We had been enamored with the Kindle Scribe when we reviewed it, however we weren’t blind to its shortcomings, together with its restricted modifying capabilities. Now, Amazon has rolled out an update for the system, which solves a few of the points we had with it and makes it a significantly better choice for note-taking. One of many new options is the power to jot down instantly on web page. It is nonetheless not accessible for each e-book, however the Kindle Retailer on the Scribe now has a brand new part referred to as “Write-on Books” the place you’ll find titles that help the function.
In the meanwhile, the number of books with direct on-page writing is generally made up of guided journals, in addition to video games like crossword and sudoku. In different phrases, books that do not make sense on a tool the place writing on them isn’t supported. In case you’re testing titles on a laptop computer or a cellphone, you may as well see in the event that they help the function by in search of “On-page writing” underneath their product particulars part. For books that do not help on-page writing, you may nonetheless must create a sticky observe and write inside a delegated rectangle. You will must hold your fingers crossed for the power to doodle and take notes on the margin of a e-book if that is one thing you’ve got been wishing for.
If you wish to share or add notes you’ve got written on the Scribe, the replace additionally provides you the aptitude to simply convert them to textual content. You will discover a new choice that reads “Convert to textual content and fast ship” within the share menu and one other that claims “Convert to textual content and e-mail.” Each choices share your handwritten notebooks as a .txt file, however for the latter, you may be given the the prospect to evaluation and edit the transformed textual content earlier than sharing them through e-mail to 5 addresses.
There’s additionally a brand new lasso choose device to maneuver your notes and doodles round. You merely must circle your handwritten textual content or drawings with it to resize them, drag them to a different location or to chop, copy and paste them inside a sticky observe, a pocket book or a PDF. Talking of PDFs, recordsdata with the format uploaded by way of Ship to Kindle are actually extra customizable. You may crop their margins to make their textual content simpler to learn, choose textual content to spotlight it and add textual content notes. You will now additionally have the ability to search for the definitions, translations and Wikipedia outcomes for textual content present in PDF recordsdata, in addition to change between portrait and panorama view.
These options will roll out to all Kindle Scribes within the coming weeks, however you’ll be able to manually download the newest software program replace to get them proper now.
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