Description of App
The Kindle app is optimized for the iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch, giving users the ability toread Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs on a beautiful, easy-to-use interface. You’ll have access to over 1,000,000* books in the Kindle Store plus hundreds* of newspapers and magazines. Amazon Whispersync automatically syncs your last page read, bookmarks, notes, and highlights across devices (including Kindle), so you can pick up your book where you left off on another device. Get the best reading experience available on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch:
- Shop the Kindle Store by visiting Amazon for the largest selection of books people want to read: over a million books, including over 800,000 at $9.99 or less.
- Get free book samples – read the first chapter free before you decide to buy.
- Read hundreds* of newspapers and magazines including The Economist, Reader’s Digest, Martha Stewart Living, and Food Network Magazine with high resolution color images. Visit the Kindle Store to subscribe to a newspaper or magazine and have each edition automatically delivered, or purchase individual issues.
- Email PDFs & other documents to your new Send-to-Kindle e-mail address and we deliver them to your device. The documents are automatically archived in the Amazon Cloud and available for re-download on your iOS or supported Kindle devices. You can also read PDFs from Mail, Safari, or by transferring them from iTunes.
- Customize your reading experience by choosing the margin size, background color, font size, and either portrait or landscape format.
- Instant dictionary word lookup with 250,000 entries and definitions. Tap and hold a word to view the definition.
- Search inside the book to find a character, topic, or section you want to revisit.
- Simply tap on either side of the screen or flick to turn pages.
- You can also read your Kindle books on your Kindle, Kindle Fire, Kindle Touch, PC, Mac, Android-based device, and Windows Phone 7-based device. Our Whispersync technology syncs your last page read, notes, bookmarks, and highlights across devices, so you can pick up where you left off.
- With Kindle textbooks you save up to 60% off print list prices when you buy, and up to 80% when you rent. Use the Notebook in your Print Replica textbooks to review your bookmarks, highlights, notes. Tag and filter the most important items to study.
- Accessibility features make it easier for blind and visually impaired customers to navigate their Kindle libraries, read & interact with books, and more. Enable VoiceOver in your device settings to begin.
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What's New in Version 3.9.2
This is a fix for a Kindle issue with the upcoming iOS7 OS upgrade that may cause customers to have to re-register and re-download books from Amazon. Please download and install - this is a required update before upgrading to iOS7.
Has anyone found a work around to this yet? It drives me so mad, especially when I'm reading dialogue. I actually returned a book once, because I thought the formatting was all wrong. Guess I should have got somebody to check. I'm a literature student so no lines between dialogue and stuff irritates me. Shouldn't complain though. We are so lucky with accessible ebooks these days.
I haven't found a workaround to the paragraph issue. I've basically just gotten used to it. I dn't know why it even happens, this is the only eBook reading app that I've seen with this issue. I think it might be an app bug or something.
I've noticed a couple issues when trying to read with a braille display that are pretty annoying. First of all, words seemed to be spaced strangely. What i mean is a space breaks up words making it seem like separate words. I've had it checked by a sighted person and they say the print appears normal. Second and most troublesome, sometimes when I'm reading and get to the end of a page it will jump back up to the top of that page instead of turning to the next. Also sometimes it goes to the next page before even being finished showing the text from the previous page. it leaves off a couple of lines. has anyone experienced either of these issues?
I haven't had most of the issues you're having. The Kindle app going to the top of the page randomly is an iOS bug, it was introduced in iOS 9. I haven't noticed words being spaced strangely, or the app turning the page before you're done reading it. Do you have automatically turn pages while panning turned on in VO braille settings? I find that really useful, saves having to do the turn page command.
Does anyone know if the "real" page numbers show up in the Kindle iOS app, for those titles that support them? I don't see them on the books I'm looking at currently, but I don't know if these books include real page number information, so I'm just curious if anyone knows for sure if this feature is accessible.
I tried this and it didn't work. Anyone else?
Anyone else using kindle unlimited its basically a library for ten bucks a month you can check out ten books at a time and return them. the only problem I am having is determining is if a book is a kindle unlimited book or not like on one it ended up being a sample and on others they just didn't download. So I am not sure on what to do do I write amazon or what? also I will give the podcast a listen and the faq a good going going over because I didn't know they existed.
If you get to the browse menu, go down to
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Everything below there seems to be unlimited so you just pick the category you want.
You will find more categories link at the very bottom. You may also search for kindle unlimited.
I noticed there doesn’t seem to be a browse button in the latest version when you’re in a book or in your library. So maybe easier to search for kindle unlimited to get to the browse books area instead.
I typed in Raymond buckland and did a filter for kindle unlimited books and found 13 this is sad because none of them were the books I was looking for but I will talk to the publisher as well as amazon.
I forgot about filters.
Hope you can get your book.
Hello, my husband and I are considering downloading this app in order to have access to reading more books. My question is do you have to have had a Kindle first in order to be able to access and purchase books to read on the Kindle app? Or, can you simply download the app, register as a Kindle user, and search for and purchase kindle books? Since we would never use the Kindle, we would prefer the app. I would greatly appreciate any input. Thanks.
I'm running the latest version of iOS, and using a Braille Edge 40 from Hims. Whenever I am in a book, and attempt to pan to the next page, my display freezes up and stays on the previous page, while speech moves onto the next one. I'm using an iPhone 6S+ if that makes a difference. I would really appreciate any help anyone can give. Thanks so much! Ali
you don’t have to have had a Kindle first in order to download the app just register with your Amazon email and password. however in order to buy books you need to go into the Amazon Kindle store using an Internet browser. One book I would recommend that is free to download is ‘ Kindle for iOS accessibility gestures a quick reference guide. it certainly helped me get started. Hope this helps.
not sure if anyone else has had this issue or maybe its just me. When I read kindle books using voice-over it seems to generate a pause at the end of each line of text on the page which can be rather grating at times. Has anyone else experienced this and is there a way around it?
Yes, I believe this problem began when the new update came out about two days ago. I think the best thing you can do is report it to the accessibility team. There is a new post on this website where a user explained the situation.
I've been trying to find a comprehensive list of keyboard commands for iphone kindle, without success. Amazom does have a keystroke guide for Windows computer and for Mac users. I've purchased the book mentioned above that lists gestures that iphone users can use. However, I can't find a list of key strokes that I can use in place of the gestures.
Hello. I was wondering if anyone had ever tried reading college text books using the Amazon Kindle app. I want to know how VoiceOver handles the figures and illustrations that sometimes are in text books. Bookshare and Learning Ally do not have the books I need for this semester, so I was wondering if Kindle would be a good option.
I use my echo to read the kindle book. Alexa does nice job reading the book. I go to my alexa app and select kindle to read my book.
Has anyone found an effective way to do this?
I have the exact same questions. I will be starting college in the fall, and may get my textbooks from Amazon, for reading in the Kindle app.
It disappoints me greatly, that candle on the Mac is not, and never has been, accessible with voiceover.
Every time I try to talk to Amazon about this, they act like they don’t know what I’m talking about.
I tweeted them twice about this, and they have yet to answer me.
Does anyone have any ideas as to how we could beef up our advocacy in this area?
The latest version broke IOS when panning with Kindle, Voice Dream, or apple books. Maybe they'll fix it next release.