Is it deliberately this bad? 1/5
I am running the latest Mac OS and the latest Kindle. Kindle won’t even open. I’d be happy to pay for a version that actually worked. Absolutely terrible!
All is good except for one... 3/5
On Mac OS version if I scroll down to the bottom of the page it will automatically turn the pages, and it's really inconvinient and frustrating since most of the time I don't mean to turn them or I prefer to turn mannually. And the worst part is there is nowhere in the app to disable it. So I'd really appreciate if the developers can improve on this, sincie it's messed up my tracking of pages read.
My MacBook’s iOS is up to date but whenever I try to open the app, it immediately closes. So frustrating because I have my school textbooks as ebooks! Not even the browser version will open.
Version 1.26.1 created more problems than fixed 1/5
I recently downloaded Version 1.26.1 for Kindle. Had I known of all the problems I would encounter, I would not have done so. I am constantly receiving a message that I am not connected to the internet (yes, I am) or to check my proxies. I have a tremendous amount of problems loading the Kindle reader (usually have to restart my computer, before it will load). Once I have Kindle reader loaded, the book is sluggish. Turning the page results in the little round circle going round and round and round, while I sit and wait to continue reading. I am not sure what the “fix” was supposed to fix, but I am definitely unhappy with the results.
Great app 5/5
Gets the job done
So bad version. 1/5
When i open c primer plus book on Mac os.
Kindle will not responstive.
Even Worse 1/5
Seems like things are even bugger in the new update for some books. Zooming is bugged, moving the page around results in it bouncing every which way, highlighting results in the page moving around. I am sure there are many more I have not come across.
If you have a pending update, put it off until the next one.
App continu basic functionality 1/5
I am extremely disappointed that the Kindle app for Macs is lacking very basic functionality (e.g., windowing), as it cannot open two books both purchased from Amazon simultaneously. This is an especially glaring omission given that the Apple Books app allows me to open two books both purchased from Apple simultaneously with ease.
Because of this lack of basic feature support, I will no longer purchase books from the Kindle store, and will obtain all ebooks through Apple given that their app supports these very basic features.
Unstable app 1/5
By worldwide traveler
This app is very unstable and therefore not useful.
It is good! 4/5
I am a student and I use this application for my textbooks. So far, I haven’t had any issues. I’ve been using it for about 4 months now.
Runs on Mojave, Finally 3/5
My review is back up to middle of the road because the app now runs again on my Mac. Three crashes getting it stood back up, perhaps due to old downloaded content, but I can now enjoy content on my Mac again. So, bravo to Amazon for sticking with it, but can't rate it higher due to sloppy programming that is not robust. It shouldn't be so fragile regarding content that older versions of the app downloaded and retained.
Breaking without an error message on my laptop 1/5
I’ve used Kindle for years, and it works fine on my iPad and iPhone. But although I’ve been able to use it in the past on my laptop, the current version is breaking, closing as soon as I open it, without an error message.
(I would give it zero stars, since it doesn’t even work, but that does not appear to be a possibility.)
Unsupportive of all Kindle (Proper and iOS) Features 1/5
I am consistently disappointed each time I go to give this application for for OS a try. I utilize the ability to send docs to my Kindle (.mobi, .pdf, etc) of books I am reading. I do not, understand, why the OS app cannot support these files that are in my Kindle Cloud and appear on my iOS device Kindle App, the appear in my Kindle Paperwhite. I am able to keep these two synced in the event I am without my PW and using my iPhone to read.
I will continue to not use their OS app until this is resolved. This makes absolutely no sense. This continues to make me seriously consider the purchase of a new Kindle (as I am in need of one) and migrate over to an iPad and begin reading through iBooks. Since I know for sure, that all my devices sync with ALL books that are in my cloud.
This is a serious flaw to their OS app. It really needs to be addressed. I’ve been waiting years, and I know I am not the only one.
unresponsive, page jumps, scrolling is terrible 1/5
Title says it all
Wont download 1/5
The app store wont let me download it on my mac.
