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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.

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
· 11/18/2015
App needs Work

I have kindle app in all my devices, however the one on my PC with windows 10 does not allow me to see the high-lighted material from other versions and does not show chapters and bookmarks. Every I open the book I was reading on other devices and I open it in my PC it does not takes me or lets me know where I was last, and no way of going straight into the page I book marked. This app needs work in creating a tool bar that allows chapter search, and more.

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.

2 stars out of 5
· 11/14/2015
It could be worse, but it's not good.

This feels so amateur; formatting in books is often off, Forward/Back navigation is inconsistent (sometimes going back takes you back 3-4 times as far as going forward). It's better than nothing, and it allows you to read (most) of your Kindle content, but it doesn't at all feel like something you'd expect from Amazon, and it's nowhere near up to the iOS version and other Kindle devices.

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  • Buy once, read everywhere. Sign in with an Amazon account, and sync Kindle books across all your devices that have the Kindle app installed across any Kindle device.
  • Search inside the book to find a topic, character, or section you want to visit.
  • Pin Kindle books from your Kindle library to the Windows Start screen for instant access to your favorites.
  • Start reading in seconds. Your Kindle book downloads while you read.
  • Shop the Kindle Store for over 1 million* Kindle books, including new releases and best sellers.
  • Customize your reading experience by choosing the background color, font size, and number of reading columns.
  • Highlight, take notes, and add bookmarks in any book. Look up word definitions and listen to how they are pronounced.
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