February 1, 2013

Problems with the Kindle for PC app in Windows 8

By Mike Lewis

Kindle reading application for Windows 8After Microsoft released Windows 8 late last year, Amazon was quick to bring out a special version of their Kindle for PC app. This new release is specifically designed to work with the Windows 8 touch-based interface, and for the most part it does its job well. But I've found several annoying weaknesses with it - as have many other users.

The first thing that I noticed is that there is no internal search feature: you can't search for a word or phrase within a book. It's true that there is a search button in the Charms bar - as is the case with most dedicated Windows 8 apps. But this only searches the titles of books in your library or the Kindle store. If you want to search inside a book, you’re out of luck.