ABSOLUTE WORST… wish I could give it negative stars!!!!!! 1/5
HATE this app. So infuriating. Pages do not scroll intuitively. Pages jump around. Difficult to follow authors when you can’t even keep your place in the book. Honestly so may other ePud readers that are far superior. Also after purchasing >$150 text book and stuggling all semester with this app I can whole heartedly say I will never, ever, ever again purchase eBooks from Amazon. FYI Amazon does not allow the use of any other apps to read their eBooks. :/
after years of perfection, now, disappointment 2/5
I love my kindle reader, for years I loved the reader for Mac, IoS, and Windows. Several months ago, I got the now current updates. I have one book that will just not work on anything but the iOs version. I use this book to aid in reloading ammo and it is useless on my nice large mac and windows laptops. I spent many hours following instructions from first level , second level and advanced level customer service agents to no avail. I am just patiently waiting for some sort of resolution and wanted to inform the reading public that there may be the odd book out there that might not work. By the way the book is the digital version of the Hornady reloading guide 10th edition. Hopefully either Hornady of Amazon will have a solution soon.
This app literally doesn't work at all! 1/5
Don't waste your time until its fixed.
Poor quality for students using with an eTextbook. 1/5
By r a m o n a
This review is for using kindle for textbooks. Yes it has highlighting/ notes and flashcards. What is seriously lacking is the ability to easily select material to highlight, make notes about and make flashcards. By this I mean that you highlight the beginning of the section you want, and by the time you have highlit down to the end of the paragraph, the highlight has dropped mid paragraph etc. This is very annoying to use as a study tool. The lack of text to speech is also just a blatant mistake. I find highlighting often also causes spontaneous zooming in or out, page flips, and moving the page around on screen. The basic keyboard selection tools you may be familiar with from word processing apps also is not present. This is very basic stuff like holding shift and clicking the end of the section to hightlight the whole. Why they would reinvent the wheel so poorly is up for debate. Im going to assume they put as little time possible in to making the advertised features actually work for the user. If you want this app to read game of thrones or fifty shades, it may be just fine however. Crappy for textbooks.
Slow, confusing. Missing printing function 2/5
It is very slow, locks up all the time. THE APP WAS GREAT FOR READING UNTIL RECENT UPDATES. WE NEED THE ABILITY TO PRINT. I bought 2 books for quilting but there is no way to print hte patterns. I paid for the book so I should be able to print the patterns. I can print the documents so there should be an easy fix to be able to print patterns from craft books. Sometimes it will not open books , a box comes up there has been an error and I have to redownload the book. It’s annoying. I am not sure I wll continue using app.
MISSING FUNCTION: ABILITY TO PRINT PATTERNS FROM CRAFT BOOKS,
Wont' open. Won't uninstall 1/5
After using Kindle successfully on Macbook Pro for years this new version won't even open.
Was great until... 1/5
It stopped working on my MAC… wont open at all! Deleted and reinstalled to no avail… I have school textbooks on there that I need for finals.
Desktop v for Mac: CRASHES! 1/5
I can’t get it to stay open if it opens at all. It used to work great.
Doesn't Sync 1/5
Kindle for Mac doesn't sync with my kindle reader. Anyone know how to fix it?
Incredible Frustrating 1/5
Was execited to try this App when i read about it. downloaded on my MacBook super strange the app several minute to connect to the the mac and they were both strong WIFI network. it never work.
I can't open any book for Mac OS version 1/5
I tried many times to reinstall Mac OS APP and can't open any of the books
Doesn't Work with VPN and deleted all my highlights 2/5
I'm using Kindle app across multiple devices and all of my old highlights in text book were deleted; they don't even show up in my online content.
Amazon hates VPNs...
By hamba allah(serius)
there is still an error, hope u will fix it as soon as possible
By Jus tA Consumer
Macbook Air- COmputer is totally connected to WiFi, downloading the app was problem free.
"Unable to connect.
Please check your network settings and proxy configuration"
Can't use at all.
