Amazon Adds Kindle Arsenal

Amazon has just added a major new platform to its Kindle arsenal: Mac. The free application lets you read ebooks on your computer, including those you've purchased previously from Amazon.

Like its applications for iPhone and iPod touch, BlackBerry, and the PC, Kindle for Mac is designed to sync with your Kindle device, so if you're reading an ebook on your Mac, you can pick right up where you left off when you're reading from your Kindle on the train.

Kindle for Mac can be downloaded from Amazon's website now, but note, it requires Mac OS X 10.5 or above. In a statement, Amazon says that full text search and the ability to create and edit notes and highlights will be added in the near future.

The addition of a Mac app was expected, and gives Amazon a presence on yet another key platform. Next up will almost certainly be an iPad app, a move that will be closely watched since Apple will be launching its own "iBooks" app that makes iPad a direct competitor to Kindle. With iPad hitting stores on April 3rd, expect Amazon to get its app out the door in short order.

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