The Kindle Cloud Reader gives Kindle users more flexibility when enjoying the books they buy for their ereader. The application allows the user to access their Kindle books with a Firefox, Google Chrome or Safari browser. eBooks can also be accessed from Safari iPad browsers. Kindle Cloud Reader users can also shop the iPad optimized Kindle Store. eBooks can be read even when no internet connection is available. As long as the user has downloaded their Kindle books, they can access them while offline. The user’s books are displayed as thumbnail covers so they can be easily found, even when the user has purchased numerous Kindle books. A search tool is built in so the user can quickly locate specific items within their collection.Show more screenshots »
The Kindle Cloud Reader has made a big impression with many Kindle users. The application was closely followed, with the Firefox version introduced in November of 2011. For many, this was a long awaited update that should have been made long ago considering how many people use the Firefox browser. The Safari and Google Chrome versions were introduced approximately three months earlier. At this time, the Kindle Cloud Reader has most popular browsers covered.
The Kindle Cloud Reader is appealing primarily because of its association with Amazon and the Kindle ebook reader. The application allows the user to access their ebook library from any computer with an internet connection, including iPads. The user still has to purchase and download books, but they will be able to access their library when offline. The current version covers some of the biggest browsers available today, which means the application is even more appealing to many internet users.
The Kindle Cloud Reader has a very stylish, clean appearance that focuses on the user’s reading material rather than flashy graphics and images. The dark background has a calming quality that adds depth without distracting from the user’s favorite titles. The header bar presents the user with a few tools, including the built in search tool, a refresh button and a Kindle Store button. The user’s books are displayed in rows so the user can quickly find them by cover image or title.
A Kindle user can begin accessing the Kindle Cloud Reader by clicking the gold “Sign In to Get Started” button found near the top, center of the homepage. Doing so takes the user to the Amazon login page. The user must have an Amazon account to being using the Kindle Cloud Reader. Those who do not have an Amazon account can click the new customer radio button after adding their email address in the box above it. The next page asks the user for their name and a password. The user can then install Kindle Cloud Reader and begin accessing their ebook library.
Users can create an Amazon account and install the Kindle Cloud Reader for free. There is no cost, which is exactly as it should be considering that the application links the user to a product they can buy. The user can purchase ebooks through the Kindle Store, which is available from the Kindle Cloud Reader dashboard. The user is not required to purchase ebooks to use the application however this is how the user grows their ebook library.
The Kindle Cloud Reader is ideal for internet users who own a Kindle ereader. The application provides the user with more ways to access their ebooks. Users who prefer Google Chrome, Safari or Firefox browsers will really love Kindle Cloud Reader, because it currently supports these browsers. iPad users can also install Kindle Cloud Reader on their Safari browser. Users can download ebooks and access them even when offline.