It doesn’t sync 2/5
I loved previous versions of this app. It allowed me to create collections, modify collections… now it doesn’t sync. The iOS app reflects the changes but the desktop app falls behind. I hope Amazon fixes this.
Not all the features of a Kindle, but pretty good 4/5
I have this app on both the Mac and iPad and while it doesn’t have 100% of the functionality of an actual Kindle, it does everything I need. I can open and read my books and documents without issue. The two features that are missing that I’d like are the useof foreign language dictionaries and the ability to have the app read books that are just text. Occasionally, I like to read French literature in French because, well, it’s usually better in French. My French is a little rusty, so I bought a French to English dictionary. On the Kindle, if there is a word I don’t know, I can just touch on that word and instantly get the definition from my French to English dictionary. It happens automatically. With the Kindle App, however, there’s a lot of hassle and the need to download a Google dictionary of some kind. The other thing I like about the original Kindle is the ability to have it read documents that are just text. Sure, the voice is a bit robotic but sometimes it’s very practical.
Nearly a train wreck 1/5
Hard to find something that really works well.
Pay attention to your 1 and 1/2 star rating, Amazon. 1/5
So, I can’t sign into my account on my Mac. 1 and 1/2 stars is extrememly low, and if I was the guy behind the app, I would want to fix that. Take care. -Ken
Wow, what a horrible app! 1/5
I just bought the Harry Potter enhanced Kindle thinking I could read it to my son on my laptop and he could enjoy all the art and animations. All I can see is text. My iPhone Kindle app works; why not this one? Bizarre. Why such a disparity between devices?
Don't WANT to update 3/5
By Skyfox II
Almost all apps have the funtion to select not to update an app... I'm happy with my older version and just don't want to update! Thus one can't disable the update from the update list.
It Just Keeps Crashing 1/5
By Vlad S2
Unusable - latest version just keeps crashing. Very disappointing.
Zoom issues 1/5
When I use the Kindle app on my MacBook, every time I try to scroll down the page the magnification changes. It is SO frustrating. Please add a feature that allows you to lock the magnification so I can actually use the app again.
Comically awful 1/5
Rented a textbook for class on here, I deeply regret my choice in app. The highlighter feature is quite clunky, and attempts to give you the definition of every word you highlight. As brian8mi says, adding notes is very frustrating, if you hit the wrong key, not only do you loose the note you’re working on, but it moves you to a random place in the book. These issues should be fixable, and yet they’re not….
PLEASE FIX SCROLLING 1/5
Please make the scrolling not so jerky. Thanks.
Current version is broke 1/5
Can’t log in. Endless cycle of failed captcha and “register your device”. Useless to me. Please fix it asap!
Using this app is equivelent to pulling your eyes out of their sockets with spoons. The amount of enraging glitches is unacceptable from a college student learning about how to code, yet to my surprise this app is “supported” by Amazon. If you enjoy reading and being filled with a rage unlike any in your life, then this is the app for you. If not you could literally be doing anything else and it would provide you with a better experience.
Can’t log in 1/5
By Kindle please let me log in
For some reason I can’t log in to my Amazon account. Keeps saying my account donot exist while I pull out the logged in account online and I am 100% sure the email address I entered is correct and the password matches.
Needs work 2/5
By Cal S1
Can’t change fonts.
If only you could LOG ON! Security letters and number is box are rediculous. You can’t even read them!
Captcha prevents login 1/5
By Jaded Old Dude
I’ve been logging in to this app and keep getting and endless loop of failed captcha attempts. I appreciate security, but this is just ridiculous. If you’re going to implement this kind of tedium, make sure it actually works.
By T8 owner
I am using the app to read a rented text book and keep running into the same problems over and over. The chosen zoom jumps to lower settings by itself and all of the sudden one is not able to scroll down on the zoomed screen
You’d think that kindle would be so far ahead of the curve over iBooks, but you’d actually be wrong. I decided to save a dollar and buy a book for a class on this instead of iBooks, but I completley regret my decision. It is impossible to take notes and there are so many glitchy features like notes. If i press the space bar or the backspace button, the pages suddely shift and I have to re-find the thing i was highlighting. The UI is also and outdated compared to iBooks. Don’t use this until they update it, especially students.
Still laggy, even with newest update 2/5
The app continues to lag, though seemingly slightly less than before. It is still enough to be very frustrating, especially in comparison with iBooks. I want to use the Kindle app for textbooks since there is a much better selection than any other eBook provider however the app just continues to be a disappointment.
very buggy 2/5
why does my textbook keep wanting to scroll up…. you can drag it down with the scroll bar or press the arrown keys, but to no avail, the page keeps jumping back to the the top.
