Kindle for Mac platform unveiled

Amazon has announced that its Kindle ebook platform is now available to Mac users. Kindle for Mac allows users of Apple's computers to access the same library of 325,000 books that is accessible on the Kindle, the Kindle DX, the iPhone and Windows PCs.

The software duplicates the functionality of the Windows Kindle app, with a feature set that includes the ability to purchase, download and read books, adjust font size and words-per-line, use Whispersync to synchronise bookmarks and mark pages, view notes and highlights created on the Kindle or iPhone app and read full colour content.

Amazon's Kindle boss, Jay Marine, told Pocket-lint: "For those customers around the world who don’t yet have a Kindle, Kindle for Mac is a great way to instantly access and read the most popular new releases as well as their old favorites".

The company has promised extra features in the "near future", including full text search and the ability to create and edit notes and highlights. If you're happy with the offering as-is, though, then it's a free download from amazon.com/kindleformac.