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READ ANYTIME, ANYWHERE
On the bus, on your break, in your bed—never be without a book. Kindle books you have purchased on Amazon will automatically appear in your app. Kindle Unlimited and Amazon Prime members can select and download Kindle books directly in the app.

FIND YOUR NEXT GREAT READ
• Read the books you buy on Amazon in the Kindle app. Choose from over six million Kindle books (including those with Audible narration), magazines, and comics and start reading in seconds. Explore Amazon Charts best sellers and titles across genres like romance, science fiction, children’s books, self-help, religion, nonfiction, and more—and try any book with a free sample straight from the Kindle app.

• Kindle Unlimited members can enjoy unlimited reading and listening, with the freedom to explore over 1 million titles, thousands of audiobooks, and current magazines.

• Over 1,000 books, magazines, comics, and more included with Amazon Prime.

GO BEYOND PAPER
Turn your iPhone or iPad into a book with the free Kindle app—so you can read anytime, anywhere. Explore these reading features in the Kindle app:

• Read your way. Customize your text size, font type, margins, text alignment, and orientation (portrait or landscape)—and choose whether to turn pages from left to right or continuously scroll. Read comfortably day and night with adjustable brightness and background colors. Go to the Aa menu in your book to get started.

• Look up words, people, and places while you read. Breeze through words you don’t know and characters you can’t remember with the built-in dictionary, X-Ray, Wikipedia lookup, instant translations, and search within your book. Simply tap and hold a word to view its definition, or use the Google and Wikipedia links to get more information.

• Track your reading progress. See what percent of the book you’ve read, real page numbers (for most top titles), and how much time you have left in the chapter or book based on your actual reading speed.

• Bookmark places you want to revisit, and make highlights and take notes throughout your book. Open My Notebook to see all your notes in the same place.

• Hop, skim, and jump with Page Flip. Flip between pages or get a bird’s-eye view of your book with Page Flip—don’t worry, we’ll save your place.

• Zoom in on high-definition color images in Kindle books, magazines, comics, and manga.

• Sync your books across devices. When you’re reading a book, the Kindle app will automatically sync where you left off—along with any bookmarks, highlights, or notes—so you can start reading on one device and pick up where you left off on another. Works across the Kindle apps on iOS and Android, Kindle E-readers, PC, and Mac.

• When you can’t read, listen. Switch seamlessly from reading your Kindle book to listening to the Audible book, all within the Kindle app.

• Get notified when authors you love have new releases.

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Version History

Launched Mar 04, 2009 (over 10 years ago).

Releasing new versions every 22 days, on average.

Aug 26
2019
(Current)
Version 6.22

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 29
2019
Version 6.21

* Multi-select in library: Return Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited content, delete samples, and remove downloads in bulk.
* Keyboard shortcuts on iPad: Turn the page, change font size, and jump chapters from your external keyboard.

Jun 25
2019
Version 6.20

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Jun 11
2019
Version 6.19.1

In the coming weeks, you will be able to select multiple books in your library at once to mark as read or add to a Collection in bulk.

May 28
2019
Version 6.19

In the coming weeks, you will be able to select multiple books in your library at once to mark as read or add to a Collection in bulk.

Apr 24
2019
Version 6.18

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Mar 26
2019
Version 6.17

In the coming weeks, you will see the following:
* Filter your library to see only read or unread books. Books that appear to have been completed are automatically marked as read
* Translation support for Afrikaans, Catalan, Icelandic, Swedish and Welsh

Mar 15
2019
Version 6.16.1

In the coming weeks, you will see a Siri shortcut to open your most recently read book. Enable the custom voice command from your device’s Siri settings (iOS 12 only).

Mar 06
2019
Version 6.16

In the coming weeks, you will see a Siri shortcut to open your most recently read book. Enable the custom voice command from your device’s Siri settings (iOS 12 only).

