Kindle for PC
Amazon.com is a very popular e-commerce site that mainly sells books. One of their most recent innovations is making agreements with several publishers to allow them to sell their books in electronic format, commonly called ebooks. On Amazon, these editions of books are called Kindle books, named after their popular e-reader device called the Amazon Kindle. This piece of equipment makes it very convenient for people to read ebooks anywhere they go. You no longer need to carry around several books with you if you want to be informed or entertained while on the go. But there are some people who don’t really need the Kindle, as they prefer to read books on their home computer, or they already own a tablet PC or laptop and prefer to use it instead of buying a dedicated e-reader. For these individuals, the Kindle for PC application will come in rather handy.
What the Kindle for PC application allows you to do is to read Kindle editions of books that you can buy and download from Amazon’s website without having to own a Kindle yourself. It can be downloaded freely from the Amazon site and is found here.
Using the application is very easy and straightforward. All you have to do is to download it from the link above and install it on your computer. The program is free and works with Windows 7, Windows Vista, as well as with Windows XP Service Pack 2 or above. This useful tool contains many interesting features as well, so it is not simply a program that lets you view Kindle books and not do anything else. You can create highlights, take down notes, as well as put in bookmarks in the books that you are reading. It also has an integrated dictionary that lets you quickly look up English words, without you having to leave the program and look them up on the internet. If you own a Kindle e-reader, but also use your PC to read Kindle ebooks, then this application can also be very useful for you. It can let you access all of your Kindle books even if you don’t have the Kindle with you at the moment. It also allows seamless synchronization of notes, bookmarks and highlights between the Kindle and your PC. This feature is especially useful if you make annotations while doing business research or when studying.
In addition to providing the Kindle for PC application, Amazon also has various apps that let you read Kindle books on other devices. Besides the Windows PC, you can read Kindle ebooks on your iPhone, Mac, BlackBerry, iPad, plus Android and Windows Phone 7 smart phones. The applications for these platforms can be downloaded for free on the Amazon website and are found here.
While the Kindle is a very useful and convenient device to have if you frequently read ebooks, you don’t need to have one to read Kindle versions of books, thanks to the applications provided by Amazon.