The free Kindle software for Android is an amazing e-reader app that connects to your Amazon account easily. It performs an excellent job of displaying e-books, can quickly access Amazon’s massive collection of downloaded works and has a few bells and whistles to improve your overall mobile reading experience.
The program launches on the Home screen, where you may browse lists of top sellers, editors’ recommendations, and popular sample books. Furthermore, the Home page displays the books associated with your Amazon account, which are nicely grouped in a 3D carousel layout. You can either tap a book to get inside or long-press to get extra options, such as going to the beginning of the book, going to the last page read, or deleting it from the device. The long-press menu also includes a handy option to access Book Extras. Book Extras are factoids maintained by the community (like Wikipedia) that are intended to offer readers useful information while they read. Meanwhile, the remainder of the app’s controls is hidden away in a sliding menu on the left.
If you wish to add to your collection, go to the Kindle Store, which is just a touch away from the Home screen. Amazon’s collection of books, periodicals, and newspapers is available at the store. The Kindle app also supports illustrated children’s books, comics, and graphic novels. If you aren’t quite ready to commit to a purchase, Kindle allows you to read the first chapter of any book before purchasing it.
One aspect of the process that I dislike is that Amazon demands credit card information even when downloading free e-books.
While you’re Reading
The Kindle in-book experience is as simple as it gets. Simply swipe or press anyplace in the margin to turn the page. A tap in the page’s middle displays a status bar with location information and reader controls. If you wish to alter the text size, brightness, margins, line spacing, or background color, there’s a menu at the top of your screen. For the time being, the Kindle app only has black, white, and sepia (my fave) backdrop selections, but Amazon may add more textures and colors in the future.
While reading, long-pressing a word brings up a dictionary definition and a few choices, including highlight, note, and search Wikipedia. These new features significantly improve the reading experience by allowing you to look up more information without leaving your book.
Amazon’s Whispersync technology, which is also used by Kindle on other platforms, allows the app to remember where you left off and where you set your bookmarks, which is useful. However, rather than trying to remember each given place, it would be good if we could name bookmarks.
Send to Amazon Kindle
Finally, the Kindle software for Android has the Submit to Kindle function, which lets you send files to your cloud account and retrieve them from your Android smartphone. JPG, DOC, RTF, and PDF files are all supported.
The Kindle’s “read later” option, which is similar to Instapaper, is frequently neglected. You may save articles from the Web using a bookmarklet or browser extension on your PC and then read them from your mobile device using the Send to Kindle option. While this feature isn’t ideal for keeping a long list of items you want to read, it’s fantastic for staying on top of the ones you want to read quickly.
Look elsewhere if you want flashy graphics like 3D page-turning. Kindle for Android, on the other hand, is a fully adequate e-reader software with several remarkable features. Furthermore, it is the obvious choice for individuals who are already invested in the Amazon ecosystem.
Highlights & Recent Changes
You may use the app to read books, font size can also be changed, add page turn animation, and add or delete bookmarks. The app’s most notable feature is Whispersync. Whispersync enables you to sync your Kindle app and Kindle reader. You may begin reading a book on your Kindle and pick up right where you left off on your Android phone.
Amazon has also introduced features such as:
- Searching for full-text
- Keeping the screen orientation locked
E-Books (including those with narration) purchased from Amazon will be immediately added to your app. Members of Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime may choose and download eBooks directly from the app.
What you will receive:
- You may try any eBook for free.
- Good-Quality pictures in magazines, newspapers, graphic novels, and textbooks
- Search for Unlimited eBooks and periodicals.
- One-of-a-kind features such as X-Ray, Whispersync, Page Flip, Print Replica, flashcards, and more
- Text size – bold font options
- You don’t need to go out of the website, you may get instant translations and definitions.
- Capability to create and distribute in-page highlights
- Access to eBooks from the local library