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1 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Badly in need of an update

11/25/2015 update: since enabling 2-factor authentication with my Amazon account, I can no longer log into the app, since it will not ask me for the temporary code. Amazon, get your act together The app has not seen meaningful updates in a long time, and sorely needs one especially now that Windows 10 has arrived. On the new operating system, Kindle suffers from issues with font sizes. In addition, the controls look out of place in light of the new design language.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Do not understand why this app is so poorly made

Things are slow and clunky like page turning and the kindle store, the dictionary doesn't work at all, and the app frequently crashes. Are all these apps made by 12 year olds? I'm running it on a factory dell tablet. If you close and relaunch it eventually it will work properly. Usually if I launch in portrait it does not open full screen. As soon as I am able I am buying and eink reader.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/25/2015
Buggy. Use Kindle for PC instead.

Overall, this is nicely designed, but it won't operate properly with Spanish texts; the foreign language dictionary doesn't install. Most frustrating is that tech support is totally clueless about this issue. I finally uninstalled this Kindle and installed Kindle for PC from Amazon's page. It's an uglier, clunkier program, but at least it works!

5 stars out of 5
· 11/19/2015

Honestly, I love this app. There's a great selection of books, the text is easy enough to read, and altogether a solid app for reading on the go. However, the only thing I would suggest is better UI, sometimes it can be a little buggy. But like I said, altogether a good app for reading books! Keep up the awesome work!!!

2 stars out of 5
· 11/19/2015
Developers Please Fix the Bugs... Not Good Enough

The highlight option appears after selecting text off screen so you cannot use the feature, most of the time. If you require this, then the application is only doing half of what you need it to. The pages are not labelled well enough, as it only approximates what page you're on when displaying 2 pages in the laptop version.

3 stars out of 5
· 11/23/2015
A poor imitation

This app lags so far behind its iOS equivalent, most notably in the way you need three taps to highlight a piece of text (one to highlight a word, two to drag the selection point to cover the relevant area, three to press 'highlight'). This is similar to the Kindle device itself, whereas on my iPad I need just to put my finger on one word and then drag to automatically highlight text. Since I'm a researcher and do a lot of highlighting, this is the main thing holding me back from switching to a Windows tablet. What a shame.

5 stars out of 5
· 11/16/2015
Great App Needs Updating

Amazon's Kindle App for Windows 8 is efficient, easy to use and works perfectly. It downloads and stores books efficiently. It is attractive and easy to read. However, Amazon is not updating their apps for PC although they produced several new editions of Kindle apps for players. They no longer maintain Audible's app for Windows 8, opting to produce one for Win 10. Either way, anyone with anything older than Windows 10 is back to using the XP app, which has issues, especially with larger books.

1 stars out of 5
· 11/17/2015

Won't open most books in my collection

2 stars out of 5
· 11/17/2015
Disappointing-Developers please Update!

While downloading and reading e-books generally works, there are many bugs that make using the Kindle App frustrating. In particular, highlighting text is almost impossible because instead of highlighting the text that I want to mark-up, most of the time it turns to the next page. Furthermore, logging into the Kindle Bookstore is annoying because I always have to log in twice before I am able to log into the store.

3 stars out of 5
· 11/12/2015
Functional but lacking

Only works with your Kindle collection (you can't import books). Also, it has limited view options - such as not able to reduce line spacing, change column numbers, or fonts.

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