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Amazon announces Kindle for Mac

Amazon has just announced to the masses that they will be offering a new free application known as “Kindle for Mac”, where this piece of software is able to allow readers worldwide to enjoy books that were meant for the Kindle on their respective Mac computers. Just in case you were wondering whether there are enough tomes to get you interested, you would be well pleased to know that the U.S. Kindle Store ( holds more than 450,000 books at the moment, and these aren’t dusty digital versions since they comprise of New Releases and 102 of 111 New York Times Bestsellers, making it THE place to look for some of today’s most popular books in digital format. This means that Kindle books can now be read on the Kindle, Kindle DX, iPhone, iPod touch, BlackBerry, PC and Mac, as well as the upcoming iPad.

Guess there is no longer any more need to purchase a Kindle since you can experience the joys of reading on your Mac alone, eh? Kindle for Mac will boast Amazon’s Whispersync technology which automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and last page read across devices. This means you can always be up to date with your reading without having to search where you last left off even if you were dabbling with a plethora of devices to fulfill your daily reading quota. In a nutshell, Kindle for Mac allows you to read some on your Mac, followed by some on your Kindle later on, always pick up where you left off without missing a beat.

Some features of Kindle for Mac that readers can take advantage of include :-

  • Purchase, download, and read hundreds of thousands of books available in the Kindle Store
  • Access their library of previously purchased Kindle books stored on Amazon’s servers for free
  • Choose from 10 different font sizes and adjust words per line
  • Add and automatically synchronize bookmarks and last page read
  • View notes and highlights marked on Kindle, Kindle DX, and Kindle for iPhone
  • Read books in full color including children’s books, cookbooks, travel books and textbooks

Additional features will be thrown into the mix sometime down the road, including full text search and the ability to create and edit notes and highlights. How has your experience been so far?

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