Mar 04
2019
Version 6.15.1

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Jan 28
2019
Version 6.15

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Jan 02
2019
Version 6.14

In the coming weeks, you will see the following:
* Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited Badges in your library to help you easily see which books you’ve borrowed.
* A new feature that makes navigating Search and X-ray results easier.

Dec 15
2018
Version 6.13.1

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Nov 27
2018
Version 6.13

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Oct 25
2018
Version 6.12.1

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Oct 22
2018
Version 6.12

Several experience improvements and bug fixes.

Oct 03
2018
Version 6.11.2

* More library filtering options are here! We’ve added Kindle Unlimited, Prime Reading, and sample filters to your library.
* We’ve moved Collections view to the View and Sort menu.

Sep 24
2018
Version 6.11

* More library filtering options are here! We’ve added Kindle Unlimited, Prime Reading, and sample filters to your library.
* We’ve moved Collections view to the View and Sort menu.

Aug 20
2018
Version 6.10

You can now double tap to zoom in or pan across images while reading with continuous scrolling.

Aug 02
2018
Version 6.9.1

* Read using the new green theme inside your book, available in the Aa menu.
* A re-designed X-Ray makes exploring the contents of your book easier.

Jul 23
2018
Version 6.9

* Read using the new green theme inside your book, available in the Aa menu.
* A re-designed X-Ray makes exploring the contents of your book easier.

Jun 18
2018
Version 6.8

* Read with continuous scrolling by turning it on from the Aa menu in your book. This update also adds support for bookmarks while reading in continuous scrolling.
* A re-designed Notebook makes managing your notes and highlights easier.

May 21
2018
Version 6.7

While reading with continuous scrolling, you can now select and highlight text. You can turn continuous scrolling on via Settings, then easily turn it on and off from the Aa menu in your book.

Apr 23
2018
Version 6.6

* Return Prime Reading and Kindle Unlimited books from within the Kindle app. Simply long press on a book cover and select “Return book”.
* Read your favorite magazines in a new mobile-friendly format. Initial titles include Food Network, Cosmopolitan, Life & Style, Us Weekly, and 15 others.
* A new setting lets you enable the highlight menu so it shows up when you select text.

Mar 19
2018
Version 6.5

* Split view on iPad is here! Resize the app to multi-task while reading without ever switching context.
* Try scrolling through your book – just like a web page. Turn continuous scrolling on via Settings, then easily turn it on and off from the Aa menu in your book. Tell us what you think.
* Pull down in the library to refresh your list of books.
* We’ve added Kindle dictionaries for Arabic.

Mar 12
2018
Version 6.4.1

We fixed an issue with Speak Screen compatibility - now narration no longer skips paragraphs.

Feb 20
2018
Version 6.4

• Use the new Audible filter to quickly find audiobooks in your library.
• (US only) Visit your Goodreads profile in “More” to easily rate books and help friends find books they’ll love. This feature is coming in the next few weeks.
• Look up words using the free Kindle dictionaries for five new languages – Hindi, Tamil, Marathi, Gujarati, and Malayalam.

Feb 12
2018
Version 6.3.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jan 25
2018
Version 6.3

We’ve added support for the iPhone X, as well as several bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jan 12
2018
Version 6.2.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jan 02
2018
Version 6.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Nov 30
2017
Version 6.1

Tap and hold on a word or phrase to search for it and see where else it occurs in the book.

Notification Center now includes the ability to delete messages. To use this feature, tap on the "bell" icon at the top of your home screen and swipe left to delete a single message or tap the "trash can" icon to delete all messages.

Nov 06
2017
Version 6.0.3

Introducing the all-new Kindle app with a brand new look built around the books you love. Choose between the new light theme or existing dark theme. Quickly navigate with one-tap access to the things you use most, including your most recent book. With Goodreads built into Kindle you can now discover and discuss books with friends, authors and the community.

