Split screen viewing iOS 3/5
Please Amazon, enable split screen viewing on your app! I may never buy another Amazon textbook again if I cannot effectively take notes using my preferred notes program (a home server)
The inability to keep up with iOS is frustrating for a student who relies heavily on macs and iPads.
Search and location don't work 1/5
I've tried to do a search which works but if you click on what you searched for nothing happens. I've tried to do a location search and that also doesn't work. So, for those books without clicks on chapters you're stuck manually trying to find the place you read last or jumping to a location you want to jump to. What do I need this app for? I can do the same thing with an actual book.
Still no scrolling 1/5
Still baffling why they lack the ability to scroll, only page flip. It is extremely annoying to try and highlight sometime when it spans two screens.
Not crazy about this update 2/5
While some things have improved, one of the most important features is syncing your book across your devices, this is where it gets worse. In the beginning you could sync from the page you were on, then it took two steps to sync, now it takes three. Syncing should be a on the main page. These miniature pages? A waste of time. Someone needs to start putting some thought into these updates.
Great App 5/5
This Kindle App for iPad and iPhone is wonderful. I've had no problems with it and it's easy to use.
Two things 4/5
1) instead of right to left page turning, maybe introduce up and down scrolling.
2) split screen view which will help with not taking or comparing articles.
Crashes every few months 2/5
I never had any problems with this app until they started with the updates. Ever since then it crashed and nobody had access to it for awhile they have kept messing with it and trying to make it better. But every few months it just crashes and I just have to delete it and reinstall it. The major problem is that when this happens, I lose my InstaFreebies. I still have a lot of the InstaFreebie emails and I'm going to see if I can put them in my iBooks because kindle just isn't trust worthy any more. Here's to ya Amazon! You can't make me dump my Free Books again!
I just had to reinstall the Kindle App AGAIN. First, I go to turn a page of book, and it won't turn. Then I try to scroll down through my collections, and the App is frozen. But today I added some books and try as I might, I could not get them to download, even though my WiFi connection was working fine. In fact, I was at a doctor's office, so I had tried to download these books using 2 different WiFi networks to no avail. But when I reinstalled the Kindle App, the books automatically downloaded.
What is up with Amazon? Not only do they have an inadequate App, but they have a corner on the market for most of the decent books. So people like me are basically forced to used the Kindle App and just keep downloading it over and over again. If I had a chance, I would move every single book that means anything to me to my iBooks app. It never crashes. Amazon should take a page from Apple's book.
My kindle app just started crashing repeatedly AGAIN. So here I am, reinstalling it AGAIN. What REALLY upsets me this time is that the book that I'm reading is one of my InstaFreebies. And there is no way to save my place in it. There is absolutely no use in calling Amazon. I think that they hire Special Education Drop Outs. I was having problems with the website a few months ago and one of their "techs" told me that the problem was in my iPad and told me to go to APP STORE to clear my cookies. I hung up on him and he called me back 7 times. I finally had to threaten him with harassment charges if he didn't stop calling me. If Amazon didn't have a monopoly on books, I wouldn't even deal with them.
PLEASE Add this 3/5
I drive 30,000 miles a year. I listened to books on tape for the first 20 years of distance driving. 3-5 books a week. It was getting difficult to find new material.
kindle finally invented the screen reader for printed books. FINALLY, I could listen to the thousands of books that were not audio books. Why won't they let the app do the same thing on a tablet???? PLEASE! I would pay a great deal for an app that could read my books to me.
Love it 5/5
Simple to use + great formatting options = wonderful app.
Prime user...I'm sorry 3/5
By Space CO
Reading comics as a prime member will be no joy. You'll only get a few Hellboy comics as a prime member. Marvel and DC, zero. If you thought being a prime member would satisfy your comic book reading self...I'm sorry. Really no content out there that comes with the prime reading.
Great for College Students 5/5
I love this app because it is so easy to get pdfs of college text books into it for easy reading that is also light and extremely portable. It marks where I've read and I can easily bookmark useful information.
Doesn't Update 2/5
I love the Kindle. And I love my iPhone. But the Kindle doesn't update the iPhone. The iPhone updates the Kindle immediately. The Kindle also give you problems purchasing books from Amazon. They should DEFINITELY fix that. It always amazes me when a company makes it difficult to buy things from them. ??? You have to leave the app & book, go on the Internet, and purchase the book there. Then wait for it to download.
WOW! They really fixed these problems. They came up with the Brand New Book Browser. Now you can't buy books on the iPhone at all!!! It doesn't even try!!! Why don't you just go out of business Amazon? I took a Star away.
BUG! But great. 5/5
Great app. There's a bug where the app crashes after clicking on a note.
Kindle App is a life changer! 5/5
The Kindle app is ideal for the busy multi-interest professional who relies on mobile learning. With the occasional addition of the audible.com feature, all possible learning/leisure reading time can be maximized. The ability to preview and share books has also increased my efficiency and allowed me to share important information with family and colleagues. I'm a huge Kindle app user.
