Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated w\Improved Sharing Features, Downloads

Amazon has rolled out a new update for its iOS reading app today, bringing with it an improved download system and more sharing options.

The new version of the app lets you download up to three ebooks at a time, rather than the queued one-at-a-time download before. The app also got a few minor improvements to the player for Audible audiobooks, but that's not the big news today.

Amazon has overhauled the sharing options in the Kindl iOS app. The app has always had sharing options, but before the update your options were limited:

Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated  w\Improved Sharing Features, Downloads e-Reading Software

This update gives you the option to recommend/share a title, and it also lets you share through many more platforms than before. The Kindle app now integrates the standard iOS sharing menu:

Kindle for iPad, iPhone Updated  w\Improved Sharing Features, Downloads e-Reading Software

You can download the Kindle app from iTunes.

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In related news, Bluefire, Nook, and other companies released updates for their iOS apps in the past week.

What's New in Bluefire Reader Version 2.5 (iTunes)

  • Enhanced support for multitasking on iOS 9, including Slide Over and Split View
  • Miscellaneous bug fixes

What's New in Nook Version 4.5.1 (iTunes)

  • 3D Touch support for iPhone 6s and iPhone 6s Plus. Access Quick Start shortcuts for Search, My Shelves, B&N Readouts, and Current Read from the Home Screen app icon!
  • iPad Pro compatibility and support for Apple Pencil
  • Performance improvements
  • Bug fixes

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader:He's here to chew bubble gum and fix broken websites, and he is all out of bubble gum. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills at the drop of a hat. 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.

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