Amazon has released a new update for its Kindle app for Windows and macOS. Kindle for PC version 1.23.1 adds a number of new features, include a half-dozen new font options and a new multi-column option that is being mislabeled as a “two-column mode”.
Install the update and you can choose from six additional fonts Baskerville, Caecillia, Helvetica, Helvetica Light, Lucida, Palatino). Along with Bookerly, Amazon Ember, Amazon Ember Bold, and Open Dyslexic, the app now offers ten font options.
There’s also a new viewer that lets you zoom in on images and scroll around. It also works on equations and footnotes (I haven’t had a chance to test the latter two, though).
And last but not least, Kindle for PC now has a multi-column mode. For the longest time it has had an option for displaying text in two columns like the facing pages of a book, but now it can automatically adjust the number of columns to fit your screen size and the font size.
Select the right options and it can like this:
What’s new in Kindle for PC 1.23.1
1. New Fonts: You can choose from six new fonts (Baskerville, Caecillia, Helvetica, Helvetica Light, Lucida, Palatino) in addition to Bookerly, Amazon Ember, Amazon Ember Bold and Open Dyslexic in the Aa(Fonts) menu.
2. Two Column mode: You can now choose to read with one column, two columns or with the number of columns determined automatically based on the font size selected and the page width.
3. Viewer for Images, Math equations and Footnotes – Double click on an Image / Math equation to launch the viewer.
4. Split View support: You can now read in Split View on your PC.
You can find the update on Amazon.