Everyone by now knows about Amazon’s uber-popular Book reader, Kindle. This featherweight 10 ounce device allows you to wirelessly purchase books online without requiring an internet connection. Until now, books purchased for the Kindle could only be used on the device. However, Amazon.com just released a PC version of the Kindle book reader – and its free!
This software is compatible with Windows 7, Vista and XP with a Mac version coming soon. The 5.8 MB download is snappy and installation is a breeze. The only requirement is that you are registered with Amazon.com. Here is what the interface looks like when you first open it:
As you can see, the interface is very clean and intuitive. Now here is what it looks like when you are reading a book:
Some of the functionality that you have with the actual Kindle device has been ported to this application. For example, while reading the book you can:
- Increase & decrease the font size
- Change the number of words by line
- Quickly jump to different sections of the book
- Bookmark pages
- Show Notes and Highlights from an actual Kindle Device
This concludes Part 1 of 2 in the series “Download & read Kindle books for free on your PC”. In Part 2, I will show you how to download thousands of full books for free, including classics that you grew up reading!