Welcome, Guest! Why not create a free forum account today and join in with the world's friendliest bunch of Kindle enthusiasts

Apple iPad

Thread Rating:
  • 0 Votes - 0 Average
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
 
Offline Gandalf
27 Aug 2012, 01:06 PM | Post: #1

Junior Member
**

Posts: 11
Joined: Jan 2011

Thanked 0 times

Apple iPad

I'm considering buying an iPad and believe I can read Kindle books on it.
I now have a fair library of books on my Kindle but can I have an Amazon book on both my Kindle & iPad at the same time or do I have to remove the book from the Kindle before putting it on the iPad, indeed how does one put a Kindle book on the iPad?

Thanks for any advice

Peter
Offline J.S.Egan Reading
27 Aug 2012, 01:16 PM | Post: #2

Just This Guy, You Know?
*****

Posts: 458
Joined: Jun 2012

Thanked 5 times

What I Read

RE: Apple iPad

(27 Aug 2012 01:06 PM)Gandalf Wrote:  Can I have an Amazon book on both my Kindle & iPad at the same time?

Yes.
Offline leep
27 Aug 2012, 03:59 PM | Post: #3

Senior Member
****

Posts: 354
Joined: Aug 2011

Thanked 15 times

RE: Apple iPad

This post was last modified: 27 Aug 2012 04:00 PM by leep.
@Peter

There's a Kindle app which allows you to download books, or you can use the Kindle Cloud Reader (a web page) which will sync your position so when you then open on the Kindle (or your phone, or in a browser) you start where you left off (just save it as a bookmark to your home screen and you can create its own icon so it launches like any other app).
[Image: 41b1WpC7L5L._SL95.jpg] [Image: 41ibvqKEBFL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51XqLx%2BhxIL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51g%2BiINoLAL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 51bOIIJsknL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 6117LLScjrL._SL95.jpg] [Image: 41H6AeNw4QL._SL95_.jpg]
Offline jzmc1
27 Aug 2012, 05:07 PM | Post: #4

Junior Member
**

Posts: 34
Joined: Apr 2012

Thanked 0 times

RE: Apple iPad

I have the Kindle App on my Ipad and Iphone and all the books download via whispernet to these devices - these are in addition to my kindle which goes with my most places. I bought the ipad as an ereader initially but it is next to useless in sunlight hence the kindle purchase - I have a feeling you can have your kindle books on up to 5 devices (including computerP). I am sure i read this somewhere on the Amazon website but I could be wrong.
Hope this is of help
Offline Gandalf
28 Aug 2012, 04:54 PM | Post: #5

Junior Member
**

Posts: 11
Joined: Jan 2011

Thanked 0 times

RE: Apple iPad

Many thanks.
I should have searched the Amazon website first I suppose, just being lazy as I thought the question would have come up before.
Having now made the search it looks like as many devices as you like subject to registering them with Amazon and possible publisher limitations. See http://www.amazon.co.uk... - "Shared Kindle Content"

Peter
Offline NeedMoreTime Reading Playing With Fire - Kerry Wilkinson
29 Aug 2012, 12:35 PM | Post: #6

Junior Member
**

Posts: 14
Joined: Aug 2012

Thanked 1 times

What I Read

RE: Apple iPad

(27 Aug 2012 05:07 PM)jzmc1 Wrote:  I have the Kindle App on my Ipad and Iphone and all the books download via whispernet to these devices - these are in addition to my kindle which goes with my most places. I bought the ipad as an ereader initially but it is next to useless in sunlight hence the kindle purchase - I have a feeling you can have your kindle books on up to 5 devices (including computerP). I am sure i read this somewhere on the Amazon website but I could be wrong.
Hope this is of help

I have a Kindle and an iPad with the Kindle app. I can alter the backlight on the screen of the iPad so it's not so bright. This means I can read on my iPad in bright sunlight.
The light slider is in the top right corner of the book page after I have selected the Aa option.
Offline spindizzy
29 Aug 2012, 01:54 PM | Post: #7

