The tech giant announced a new version of Google Play Books today which features better support for non fiction ebooks. (The apps have not been released as of the time I published this post.) According to Google, the new apps will enable readers to easily skim an entire book, browse all their notes and highlights, and quickly jump back and forth between different locations in the book. Continue reading
In addition to direct support for loading files from iCloud, Goodreader also gained a couple new features which iPhone 6 owners will appreciate. The iPhone version of Goodreader now supports a double-page view for PDF files, and there is an option for page rotation (landscape to portrait and back). Continue reading
According to the changelog, iBooks Author offers a new ebook template and new options for linking inside an ebook. There is also mention of improvements to widget behaviors, including an option for autoplaying the media and keynote widgets (that would count as a dis-improvement, IMO). Continue reading
Do you know all those rumors I have been repeating about Amazon launching a local Kindle Store in the Netherlands? Amazon just confirmed them.
The retailer rolled out a new update earlier this week for the Kindle app for Android. In addition to the usual bug fixes and improvements, the app also gained a couple new features. Users can now start listening to an audiobook before it is fully downloaded, and they can also tap on a highlight to edit it. Continue reading
To start, Evernote had added a new floating menu to version 6 of their Android app. As you can see in the following gif, users can press the small green circle in the bottom right corner of the screen and be offered a half dozen different ways to quickly make a note. Continue reading
Following the 1.0 release almost a year to the day, this major milestone adds a number of improvements, including better support for Android devices when running the calibre app on OSX, touchscreen support on Windows tablets, and behind the scenes improvements to boost performance. Continue reading
Amazon’s two month old smartphone got its first update today.
The update includes a bonanza of new features as well as UI improvements, tweaks to improve the battery life, a new option for deleting emails, and more.
While this update will be music to the ears of Fire Phone owners, I don’t see anything here that would interest me enough to consider buying one. How about you? Continue reading
In addition to the usual bug fixes and other improvements, the new app boasts support for Epubs with embedded audio, faster loading of Epub files, and new stability improvements for fixed layout Epub ebooks. Continue reading
I am pleased to report on an update which adds improved support for the ePub3 ebook format.
Late last week Mantano released a new version of their reading app for Android, iPhone, and iPad. In addition to bug fixes and a couple new reading features, the Mantano app also gained support for Epub3. Continue reading