If you are like me, I really like free stuff that gives me a taste of what the real thing would be like. I have been kicking around the thought of buying a Kindle from Amazon and even received some glowing recommendations from the readers here at LG. But I have placed the Kindle on the back burner for now, and I am trying the Free download of Kindle For The PC from Amazon, which is a freebie.
On their site Amazon described their software as:
Read Kindle Books on Your Computer
- Get the best reading experience available on your PC. No Kindle required
- Access your Kindle books even if you don’t have your Kindle with you
- Automatically synchronizes your last page read and annotations between devices with Whispersync
- Create bookmarks and view the annotations you created on your Kindle
Shop for Books in the Kindle Store
- Search and browse more than 400,000 books, including 101 of 112 New York Times® Best Sellers. If you are a non-U.S. customer, book availability may vary
- Find New York Times Best Sellers and new releases for $9.99, unless marked otherwise
- Get free book samples – read the first chapter for free before you decide to buy
- Books you purchase can also be read on a Kindle
- Kindle newspapers, magazines, and blogs are not currently available for Kindle for PC
- A PC with a 500MHz Intel or AMD processor or faster
- At least 128MB of RAM
- Screen resolution of 800×600 or greater
- Windows XP Service Pack 2 or later, or Windows Vista or Windows 7
- 100MB of available disk space
I’ve downloaded my first book and will do a review once I give Kindle for the PC a try. One point. If you have an Amazon account already it makes it easier to sign up. This doesn’t mean if you don’t have an account that you can not use the software.
I also like the fact that you can sync the Kindle for the PC software with a real Kindle. Nice Touch.
Comments as always are welcome.