Amazon Kindle app receives a big update

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The Amazon Kindle app for iOS give users the ability to read Kindle books, newspapers, magazines, textbooks and PDFs in a simple and intuitive user interface. Users have access to over a million ebooks available in the Kindle Store.

The Kindle app has now received an update, bumping it to version 4.1, and bringing several new features and enhancements to the application. For students, the application offers noteworthy features such as flashcards, which gives users the ability to create flashcards to keep track of important concepts while studying.

In addition, the Kindle app now has improved filters, a redesigned dictionary that adapts the look and feel of iOS 7 for better accessibility, and more.

Here’s the complete changelog:

NEW to Students

  • Flashcards (print replica textbooks only): Students can now convert important terms from the X-Ray for Textbooks feature or their notes and highlights into flashcard sets for studying. Students can keep track of concepts or terms that have been mastered and those that need more practice, allowing them to improve their recall of the subject.
  • Improved in-book search: Search in print replica textbooks is now faster and more powerful. Search terms based on the words in the book are suggested to students as they type. Results are almost instantaneous. Students will love the speed and convenience.

NEW to Readers

  • Notebook Filters: Readers can now easily filter bookmarks, notes, highlights, and even specific colored highlights, making annotations much easier to find. Customers can also navigate directly to the annotated passages for context.
  • Page Footers: Readers can now see page numbers or time left in book on the lower left page footer. Readers can switch between page #, time left in book or a blank footer by simply tapping on the text or empty area. A setting is available to turn off the page footer.
  • X-Ray Update: Readers who want to go deeper into the story will appreciate the updated experience. X-Ray characters and terms can now be sorted by relevance, alphabetically, or in order of appearance in the book.
  • Dictionary Redesign: The Dictionary Interface has been updated for iOS7 and makes it easier for customers to switch between alternate language and purchased dictionaries.
  • Stability and Performance Improvements

NEW to the Library – Collections multi edit capability

  • Collections Refinements: From the library view, customers can now see which collections a book already belongs to and can add to or remove from multiple collections using multi edit. Readers will find it easier to manage their collections.

The Kindle app is available now in the App Store, and is compatible with the iPhone, iPod touch and iPad.

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