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Mathias · 9/1/2015
Not good for text books

First, its not very compatible for Surface: You can't just highlight or write with the Surface pen. Instead, you need to highlight by mouse then right click for more options. It doesn't make it easy to navigate through a college text book either, some books you can't find even find specific pages. I found the book's navigation menu by accident while trying to turn the page, otherwise I'd still be wondering how to find a specific place in the book without turning by individual pages. I've only given this app two stars because it saved me hundreds on text books.

Michael · 9/2/2015
Create a universal app and bring feature parity

Come on Amazon devs! use the Audible team example, they improved tremendously their app (and they are starting to use Universal App model). And in fact one of the things missing has to do with them, play the audio companion of a book!, this is an incredible feature that you offered on Android and IOS. There is nothing that stopped you now to create a universal app to update also the windows phone app (that is abandoned for ages!). and bring feature parity between your platforms.

Juan P · 9/2/2015
Several Inconvenient Issues

2 stars for having an app that is functional. 3 are missing for the below reasons. I'm using the app on Windows 10. Issues I've found. 1) Highlights don't auto-flip to next page, so you can only highlight what you see. 2) No way to leave full-screen mode without exiting app. "Esc" key does not do the trick. 3) When I highlight, the Highlight/Note" sometimes appears off-screen, so neither option is accesible. 4) The notes and marks display should provide more context such as which chapter the note or highlight is in. The simple location marker is not very helpful.

Fifi · 9/2/2015

great collection of free books

Olivia · 9/3/2015
Okay overall

Reading with the desktop app is lovely since I can change the appearance of the book to suit my fancy but there's huge issues with highlighting and notes; namely not being able to make them for some reason. Half the time making highlights and notes goes fine and the other half of the time it's impossible. As someone who has this app for college classes and easy note to essay transfers, this is unbelievably frustrating. After looking it up, this has been a problem for a while, so I'm disappointed to see Amazon's done nothing about it.

W · 8/29/2015
More immersive than before

I buy a lot of both fiction and non-fiction, but find eBooks better for fiction or works that do not have many diagrams. I have also been increasingly using e-books borrowed from my local public library. The Kindle Versions of the e-books work much better than the drm epub or pdf versions. The Adobe software is plain and the Overdrive platform is still evolving. On the negative side, the Kindle app for windows can be clunky on my Lenovo tablet but has consistently improved over the past few years (not sure if this is due to windows, kindle, or Lenovo changes). I originally fought with the app at times and only gave it three stars. Its now much more pleasant and I find myself more immersed in the material.

Cody · 8/29/2015
Needs a little work, but good.

This app needs a way to resize pages, and stretch pages to fit screen - it's especially glaring when using it on a Surface to read a comic book or other graphics heavy book - and the "page" is tiny and can't be resized.

David · 8/26/2015
Simple to use, nice way to read

It's an easy user interface that makes reading easy and enjoyable. The only inconveniences for me are the ones provided by using a computer- the glaring screen and the bulky construction. The best way to read is on a Kindle. :)

Ann · 8/25/2015
Love It Mostly

I love everything about it from the ease of reading most of my books to finding just what I need to purchase, etc. However, I don't like that it doesn't come in Windows 10. That should have been a big consideration for this app. It is most popular. Also, it should come with a how to navigate instruction. I am good for figuring things out, but everyone is not me. It would be helpful for those who are not computer savvy, or who may have learning curves or special needs. That would be most helpful. Otherwise, I am really happy with the app.

Reviewer 8555 · 8/24/2015
Needs work

One star is removed for the inability to delete books from "My Books." The other star is removed because there is no option for the book pages to be true to the size of the original book pages (when the book is sold both as a hard copy and digital copy), in other words, to have a consistently accurate page number. Otherwise the app is useful and user-friendly.



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  • Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to visit.
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