Amazon.com developed a software plus hardware called Kindle for accessing online books and magazines and other digital media on the flat document like screen. Kindle applications exists for Windows, iPhone OS, BlackBerry and Mac OS X. The first of its kind was released in the United States on November 19th 2007. It is a very convenient way of accessing newspaper or textbook content from the internet right at the comfort of your hands.
Amazon’s Kindle is currently the world’s largest platform for e-books and other digitally distributed magazines and newspapers. Recently, in the year 2009, Amazon announced a Kindle application for Mac systems. Just like the one available for Windows this application will let Kindle to be accessed by Mac users and thus read Kindle content on their Macs.
Kindle for Mac is a free application that allows the users to read content in the electronic media on their very own Macintosh notebooks. It is, however, not compatible with Power PC’s. This application provides almost all features that exist in Kindle or the latest Kindle DX and other Kindle applications that are facilitated in other computers and mobile devices. You have access to about 450,000 books. The Kindle application for Mac helps you to automatically save and synchronize the last page and annotations across all your Kindle devices.
You have unlimited access to the Kindle Store where you can buy the e-books and magazines, or download them and thus gain access to innumerous data in store. You have an option to access the book that you might have chosen at a previous date. Also just like in Kindle hardware even for the Kindle application for Macintosh you can vary the font’s size according to your desire and preference. You also have an option to adjust the number of words per line.
There are a few limitations when it comes to Kindle for Mac application where certain periodicals like newspapers, magazines and blogs and personal documents cannot be accessed unlike on the Amazon Kindle. Certain books also might not be accessible via your Mac book wherein you are notified that the particular title is available for Amazon Kindle only.
However, most information is made available to you and to enjoy the experience of reading e-documents on your Mac using the Kindle application you need to download and install the application from http://www.amazon.com/kindleformac or visit the Kindle Store at Amazon.com and find the e-book you would love to read. When you first launch Kindle for Mac you need to provide them with your Amazon.com account e-mail address and password in order to access your account. Kindle application for Mac yet is not programmed to allow you to print content.