Oct 31
2017
Version 6.0.2

Introducing the all-new Kindle app with a brand new look built around the books you love. Choose between the new light theme or existing dark theme. Quickly navigate with one-tap access to the things you use most, including your most recent book. With Goodreads built into Kindle you can now discover and discuss books with friends, authors and the community.

Oct 25
2017
Version 6.0.1

Introducing the all-new Kindle app with a brand new look built around the books you love. Choose between the new light theme or existing dark theme. Quickly navigate with one-tap access to the things you use most, including your most recent book. With Goodreads built into Kindle you can now discover and discuss books with friends, authors and the community.

Oct 24
2017
Version 6.0

Introducing the all-new Kindle app with a brand new look built around the books you love. Choose between the new light theme or existing dark theme. Quickly navigate with one-tap access to the things you use most, including your most recent book. With Goodreads built into Kindle you can now discover and discuss books with friends, authors and the community.

Oct 07
2017
Version 5.15.2

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 28
2017
Version 5.15.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 22
2017
Version 5.15

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Aug 28
2017
Version 5.14

Goodreads Profile (US Only): Now it’s even easier to add friends on Goodreads. Visit your Goodreads profile to see your friend list, send and respond to friend requests, and add friends from Facebook. Activate your profile by linking your Goodreads account to Kindle in Settings. This feature will be available in the next few weeks

Jul 28
2017
Version 5.13.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 26
2017
Version 5.13

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Jul 12
2017
Version 5.12.1

Performance and stability improvements

Jun 26
2017
Version 5.12

For customers who have linked their Goodreads and Amazon accounts, you can now post your Kindle notes and highlights to your friends and followers on Goodreads.

You can now read using left-aligned (ragged right) text instead of justified (aligned on both left and right margin). This new alignment option can be selected from the Display Settings (Aa) menu within Kindle books that support Enhanced Typesetting. On the Kindle eBook Store page, look for "Enhanced Typesetting: Enabled" in the features list.

May 30
2017
Version 5.11

In-book search improvements, including the ability to see search results broken down by chapter.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

May 02
2017
Version 5.10

Amazon Ember Bold font: Based on feedback from customers, we have added Amazon Ember Bold – a bolder reading font – which can be selected from the font menu within Kindle books.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 28
2017
Version 5.9.1

ComiXology's Guided View is now available on Kindle! Experience comics in a whole new way with this breakthrough cinematic and immersive reading mode.

Send to Kindle – Now you can save documents and web pages to your Kindle library. Tap the share button in Safari and add Kindle as a destination. Web pages are converted to Kindle format so you can adjust the text, font and page color, and read on any Kindle app or device.

Fixed an issue in iOS 10.3 affecting some Japanese language books.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Mar 20
2017
Version 5.9

ComiXology's Guided View is now available on Kindle! Experience comics in a whole new way with this breakthrough cinematic and immersive reading mode.

Send to Kindle – Now you can save documents and web pages to your Kindle library. Tap the share button in Safari and add Kindle as a destination. Web pages are converted to Kindle format so you can adjust the text, font and page color, and read on any Kindle app or device.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 27
2017
Version 5.8

Now you can check the current time without leaving the page you're reading. Use the option in the Settings menu in the Library to display the clock. You can also tap the upper, left-hand corner of the screen (iPads), or the center of the top of the screen (iPhones) to toggle it on and off. The clock will not be displayed in some books including magazines, Print Replica textbooks, comics, and graphic novels.

Feb 10
2017
Version 5.7.1

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Feb 06
2017
Version 5.7

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 29
2016
Version 5.5

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Nov 08
2016
Version 5.4

Introducing Prime Reading – a great new benefit for Prime members in the US
Prime members can now enjoy unlimited reading from a rotating selection of over 1,000 Kindle books, current magazines, short works, comics, children’s books and more - all at no additional cost and with no due dates.

No Kindle device is required, start reading in the Kindle for iOS app today!

