Kindle for iOS v4.12 Adds Flashcards, Audiobook Features

kindle itunes logo Amazon has released a new version of its reading app for the iPad and iPhone, and audiobook lovers are going to like it.

The update makes it easier to play audiobooks from inside an ebook, and it also now includes the “Follow the author” feature that Amazon debuted in July 2015.

You can find the app in iTunes.


  • Audible Improvements – Download, play, and pause your Audible audio book without leaving the page you’re reading.
  • Follow the Author – From inside your book, follow the author to get e-mail updates about their activity and get notified if a new book is released or made available for pre-order. Follow anytime from ‘About This Book’ in the left navigation panel.
  • Flashcard Improvements – Create new flashcard decks from your notes, highlights and X-Ray terms with just a few clicks.

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

1 Comment

  1. Tom Semple8 October, 2015

    I’m still waiting for some other reading apps that support iOS 9 Slide Over/Split Screen, and was hoping Amazon’s first update to Kindle app since iOS 9 came out would have this support: they are usually pretty quick to integrate new iOS features. But I guess we’ll have to wait

    So far only iBooks and Bookshout (with Spritz!) seem to do so. This would be nice for reading + taking notes, having original language and translated text side by side (in two different apps of course), etc.


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