Load Your Mac Up With Books – Kindle For Mac

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The Kindle is my favorite book reader application and may soon become my favorite device — as I have already pre-ordered my Kindle Fire, which should be arriving on 11/17/11 (look for an unboxing video). Since I Love the iPad, iPhone, and Android versions of the Kindle app, I had super-high hopes for the Mac version. While not totally disappointed, there is a learning curve and the lack of touchscreen page turning that will pretty much discourage all of you “sitting-on-the-fence” Kindle readers from liking the Mac app. Overall, the Mac Kindle app is solid and my books were downloaded lightening fast — all 30 of them in less than 5 minutes. The user interface is similar to the other iOS and Android apps (actually almost identical), and I really enjoyed the larger screen for reading (13″ Macbook Pro). The main disconnect for me was in the navigation and its super sensitivity when used with my Apple Magic Mouse — with couple of finger swipes I began to scroll at the speed of sound (too quick for comfort). Once I began to use the arrows in the middle of the page (right or left), I found this to be a much better way to navigate. I eventually found out how to correctly set my Magic Mouse by going to system preferences then mouse settings. I reduced my tracking speed and checked the page swipe box, which gave me a better experience while using my mouse — but still not as good as a touchscreen. Overall, the bigger screen is the best feature of this Mac app in my opinion (while not much larger than my iPad), but the Kindle app is pretty much consistent across all devices, making for a good reading experience. I’m definitely looking forward to my Kindle Fire arriving soon. Check out more Mac app reviews by CrazyMikesapps.com. CM

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Kindle Mac App Details

Title: Kindle
Price: FREE
Size: 33.8 MB
Category: Reference
Developer: AMZN Mobile LLC
Store: Mac App Store

Kindle Mac App Download Link

About Michael Vallez

Michael Vallez - (CrazyMike) is the Founder of CrazyMikesapps.com. Mike is a regular guy who has a tech side, specifically a love for mobile apps and touch gaming. He is a retired cop, husband, father, and son. Current Devices: Galaxy Note 3, iPad Air, Nexus 7 and Kindle Fire HDX. Twitter - @MichaelVallez.