One of the niftier features of the Kindle app for iPad/iPhone is the way you can export your notes in the form of an email. This was the easiest way to download/export your Kindle notes and highlights, hands down, and now the feature has come to the Kindle app for Android (but not the Fire tablet).
Amazon released a new update to the Kindle app for Android on Monday. Here’s the changelog from Google Play:
- Flashcards, notebook export, and improved notebook filtering available on more books
- Screen brightness controls available on more books including comics and manga
- Several experience improvements and bug fixes
The one significant improvement are the new notebook features. While the Android app has had a notebook menu, it didn’t used to let you export your notes.
You can find/open the Notebook from inside an ebook. Click the “3 dots” icon in the upper right corner, and then select the Notebook option from the dropdown menu.
The sharing menu can be found by pressing the “less than” icon found in the upper right corner of the Notebook menu. You can either create flashcards or export the notes to Drive, by email, or by Android Beam. The app can also generate optional citations for the notes in either MLA, APA, or Chicago Style (a feature the iPad app lacks).
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All in all, this is great news for Kindle users. There’s a solid minority who take notes in their Kindle app and have been frustrated by an inability to export those notes.
While I have written a whole post devoted to downloading those notes, those tricks don’t work in all parts of the world and some do not work with sideloaded ebooks.
This export option in the Android and iOS apps works with all ebooks which have that Notebook menu, and that means that someone taking notes in a personal ebook can now more easily export those notes.