Amazon is continuing to improve its Kindle iOS application, and has released a recent update adding a number of brand new features to the software. For the most part, the updated Kindle app should make it easier for readers to consume text on the go without suffering eye strain, or any other adverse effects.
The first change made in Kindle 4.9 promises users “faster reading, less eye strain,” and over in the app’s release notes Amazon explains: “Hyphenation plus smoother word spacing result in faster reading with less eye strain. Improved character placement increases word recognition speed at any font size.” The result should make Kindle e-books much easier to read on an iPhone or iPad.
Enhancements to page layouts have also reached the updated Kindle app, as well as bolstered large fonts. You see, in Kindle 4.9, when users increase the font size of text, page layout and margins automatically adapt and so users don’t lose out on e-book page space.
Finally, to further enhance the aesthetics of Kindle’s iOS app, a new “font for readers” has been added in the app:
Bookerly is a new Kindle exclusive font designed for reading on digital screens. Warm and contemporary, Bookerly is inspired by the artistry of the best fonts in modern print books but is hand-crafted for optimal readability at any screen size. Bookerly is available on most Kindle books.
You can download the updated Kindle for iOS on the App Store now, and it’s optimized for the iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
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