Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated With New Margin Options, Multi-Page Highlights, Font Options, And More

kindle itunes Here's a puzzler. Amazon pushed out a new update today for their Kindle app for the iPhone and iPad, but it doesn't quite have the features that everyone is reporting. While this app did get a number of cool features including multi-page highlights (in multiple colors, even), a new larger font size, and new note sorting options for Print Replica Textbooks (Amazon's PDF format), this app doesn't have new line spacing options.

It looks like someone may have goofed with writing up the changelog, because the iPad app didn't actually get any new line spacing options. Instead it gained options for setting the left and right margins, which can be used in combination with the existing line spacing options.

That's a good thing, or at least it would be if not for the fact that this doesn't appear to use more screen space. Instead the new margin options allows you to waste more screen real estate on empty white space. Bleh.

But on the upside this app did get a cool new option for highlight across page turns. And with KPR ebooks you can now filter notes, highlights, and bookmarks by type. This will save you the effort of having to dig through a long list of annotations for the one you're looking for.

This app also includes bug fixes, and an incremental improvement to the Skynet AI that Amazon has secretly installed on all of our devices.

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

5 Comments on Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated With New Margin Options, Multi-Page Highlights, Font Options, And More

  1. So now my Kindle Fire HD is at least two feature updates behind the iOS app. I guess that makes sense to someone, somewhere.

  2. Nice last paragraph on skynet 😉

  3. Definitely does not make any sense right? let’s see if Kindle devices get the appropriate update in the coming days!

    -Carlos

  4. It’s nice they finally fixed the multipage highlight thing. That was beginning to get embarrassing.

    I’d love for them to introduce a better way to actually read my highlights though. I got so sick of not being able to read them I built a solution (http://kindred.it if you’re interested), but the fact I can’t read my own highlights in a nice way is such a massive oversight by Amazon.

  5. Hi Nate,

    It looks like Amazon did a good job of adding these new features for the Kindle. It does indeed have its downside too. Many find the multiple-page highlights very useful, accessing them online however can be difficult for some.

    There is an iOS app to be released on November 2013, Snippefy (www.snippefy.com), that makes it easier for Kindle users to read and share their notes and highlights all in one place. They can also export these on Evernote, Dropbox and email.
    I wanted to share this with you and this community and hope that you all would find it useful.

    Thank you

    Nathan

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