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.
I can't even count the number of times I have reinstalled this app. But since almost all of my books are from Amazon, I'm kind of chained to the kindle app. It takes forever to open, and is constantly crashing.
Kindle has made another "improvement" to this app, and it's driving me crazy. I have major anxiety issues and the one thing that really calms me down (since I have a lot former library experience) is to reorganize my books.
Well, with their latest update, the kindle people have added an totally unnecessary step and made my calming exercise very frustrating. All I can do is to beg these people to change this back to way it used to be. Are you listening Kindle?
I've given the Kindle App one more star (to make it 3 stars out of 5) because of a recent change that they've made. It seems that Amazon may have been listening to me and people like me on this one. Whenever I have delete and reinstall my Kindle App, which is still frequently, I don't lose my InstaFreebies anymore because Kindle has started turning them into documents which re-download with the new install! Then I just have to tap "Docs" to get them all back. I don't know if this is a good thing or not, though, as it seems that Amazon has settled for sub-standard work as far as their app goes. I am happy that I will no longer be losing my free books!
Just downgraded the Kindle App to 2 stars. This is the second time in as many days that I have had to delete the app and re download it. Both because it refused to open up the book that I was reading. This is ridiculous. I think I’m being very patient just giving a 2. But I also think that I MAY start buying books on KODO’s app.
Perhaps it's me, but... 3/5
Ever since I downloaded the latest version of the app and am using it to read .mobi that I have downloaded from my usual site, it is eating my battery alive on my phone! I used to go from 100% to perhaps 75% during the course of my work shift, but now I am lucky to have 35%! I'm positive it's this app, because on days I don't use it and just read online, I have much better battery.
I still love Kindle, but not this app version!
e-Textbook keeps crashing on current update! Does not let me open it. Idk if it’s the issue of the app itself or iOS 11
I'm not updating this thing any more 2/5
The only thing I read about Kindle updates is reviews sorted by most recent. Every update breaks something and fixes nothing. Maybe I'll get lucky - I have in the past - but why take the chance? (Two stars instead of one because it has been known to work reasonably well in the past.)
Iphone 8 - not working 4/5
I love this app - til i upgraded my iphone this weekend to an 8. Dont know if it ios11 or the new hardware but every time i try to open a book - regardless if i downloaded it before or after the upgrade cuz i tried both - the app shuts down. Help!!!!
Update released later today 9/24 fixed the problem. Thank you!!!!
Constant crashing? 1/5
This app used to be awesome. Just got a new iPhone 8 Plus, and now I can’t open most of my books - it just crashes every time I try to open a book.
currently not working 1/5
ios11, and its immediate predecessor, don’t fully support this app. Under Storage used tab, it doesn’t appropriately show the Kindle app data. Guessing problem is largely ios but kindle developers should be aware and working on this
iOS 11 crash 1/5
It keeps crashing and I can’t read on my iPad any more. New iPad running new iOS. It was fine on beta 11 but now that the final version is out it was crashing some but your new update is crashing non stop
Fantastic app! 5/5
Fantastic App for reading e books including books or documents you upload from outside sources to your Kindle reader.
It got worse 1/5
By Jassy Mae 91
Before the update my kindle app was freezing. Now after the update it’s still freezing and it sometimes doesn’t even open or load books I purchase anymore. I the support for it is horrible and limited online. The support agents can’t really do anything and never know anything. I’m seriously thinking about switching to a different e-book provider.
Incredibly confusing 1/5
Not functional and hard to use.
The app freezes all the time and it's started to cause my phone to freeze up as well. Deleting it made everything better but I would like to be able to read my kindle books on my phone. Amazon, why do I have to download your dysfunctional app? Why can't I just read online on my phone, like I can do on my laptop. I would be so much happier if Amazon just let its customers read online on their phones. But Amazon doesn't take suggestions so they won't (that's another frustration I have with the website cause they could improve if they just listened to some suggestions).
I also really hate how the app downloads book automatically. I have tried to stop this but it hasn't worked. Really hate this app.
Great way to read 4/5
Like others have mentioned, this app is awesome for keeping track of your ebooks.
I would like a way to tailor the sorting. If it’s by the review score or by series or a separate tab for all of my “bought but not read books”, that would be awesome!
