crashes when you try to sign in 1/5
crashes every time. I think they are moving to the cloud reader and gave up on this app.
The worst 1/5
Amazon, you dissapoint me here. Software that makes reading super difficult is what this is. Pathetic, I spit on who allowed this out the door, wish I give it a negative rating. Fix it amazon. and Amazon.read doesnt help much, basically i ordered a book i cant read now. THanks amazon, you failed miserably here
By Paranoid developer
Its not a bad application, but I like to build collecitons. They synch between my iphone and ipad, but they will not show up on my Mac. If I create a collection on my Mac, I cannot see them on the ipad or iphone.
Makes it difficult to organize.
Can’t Filter Highlights by Chapter 2/5
This is annoying. I want to export my highlights from each chapter in otder to export them as flashcards. I can do this on iOS but not on the Mac unfortunately.
Missing even the most basic features 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.
Additionally, the desktop Kindle app ignores basic Mac conventions like Dark Mode, resulting in a nearly blinding screen glare when the all-white Kindle screen is brought to the foreground amongst a sea of Dark Mode windows. Of note, I have 7 different applications launched on my Mac as I write this, and the Kindle app is the only app that does not support Dark Mode.
Developers, please update the Kindle app to support these very basic features.
Doesn'tr work 1/5
Unbelieveable picece of fecies.
Doesn't work at all
Good job 5/5
By Robin W Stlouis
I can read my book, love app
Wow. Hundreds of people weren’t kidding. This is awful. 1/5
By Alleyway Rover
I do a lot of book reviews on Goodreads and Amazon these days and appreciate my Kindle’s ability to quickly post on both of those platforms. I was working on my desktop this morning and decided to try the interface on mac. Everybody was right, this application is the worst. It’s like the developers weren’t even trying to create something functional. I’m immediatly deleting this garbage pile.
Where's the retina support? 2/5
I like the app, but it's totally bizarre that retina Macs have been out for at least three years and this app still presents book covers in a pixelated low resolution that stands apart from every other big name app as ugly and outdated.
Updated to v1.26 on MacBook Pro Mojave - Crashes 1/5
I launched my Kindle for Mac today and it worked. I checked for updates and there was an update so I selected it. I then went to Amazon and tried to bring down a new book. Now Kindle for Mac crashes repeatedly and will not run, at all. The person at Amazon in chat "helping" is sending me to some unknown site to uninstall the application to reinstall it. I will lose my books if I do. THIS IS RIDICULOUS. So much for 'stability and bug fixes' with an update.
Will not update properly. Waste of my time at best. I have lost faith in kindle and have not ordered a new book in a long time. Quickly loosing faith in Apple as well.
Plain and simple, this is junk like their cheap devices. 12 times to open, still won't work, pretty sure they don't have a clue what they are doing. If amazon was judged on quality for ebooks, they'd fail on a large scale. Apple, kobo, even nook does it better then them, because they use epub. Just give up already amazon, you don't have a clue what you are doing.
Kindle app for MacOS 1/5
By Melusine of Trenton
This app was very useful for a while; I could read my Kindle books on my Mac. Then I upgraded MacOS (I think it was to Mojave, it might have been to a new version of Mojave), and after the upgrade, this app would crash every time I tried to open it! (More recently, this time without any upgrade either of the OS or the app, the same thing has started happening with Pages). I've tried all sorts of the usual things (power cycling, uninstalling the app and re-installing it, even downloading to an earlier version of MacOS, etc.), but nothing has helped. Both Apple and Amazon tech support have been useless, even though both are usually helpful.
Only reason I'm not giving this zero stars is that it was a 4-star app before this started happening!
Crashes a lot 2/5
try Cmd 1 or 2 or 3...
