May 18, 2022

Amazon Updates Kindle For Mac App With Support for "Book Extras", Print Replica, and Your PDF Files

We just noticed that the Kindle For Mac app has been updated with support for some new features.

Here’s a List of What’s New in Version 1.8.1 (via iTunes App Store):

  • Support for Lion, including Lion’s full-screen mode.
  • Support for collections allows you to take control of your Kindle library and organize your books with ease.
  • Book Extras by Shelfari. Access character descriptions, important places, popular quotations, themes, and book-specific glossaries from Shelfari, the community-powered encyclopedia for book-lovers.
  • Support for Kindle Print Replica content, which look like the corresponding print book with words and images in the position corresponding to the print edition.
  • Support for reading most PDF files within the Kindle application, including functionality such as zoom and pan, highlighting, note taking, dictionary lookup, and bookmarks.
  • Support for additional languages.

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About Gary Price

Gary Price ( is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.