Oct 17
2016
Version 5.3.1

Bug fixes for a reported issue in the Audible functionality

Sep 29
2016
Version 5.3

Bug fixes and performance improvements

Sep 07
2016
Version 5.2.1

Goodreads Updates (US Only) See what your friends are reading and discover your next book with the Goodreads Updates feed. Activate your feed by linking your Goodreads account to Kindle in Settings.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Sep 06
2016
Version 5.2

Goodreads Updates (US Only) See what your friends are reading and discover your next book with the Goodreads Updates feed. Activate your feed by linking your Goodreads account to Kindle in Settings.

Bug fixes and performance improvements.

Jul 20
2016
Version 5.1

Goodreads Auto-update (US only)
Now it’s even easier to keep your Goodreads profile updated and let your friends know what you are reading. You have the option to automatically mark books as “Currently Reading” when you start them, and “Read” when you finish them. You can also move a book to a different shelf or remove it from your Goodreads profile – all from within the Kindle app for iOS.
 
Page Flip (Released in v5.0)
Page Flip is a new navigation experience that makes it easier to explore your book while saving your place. Zoom out to get a bird’s eye view of the book and quickly find what you’re looking for. At a glance, easily recognize specific pages as you jump around.  Pictures, charts, your highlights, and the layout of each page are easy to see with Page Flip’s pixel-accurate thumbnails that automatically adjust as you change your font and margin settings.

Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading in a book, pinning it to the side of your screen for easy navigation.  Flip back and forth in a book with confidence, knowing you can instantly jump back to reading with a simple tap of your pinned page.

Learn more at www.amazon.com/pageflip.  Page Flip is available on millions of books with more being added every day.

Jun 28
2016
Version 5.0

Now with Page Flip! Page Flip is a new navigation experience that makes it easier to explore your book while saving your place. Zoom out to get a bird’s eye view of the book and quickly find what you’re looking for. At a glance, easily recognize specific pages as you jump around. Pictures, charts, your highlights, and the layout of each page are easy to see with Page Flip’s pixel-accurate thumbnails that automatically adjust as you change your font and margin settings.

Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading in a book, pinning it to the side of your screen for easy navigation. Flip back and forth in a book with confidence, knowing you can instantly jump back to reading with a simple tap of your pinned page.

Learn more at www.amazon.com/pageflip. Page Flip is available on millions of books with more being added every day.

May 16
2016
Version 4.20

Double spread layout for comics
Fix for Cloud Library sync problems (for very large libraries this might take a few seconds)
Bug fixes and performance improvements

Apr 05
2016
Version 4.19.1

Performance and stability improvements

Mar 30
2016
Version 4.19

Performance and stability improvements

Mar 07
2016
Version 4.18

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.

Feb 01
2016
Version 4.17

Interactive Magazines for iPad
Interactive magazines on iPad support rich content controls such as slideshows, audio and videos for select US titles.

iPad Pro Support
Support for native scale resolution on iPad Pro.

Flashcards, notebook export, and improved notebook filtering available on more textbooks
Flashcards, Notebook Export to email, and richer notebook filtering (including chapter-based filtering) have been expanded to nearly all textbooks (and many non-textbooks as well).

Jan 18
2016
Version 4.16.1

Fixed a problem causing some book samples to display incorrectly in the reader.

Fixed a problem preventing some users from downloading samples in library search results.

Jan 11
2016
Version 4.16

Social Sharing: This feature makes it easier than ever to recommend a book to a friend or chat about a funny quote. Kindle book readers (or senders) can recommend the book or share a quote from the book with whomever they want - one friend, a group of friends, or more. Customers can choose from the apps they use every day to chat with friends like Facebook Messenger and WhatsApp, as well as email, texting, and more.

Parallel Downloads: This feature allows customers to download up to 3 books simultaneously. Previous versions of the iOS app only allowed customers to download one book at a time (i.e. additional downloads would be queued and downloaded one at a time). With the new update, customers will be happy to see that the kindle app will download up to 3 books in parallel.

Audible: Minor UX improvements to how the player is shown/hidden.

