Friday, February 11, 2011

New Kindle for PC Update w/ Real Page Numbers & Touch for Win7 Tablets

The Kindle for PC page has again been updated (see features of original, basic Kindle for PC) with the following new features:
Download the new version to enjoy these new features.
  • Real Page Numbers
    See real page numbers for thousands of books in the Kindle Store. Now you can easily reference and cite passages, and read alongside others in a book club or class.
  • Popular Highlights
    See what our community of Kindle readers think are the most interesting passages in your books.  If several other readers have highlighted a particular passage, then that passage will be highlighted in your book.
  • Touch for Windows 7 Tablets
    Enjoy a touch-friendly interface on Windows 7 tablet computers.
As with all of our services, we plan to continue improving Kindle for PC.  Below are some features we are thinking about bringing to Kindle for PC in the near future:
  • Library Management
    A new way to manage and organize your content

Here's an image of how they implemented the Page numbers display that are included with Locations display for the computer version of Kindle.

The PREVIOUS big update in November added these features:
* Use the built-in dictionary to seamlessly look up the definitions of
    English words without interrupting your reading.
* Read in the standard one-column mode or take advantage of a larger screen
    with a multi-column view, which will automatically adjust
    according to your screen size. [ Very slick. ]
* Choose whether you'd like to browse your library in a tile view or in a list view.

Examples of normal one-column book page mode and the multi-column view:

By the way, in the November changes that allow us to view by covers or by a detailed text listing, we have new sorting options:

  1. TEXT listing: Sort by TYPE (New or Sample, at the top or bottom)
  2. TEXT & COVER: Sort by LENGTH of book.

UPDATE, later same day
Les Bell posted in the Amazon forum the following:
' ... the problem seems to have been resolved - I just downloaded the latest version of K4PC [1.4.1 (31629)] and it seems to be displaying math & Greek characters correctly - albeit the book (Modeling and Reasoning with Bayesian Networks...) is displaying in a sans serif font, rather than the serif font I believe it was in previously. '
As before, the Kindle team says they'd like to hear from Kindle for PC users.
  "You can send them to the Kindle team at or via the feedback form available in the application - we'd love to hear what you think"

Kindle 3's   (UK: Kindle 3's),   DX Graphite

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  Guide to finding Free Kindle books and Sources.  Top 100 free bestsellers.
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  1. Hi,
    I bought a Kindle 3.Shipped today.
    Just wanted to THANK YOU for all the info in your blog-been a great help!

  2. Where did you find the information about 'Library Management' ?
    It's not on the 'Kindle for PC page' ( ) .

  3. AthenaAtDelph,
    Thanks for alerting me to the fact I forgot to link to the New Features page (which I got from the Kindle for PC "Future Improvements" option on the menu at the top, under 'Help'...

    I've now added that link ("new features" page).

    They said the other day also that the coming Kindle for webOS (summer) will be one of the first to include "Collections" and they named the other apps that would get that, but not K4PC, so I hoped outloud they would include that app for that feature, so I'm glad they've got that in mind.

  4. Thanks , the direct link to the 'New Features' page ( ) works perfectly .

    But I can't find the "Future Improvements" option on the Help-page :

  5. Athena,
    I was not clear there! I had said "(which I got from the Kindle for PC "Future Improvements" option on the menu at the top, under 'Help')"

    And what I should have said was "which I got from the Kindle for PC APP's 'Future Improvements' option on the menu at the top, under 'Help')"

    Keeping me on my toes! Thanks! It's great to know that some people are really reading these.

  6. I finally found it !

    - open the 'Kindle for PC' application on the PC ;
    - click 'Help' on the menu bar ;
    - click on 'Future Improvements...' ;

  7. Thena,
    Exactly so ! It's a good thing to watch, as they're so quiet about changes and improvements to that app.


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