrible. It BOMBS. Text-to-speech is INERT, does nothing. Generic icon books pile up at the top of my Recent list with banners that make no sense. - - I reported everything directly to Amazon. - - CONCLUSION: Stick to the 'Classic' Kindle over at the Mac App Store until further notice, IOW until Amazon bother to adequately beta-test the revised version. They clearly haven't.
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 6 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Sep 6 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
v1.40.6562 is out and what downloads here at MU. Confusingly, it identifies itself in the Finder as 1.40.1. (o_0) - - Raking through FURTHER CONFUSION. As of today: (A) If you get Kindle from Apple's Mac App Store, you end up with 'Classic Kindle' v1.40.2. Amazon don't bother to offer the 'Classic' version on their web page. Consider it the OLD Kindle. (B) If you want the latest NEW revision of Kindle, you MUST download it from Amazon directly. That is what MU provides here. (C) New Kindle and 'Classic Kindle' are NOT COMPATIBLE and will REPLACE one another when you install EITHER ONE. (o_0) Whut da? - - Through trickery, I'll be playing with each and drop a brief comparison review in another comment. Sorry to hog comment space, but I try to be useful . . .
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 6 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Sep 6 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
CHANGES! Today, I noticed the arrival of 'Kindle Classic' 1.40.2 at the Mac App Store. Huh? Amazon has not done a good job explaining what's going on. Here is Amazon's vague email announcement regarding Kindle, as of 2023-09-03: "Dear customer, • We are replacing the current Kindle for Mac with a new and improved app, which will include an enhanced book reading and library management experience. Support for the current app will be ending by October 2023. The new Kindle for Mac will be available to download from the Mac App Store in September 2023. • To copy any collections you created in the old app to the new app, please complete the following steps: 1. Update to the latest version (1.40.1 or higher) of the current app. 2. Open the latest version of the current app. This will trigger the transfer of your collections. - - Thank you for being a Kindle customer. Regards, The Kindle Team
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Aug 10 2022
1.38.65287
3.0
Aug 10 2022
3.0
Version: 1.38.65287
v1.38.0.65298 is the current version. dated August 3. Activating text-to-speech is still broken. You have to use the menu. Stopping text-to-speech works fine.
Sgilbert
Sgilbert
Aug 9 2022
1.38.0
0.0
Aug 9 2022
0.0
Version: 1.38.0
Update says it is supposed to be 1.38.0; what actually gets downloaded is 1.37.65278.
77lovelace
77lovelace
May 9 2021
1.31
0.0
May 9 2021
0.0
Version: 1.31
How do we access the audible book that we bought in accompaniment to the digital book through kindle on a Mac? I can access on iPhone and iPad but not sure how to get the audible to play the audio book while reading the digital print. On the iPhone and iPad, I can follow along with the audio and read at the same time. I prefer this method for better retention. If anyone know how to listen to the audio book and read the digital print, all from the Mac, then please reply and help me out. Thanks in advance!
elenahillard
elenahillard
Nov 25 2020
1.30
0.0
Nov 25 2020
0.0
Version: 1.30
Je ne peux pas mettre à jour mon application Kindle Merci pour votre aide. J'utilise MAC OS 10.15.7 CATALINA
christopherkellman
christopherkellman
Mar 5 2020
1.27.0
0.0
Mar 5 2020
0.0
Version: 1.27.0
Can you please explain why kindle is not available in Barbados.
Vitaly
Vitaly
Sep 22 2019
1.26.1
1.0
Sep 22 2019
1.0
Version: 1.26.1
crashes under Catalina beta 8
skylinewarrior
skylinewarrior
Jun 13 2018
1.23.2
5.0
Jun 13 2018
5.0
Version: 1.23.2
Nice and easy
Jim-Leff
Jim-Leff
Jan 5 2016
1.12.4
0.0
Jan 5 2016
0.0
Version: 1.12.4
FYI current version is 1.14.0
dbratsch
dbratsch
Sep 18 2015
1.12.3
0.0
Sep 18 2015
0.0
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?
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Sep 9 2015
1.12.3
3.0
Sep 9 2015
3.0
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.
