The evolution of the popularity of e-Books has really grown over the past few years and many different distributors have created their own formats and versions of reading material. Amazon is no exception with its ever-so-popular Kindle program.
You would normally imagine reading an e-Book from a small iPad-like device such as the Kindle itself, but Amazon also offers Kindle for PC which allows you to read your e-Books on a real computer screen such as a desktop, laptop or Windows-based tablet PC.
The Kindle for PC application itself is rather plain and does not really contain many extra features except for being able to read and manage your collection of purchased or free books. Without becoming a Kindle customer, you are also able to read the three free books offered with this application without having to create an account: namely Treasure Island, Pride & Prejudice or Aesop's Fables. More free books are also available online from sites such as the Gutenberg Project or the Internet Archive at archive.org.
Some of the features of Kindle for PC worth noting: Synchronize between devices with Whispersync, text highlighting, notes and bookmarks.
Past that, Kindle for PC provides functionality for Kindle with a standard PC running Windows. Useful for Amazon customers or people wishing to take advantage of the free e-Books available online.
Kindle for PC is licensed as Freeware for Windows (32-bit and 64-bit) operating system / platform from ebook software without restrictions. Kindle for PC 1.24.51068 is available to all software users as a free download (Freeware).
Compatibility with this kindle book reader software may vary, but will generally run fine under Microsoft Windows 10, 8, 8.1, 7, Vista and XP on either a 32-bit or 64-bit setup. A separate x64 version may be available from Amazon.
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