Kindle for iPad, iPhone 5.9 Adds Guided View, new Sideloading Option

Kindle for iPad, iPhone 5.9 Adds Guided View, new Sideloading Option Uncategorized Amazon rolled out an update today for its iOS app.

The update adds a new sharing option for iOS Safari, enabling readers to easily convert documents and web pages and save them to their Kindle library.

The other new feature is support for Comixology's guided view, the frame by frame viewing mode which directs readers along the story.

Amazon bought Comixology in 2014, and then integrated the platforms in 2015 so that users could read their  Kindle purchased comics in the Comixology apps. Now apparently the integration goes both ways.

Changelog:

  • ComiXology's Guided View is now available on Kindle! Experience comics in a whole new way with this breakthrough cinematic and immersive reading mode.
  • Send to Kindle – Now you can save documents and web pages to your Kindle library. Tap the share button in Safari and add Kindle as a destination. Web pages are converted to Kindle format so you can adjust the text, font and page color, and read on any Kindle app or device.
  • Bug fixes and performance improvements.

You can find the app in iTunes.

image by Marcus T Ward

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2 Comments

  1. Tom S21 March, 2017

    The Send To Kindle feature works with any app with Sharing, not just Safari (which I almost never use). Seems like they re-branded ‘Book Browser’ to ‘Discover’ as well (for downloading samples and borrowing KU titles). I still want them to add Split View support and yes, Word Runner.

    The Android Kindle app used to have Send to Kindle feature, but it disappeared awhile back. Maybe they will restore that feature.

    BTW the Amazon store app is supposed to get Alexa in an update this week (Thursday?). Not sure where I saw this.

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  2. poiboy21 March, 2017

    i have had the send to kindle add-on in mozilla firefox for years. great feature.

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