You smell the sweet and bitter scent of paper, glide your fingers on the rough texture of the pages, and hear the satisfying thud of the hardbound covers. But, you lug it around all day. Oh! The struggle of owning a book. Wouldn't it be great to have a lightweight version? With Kindle, you can. The nifty app lets you create a digital library of your favorite books so you can read anywhere, anytime.
The world’s library in your fingertips
Whether you like it or not, more and more things are being replaced with digital copies. Nowhere is this truer than physical copies of books. In fact, more e-books are published annually than paper-based books. It may not be as pleasurable as holding the copy in your hand, but it is more convenient. Amazon brings the Kindle free app to multiple platforms. Be it a desktop, tablet, or smartphone, you will have the same books, bookmarks, notes and highlights in your account. Best of all, digital copies tend to be more affordable than the actual book. The Kindle Store offers an extensive library of e-books at affordable prices or, if you’re lucky, you might even get it for free! It just goes to show how serious Amazon is about making reading exciting, fun and accessible.
Get a hold of the latest releases
Let’s say the last book you read ended in a cliffhanger. Your head is reeling with questions, none of them answered. You could head to the nearest Barnes and Noble, or you could just download them in Kindle. With the intuitive search function, you can find the next installment of the series – or any book really – and read it immediately. Begin your search by typing the author, title or genre. If you want to discover a similar book, browse through Kindle’s recommendations. There is no limit to what Kindle can do to heighten your reading experience.
Share e-books with friends
It could take a lot of time to recommend a book to a friend. So, why not have them read it instead? Amazon allows you to loan eligible Kindle books to your friends. Simply send it to their email address where they will have seven days to accept the invite and fourteen days to read the book. And like lending a real book, you won’t be able to access the copy once they’ve started reading.
Where can you run this program?
Get the latest version of the Kindle app on these devices: Windows 7 or higher, Mac OS X 10.10 or higher, Android 4.4 or higher and iOS 11.0
Is there a better alternative?
The Kindle app for PC thrives on a WiFi connection. Without it, you will not be able to annotate your e-books and download new titles. If these limitations are a deal breaker, look no further than Calibre. It is a free, open source reader that’s compatible with Windows, mac OS X and Linux computers. Take your digital library everywhere by transferring them from PC to tablet via a USB cable or Bluetooth. Just set it up the first time you launch Calibre, and it will automatically convert the copies to the format you need. It can access more formats than Kindle but, it lacks compatibility with the most essential one – DRM format. This means that you cannot read any copyrighted literature, so that’s pretty much everything on the Kindle Store.
You may have gotten some flack from reading e-books. Sure, it doesn’t offer the small joys of reading a physical book. But, it’s more convenient than purchasing and storing all your books in your room. With the quick search function, recommended reading offers, and competitive prices, you’ll find what you want in just a few clicks. Definitely, you will not find a cleaner e-reader that has a library as vast as Kindle.
Should you download it?
You should definitely download this and start building your digital library today.