Best Kindle (2022): Which Amazon Ebook Reader Should You Buy? | MarketingwithAnoy

Kindles have useful features that you may want to take advantage of. Long press on a word or phrase to see it definition, highlight it, or take notes. You can also search the entire book for that word or phrase or translate it to or from other languages.

Word Wise shows short definitions in small text within the lines. Unfortunately, it is not available for all books, but once it is, you can turn it on or off and select more and fewer hints. Clicking on the short definition opens a longer one from Word Wise and 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 at 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 sizes and line spacing from this menu.

When Kindle is connected to a Bluetooth speaker or headphones, VoiceView screen reader (access via settings → availability) allows you to use gestures to navigate your device and read aloud what you have pressed. It will also read a book aloud, even if it does not sound nearly as good as an audiobook.

Amazon owns Goodreadsso it syncs seamlessly with Kindles (press menu with three dots → Goodreads). If you have a Goodreads account, you can review the Kindle books you have read or browse your bookshelf and recommendations. Long press on a word or phrase, in addition to the one mentioned above, opens up an opportunity to share quotes directly to Goodreads.

There is one web browser also if you are connected to the Internet (menu with three dots → Web browser). It is not the best so I will reserve it for emergency searches.

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