Dec 17
2015
Version 4.15.1

Fixed a crash when changing pages in some books with images.

Dec 07
2015
Version 4.15

Wi-Fi Only Setting for Large File Downloads: When this setting is enabled, Kindle will not download files larger than 50MB unless it is connected to a Wi-Fi network. This setting is to help you avoid additional cellular data charges.

Oct 26
2015
Version 4.12.1

Fixed a bug preventing some users from rotating books on iPads.

Bug fixes and stability improvements.

Oct 07
2015
Version 4.12

Audible Improvements - Download, play, and pause your Audible audio book without leaving the page you’re reading.

Follow the Author - From inside your book, follow the author to get e-mail updates about their activity and get notified if a new book is released or made available for pre-order. Follow anytime from ‘About This Book’ in the left navigation panel.

Flashcard Improvements - Create new flashcard decks from your notes, highlights and X-Ray terms with just a few clicks.

Jul 08
2015
Version 4.10

About This Book: Learn more about the book before you start reading, including the typical time it takes to read it, its place in a series, and info about the author.

Introduction to Study Features: Learn more about the study features in your print replica textbooks, including Flashcards, X-Ray for Textbooks and Notebook.

Jun 10
2015
Version 4.9.1

4.9.1:
• fixed a problem preventing some users from downloading books
• fixed a problem with the incorrect article date appearing in periodicals

4.9:
At Amazon, we've been hard at work to make reading on Kindle even better and more enjoyable. Several exciting improvements offer faster reading with less eye strain. Available today on hundreds of thousands of books, and coming soon to all Kindle books.

Faster Reading, Less Eye Strain
Hyphenation plus smoother word spacing result in faster reading with less eye strain. Improved character placement increases word recognition speed at any font size.

Beautiful Page Layout
Drop caps, text, and images that automatically adapt to always look great no matter what your screen or font size. Print-like layout dynamically adjusts for any combination of screen size and font setting.

Large Fonts, Without Compromises
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to look great with even the largest font sizes.

Bookerly - The Font for Readers
Bookerly is a new Kindle exclusive font designed for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books but is hand-crafted for optimal readability at any screen size. Bookerly is available on most Kindle books.

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Kindle now makes it more convenient for listeners to start or pause audiobooks with playback controls in the Library.

May 27
2015
Version 4.9

At Amazon, we've been hard at work to make reading on Kindle even better and more enjoyable. Several exciting improvements offer faster reading with less eye strain. Available today on hundreds of thousands of books, and coming soon to all Kindle books.

Faster Reading, Less Eye Strain
Hyphenation plus smoother word spacing result in faster reading with less eye strain. Improved character placement increases word recognition speed at any font size.

Beautiful Page Layout
Drop caps, text, and images that automatically adapt to always look great no matter what your screen or font size. Print-like layout dynamically adjusts for any combination of screen size and font setting.

Large Fonts, Without Compromises
Enjoy reading with larger font sizes without compromising your reading experience. Page layout and margins automatically adapt to look great with even the largest font sizes.

Bookerly - The Font for Readers
Bookerly is a new Kindle exclusive font designed for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books but is hand-crafted for optimal readability at any screen size. Bookerly is available on most Kindle books.

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Kindle now makes it more convenient for listeners to start or pause audiobooks with playback controls in the Library.

Apr 15
2015
Version 4.8.1

Performance and Stability Improvements

Apr 06
2015
Version 4.8

• Flashcards for Print Replica Textbooks –Design improvements on iPad and new support for Flashcards in Print Replica textbooks on iPhone & iPod.

• Enhanced “Before You Go” Experience – The enhanced “Before You Go” experience at the end of a book lets you find related books and learn more about each book or download its sample by tapping on its cover.

• Performance and stability Improvements

Mar 16
2015
Version 4.7.5

Stability and Performance Improvements

Feb 16
2015
Version 4.7.1

Stability and Performance Improvements

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