Love this app 5/5
I read a lot so it's good for when I'm on the go
I love kindle 5/5
I love kindle and it works really well with overdrive! (Overdrive is an app where you can get ebooks from your library)
Problems with large libraries 3/5
I travel a lot and often to places that I can not guarantee a WiFi connection. So, I prefer to have my entire library stored on my device, not in the clouds. It appears that whenever you open the kindle app, it attempts to verify that there is nothing new to download AND check for updates to books downloaded to the device. As I have over 2,600 books downloaded, this takes a while, EVERY TIME I OPEN THE SOFTWARE. I would prefer to have the app check once a week or once a month and on demand. I know when I have purchased new books, I can tell the app to call come. The minute or two delay every time I open the app has me looking for alternatives.
Ver 5.15 Requires ALL books on device to be re-loaded from cloud! 4/5
By Ken - 6o
Sept. 22, 2017 UPDATE
WARNING Version 5.15 - requires all on-device books to be dropped and re-downloaded!
This post-iOS11 update STILL does not support multi-tasking from iOS10 or iOS11
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Overall, this is a great reader - attached to a unbelievable store and library. Allows multiple fonts (my favorite is san sarif fonts)
That said, it could be better:
- cannot purchase from within the App (I know this is a bigger issue with Apple iTunes)
- needs to support iOS 9x to allow side-by-side viewing with other apps
- need to configure on/off hyphenating feature
- needs red-screen night viewing background color - just let us pick the background color of our choice
Completely inferior reading experience compared to the iBooks app. 2/5
By Jim O'Neil
Kindle is a great platform for eBooks in many ways, but the actual app is far clunkier than iBooks. I am referring completely to the reading experience; not the selection of books, or the experience of searching or purchasing.
When I read a book in the Apple iBooks app, I feel like I am reading a book. When I am reading in the Kindle app, I feel like I am using a buggy app to try to read a book.
My current frustration is that I am re-reading a book I bought from Amazon in the Kindle app several years ago. At some point I must have highlighted a sentence to remind myself where I left off. A previous version of the Kindle app must have had an option to underline a selection of text, which is no longer an option. So I have just spent time pulling up every option of every control the app offers, and there is no way to get rid of this stupid underline. I find it very annoying and it completely distracts from the experience of getting lost in a great book. I am almost ready to re-purchase this book from the Apple iBooks store.
By Chess blue 35
Good app, however in trying to keep pace with technology moving forward I would like to be able to use this app on Split Screen with my iPad Pro!
Give us a reader only app. 1/5
By Michael W. Perry
I've said this before in previous reviews, but I'll say it again. I've updated this app, but it's not going on my iPhone. Why?
Simple. My 16 GB iPhone 5 is stuffed with apps that I absolutely must have. There's no room for this 164 MB one. Lots of people are like me. Whether it's apps, music, photos or audiobooks, their smartphone has no room to spare. If they can get by without this Kindle reader, they will. That means they won't buy Kindle books.
Amazon needs to create a smaller app just for reading. Call it Kindle Read, call it whatever you want, but give us an app that's a more managable size.
Why can’t I multitask? 1/5
I can use iPad multiasking for iBooks and Overdrive but not Kindle? What’s up with that?
Bad Accessibility/Screen reader integration 2/5
Screen reader should not stop at the end of the current page if you tap the screen or leave the app running in the background.
It won't allow 2/5
It will not allow me to download free books in either Amazon app or Amazon Kindle. Some of these books I've had before now I can't even get them on this device. I wish they could go back to the old Version before this wacky update.
Great app. 4/5
Please add multi window support for the iPad Pro. I want to take notes in notability but unable to in a convenient way without multi window.
Doesn’t work with iOS 11 1/5
My textbooks, which worked great with ios10, no longer open and cause the app to crash
IOS 11😫 1/5
Can’t access any of my kindle books on my iPad Pro. The app keeps crashing. Come on Amazon upgrade your app.
iOS 11 upgrade please 4/5
E-books are great and have been incredibly helpful. I’ve gotten most of the textbooks I needed this year from Amazon so now I can read whenever and wherever without having to lug around a lot of heavy books.
I take notes on a separate app while I read and it frustrates me how I can’t use the new split screen feature for iOS 11. It would make my life so much easier to have this
Kindle app keeps crashing on iPhone 7 Plus. 2/5
This app crashes while in reading mode, then restarts itself. Even after the iOS 11 update it still keeps crashing. Please fix.
