What’s wrong with the Kindle app for Windows 8

A few things really including:

  • If you sign out you lose any downloads!
  • There doesn’t appear to be any way to read kindle format ebooks obtained from other sources. In other words you are locked into Amazon
  • If you sync your settings between Windows 8 systems – seems like a good idea – then only have a single registration for your Windows 8 Kindles
  • Not accessible directly from the Windows desktop

One the plus side it seems to work OK and the reading experience is reasonable, but the inability to read other ebooks means I need yet another ereader. I decided to standardise on the Kindle format for my ebooks – may need to re-think that decision

Overall the Kindle for Windows 8 app is disappointing and a backward step compared to the Kindle for Windows 7 application.

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