Amazon has just introduced its Kindle Cloud Reader web app which empowers Amazon users to download and read Kindle books – all without having to own a Kindle device in the first place, never mind that the refurbished first generation models are practically a steal at the moment. This new web app was specially built from ground up to work within the confines of a browser, where it is supported by Google’s Chrome software and Apple’s Safari browser – on the Mac and iPad.
Amazon has previously released specific applications for the PC, Mac and tablet platforms, but this new web-based app means Amazon wants to develop an experience which can be accessed on just about any device – all through the app within a browser. This new Kindle Cloud Reader service does seem to be similar to using a Kindle with the HTML5 interface, where there is a small link located at the top right of its interface which enables you to connect to Amazon’s website so that you can always download books in the same manner as you would from your desktop.
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