New update not good! 1/5
Getting really sick and tired of the Kindle app. This is the second time over the years I've had to remove all of my thousands of books on my app then download again, only for it not to work. It either freezes or crashes or both. Does Amazon not test before an update goes live? Or not paying programmers enough to do a good job? Why is it that iBooks automatically downloads books to the app but Kindle does not?! And no, I am not just going to leave all my books on the cloud. Who goes to the store, buys a book and then leaves it there?! Not me! And WiFi is not always available everywhere. CS reps do what they can with the tools they have and can't be blamed. Fix this! I want my books back and I want to be able to read them!!!!!
This app is good enough 3/5
The app itself is great. Im not much of an E-book reader. I prefer the feel of paper between the fingertips. But the biggest concern I have and it is highly annoying is the fact that everytime I try to download a book for free with my prime account, the web page is unavailable and tries to direct me to the kindle store!! Fix this please I dont pay for this to be faulty..
Missing some functionality 3/5
I like the app for myself but I am EXTREMELY disappointed at the very limited functionality available for family. I have no way of keeping my books from my kids prying eyes. Amazon told me that functionality is only available on the Kindle and not the iPad app. I think it is wrong!
I love my Kindle app for iPad! I have hundreds of books! A couple of weeks ago, I purchased The Magnolia Story by Chip & Joanna Gaines! But all I received was the sample. So I thought maybe I clucked on the sample instead of the 1click button, so I tried to purchase it & it told me I had already purchased the nook. But the entire book isn't there. Is this a Kindle update problem or an Amazon problem. I can't find a way to get to Amazon customer service.
The perfect reader 5/5
By The Wayward Armorer
Everything about Kindle is absolutely fantastic. It loads quickly, is easy to navigate, and it supports every format I've found so far. Thanks Amazon!
Need Update for Stylus Writing 1/5
By Sarah Ponce
Please update to allow for hand written notes. I love to buy my textbooks on my iPad kindle app but the apple pencil doesnt work for handwritten notes. I have to download a converter to export at pdf in order to write on my textbooks.
Great app but .... 4/5
Should include Chapter number when returning to bookmark location. Currently it just says ".....left in chapter". Why not say ".....left in chapter 35". It's minor but useful info.
Awesome Capability 5/5
I almost only use the kindle app to read e-books... great Capability.
Very nice app. Has great features. Just wish it had split screen functionality.
Stop spamming me 2/5
I hate that without warning Amazon turned on notifications for me. I don't want to be spammed with what amounts to ads on a near regular basis, calling them book recommendations. It's further annoying because I didn't turn them on, I now have to dig 5-10min to figure out how to disable them.
Can't buy books in it 1/5
I recently upgraded my kindle to an iPad. I didn't worry because I could still read my books on the app. But what a pain I can't buy from the bookstore in the app.
Very frustrated 1/5
Does not completely work. I can see how this app would be great but it is constantly freezing and saying there is a network error any time I attempt to download something. I have a brand new iPad so I don't think the issue is on my end. Come on, Amazon - get it together please.
Great app 5/5
Great app, but for some reason I can't not download the English to Chinese dictionary. Please fix it. Thank you.
Daily Reading 5/5
I use Kindle for books that I read daily because I always have my phone with me and may not have the physical books with me. I appreciate the convenience.
It's ok - I remember being very excited when Kindle came to iOS. I am also a big fan of the way Amazon lets you access your content across multiple platforms. And they have strived to bring prices down to encourage reading. All of these are good things.
But this is an app review. The big missing feature for me is scrollview - being able to read a book as if it were a web page. This is much more intuitive than forcing people to flip pages in a skeumorphism design. I have found myself gravitating to iBooks more and more because of this feature alone.
Better than actual Kindle 5/5
No seriously! Using the app on your iPhone is better than the actual kindle. Annotating is tiresome and clumsy on the device, but easy and fluid through the iPhone app. Even if you have the device and intend to continue using it—which I do—download this app.
Excellent Reader! 5/5
Best of all readers so far!
Keeps running 2/5
This app continues to run in the background even after shutting down. Not good.
This app is fine for reading. However you can't actually purchase books in it. You have to go to Amazon or the Amazon app and send the book to the kindle app. It's ridiculous. It shouldn't be so hard.
Love the app, hate the timing 4/5
Ever since I got my iPhone 6s Plus, I cannot read a page fast enough before the screens grays and then shuts off. I'm not a slow reader but I definitely don't speed read. With the larger screen and more print per page, I can't keep up. What's really bothersome is at night I have my screen brightness on the lowest setting so I can't tell when it grays and instead it just shuts off. Please allow the user to adjust for varying read speeds. Thanks!
Needs a buy option! 4/5
Love this app!! It's user friendly and I love that I can connect with my Goodreads account right from the app. I also love the fact that I can get books from KindleUnlimited right from the app as well. I would give it 5 stars if we could buy e-books right from the app as well. Then it would be perfect!!
