Amazon recently released their desktop Kindle application for the Mac, meaning that you can now get Kindle for PC and Mac OS X. It’s also available as a mobile app for iPhone and iPad as well as Blackberrys.
When you download the application, you’ll be asked to log in with your Amazon account, which will then present you with all the books that you’ve purchased from the Kindle store after you’ve synced it with your account. It’s split in to two tabs: Home and Archived Items. The ‘Home’ screen will be blank at first, with all the items you’ve previously bought in the ‘Archived Items’ section. If you’re a user of the Amazon Kindle DX or the Kindle 2 (be it an of either the and have already bought a selection of books, this is where most of them will appear.
Any books that you want to read on the application will have to first be downloaded into your home section. You can do this with any books by right clicking on a title and selecting ‘Add to Home’. As the books are seldom over half a megabyte in size, the download will only take a few seconds and they’re good for reading.