Malware? Drive Genius Malware scan: bundle.js- Txt.Downloader.Fakejquery-6888225-0 found 1/5
By Strange Thought
I do appreciate this app, but after running a malware scan with Drive Geniius it reported:
bundle.js is malware infected with-
Txt.Downloader.Fakejquery-#######-0" in /Applications/Kindle.app/Contents/Resources
Perhaps it's just a PUP but I thought to report this.
I coudln't find anywhere else to notife the developer about this information and I'm not sure what esle to do but delete the application at the moment.
Why are certain features removed? 1/5
By Never on the right page
I used Kindle on my Mac a couple years ago and really enjoyed it, but after installing it on my new laptop, I have noticed that many of the features I enjoyed are unavailable to me now, for some reason.
It won't let me use dark mode, change the background to sepia, change the font size, or use continuous scrolling. It shows options for these features, but they are grayed out and I cannot click them. I am very disappointed in the current iteration of this app. I don't understand why I cannot access these features anymore, but I can understand why it has such a low overall rating.
Where did it go? 1/5
After the last update I cannot open the app on my mac. I have deleted, reinstalled numerous times since. I have used the app store and gotten a link for Kindle from Amazon and nothing works!! I have books on the app that I use frequently and now they are gone!!!! I'm very disappointed needless to say.
Finally digital content that is easy to read 5/5
This is an impulse review so my opinion may change after awhile. I was thrilled when opening the Kindle book I bought to see how beautifully rendered the text was and the ease of navigating through it. I was about to dock a star since there was an image of a table on a page that was hard to read but found that double clicking the image brings up a larger easier-to-read version. I was weary of buying the book digitally since I did not have a great experience with purchasing magazines in a digital format in the past through other applications, not Kindle. For the magazines, I would have to zoom in on the text in order to read it and use the scrollbar to get across the whole page. The flaw with the magazine format was presenting the left and right pages at the same time so by default it was zoomed out to fit both pages on the screen at the same time thus making the text small and blurred. It was lacking a single page flip format like this Kindle app does for the digital book I bought. So far I’m impressed.
Lacks Features of the iOS App 2/5
By Leonard Flier
It’s past time for Amazon to take ebooks seriously as research sources. Students are using them. Scholars are using them. But the tools Amazon gives us in the MacOS app aren’t up to the task.
Here are just a few of the ways the MacOS app falls short as a research tool:
1. The iOS app permits us to search the notes we have made in our books. It seems like this would be simple enough to add to the MacOS app.
2. The iOS app permits us to download and sync documents we have uploaded to be read on Kindle. It’s not clear why this functionality does not exist in the MacOS app.
3. The iOS app syncs collections. But this doesn’t work in the MacOS app.
Every college student and scholar has either a MacBook or a Windows laptop. We use them constantly for research and writing. So, it’s unclear to me why a company with the resources that Amazon has leaves its MacOS app so underdeveloped. A single developer with a week or two of time could fix all of these things.
In these respects, the MacOS Kindle app is disappointing. And for that reason, it deserves only two stars.
No continuous scrolling 2/5
The kindle app on my iPad supports the one and only feature I "really" care about.
This app sadly doesn't support it. So, I'll just keep using the iPad app and ditch the idea of reading on my MBP.
I like the dark theme feature (black background with light text). I like the bookmarking and notes features too. But continuous scrolling is the main feature that makes digital reading superior to paper reading IMO. Page turning on digital media feels like a throw back to a previous era.
For all of the reading apps (kindle, pdf reader, iBooks), these are the only features I would be willing pay a premium for. Continuous scrolling, dark theme, highlighting with notes, and bookmarks.
Frustratingly ridiculous! 2/5
I use Kindle almost on a daily bases. This new update was a total waste and unnecessary. I used to be able to click on the app and it would open up rather quickly. Now I have to click almost 20 times or more just to get some kind of response. The app doesn’t respond and I have to force quit each time and re-click it again in hopes of it eventually opening. It takes so long for it to finally even open that I am so close to deciding it isn’t worth my time, which I would hate because I have a couple thousand books in there but this is beyond ridiculous. I usually even prefer Kindle over iBooks, but this is just too much. If this does not get fixed I really think Kindle will become a thing of the past.
The app works fine for my mac.
