Amazon has just updated their Kindle Mac app which makes perfect sense actually, after the recent announcement of their updated Kindle e-reader devices. We did take a look at the Kindle Fire HD and came away rather impressed, but that is not the focus here today. The new update for Amazon’s Kindle Mac app has just rolled out, where you can now enjoy support for Lion gestures in addition to the ability to read books which are published in Amazon’s new Kindle 8 format.

Just what kind of user experience will you be able to enjoy with gesture support? For starters, Mac owners are able to swipe and pan their way through books (as long as the operating system that they are running on is Mac OS 10.7 and above), which definitely simplifies life for those who want to turn pages and interact with the various titles that one is reading. Support for Kindle Format 8 would also mean the Kindle app for Mac can now boast of more than 150 new formatting capabilities, ranging from fixed layouts to nested tables, sidebars and SVG graphics.

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