Crashes all the time! 1/5
I have loved reading Kindle and have so many books I need to read or finish. But I just updated my phone and now I can download my books from the cloud. But when I try to open and read the app crashes. I can’t read my books 😩😭😡
No split screen view 2/5
This review is specific as an iPad user and student. I purchased text books via kindle which is great as I can have 1000+ page books with me at all times on my iPad. However, kindle doesn’t support split screen view. I discovered this after my book purchases and honestly I may not have gone this route. For me, a huge benefit for e-textbooks was the thought of being able to be in class/writing a paper/studying with both my text book and my note-taking app side by side. It is an unnecessary pain to have to switch back and forth between application. What a let down.
Keeps crashing & doesn’t sync! 2/5
Can't read books!
Needs Improvement 2/5
Lacks basic functions introduced years ago. Split screen functionality is still not available.
Great App, make sure Device in use is registered 5/5
By Möbius knight
I had a little trouble starting off, I had multiple devices registered to Amazon Kindle. When I downloaded the App, it chose one of the previous devices and not the one I was using. I had to deregister the Device I was currently using to register it again. Then the Device in question appeared on Amazon under "Manage Your Content and Devices". Here, You can manage and delete any content on Your Registered Kindle App!
App is crashing lately 3/5
Rarely ever had the app crash before but it's been doing it often this last week. Hope the next update fixes..
Where are all of the features? 2/5
By Jayson ThGreat
Note-taking with the Apple Pen? Clipping? SPLIT-SCREEN!? I enjoy the convenience of having 10^6 books whenever I'd like them but this app seems like it was made in 2008. Amazon isn't being a team player. For the love of of your customers, make your app competitive to the modern market!
By Big Swim
iPhone 6s; v10.3.3;
Open app, open book, while device view is locked in portrait, toggling between portrait and landscape using the kindle lock icon (bottom right); app crashes to empty screen. Causes iPhone to flush the app and screen, temporarily hanging the OS.
Crash and Read 3/5
Nice features but crashes for some books
worst UI ever seen 2/5
The UI looks as if it's from 10 years ago. Very hard to use.
Desperately needs read/unread marker in cloud 3/5
Love the app and love the sync with Audible. BUT I wish there was a feature to mark a book as "finished" or "read" (like in Audible) in the cloud library. It's super annoying if you have tons of books. So yes, cloud management could be majorly improved.
Crashes like a mother Trucker 1/5
By Thanks Obama😰
It keeps crashing every time I exit out of the app and opening back up
Edit: idk how but it has gotten worse now. I can't even read my books that I bought...
Wish there were more highlighting colors to choose from. :-)
Crashes; Needs feature update 1/5
Crashes and/or opens books without displaying texts. If you adjust font size for one book it applies the change to all books. This is extremely annoying. Needs split screen support. Boolean search support. It's fare to say that the app and its features are archaic and need a serious update.
Terrible app 2/5
This is one of the most user-unfriendly apps I've ever used - which is unfortunate because I love Amazon otherwise. As far as I can tell, you can't return a book within the app... There's no support in the app and the menus aren't intuitive... When you navigate away from 'Discover' even for just a minute and navigate back to it, it doesn't save your place... Etc. Lots and lots of little things that are frustrating - I expected better from a great company like Amazon.
I do really like the splash screen with info about the book - especially the 'typical time to read' feature... It's very nice to know what you're getting yourself into.
Kindle kills your battery 1/5
By Kieran Adonis
It's the only app, apart from games, that destroys my battery on iPhone 7 Plus in a matter of two-three hours. It doesn't have 3D, it is not a game, it is just a reading app. Unbelievable. Inexcusable. Total nonsense.
Why doesn't this app have multitasking and reading timer 2/5
I recommend that you let this app do split screen and also I would a reading timer so I can read for that amount of time
Always always 2/5
By Add pixel.
Always have to pay pay pay. Can we at least get to read 3 books free? God worst reading app ever.
Keeps crashing 4/5
I can't even read a page, it just keeps crashing!! It's awesome besides that!!
Still No Split Screen 1/5
I use a kindle voyage (reading), and a kindle keyboard (audio) in addition to my ipad and iphone for my research and reading. Amazon has the greatest collection of books in the world, but after this September update of the ios Kindle app, 2 operating systems after Apple introduced the split screen option on the ipad, it is still unavailable for this app. So, for the first time, I am looking at Apple's book store and the Google play store for my research texts, the kindle app is just too restricting to my workflow.
Could handle series better 3/5
I read a lot of book series, and wish it handled them better. You can't sort them by order, and you can't view full titles (and things like "Book Four" are usually at the end of a title).