Kindle on iPhone

Just a quick fyi that Ama­zon has released a free app on iTunes that lets you down­load Ama­zon ebooks to the iPhone. This means that you don’t nec­es­sar­i­ly have to buy a Kin­dle in order to pur­chase & read ebooks from the largest ven­dor of ebooks– although I find the Kin­dle read­er to be con­sid­er­ably prefer­able to the iPhone’s small screen. But that is just me. One nice fea­ture built into the new Ama­zon app is the abil­i­ty to keep text in sync on the two devices. So, for exam­ple, if you’re read­ing Anna Karen­i­na on the iPhone, your Kin­dle will know where you left off and auto­mat­i­cal­ly start you at the right place the next time that you pick it up. A nice idea. But will I use it? Not sure. You? For more details on the new app, see Life­hack­er’s cov­er­age.

Update: Vis­it our col­lec­tion of Free eBooks, and load free books right to your PC, Smart Phone or Kin­dle.

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  • Kimberly says:

    I down­loaded the app and a book and am try­ing it out. I tried a orig­i­nal kin­dle once — but found read­ing it painful. I’m some­what dyslex­ic (main­ly dys­graph­ic). The text on the orig­i­nal kin­dle start­ed float­ing and doing cart­wheels in the air.

    I haven’t been able to try read­ing on a New Kin­dle, but even if I like it I don’t know if I like the price.

    So far I find read­ing on the I‑Pod Touch easy.

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