#BookBloggerHop | Kindle App

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Do you use the Kindle app on your phone or iPad for reading e-books?

(submitted by Elizabeth @ Silver’s Reviews)

I have always used the Kindle app on my iPad and still do about 90% of the time. I use my iPad for pretty much everything, so when I decided to give Kindle a try, it only made sense to do so through the app rather than buy a whole new device for something I was not at all convinced I would like or continue to use.

I held on to reading only physical books for a very long time after ebooks were introduced. My husband quickly adapted to digital and kept bugging me to give it a try, but I didn’t want to let go of my physical books. I loved my books! I loved flipping pages. I loved how pretty they looked on my bookshelves. Why would I give that up?

I don’t remember what finally made me try it but I do remember what sold me. We had gone on vacation to an idyllic spot in the Florida Keys called Little Palm Island. No phones. No cell service. No tv. So, of course I was going to need a lot of books. I couldn’t pack that many physical books and then it dawned on me…I could use this digital thing my husband kept trying to convince me to use that I really wasn’t into.

From that point on, I have been using the Kindle app on my iPad regularly. I still like flipping pages now and again and fortunately I don’t have any visual issues with the app like I know some people experience. I do have a Kindle Paper White now too that I use around water and for outside reading because these are two areas where my iPad really isn’t any good.

So, yes, I do use the Kindle app on my iPad.

Do you use the kindle app on your iPad or iPhone?

32 Replies to “#BookBloggerHop | Kindle App”

  1. I gave my Ipad to my daughter because I wasn’t using it. I use the kindle app on my phone if I’m stuck somewhere, like a dr. office, and have to wait. But, I prefer to read on my Kindle Paper White. I love your photos of your Keys vacation!!

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    1. The Paper White definitely has benefits over the app. I can’t imagine giving away my iPad though, I use it for so much ❤️

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  2. I don’t really use the kindle app, although I have set it up on my daughters tablet to use. I use my kindle mainly but I do like read a paperback still 😊

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  3. I still prefer reading physical books, perhaps I am just a person of that generation. I get that you can take more books with you with an I pad or kindle, but there is something special about holding a book.

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  4. I use it on my phone, my laptop, and my iPad. I also use the iBook reader (which has a prettier display). I used to miss tangible books, but now that I have arthritis, they’re difficult to hold and not worth the pain. It has to be a truly special work for me to try one.

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  5. I have a Kindle and Nook, but I have the Kindle app on my phone – you never know when you’ll be stuck somewhere without anything to read. Which is rare for me because I always have my Kindle or Nook, lol.

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  6. I have two iPads: iPad Pro and iPad Air. I use the Pro for everything except reading and the Air exclusively for reading. I keep the background black to reduce eye strain and it makes a big difference.

    Giving up physical books didn’t seem to be in my future when it was first introduced, despite my love of technology. And, most of my books were hardcover! But, hubby got me a reader over ten years ago and I started with the In Death series. I devoured that series, downloading a book every two days. I was hooked and have never looked back. Last year, I read one print book because I mistakenly thought the ARC was in digital format. I don’t believe I’ve read more than 5 books in print in twelve years.

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  7. Once in a while I’ll use the Kindle app on my iPhone or my computer, but for the most part I use my Kindle Paperwhite. I also still buy a lot of print books, and probably am in the range of 60% digital and 40% print. I love that there’s variety! 🙂

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  8. I use the app on my tablet but I also have it on my phone for those emergency moments when you have some time to read and no book with you. The kindle or app is great for holidays because it means you’re never without reading material.

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    1. I can’t go anywhere in the house or out where I don’t have something nearby that I can read on. It kind of cracks me up when I stop and think about it.

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  9. I love my paperwhite but sadly the battery is on its way out. The charge only lasts a few hours now so it looks like I may need to go shopping.

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  10. I’m the opposite – I prefer the ereader over my iPad, but that’s mainly because I like not having the backlit screen. But sometimes I’ll still read on the iPad too!

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    1. I’ve heard that. And, I can totally understand. Sometimes I wonder if I prefer the app because it’s what I started with and I’m just used to it more.

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  11. I really like my paper white. It took me awhile to adjust to ebooks and I still love reading physical books. But you’re right about vacations. I brought three or four books with me to Aruba and barely read anything while there. I’ve learned that I should never back that many.

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  12. I have the Kindle app installed on phone for those moments when I can’t pull my Kindle out but can get away with having my phone out 😂, but definitely prefer reading on my Kindle Paperwhite.

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  13. You were a holdout, huh? I don’t blame you, but I do love carrying around my library. I still will buy physical books, Tessa, but usually after reading them as an ebook first. I ended up getting a Kindle device because there’s no glare (great for the beach). I pop between my ipad, iphone, and kindle now. They all sync to the latest page read, which is awesome.

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    1. I love that they all sync too! And, I love how the kindle is outside. The only things I don’t like about it is how small it is (though that smallness is perfect for carting around to appointments and such) and how you can’t highlight in different colors or take notes which you can with the app. But all reading is good reading ❤️

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  14. I have the kindle app on both my phone and tablet (both Samsung). I read on the tablet more often, the phone is when I am out waiting somewhere like an appointment. I am still pondering getting a paperwhite, but not sold yet.

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    1. I like the paper white but it’s smaller than my tablet and it’s just black and white, so I can’t use different highlighting colors to indicate different things. I’ve never tried a Samsung tablet but I imagine there are a lot of similarities to the iPad.

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