Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle are undoubtedly the two best e-readers available today on the market. The two applications share multiple similarities and functions and, most importantly, both applications are 100% free and available for download on most any device available today, though iBooks is currently only available for iOS. Though Kindle has arguably been around for longer and is more well-established, are there benefits that set iBooks apart?
iBooks offers the ability to quickly highlight quotes or other small areas of text, and share them with others on social media. Kindle does not allow this functionality, which while unnecessary for some, could prove very useful for others such as students or researchers. Users can also add notes to highlighted areas of text, to set reminders or enhance understanding.
Users of iBooks might also find that this program serves to organize book collections a little more efficiently. While Kindle users can order their books based on title, author, or date of last access, iBooks adds the additional feature of ordering by series as well. Users can put their Harry Potter, Game of Thrones, or Hunger Games series together in one place, and even easily add to their collections as soon as new books are released.
One new feature that adds enjoyment as well as functionality is the experience of multi-touch books, the e-reader version of those 3D pop-up books we all loved so much as kids. With multi-touch books, reading is no longer strictly a one-dimensional experience. Users can now use their fingers to swipe through photo galleries, rotate 3D objects, and listen to audio commentaries, and that is just the start. With iBooks multi-touch books, reading truly comes to life, providing readers with so much more than simply words on a page.
Even lifelong book readers have something to rejoice about with the new iBooks for iOS 8. While Apple iBooks and Amazon Kindle share many similar features – customized viewing screens, nighttime modes, and millions of books to choose from, it is iBooks interactive features that truly set it apart as a a top e-reader available on the market today. Contact iHelp for Naples Apple training and support, and learn how to efficiently and effectively use your iBooks and all other iOS 8 features.