Following the official launch of iOS 8, Amazon has updated its Kindle e-reading app for the new version of Apple’s mobile operating system. What’s more, it has added a couple of new features that are not exclusive to iOS 8.
Indeed, Kindle now supports iOS 8. In line with this, Kindle now also offers a Today widget on iOS 8′s Notification Center, which can help make reading multiple books easier.
“Multi-book readers can now surf between books from anywhere on the device by pulling down the ‘Today’ view and tapping on one of the three titles in the Kindle Widget,” Amazon notes. “They can choose from their most recently opened library titles, like the ‘jump’ function on a TV remote.”
Aside from iOS 8 support and the dedicated Today widget that comes with it, the latest update to Kindle also adds the app’s long-awaited copy-paste function.
That’s right. At long last, the Kindle app now lets you copy passages from books for pasting into and sharing via text, email, and other apps.
The new version of Kindle also introduces a built-in translation feature called the Smart Lookup Translation Card. You can use this right within the app to quickly understand words or phrases in other languages that you encounter while reading.
The updated app also includes the usual bug fixes and stability improvements.
This release coincides with Amazon’s announcement of its new line of Kindle devices, which includes a $379 8.9-inch Kindle Fire HDX tablet, a $149 6-inch Kindle Fire HD tablet, a $79 low-end Kindle e-reader, and a $199 high-end Kindle Voyage e-reader.