Amazon just added one more member to its Kindle family today – the Kindle for PC beta version. This application lets you read your eBooks purchased from your Amazon account in your PC (Mac version is coming soon) and it is available for download now. The application executable file is about 5.3 Mbyte big and the installation is very straightforward.
Once you installed the application (by the way, it works well in my Windows 7 notebook computer), you can find your purchased eBooks in the “Archived Items”. Click one of the books and Amazon will send the book to your PC. The download process is quick and you can start reading your book straightaway. The navigation, supported by mouse and keyboard, also works very well. The display page can even adapt to your window size to display more or less content – i.e. you don’t need to scroll up and down to read a “full page”. The only thing I have not tested yet is whether this can synchronize with my Kindle 2 via the WhisperSync services.