Amazon released a public beta version of its Kindle ebook reader application for Mac OS X late on Wednesday. The application lets users read Kindle-compatible ebooks, and synchronizes bookmarks and last page read information with their Kindle and the Kindle app for the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.
The Mac version of the Kindle application supports ebook purchasing, multiple font sizes, displaying notes and highlights, and viewing books in color. Amazon plans to add text search support and the ability to edit notes and highlights soon.
Kindle for Mac OS X is free and available for download at the Amazon Web site.