Kindle is one of the biggest names in the ebook arena and there are apps available for virtually all platforms that can be used to not only read electronic books, but also manage your expanding ebook library. The latest incarnation of the app offers full support for the retina display of the latest version of the iPad, and the software can be used to manage your ebook book collections both on and offline.

As you would expect with an ebook reader, you can use the app to view ebook and magazines, and you have the option of creating bookmarks so you can quickly jump to the page you left off at. Despite the name, there is no need for you to be a Kindle owner to take advantage of this application, but if you do have such a device, your libraries will be kept synchronized for you automatically.

Depending on the type of books and documents you are reading – the app can also be used to open PDF files as well – you may find it helpful to take notes. This is an option that is available in the Kindle app as is the ability to highlight passages of text; these can be synched between your devices as well.

Kindle for iOS provides access to an extensive selection of ebooks that you can buy from your iPhone or iPad and have ready to read in a matter of moments. The app can also be used to subscribe to magazines and newspapers and the interface is designed in such a way that reading an electronic book is made into a truly enjoyable experience with nice touches such as realistic page curls as your leaf through a book.

Immersion Reading: Now when you add Audible narration to your books, you can read and listen simultaneously, with real-time text highlighting. This engaging, immersive reading experience is perfect for children learning to read, language learners, and anyone looking to boost their reading comprehension. This feature will be available for nearly all books you download with Audible narration after updating to this version (v4.18) of the Kindle app. This feature is currently available in the US, UK, Germany and Australia.

OpenDyslexic font: We listened to feedback from our customers and have made OpenDyslexic available - an open source font that some readers may prefer.

Follow the Author from “Before You Go”: Follow the Author is an existing feature that provides readers a mechanism to identify authors for whom they would like to receive future updates. With this release we have added a Follow the Author button from the Before You Go section (which is shown at the completion of a book). This feature is currently available in the US only.

What's New in Version 5.3.1

Bug fixes for a reported issue in the Audible functionality

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A digital library in your hand, Kindle is a great installation regardless of whether you have Kindle device.