64 – Kindle (& Kindle Reader App)

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Kindle is a series of e-reader devices developed by Amazon. Kindle desktop and mobile apps are also available so that you don’t need a device to read a Kindle book.

Website: amazon.com/kindle
Cost: Commercial device. Free reader app
Availability: Download app
Categories: 01: Web resources (and apps) and 30: Personal devices

Top 100 Tools for Personal & Professional Learning 2018: 39
Top 100 Tools for Workplace Learning 2018: 
Top 100 Tools for Education 2018: 

Past Overall Rankings
2017: 67   2016: 79   2015: 65   2014: 35   2013: 78   2012: 70   2011: 82   2010: –   2009: –   2008: –   2007: –

Comments from some of those who selected Kindle as one of their Top 10 Tools

“What would I do without the Kindle app? I have so many great books here which I read, re-read, write notes in, and learn from.” Patrik Bergman, 2018

“where I do most of my reading” Dennis Callahan, 2018

“Read, stay on top of new ideas, concepts, trends” Mike Simmons, USA

“Many people still don’t know that you do not need a Kindle to read Kindle eBooks. The Kindle app works on various tablets, smartphones and computers. You can always having something to read when you’re in the mood with the Kindle app on your phone or tablet. Also, there are many self-published books that are only available in digital versions. The Kindle App opens up lots of opportunities for learning.” Connie Malamed, 2014

“This is very recent. I read something every day on my Kindle PaperWhite. I can upload PDFs and comment on them and also upload a whole wishlist of books I hope to read. I read every night before sleeping. It used to be tangible hard copy books, but I find the Kindle easier. Will I be missing the hard copy books by this time next year?” Jenny Mackness, 2014

“Kindle App goes with me everywhere on every device I own.”  Debra Robinson 2013

Pre-2013 comments

“Don’t buy a Kindle – just get the app! It means I can ready ebooks on my laptop whenever I want”