Amazon’s popular Kindle reading app for iOS has just been updated, and it’s a huge update. Getting bumped to version 4.1, Kindle brings notebook filters, page footers, a dictionary redesign, and new X-Ray updates. One of the most user facing changes is the dictionary redesign, which has finally been updated to reflect the design language of iOS 7. You’ll see the new semi-trasnperent and gaussian-blurred interface found in the rest of iOS 7, and Amazon did a great job at making the app feel right at home. Here is the full change log and explanation of features from iTunes:
What’s New in Version 4.1
Kindle for iOS Version 4.1 brings multiple improvements to the reading experience based on customer feedback, and stability & performance improvements.
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 app, as always, is available free to download on the App Store right now: Kindle. Apple has been pushing its own ebook service recently, iBooks, introducing gifting just before the holiday season started as well as shipping a new OS X version of the application in the free OS X 10.9 Mavericks update that came out a few months ago. Amazon’s own Kindle devices have been selling well, so it’s nice to see that Amazon is still giving a good amount of attention to the iOS version of its service.
What do you think? Do you like the Kindle update? Do you prefer Kindle or iBooks? Let us know in the comments, or tweet me @TiP_Kyle.
Via: App Store