Google Play Books Updated To Make It A Better eReader For Students, Chefs, And Others Who Read Huge Books
Most eReader apps tend to be built for reading something from start to finish — which makes sense, given that that’s how about 99 percent of fiction works are meant to be read.
But what about non-fiction stuff? The research documents, the textbooks, and the cookbooks of the world? In books of that sort, the reader often needs to flip back and forth between opposite ends of the book almost endlessly.
With those folks in mind, Google has just updated its Google Play Books eReader application with a focus on efficient reading.
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- “Skim” mode allows you to zoom between pages in an endless stream rather than forcing you to flip through page by page.
- “Quick Bookmarks” lets you set multiple saved spots in the book and quickly jump back and forth between them — perfect for when you’re required to refer to some reference table 200 pages away from what you’re trying to read.
Link to the rest at TechCrunch and thanks to Nirmala for the tip.