Amazon announced awhile back that a Kindle for Mac application was on the way, and now it's available for consumers in over 100 countries to download. Amazon has already reached out and put their Kindle store onto the iPhone and iPod touch, and of course that app will also work on the iPad. Kindle for Mac features Amazon’s Whispersync technology that automatically saves and synchronizes bookmarks and last page read across devices, which allows users to ead some on their Mac, read some on their Kindle, and always pick up where they left off.
Amazon has built a really solid business model here, and we're glad to see them reaching for the Mac market. But it should really be interesting to see how far Apple will allow them to go with the iPad and iBookstore on the horizon. We might just have yet another Cold War on our hands here.
With Kindle for Mac, readers can take advantage of the following features:
Several features will be added to the Kindle for Mac app in the near future, including full text search and the ability to create and edit notes and highlights. Kindle for Mac is available to customers around the world as a free download. To download the free app, visit www.amazon.com/kindleformac.