Member
***

Posts: 61
Joined: Feb 2011

Thanked 0 times

RE: Apple iPad

(29 Aug 2012 12:35 PM)NeedMoreTime Wrote:  
(27 Aug 2012 05:07 PM)jzmc1 Wrote:  I have the Kindle App on my Ipad and Iphone and all the books download via whispernet to these devices - these are in addition to my kindle which goes with my most places. I bought the ipad as an ereader initially but it is next to useless in sunlight hence the kindle purchase - I have a feeling you can have your kindle books on up to 5 devices (including computerP). I am sure i read this somewhere on the Amazon website but I could be wrong.
Hope this is of help

I have a Kindle and an iPad with the Kindle app. I can alter the backlight on the screen of the iPad so it's not so bright. This means I can read on my iPad in bright sunlight.
The light slider is in the top right corner of the book page after I have selected the Aa option.

I recently got a Google Nexus7 tablet.
The kindle app on there gives a very nice sharp display, and I use it to carry on reading when I haven't got my kindle handy. The size is just about manageable too.
But the kindle wins hands down on battery life and readability in the sunshine, and I find the slightly smaller size easier to hold.

The new display (ipad3) is impressive, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a bookreader because of it's size and weight (and price!)

Chris
Offline NeedMoreTime Reading Playing With Fire - Kerry Wilkinson
30 Oct 2012, 03:32 PM | Post: #8

Junior Member
**

Posts: 14
Joined: Aug 2012

Thanked 1 times

What I Read

RE: Apple iPad

(29 Aug 2012 01:54 PM)spindizzy Wrote:  
(29 Aug 2012 12:35 PM)NeedMoreTime Wrote:  
(27 Aug 2012 05:07 PM)jzmc1 Wrote:  I have the Kindle App on my Ipad and Iphone and all the books download via whispernet to these devices - these are in addition to my kindle which goes with my most places. I bought the ipad as an ereader initially but it is next to useless in sunlight hence the kindle purchase - I have a feeling you can have your kindle books on up to 5 devices (including computerP). I am sure i read this somewhere on the Amazon website but I could be wrong.
Hope this is of help

I have a Kindle and an iPad with the Kindle app. I can alter the backlight on the screen of the iPad so it's not so bright. This means I can read on my iPad in bright sunlight.
The light slider is in the top right corner of the book page after I have selected the Aa option.

I recently got a Google Nexus7 tablet.
The kindle app on there gives a very nice sharp display, and I use it to carry on reading when I haven't got my kindle handy. The size is just about manageable too.
But the kindle wins hands down on battery life and readability in the sunshine, and I find the slightly smaller size easier to hold.

The new display (ipad3) is impressive, but it wouldn't be my first choice for a bookreader because of it's size and weight (and price!)

Chris


Total agree Chris!

My Kindle would always be my first choice for a book reader, followed by my Touch but my iPad isn't too bad for reading on if I can't be bothered to go and get my Kindle from my bedroom! Smile
Offline alexroddie Reading The Terror by Dan Simmons
30 Oct 2012, 07:12 PM | Post: #9

Eccentric wanderer
*******

Posts: 1,838
Joined: Jul 2012

Thanked 123 times

What I Read

RE: Apple iPad

(30 Oct 2012 03:32 PM)NeedMoreTime Wrote:  My Kindle would always be my first choice for a book reader, followed by my Touch but my iPad isn't too bad for reading on if I can't be bothered to go and get my Kindle from my bedroom! Smile

Agreed. I had a 1st generation iPad, which was not amazing as an ebook reader but it was all I had at the time. I actually preferred the iPod Touch due to the more pocketable size. The iPad was also really, really heavy (although I believe modern units are a lot lighter!)

Currently Reading: Last Book I Read: Favourite Genres:Women's LitFavourite eBooks:
See my recommendations
Currently Reading:Playing With Fire - Kerry Wilkinson Last Book I Read:The Stolen Ones - RIchard Montanari Favourite Genres:Since I got my Kindle I've read all types of books!Favourite eBooks:
See my recommendations
Currently Reading:The Terror by Dan Simmons Last Book I Read: Favourite Genres:Historical fiction, literary classics, landscape writingFavourite eBooks:
See my recommendations