Kindle for Windows 8/RT Updated With Better Support for Touchscreens

Screenshot.25069.1000000[1] I still haven't found a reason to downgrade from Windows 7 to Windows 8, but if you're already using Microsoft's latest OS then I have a treat for you.

Amazon has reportedly  released an update for the Win8 Kindle app. It's not clear exactly when this update came out,  but according to the latest release notes this new version of the app has better support for touchscreens.

This release includes an in-app store for touch optimized devices along with improvements to the reading and library experiences.

Considering that the existing kindle app for Windows 7 does not have an in app ebookstore, that might make the newapp worth getting as a replacement (especially if you have a touchscreen). The older app still works on Windows 8 (but not Windows RT), and you can actually have both apps installed on the same computer.

Has anyone tried the new version of the Kindle app? I'd like to hear how it compares.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:"I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

2 Comments on Kindle for Windows 8/RT Updated With Better Support for Touchscreens

  1. Yes I have tried it and can say it reminds me of my Android app.

    One thing I found different is it appears that my Windows 8 app gives me the ability to read the book online without actually downloading it, while the Windows 7 app does not.

  2. it works great but I found on my first try that some books that I downloaded for free on my old pc were priced. also there is still the problem of some my books not available on windows 8. its annoying and I have to go back to my old pc to read those books. at least now I can search for the book description.

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