Amazon has updated its Kindle app for the iPad to version 2.1 and has made it richer by a few more user friendly features. Like there are now a few more font sizes that has been included while the fonts in general have been given a dose of size enhancement so that the largest font size now available will be a boon to those with visual impairments. Also, users will be provided with real time download progress indication along with a convenient percentage display. Then users will also find its much more easier now to move from the home screen to items that have been archived on the iPad. This navigation has also become a lot faster as well.
Amazon has said there will be a lot more incorporated in a future release though no time frame has been disclosed as to when we can expect it to be available. However, what Amazon did disclose is that the future version of its iPad app will include features like a dictionary with as many as 250,000 entries along with an in-book search feature that as of now has only been included in its app for the iPhone. The same will be available for the iPad as well. Then the future upgrade will also allow users to look up for words in Google and Wikipedia.
Amazon though was non committal if their future release would include features that would make it possible for users to change font or background color, something that will be appreciated by those who like things colorful. Interestingly, both Wattpad as well as the Barnes & Noble reading app for the iPad include this feature. The Wattpad reading app meanwhile also includes an auto-scrolling feature and something of that sort in the Kindle reading app may also be liked by those who are used to it.
In another development, Kobo too has updated its reading app for the iPad though no visible changes are there to be seen. So the improvements may at best have been only minor and negligible or may have been restricted to only the ‘behind the scenes’ aspect of it. Its now version 1.0.3 for the Kobo reading App though Kobo has revealed there’s going to be a thorough upgrade sometime in future that is being worked upon right now and is definitely something to look forward to.
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Sovan Mandal is the senior tablet and tech corespondent for goodereader.com. He brings a international approach to news that is not just applicable to the North American market, but also Asia, India, Europe and others. Sovy brings his own writing flavor to the website and is interested in Science Fiction, Technology and Writing. Any questions, send an email