The Kindle Mac App crashes and freezes my iMac 1/5
I can only add my voice to the chorus of Kindle book owners like me who have seen their Kindle purchases rendered usesless on a Mac. We should get our money back on all the Kindle books we purchased under the understanding that they could be read on a Mac. The current version of the app is worse than usesless because it crashes my Mac.
Feature Request 3/5
Please include word-wise & continuous scrolling to Kindle mac app, which helps ability to read requently without any friction :)
Compeltely horrible 1/5
Never download this for your laptop, especially if you are using it for a class. Can’t read or even take notes.
2 crashes so far after new update 1/5
Maybe Amazon puts little effort in to this because they see poor usage compared to Android and iOS devices, but I'd say it is because the experience on macOS is worse than those other platforms. Get it together Amazon.
Continuously Crashes 1/5
This desktop app really stinks. It's constantly crashing, making it useless for me to be using Kindle Textbooks.
iMac Sync Flaw 1/5
Surprisingly, my iMac laptop Kindle app will not sync my content in my newest curated Collections, from either my Kindle E-Reader or my Amazon Kindle iCloud website account.
Horrible - don’t update 1/5
By John Soane
The app quit on me twice in the first 30 minutes of using it—and I wasn’t even doing anything when it quit! Plus it’s left me with two blank book covers in my library window after I restarted. Awful engineering. Oops - make that three times — it just quit again while I was writing this review!
Somebody write a third party app!!! 1/5
How many ways can you make a client want to leave? Let’s see;
Pain to install, pain to uninstall, won’t allow you to register copies on new machines, won’t sync properly, won’t let you download some of your books, Should I go on?
When you try to push a book to one of your installed Kindle for Mac, the Kindle site asks you do you want to deliver to Kindle for Mac 1, Kindle for Mac 2, Kindle for Mac 3, Kindle for Mac 4, Kindle for Mac 5, Kindle for Mac 6, Kindle for Mac 7, or iPhone? How the hell are you supposed to know which one it is you’re trying to download to? How about letting users assign names?
When you try to launch the app it fails miserably after a prolonged attempt and crashes without notification.
On one of my systems I get a message “unable to connect. Please check your network settings, but I just downloaded the app from their website. Duh.
No support of any kind, except some lame web page with a list of prior quiestion that people have asked.
Makes me regret ever buying any books on Kindle and I’ve bought quite a few.
Cannot Sync Collections 1/5
By T Beyer
I have just been informed by customer support at Amazon that the Kindle app on MacOS does not support syncing cloud collections from iOS or Kindle devices such as my Paper White.
Kindle gets worse each upgrade 1/5
Since loading the latest version, my kindle is no longer functional on my MAC. I literally have to click at least 15 times before I get a processing. Then several more before the processing runs its cycle and actually opens. The books now go through a ‘formatting’ before they will actually open. They used to just open. At first books purchased were no longer able to open. I got the delete and redownload message. Then the application would open after a very long opening process. All new purchases went directly to archive and display the download failed message. Then the application would partially load then crash. Now the application will open eventually. I have to manually download each book. The Kindle developers obviously never heard of the “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix it”. They seriously need to test their app on multiple platforms before deploying.
Just make it sync with kindle, my god, can't send to kindle 1/5
Send to kindle sends only to mobile devices, no mac sync.
Version 1.25.2 For Mac Will not open 1/5
I share the same issue with others. I was working on my college work last night with no issues. Woke up this morning and was unable to open the app on my Mac. I sent a tweet to amazon looking for help with the problem and they suggested live chat with customer service. After hours of customer service suggesting the same thing over and over (uninstall, reinstall, restart, clear cache, try another network) and speaking with several different customer service employees, I realized the issue was not going to get resolved and decided to write this review instead. I’ve had minor inconveniences with this app in the past and for the most part I love using it for school work as I can do a quick search, make notes, highlights, etc. However, if I am not even able to open the app (especially after spending money on several books) I would have to say this app is currently garbage. I can only hope that amazon resolves these issues soon as I have read other reviews with those that have the same problem. Help fix this problem please.