I've been a huge fan of the Kindle for iPhone application ever since it came out. I do not own a Kindle personally. In fact, I don't even desire to own a Kindle. Why? Because I actually love reading books on my iPhone. I can change the text size in such a way that it makes it a perfect device for me to burn through pages of books whenever I have a few minutes of free time here and there.
A while back, the Kindle for iPhone app added the functionality to both add highlight and take notes on any section within a book. This was a major improvement above simply “bookmarking” a page.
This is important to me, because my major gripe about reading a book digitally was that I couldn't highlight it and write notes in the margin like I could with a paper book. This functionality gave me the ability to do both.
So why am I so excited about the Kindle for the PC? It's because I often want to share a quote from a book in a podcast. As much as I enjoy reading a book on the iPhone, trying to share quotes from books, on the iPhone, while talking into a microphone is not the easiest thing in the world to do. Kindle for the PC saves the day!
The Kindle for the pc does not, yet, allow you to add notes and highlight sections of books, though that functionality is coming soon. However, because the Kindle for the PC will sync with my Amazon Account just like my Kindle for iPhone will, I'm able to VIEW all the bookmarks, notes, and highlights that I made in the iPhone on my PC.
Here is an example of a highlighted page:
Here is an example of a note I entered:
You can bet I'll be sharing a great deal more insights from the books I'm reading in my podcasts. I'm very excited.
You can download Kindle for PC right now by Clicking Here.