Cannot Log In 1/5
By Jordan Younger
The app simply will not let me log in to my Amazon account and access the e-book I purchased.
its not syncing 2/5
i have a macbook air and it won’t sync
Removing features 1/5
Did you think we just wouldn’t notice you keep removing features from the app?
Highlight and Scroll Functions must be addressed. 2/5
I’ve been using Kindle for quite some time for school. I do extensive reading, highlighting, and reviewing — up to 120 pages per week — and I cannot stand the highlight function as it stands in this version. One of the main draws to Apple’s MacBook is the ability to do a three-finger drag to highlight in most (if not all) documents/platforms. In previous versions, the same held true for Kindle. Having to click-down on the trackpad and drag is extremely annoying — in sound, in style, and in function. Please fix this by reverting it back to the three-finger drag.
Another main draw of Apple’s MacBook is the ability of smooth scrolling with the trackpad. Again, you cannot use smooth scrolling with your fingers, you must use the keyboard arrows to scroll down or over. If you do use the trackpad to scroll, it is often choppy, way too fast, and the application freezes and you have to close and restart it. Come on, Amazon. We’re in 2017.
I love Amazon, I love Apple, and have loved the kind relationship between the two. However, that relationship took a dive in this version. Jump out of the deep end and restore above-said functions back to their original state.
FIX THE APP! 1/5
It just crashes. The moment I click on a book it crashes. PLEASE FIX IT! I am a college student and all my books are digital!!
David from App Customer Service 5/5
By Dr. Tim Beyer
“David” from App Customer Service at Amazon should be given Jeff Bezos’ position. Jeff should retire now. David was amazing - patient, instructive, successful, unbelievably skilled. Thank you, Amazon, for hiring “David” from App purchasing services.
Not Registering 1/5
It won’t let me register the app on my computer. It just keeps directing me to my Amazon Account. So annoying.
Can’t sign in 1/5
By San Marcos
Captcha is never accepted if you have 2 factor authetnication, Audible captcha is broken on mac.
What happened? 1/5
I’ve used the Mac app before, why is the current version so busted?
It took me 7 attempts to sign in. The image captcha doesn’t seem passable 6 out of 7 attempts. I switched to an audio captcha - it won’t play. I clicked on “Download as mp3” and that did nothing.
I went back to visual captcha and kept trying until it finally thought i was a human. I had the correct password the whole time, since I use lastpass and just copy/paste the password.
The app will not allow me to read some books through entirely. I get to a certain point and the app just crashes/shuts down. It does it every time, but sometimes in a new location. These books work perfectly on other devices, so it’s not the content in Amazon’s Kindle ebook. Apple/Mac need's to fix this. The whole puprose of downloading this app is for larger visuals for children’s books. I’m highly dissapointed.
Come on Amazon, you're not even trying. 1/5
Crashes a lot and has several frustrating usability issues. If you have an iPad, grab it and use that Kindle app instead.
No problems with function, but lags far behind iPad app 3/5
Kindle for Mac works well for me. No crashes, no hassles. However, it is far behind the iOS versions in terms of features. In particular, the features that allow greater control of display options simply lag behind the tablet version.
The iOS version allows you to use ragged or straight text on the right (left or full justification). The iOS version allows use of considerably more fonts that the Mac version, even if you have a ton of fonts installed on the Mac. It seems like it would be simple to give a much larger subset of one’s font collection. When the only serif fonts usable are Bookerly and Georgia . . . bleah! There is no easy way to control the number of columns. I prefer to read in narrower multiple columns. I had to experiment with stretching the windows with Auto on, which is irritating. You should be able to set the number manually (at least within reasonable parameters). Page Flip has been around for a little while, and its multiple-page view would be helpful, as would X-Ray. A Settings cog that works within a pull-down or pop-up would be an improvement.
As I said, the app functions smoothly, but it’s badly overdue for an interface upgrade.
Garbage app - needs serious updating * bug repair 1/5
By Brainwave Man
One star is way too generous. If Amazon ran its company in the way that this App does not work, we never would have hard of Amazon. Please repair & update this APP. I unfortunately am going to stop buying books through Amazon and this App because there is no way to read the text easily. I strongly suggest any potential buyer go elsewhere for your reading pleasure. Amazon sadly no longer wants our business.
By Reader and reviewer
Created a business account specifically to purchase a book needed to work with my client. I want to take the Kindle version with me. I deregistered my Mac Kindle app from my personal account and tried to register it to my new business account. (I do have 2FA set up.) I just kicks me to my business account's Amazon homepage every time I log in from the Mac, and doesn't register the account. Terrible!
