A new Kindle navigation feature dubbed the Page Flip will make it easier to browse through your Kindle books. The new feature is designed to emulate real world book page turning. You can flip through a selection of pages, or you can see the progress of a chapter. It is available on Amazon’s newest e-reader, the Kindle Paperwhite 5 Signature Edition, as well as previous generations.
As a Kindle owner, you have likely wished for a way to navigate through your Kindle’s collection of books. Previously, the only option was to flip through the pages, or to flip through a selection of pages in a chapter. This was cumbersome and prone to error, and most users had to use a nifty Kindle app for navigation.
Amazon has recently announced a new feature for Kindle devices, which should entice customers. The aforementioned aforementioned feature is called the Page Flip and it’s available on all models of the Kindle, as well as the Fire tablet. Fortunately, this feature is also compatible with the Kindle iPad app. And like most new apps, there’s a learning curve to this nifty new functionality. For starters, you’ll have to log in to your Amazon account, and turn on the new feature. Once you have, you can flip through pages, see the progress of a chapter, or snooze in style.
One of the most exciting aspects of the Page Flip is that it will allow you to view realistic thumbnails of other pages in your Kindle’s library. When you have located a relevant page, you’ll be able to flip through it in a flash. Likewise, you’ll be able to pin this page to the side of your screen, allowing you to flip back to it at a later date.
Unlike the previous version of the Kindle app, this latest iteration includes a full web browser. So, you can access the Internet to research a particular topic, or you can read an eBook from start to finish. If you want, you can even set a time for your reading, or toggle the clock while you read. Alternatively, you can choose to turn on or off the aforementioned page turn animation.
Despite the new features, the Kindle’s basic Reading mode is still in effect. That’s not to say that you can’t flip through the pages of your favorite book. In fact, the company is planning on making the feature available on older Kindles, such as the Kindle Voyage, Kindle Oasis, and Kindle Paperwhite. But it’s a good idea to know that the page turn feature is not enabled by default. After all, Amazon customers have been asking for it for a long time.
Lastly, the Kindle app also comes with a nifty little feature named the Word Wise. This is a feature that will show you the definitions of long words as you go. Using this feature, you’ll also be able to see how many descriptions a given word has.