Is your Kindle out of juice or otherwise unavailable? No worries. Now you can access and read your Kindle library directly from your browser. Amazon recently released the Kindle Cloud Reader web app, providing even easier access to your ebook library, no matter where you are. In fact, with Kindle Cloud Reader, you don’t technically even have to own a Kindle, since you can purchase ebooks and download them directly to your personal Amazon account cloud.
Amazon’s Kindle Cloud Reader is available on Chrome for both Windows PCs and Mac. You can also install it on Safari for PC or Mac. The reader is entirely free (apart from book purchases, of course) and has a slick appearance with an easy-to-use interface. Since your information is saved in the cloud, you can even enable an offline reading mode in the event you don’t have an internet connection.
Just like on an actual Kindle, you turn the pages by clicking on arrows at the right or left of your screen. The Kindle Cloud Reader’s interface is otherwise left uncluttered, save for a small button that allows you to purchase books directly from Amazon and a few others that allow you to navigate away from the book you’re currently reading. Although there’s no app available for Firefox or other popular browsers yet, Amazon promises that support for additional browsers is coming soon.