iPad App News: Amazon updates Kindle app

Amazon has updated its Kindle app for iPad with a PDF reader, improved magazine interface, a personal documents service and the opportunity to view personal textbooks

Not content with taking on the iPad with the Kindle Fire tablet, Amazon wants to take over the iPad with its Kindle app for Apple's all-conquering slate.

The newest version of the Kindle for iPad app brings a host of improvements that give the application a much more rounded and complete feel and gives Apple's iBooks portal a little more to think about.

Among the iPad-only changes include a new magazine interface design, which is aimed at matching Apple's own Newsstand app. For students there's also a 'print replica textbooks' feature which makes it easier to follow what's going on in class on your Kindle app.

Among the changes is a new built-in PDF reader which will allow files to be opened from Mail or Safari or following a direct transfer from iTunes.

There's also a new "Personal Documents Service" which, for a fee, allows users to directly email their documents to their Kindle devices through a Kindle-specific email address.

The PDF reader and Personal Documents are also available in a new iPod touch and iPhone version of the Kindle app.

Link: GigOm

Comments

Be the first to comment…

Back to top
Close
T3 Newsletter
Sign up to recieve the T3 newsletters by entering your details below

Your Details

As you're registering with us. we'd like to think that you'd enjoy receiving the following emails; if you'd rather not receive them, please untick the boxes:

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and it's group companies containing news, special offers and product information
I agree to the terms of use and privacy policy and confirm that I am over 16 years of age *
Close
Log in or Join

By clicking below you agree to our terms and conditions and our privacy policy

Log in to T3.com with your preferred social network

Log in with your T3.com account

CloseJoinPlease complete these additional details

Join T3.com with your preferred social network

OR

Join T3.com

Please tick this box to confirm you are 16 years old or over

Just so we know you're human

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Close Edit your profile

Change your password

Newsletters

I would like to receive T3 email newsletters, packed full of the latest tech news, competitions and exclusive offers.

I would like to receive other emails from T3, Future Publishing Limited and its group companies containing news, special offers and product information.

I would like to receive offers from carefully selected third Parties. We will not share your data with the third party.

Social networks

You have authorised these social networks to interact with your T3.com account.

Please ensure you deactivate or revoke access to this website from within your social networks settings to ensure all permissions are removed.

Close Forgotten your password

Forgotten your password?

Please enter the email address that you used to sign up and we'll send you a new password

Close
Forgotten password
Don't have a T3 Account? Join now