Windows 8 Kindle app unveiled

Amazon has introduced a Windows 8 Kindle app just in time for the launch of Microsoft’s new operating system.

The Windows 8 Kindle app doesn’t depart too far from existing Android and iOS apps in terms of what it offers, but Amazon has tweaked the design to integrate seamlessly with the new OS: there is a clean, tasteful tile-based layout showing all of your book purchases.

You can also sync all your previous purchases on the app, as you can on any Kindle or Kindle app-equipped device. Whispersync will even ensure that books are left on the correct page, so if you start reading on one device, you’ll pick up from the point where you left off when you open the book in Windows 8.

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Passages can be highlighted and user notes added. Again, features that any existing Kindle user will be quite familiar with already.

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In addition to that, the Kindle app taps into Windows 8’s search function, so you can quickly find something in your purchased ebooks, or search the Amazon Kindle store without having to actually go there in the web browser or through the app – it’s all integrated into the OS search.

The Windows 8 Kindle app is free, and will be available to download as soon as the Windows Store opens its virtual doors tomorrow. Will you be getting your hands on it? Let us know in the comments box below.

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