I met you at the beginning of the month already informedthat the previous Kindle app for macOS will be discontinued. Amazon will no longer support these from October 31, 2023. If you want to continue reading (new) books from Amazon's Kindle range as well as other eBooks and PDFs via the retail giant's app offering, you will have to download a new app. The old app was also renamed “Kindle Classic”. If you have automatic app updates activated on your Mac, then that's probably what it's called for you. The new app just called “Kindle” again and has the same app icon as the old version.
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Easy setup: Amazon's new Kindle for Mac app
Even though I find the process for changing the app unnecessarily complicated (the original app could have simply received an update), the change is not particularly difficult. You download the new app from the Mac App Store, open it, log in with your Amazon login and the Kindle library is displayed. Only downloads are not accepted. So if you had previously downloaded a book in the Kindle Classic app, you will have to do so again in the new Kindle app in order to be able to read it. Otherwise, I didn't notice any hurdles when using it.
The new Kindle app for macOS is intended to offer these advantages
Visually, the new Kindle app looks more modern than the Kindle Classic app. It now also consistently uses dark mode for the entire interface if you have set it. After registration, these points are also highlighted as advantages of the offer:
- Improved library management: More filtering, sorting, and search options to find something exciting in the library.
- Improved book reading experience: Customize text size, font and background color and capture your thoughts using notes.
- Import personal documents: Import personal documents with Send to Kindle to read in the new app.
- Your collections, everywhere: New collections created in the app will now sync with your account and linked Kindle apps and devices.
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