Flash! Kindle for PC updated with Collections, copy and paste!
Big, big, big!
Kindle for PC looks quite different with a brand new update…and includes the ability to import your Collections (and create them on the PC).
I have my K4PC set to update automatically…but it didn’t, and I’ve had that happen before.
Open K4PC, and do
Even though the Future Improvements page hasn’t been updated with a new description, go ahead and
Download the new version
It went smoothly for me, although I’m seeing some things in the Kindle community where people say they crashed…I’m on Vista Home Premium on this machine.
It looks quite different. For one thing, Home is now called Library.
It prompted me to add Collections…although you can also do it through the File menu.
You can also duplicate Collections…that’s a nice touch.
It’s showing me my total items, as well as downloaded and archives…again, a nice touch.
There is a Recommended for You link…it looked like it was only going to pull up Kindle books, but it didn’t find anything for me.
There was a fascinating addition, and I don’t see how you’d realize it was there. Highlight a name in a book (a person, a place), and you’ll have some new choices:
Note that Report Content Error? Interesting!
When you click the Book Extras by Shelfari, you get a description…which you can edit or you can add something new:
This should contribute to massive updating of the Shelfari extras…I wanted to alter this one right away. :)
When I clicked to View All Book Extras, you get all kinds of things…perfect for a homework assignment. You get character descriptions, a synopsis (which is “spoiler-blinded” until you click on it), alternate covers, quotations, themes…really nice!
Hey…we can copy and paste now! I highlighted a fairly large selection, copied it, pasted it into Notepad…it even gave me citation data! It was a bit misleading, but it gave it to me:
Carroll, Lewis (1997-05-01). Alice’s Adventures in Wonderland (Kindle Locations 543-553). Public Domain Books. Kindle Edition.
Misleading because Lewis Carroll wasn’t born in 1997, of course. He also wasn’t born on May 1…I’m thinking that’s the publication date of the edition.
They are really making this much better for school work…and that may also tie into the tablet.
If you don’t have Kindle for PC at all yet, start here:
Try it out, let me know what you think!
This post by Bufo Calvin originally appeared in the I Love My Kindle blog.