Meitnik
Meitnik
Aug 28 2015
1.11.2
0.0
Aug 28 2015
0.0
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.
rww1794
rww1794
Nov 15 2023
7.0
1.0
Nov 15 2023
1.0
Version: 7.0
Derekcurrie
Derekcurrie
Nov 7 2023
1.40.1
3.0
Nov 7 2023
3.0
Version: 1.40.1
bobfourlinda-1
bobfourlinda-1
Oct 2 2023
1.40.1
2.0
Oct 2 2023
2.0
Version: 1.40.1
johafortin
johafortin
Jul 12 2023
1.40.1
5.0
Jul 12 2023
5.0
Version: 1.40.1
sommerjws
sommerjws
Dec 23 2021
1.33
5.0
Dec 23 2021
5.0
Version: 1.33
tucu662
tucu662
Jul 31 2021
1.32.0
5.0
Jul 31 2021
5.0
Version: 1.32.0
patmooreks
patmooreks
Jul 29 2021
1.31
5.0
Jul 29 2021
5.0
Version: 1.31
garbarviktor
garbarviktor
Sep 9 2020
5.0
Sep 9 2020
5.0
Version: null
Vitaly
Vitaly
Sep 22 2019
1.0
Sep 22 2019
1.0
Version: null
sarilynn57
sarilynn57
Feb 21 2019
1.0
Feb 21 2019
1.0
Version: null
skylinewarrior
skylinewarrior
Jun 13 2018
5.0
Jun 13 2018
5.0
Version: null
Steinar-Helgesen
Steinar-Helgesen
Apr 26 2015
4.0
Apr 26 2015
4.0
Version: null
Sanchai
Sanchai
Apr 26 2015
2.0
Apr 26 2015
2.0
Version: null
Robertcoogan
Robertcoogan
Dec 29 2014
4.0
Dec 29 2014
4.0
Version: null
bhelmick
bhelmick
Oct 19 2014
1.0
Oct 19 2014
1.0
Version: null
johnagilleland
johnagilleland
Oct 2 2014
3.0
Oct 2 2014
3.0
Version: null
piquadratpi2
piquadratpi2
Sep 18 2014
3.0
Sep 18 2014
3.0
Version: null
Eat-A-Peach
Eat-A-Peach
Apr 19 2014
3.5
Apr 19 2014
3.5
Version: null
katlinquinn
katlinquinn
Aug 29 2013
4.5
Aug 29 2013
4.5
Version: null
foxhole99
foxhole99
Jul 30 2013
4.0
Jul 30 2013
4.0
Version: null
Sausalitodog
Sausalitodog
Jul 20 2013
5.0
Jul 20 2013
5.0
Version: null
ebook1911
ebook1911
Jun 25 2013
5.0
Jun 25 2013
5.0
Version: null
Vulcan-
Vulcan-
May 29 2013
2.0
May 29 2013
2.0
Version: null
jackout
jackout
Feb 16 2013
5.0
Feb 16 2013
5.0
Version: null
Ronnb
Ronnb
Sep 9 2012
3.0
Sep 9 2012
3.0
Version: null
Mistertoad17
Mistertoad17
May 6 2012
4.5
May 6 2012
4.5
Version: null
kristinks
kristinks
Apr 23 2012
5.0
Apr 23 2012
5.0
Version: null
JacobsIvan
JacobsIvan
Mar 19 2012
3.0
Mar 19 2012
3.0
Version: null
Ahmed-Hafeez
Ahmed-Hafeez
Feb 28 2012
4.0
Feb 28 2012
4.0
Version: null
Scubadoc
Scubadoc
Feb 3 2012
4.5
Feb 3 2012
4.5
Version: null
CloudB
CloudB
Jan 25 2012
5.0
Jan 25 2012
5.0
Version: null
Joeschisa
Joeschisa
Jan 25 2012
4.5
Jan 25 2012
4.5
Version: null
Pepelepugh
Pepelepugh
Jan 21 2012
5.0
Jan 21 2012
5.0
Version: null
hannahyoder
hannahyoder
Nov 19 2011
2.5
Nov 19 2011
2.5
Version: null
Mookzmom
Mookzmom
Oct 29 2011
5.0
Oct 29 2011
5.0
Version: null
Celtic-Witch
Celtic-Witch
Sep 27 2011
5.0
Sep 27 2011
5.0
Version: null
DaymonJ
DaymonJ
Sep 21 2011
5.0
Sep 21 2011
5.0
Version: null
JackFinch
JackFinch
Sep 7 2011
4.5
Sep 7 2011
4.5
Version: null
Khmz
Khmz
Aug 13 2011
4.0
Aug 13 2011
4.0
Version: null
iTruth
iTruth
Aug 5 2011
5.0
Aug 5 2011
5.0
Version: null
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