Kindle for PC

by Greg on January 4, 2010

In November, Amazon released Kindle for PC, a free application that can be downloaded in over 100 countries. It is currently not available for Mac but Amazon has said that the Mac version is “coming soon”. This application will allow you to read and purchase books from the Kindle Store as well as synchronize bookmarks and stopping places with the Kindle for iPhone app. You can also read your notes and highlights that you’ve created with your Kindle although you won’t be able to create notes and highlights.

Download Kindle For PC Here

After you download the app to your computer, you then need to log in to your Amazon account to purchase books. You will not need to have a Kindle account to do this, any type of Amazon account will work. If you have already purchased a Kindle and some books for it you will see that there is an “Archive” tab at the top of the screen which will allow you to read the books that you’ve already purchased for your Kindle. Although you will be able to read your Kindle books, you won’t be able to transfer any magazine or blog subscriptions to the Kindle for PC software.

Another cool feature of this app is that you can read free samples of new books. To do this you would click on the “Shop in Kindle Store” button and then you can look through all of the available Kindle books. To download a free sample you would click on the “Send Sample Now” button on the right side of the page. You can also read the books in full color if they come available in full color.

Amazon is also going to include some new features in future updates including the following:

  • Ability to create notes and highlights
  • Search for a word or sentence in the book that you’re reading
  • Zoom in on images and rotate images

I still think that it would be better reading from the actual Kindle itself just because of the e-ink technology. It’s also much easier to read in bed with the Kindle as opposed to a laptop. This still seems to be a pretty cool app though, and can come in handy if you’re somewhere with a computer and you don’t have you Kindle with you.

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