updated 12:40 pm EDT, Fri October 23, 2009
App synchronizes with standalone devices
Following Amazon's announcement of Kindle software for Windows users, the company has acknowledged that it is also working on a Mac version, according to Fast Company. Although the spokesperson did not provide specific details regarding the Mac app, the PC edition allows users to purchase, download, and read content from the Kindle store.
The software will synchronize with the Kindle or Kindle DX devices, enabling bookmarks and progress information to be automatically updated. Users can also view notes and highlights that have been marked on the standalone readers.
The PC version supports Windows 7 multi-touch controls such as finger pinch for zoom and swipe for page turns. It is unclear if the same functionality will be extended to Mac.
Kindle for PC is expected to be ready next month, although the company has yet to announce a time-frame for the Mac download.