Kindle 1.20.47037

E-book reader for Windows

If you're a Kindle reader owner, or just want to get an idea what all the e-book fuss is about, Amazon's Kindle for PC allows you to experience it from your desktop. View full description


  • Syncs with Kindle devices
  • Easy to use


  • Minimal options
  • No annotations or highlighting

Not bad

If you're a Kindle reader owner, or just want to get an idea what all the e-book fuss is about, Amazon's Kindle for PC allows you to experience it from your desktop.

Installation is easy, and it will sync automatically with your Kindle, and will associate with any Kindle files you put on your PC. If you have notes and bookmarks from your Kindle device reading, they will be carried across to the PC reader. The interface is clean and very basic. There is a Home button, which takes you to your library, which can be ordered by Title, Author or Most Recent.

You can also shop for eBooks on Amazon, though doing this will open a browser - there's no native Kindle shop in the app. Double click a book, and it opens. You can view the notes and bookmarks you have made, and make new bookmarks (but not notes etc). There's a slide to alter the the number of words per line, and you can change the size of the font to suit. You can't change the font size. Control is simple, via keyboard or mouse.

One of the disadvantages of a desktop reader is that your monitor is probably not as comfortable to read as a Kindle screen. For this reason it's a shame the app has no special text rendering to make it easier on the eye, nor any contrast or brightness controls. That you can't highlight or add notes to the books makes it a bit too basic as well.

Amazon's Kindle for PC is a functional e-book reader, but lacks options and functions to make it a truly superlative application.


  • Use the built-in dictionary to seamlessly look up the definitions of English words without interrupting your reading.
  • Read in the standard one-column mode or take advantage of a larger screen with a multi-column view, which will automatically adjust according to your screen size.
  • Choose whether you'd like to browse your library in a tile view or in a list view.


Kindle 1.20.47037

User reviews about Kindle

  • anjalias

    by anjalias

    "Not working. "

    Its not is useless Even though this installed completely on my PC,but not opening. It is more better in an... More.

    reviewed on March 2, 2016

  • anji babu

    by anji babu

    "its not opening at least to enter my information"

    its not working in my laptop of windows 8.1 64 bit version i tried both in store and in website to download app but i fa... More.

    reviewed on November 17, 2015

  • ghghghghghghghgh

    by ghghghghghghghgh

    "Don't buy a kindle; it's more hassle than it's worth."

    There are numerous problems problems with Kindle's network connections. I'm living in university residence and can't eve... More.

    reviewed on August 29, 2013

  • Grammer3

    by Grammer3

    "Kindle PC App"

    I can't download and read more than first 2 chapters because they said, I have a one click setting. It was great read... More.

    reviewed on March 22, 2012

  • fiasco777

    by fiasco777

    "Piece of crap"

    First, get one thing straight - kindle is all about protecting copyrights - it has nothing to do with providing a versat... More.

    reviewed on February 7, 2012

  • vebacee

    by vebacee

    "Using text to speech feature"

    I think the kindle on the pc is great so far. I just recently installed the amazon kindle program on my HP (windows 7).... More.

    reviewed on January 28, 2012