Amazon launches Kindle for Mac

Xavier Verhoeven
18 March, 2010
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Amazon has released Kindle for Mac — a free application that lets Mac users around the world read Kindle books on their computer. The new software adds to the myriad devices on which Kindle books can already be read: the Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, and PC.

The US Kindle store boasts over 450,000 titles, and although many of these are not available in Australia, there is still a large selection of local and international titles for us to buy.

“For those customers around the world who don’t yet have a Kindle, Kindle for Mac is a great way to instantly access and read the most popular new releases as well as their old favorites”, says Jay Marine, director of Amazon Kindle.

Even if you already have a Kindle reader or use your iPhone to read Kindle books, the free Mac app automatically saves and synchronises bookmarks and last page read across devices, so should fit seamlessly into your ebook reading habits.

The application doesn’t currently allow you to create and edit notes and highlights — though this is expected in a future uprade — however you can view any annotations previously added on a Kindle or iPhone.

The new app can be downloaded at It weighs in at 9.2MB.

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  1. Mike says:

    True Apple fans probably won’t be reading many e-books on their Macs, but rather on their new iPads with the cool iBooks app.

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