I can't resize the window now.... Please FIx, so it can go back to being a 4* or better yet, now a 5 star app.
confusing and irritating 1/5
i dont know if its just me but the app on the mac is severely lacking. it doesnt have a setting option besides the page layout font etc. no where on it do i see an option to remove a book from the device. it has books i didnt previously download and with no way of taking them off. dowloading a book takes a while and it doesnt offer the turn animation. all that need to looked in to. ESPECIALLY the option to delete or removed a downloaded book !
much rather keep using the app on my phone even with the smaller screen.
Load of junk 1/5
Half the time, flipping the pages does not even load the next page. the more you try to cick through the more lost you get. sometimes the pages dont even load properly and half the text is missing. makes no sense half the time. difficult to even read to begin with.
How is this so bad?! 1/5
By The Funkies
How could any company, let alone the combined might of Amazon and Apple, mess up an eBook reader so badly? The width and size of pages is strangly impossible to get right and controlling page turns is unintuitive. Pathetic!
Serious crash bugs 2/5
1. If you use this app in Split View, expect it to crash while resizing the apps' windows.
2. If using this app alone, expect it to crash while enlarging the page horizontally.
I like the app, but it is without a doubt the most crash prone app I have used in a very long time, and remains so after numerous updates.
System : iMac macOS mojave
1.26.1 is Buggy 3/5
• CRASHES with a segmentation fault when I hit Command-Zero (to Zoom to default size). TESTING WOULD HAVE CAUGHT THIS BUG. Hey programmers: Do you not test your work?
• CRASHES when I try to download the sample edition of David Finch's book The Journal of Best Practices (ASIN B004T4KRJM).
• Images can't be zoomed (a standard feature in modern browsers).
• At least the app FINALLY reads across pages without stopping, so I can cook or do housework while listening to a book. However if you try to do other work on your computer, putting the Kindle app in the background, it stops reading. It's just obvious that Kindle's programmers aren't avid readers. Hel-LO! Single-tasking died around the year 2000. Kindle programmers, please join the rest of us in the Present.
It doesn't let me log in lol 1/5
I keep typing password and a word typing challenge to log in, but everytime I do the error message is different - either the password is incorrect or I didn't type in the challenge as shown.
Just keeps crashing 1/5
By Deryck with a Y
It worked a couple months ago, but now when I try to read anything it crashes after less than a minute. I un-installed and re-installed and still the problem persists. Super glad I have all these Kindle books.
Literally Can't Even Turn The Page 1/5
Going to the next page doesn't work.
The only thing going for it is that I have actually managed to load kindle books up. Everything else is absolutely terrible. Want to read a textbook and scroll and zoom around? Forget about it. You'll end up skipping across pages and getting a headache. This app is sleazy and just bad.
Quits every time I attempt to open a book! 1/5
I've uninstalled/reinstalled, restarted, all the normal things. Basically a trash app.
doesnt work 1/5
application doesnt start
Buggy Mess, Crashes Prevent Any Type of Use 1/5
After initally opening the app, crashes started (before reading first book) when setting text preferences. Now it completely crashes every time I open it upon clicking *anything*. Seriously, any click on any button or link crashes the whole thing. How is software this bad even possible, especially from a trillion dollar company that made its start on *books*!? I'm blown away at the lack of effort/care/competence on this piece of software.
What is happening? 1/5
By Quiberon Bay
App literally has to be installed over and over again. Especially if there is any update to Mac OS. Incomprehensible how two of the five most important tech companies in the world cannot keep this app from deterioring year by year. Works like a top on the iPad, but on the Mac? Ridiculous.
Loved it until latest release 1/5
Bought new machine, migrated everything, updated to latest, now it crashes.
1. Crashed when attempting to login to my account
2. Crashes when launching
3. Crashes when trying to load a book
4. None of the book covers are visible
Unable to launch 1/5
Previously worked fine but last two versions have been stuck at “application not responding,” even after removing and reinstalling. I was hoping to get some reading done at the computer vs. a device, but not unitl what went wrong in these versions is fixed.
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.
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.