Uninstall your previous version before installing 1.20.2 3/5
When I updated my previous version to 1.20.2, I experienced numerous problems as indicated by others. After going back and forth to previous versions, I uninstalled Kindle and installed 1.20.2 again. Now I can highlight. I am using macOS Sierra (10.12.6). If this is one way to solve the current issues, then the support team should have notified the users. At any rate, best wishes for all those who are experiencing multiple issues with Kindle 1.20.2 after update.
Broken copy/paste & Downloaded link 1/5
For the MacOS version:
I download computer books with sample source code. Up until now, I was able to copy and paste that source code into XCode (for Apple development) and it would format perfectly. With this version, all the formatting has been removed (specifically returns and spacing). The resulting paste is just one long paragraph of code instead of an exact match of individual lines, forcing me to manually reformat the whole thing. This is absolutely a waste of time.
I tested this with other text (besides code). Same problem.
This was great feature of the app and now it’s ruined. Please fix it.
New problem to report: every time I click on the Downloaded link in the sidebar, the program crashes. What’s going on?
Bad experience 2/5
Page change is hard with mouse up/down, have to use the previous, next button.
Select text from hightlighted passage have problems, sometimes the page changed suddenly.
I can’t figure it out!! 2/5
I enjoy having the kindle app on my computer, but when I download a book from my local online library and I return it, I delete it from my cloud but it still shows up on my app. I have tried everything to get it off. I have uninstalled and reinstalled. I have checked over and over to see if it was still on my cloud, it’s not. I continue to sync it, but it still shows up. I just want to delete the books that I’m not reading anymore.
Please make an app that functions properly 1/5
Too many crashes, this is unusable
Crashes, unable to use 1/5
I’ve used this app for a long time and never really had any issues. After the latest update, I can’t even change from the All tab to the Downloads tab, it immediately crashes the app.
Missing Personal Docs 1/5
By Steve Mn.
This app does not sync with my personal docs in the cloud. It is worthless without that feature.
I have it on all my devices 5/5
By sandy too
Why? Because I have two mobile devices that I carry around with books I am currently reading. Not all the books I want are avilable on Audible.com!
Crashing - Hope this helps 1/5
I just installed this on my Mac to reference a book I bought and I noticed that I could import PDF's. So I imported a few. Then I noticed I could make a collection. So I created 2 and imported some PDF's and transferred them over to the collections along with the Kindle book I bought. I then attempted to create a 3rd collection and the app crashed. Now everytime i open it, I can use it until i click on "Untitled Collection" Once i attempt to select that it instantly closes. This seems like a decent reader app that I would probably use. Hopefully you can fix this soon!
VERY Broken App 1/5
Collections do not sync or import properly. The app FREQUENTLY crashes when clicking on a collection. Also, notes do not sync properly. Does anyone at Amazon even do the most basic testing before releasing an update? BTW - Collections seem to be broken on iOS as well.
So mediocre for what should be a simple thing 2/5
Few options to customize the reading experience. Weighs in at 132 MB (!!!) Many graphics still not updated for retina display. Laggy, slow, and unpolished app. But it does allow you to read your kindle books...
So glitchy I need to relaunch app every 10 minutes 1/5
1. I start the app.
2. I select “View > Zoom > Fit to Width”
So far the app works well. By this I mean that, for a BRIEF AMOUNT OF TIME, I can effectively do the following:
- Use arrow buttons, as well as the track pad, to scroll up/down and turn pages
- Select, copy text, and paste said text in another app and return to Kindle
Keep in mind that the aforementioned is all I do in Kindle — nothing fancy. All of a sudden, Kindle starts acting up to the point it becomes impossible to use. By this I mean:
- I’m not able to scroll up/down a page; that is, the screen locks itself either at the top or bottom of a page
At this point, I restart the app. The process repeats itself every 10 minutes.
Using Because I Have To 2/5
Cannot disable the “Do you want to go to Page ## alert”.
Displays advertising splash screen every time it is launched.
Forces ugly justified text and no option to use ragged right for easier reading.
Cannot disable additional text added to clipboard when I copy small snippets.
Uses nonstandard menu, so there is no Window -> Zoom, for example. You can only resize or go full screen.
Table of contents list just changes entries when you scroll instead of scrolling smoothly which makes it difficult to keep track of items in the list.
counsume all of battery 2/5
such a shame , amazone can’t create a stable a functioning verion of this app , the recent update consume all of the battery , shame on u amazone
Crash and Slow 1/5
The software is extremely unstable and flipping pages take ages. I am using the 2017, 15in Macbook pro and the performance of this software is horrible.