Cant Remove old news papers or Magazines 2/5
Great for books but trying to keep current issues of subscribed news papers and magazines Hopeless. Why would Aamazon design an app where you can remove old books but not news papers or magazins. This leaves your device library clutted with old issues. Dissapointed in functionality.
I love it, but... 4/5
I really wish you could actually purchase books within the app (book browser). Otherwise, no complaints!
Liked the Google Play store version better 3/5
The Kindle app from Google play has the ability to use a green background which was easier on the eyes more so than Sepia. Also, the App Store version is missing the the ability to never time-out while reading. Every 2minutes this thing times out and shuts off! I have to press the home button to get back to my book. It's linked to my phone setting but it never was an issue on my Samsung.... Now I have to make sure I touch the screen every so often to prevent this from happening. Meh.
Still the best 5/5
By John Parides
The Kindle app and ecosystem are still the best Ebook system out there. The integration with Audible also means that you can now alternately listen to and read your book and your location will sync between the two. awesome.
Support Family Sharing 1/5
While this is a great app for me, it looks like Amazon is either hoping to line their pockets, or has a poor app development team. Barnes and Noble has managed to enable Family library sharing via their Nook app, so why can't Amazon? I've investigated this and Family sharing is only available if I buy my kids an Amazon device (which doesn't compare to an iPad). I guess B&N gets my ebook purchases (I buy many more books for my kids than for myself, tend to borrow from the library for myself) until Amazon figures out how to enable this feature. Too bad, Amazon/Kindle.
Great reading app 4/5
I pretty much only read on the kindle app now. With 3 small children I don't typically have an extra hand to carry a regular book around! When I do get a few minutes to read it's nice to have it available on my phone. I love that it keeps up with where you left off. And will pick up that spot if I start reading on a different device. My only "issue" is that my pages changes sometimes. I will lock my phone and come back later to continue and I was at the top of the page... well suddenly the sentence I was on has jumped back to the bottom of the previous page or further down the current one. Not a real issue. But can confuse you for a second until you figure out where you were.
Regular page numbers would also be nice
Good app & suggestion 3/5
By Thee Sally
The app is fine.
Recommendation: I'd like to be able to look at a list of UNREAD books. There does not seem to be a way to do that.
It's been a while but now it's crashing 4/5
Haven't use the app in a little while, but stayed up to date with all updates. But now when I click on books to read the app just crashes and closes. No matter how many times I restart the phone and the app the same problem persists. Please check into this I would really like to start reading again.
Great to have it with you No matter where you are.
Love the Kindle App! 5/5
Last year for a New Years Resolution, I got this app and tried to read when I had spare time in waiting rooms etc instead of fb. I read 12 books on the iPhone app. Highly recommend!
Good, but missing easy features 3/5
I like the kindle app. Am I in love with it? No. I have a couple complaints.
For one, you can't rearrange books on your shelf the way you would like. Organization of the home screen and collections is very poor. In fact, I barely even use the collections because it gets confusing to use. Easier tagging or shelving would be much better.
Another one is a lot of kindle books don't have page number equivalents on them. That upsets me because that's just Amazon cutting corners. I just bought the book on Elon Musk and read it on my iPad but there are no page numbers for it. It's kind of ridiculous because it's not that difficult of thing to add.
In a nutshell, these are my two complaints.
-Lack of page numbers on books
-There's no great way to organize your books. (iBooks is better at this but I don't want to get stuck in an ecosystem that doesn't have e ink devices)
This has nothing to do with the app but I also hate the way Amazon puts copious amounts of ads on the kindle paperwhites or just kindles in general. I want to read. When I open my kindle what I want to see is my book, not an ad for another book. Just small things but I've considered leaving the Amazon ecosystem because of this.
Now enough complaining. I'll say what I do like. I like X-ray feature. It's amazing how you can just look up phrases and words right on the kindle and see where those phrases are in other parts of the book.
Reading on an LCD screen is actually not that straining on the eyes in the app. It isn't too bright.
Amazon has the best selection of books out of any store but with that being said any of the best sellers will be in any ecosystem so I wouldn't worry about that unless you like reading lousy self published ebooks. That's my review. Thanks!
Great tool 5/5
...use it almost every day.
Love my kindle app 4/5
I travel for long periods of time and used to carry 2/3 books with me and it made for extra weight and with the way airlines are changing how much you can bring on board etc this has been a godsend. Works great, download the books I want before I leave and read them when ever I want. Now the only books I carry are the ones I buy on my trips to bring home!
Why in the world would the back and reload button be so close to each other!!!!!!?????
I would of gave 5 stars but this is so annoying and problematic I can't stand it!!!!
What happened?? 1/5
Where did the button to buy a new book go? Where is the Kindle Store? It's been replaced by "book browser" and it seems like all I can do now is exactly that: browse. I don't get it. Whenever I find a book I want to read I have two options "Add to list" and "download sample" there's no option to purchase it!! What am I missing?