Kindle for Android

Mobile Apps
[ Music ] ^M00:00:10 >> Welcome to Tap That App. I'm Brian Tong and this is the show where we cover the hottest apps in the mobile space. Now, this week we're showing off the Smartphone eReader companion for Kindle owners. It's the Kindle app just released on Android, and it's also been available on the iOS platform. Now, the app is absolutely free. Android owners have been waiting for this forever. You can purchase books for around $10, and the best part of this app is that it allows you to sync your purchased Kindle books and sync the last place you read for multiple devices. The Apple allows you to bookmark pages you like, change the text size and background color, but unfortunately not all things are equal between the apps at the moment. Now, a really nice feature of the iPhone version is search, which allows you to type in a term and page entries will show up. Inexplicably, the Android version which came out later, does not have this built in, but they say it will be coming in the future. Now, on the Android version of the app, you have the ability to adjust the brightness of the screen while you're reading, but the iPhone doesn't allow this within the app. Now, the Kindle app is still definitely tap worthy for Kindle owners and for people who want to read eBooks and don't want to invest in a larger device. We would really like to see them allow you to purchase books inside of the app and Jessica Dalcourt would like textured backgrounds like parchment or linen. That must be a girl thing. Now, just to recap everything, the Kindle app is free and it's an easy interface, but Amazon really needs to clean things up to make all features equal. That's going to do it for this week's show. If you have any suggestions, send them to Tap That App at CNET.com. I'm Brian Tong, and we'll see you guys next week. Back to Charleston.

Up Next

Best apps for beer lovers
tta_BeerDrinkerApps.jpg

Up Next

Best apps for beer lovers

The best in touch-screen racing
The best in touch-screen racing

The best in touch-screen racing

Google Maps is back on the iPhone
tta_googlemapsios.jpg

Google Maps is back on the iPhone

A new hope for Angry Birds
A new hope for Angry Birds

A new hope for Angry Birds

Get your food porn organized with Evernote Food
tta_0212_Food.jpg

Get your food porn organized with Evernote Food

Throw down some 360-degree tomahawk dunks with NBA Jam for Android
tta_nabjams.jpg

Throw down some 360-degree tomahawk dunks with NBA Jam for Android

Keep those racy photos and videos private with Vault for Android
tta_vault.jpg

Keep those racy photos and videos private with Vault for Android

Free voice command apps for your Android phone
tta_voiceapps.jpg

Free voice command apps for your Android phone

Ad-free streaming music that matches your mood
tta_songza.jpg

Ad-free streaming music that matches your mood

Downcast: The best podcast app on iOS
tta_downcast.jpg

Downcast: The best podcast app on iOS

Tech Shows

The Apple Core
apple-core.png

The Apple Core

Alphabet City
alphabet-city.png

Alphabet City

CNET Top 5
top-5.png

CNET Top 5

The Daily Charge
the-daily-charge.png

The Daily Charge

What the Future
what-the-future.png

What the Future

Tech Today
tech-today.png

Tech Today

Cooley On Cars
on-cars.png

Cooley On Cars

Carfection
carfection.png

Carfection

Latest News

Dreamfoam Essential Mattress Review: The Ultimate Mattress for RVs and Trailers?
The Dreamfoam Essential mattress against a colorful background with a man's hands pushing down on the side of the bed.

Dreamfoam Essential Mattress Review: The Ultimate Mattress for RVs and Trailers?

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Should You Buy It?
The Saatva Latex Hybrid mattress sits on a bed frame while a man tests the edge of the mattress against a colorful background.

Saatva Latex Hybrid Mattress Review: Should You Buy It?

Lull Original Premium Mattress Review: A Cut Above Lull's Original Bed
The Lull Original Premium mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background.

Lull Original Premium Mattress Review: A Cut Above Lull's Original Bed

Nolah Signature Mattress Review: Best Bed for Side Sleepers?
The Casper Wave mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background.

Nolah Signature Mattress Review: Best Bed for Side Sleepers?

Our Mattress Experts Unbox Bear's Brand With Scott Paladini
Three people in a room filled with mattresses against a colorful background

Our Mattress Experts Unbox Bear's Brand With Scott Paladini

Tempur-Pedic Adapt Mattress Review: Reasons to Buy or Not Buy
The Tempur-Pedic Adapt mattress against a colorful background with a man's hands pushing down on the side of the bed.

Tempur-Pedic Adapt Mattress Review: Reasons to Buy or Not Buy

Casper Snow Mattress Review: Reasons to Buy or Not Buy
The Casper Snow mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background with a man smiling in the front.

Casper Snow Mattress Review: Reasons to Buy or Not Buy

Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress Review: Reasons to Buy or Not Buy
The Casper Dream mattress with a man laying on top of the bed against a colorful background with a man smiling in the front.

Casper Dream Hybrid Mattress Review: Reasons to Buy or Not Buy

Viture Pro XR Review: A Great Upgrade to One of My Favorite Display Glasses
240610-yt-viture-glasses-v05

Viture Pro XR Review: A Great Upgrade to One of My Favorite Display Glasses

Helix Plus Mattress Receives the Helix Treatment: Helix Plus Mattress Review
The Helix Plus mattress placed on a wooden bed frame bed frame in front of a colorful background.

Helix Plus Mattress Receives the Helix Treatment: Helix Plus Mattress Review