Thursday, July 18, 2024

Best Kindle (2023): Which Amazon eBook reader should you buy?


The Kindle has helpful features that you may want to take advantage of. Long press on a word or phrase to look it up Definition, highlight take it, or notes, You can search the entire book for that particular word or phrase or translate to or from other languages.

word wise Shows abbreviated definitions in smaller text within lines. Unfortunately, it’s not available for all books, but when it is, you can toggle it on or off and choose more and less hints. Clicking on a short definition opens WordWise and a longer one from the New Oxford American Dictionary or the Oxford Dictionary of English (you can switch between the two), plus translations and a Wikipedia page, if applicable.

While reading, tap the top of the screen and click “Aa” to change font size or type-There’s even a font called OpenDyslexic that helps make reading easier for people with dyslexia. You can also control margin size and line spacing from that menu.

When a Kindle is connected to Bluetooth speakers or headphones, VoiceView Screen Reader (accessed via Adjustment , easy access) allows you to use gestures to navigate your device and reads aloud what you pressed. It will also read a book out loud, although it doesn’t sound as good as an audiobook does.

owns amazon goodreadsSo it syncs seamlessly with the Kindle (Press three dot menu , goodreads, If you have a Goodreads account, you can review Kindle books you’ve read or browse your bookshelf and recommendations. Long-pressing a word or phrase other than those mentioned above opens up the option to share the quote directly on Goodreads.

there is Web browser That too when you are connected to the internet (three dot menu , Web browser, It’s not the best, so I’ll reserve it for emergency searches.