I recently used the Kindle Reader App on an android tablet (not the Fire)...... I discovered it has a very very handy feature that the reader on the Fire does not have.
On the Android Kindle App I can pinch to zoom the text in the book I am reading.....why doesn't the Fire allow that?
I found the feature very handy because of a problem that I found in the Fire and all the Kindle reader Apps that is not on the E-Ink Kindles.
On the E-Ink Kindles I can start a highlighting and go over a page to the next page to finish the highlight and thus span multiple pages.
On the Fire and other Kindle Reader apps you cannot do this....thus if the highlight you want needs to extend over to the next page then you will have to do two or more separate highlights.
With the pinch to zoom I found that I was able to make the text really small and thus the page would include the text that would be on the next page with the size of the font I use to read...this way I can highlight what I need with one highlight then go pinch to zoom again to put the text back to the size I normally use to read.
This is a workaround....... but the Fire does not allow the pinch to zoom......WHY????
Please Amazon.....fix the highlighting so that we can extend the highlight over to a next page....ALSO please enable the pinch to zoom on the Fire just like you have on the android reader app.
Ah...and while you are it.... please provide for Text To Speech on the Fire just like in the other Kindles.
Ah.... while you are at it too.....please make the dictionary the same as in the e-ink kindles...... with the Fire I cannot use the inbuilt dictionary to search for a word except as a normal search in the dictionary as if it is a normal book....this takes ages.
In the e-ink Kindles you can search the dictionary when you have it opened as a book in a very FAST and nifty way where it shows the words as you type and the search is VERY FAST....the Fire's inbuilt dictionary does not do that and thus I had to use a third party app to have a functional dictionary....PLEASE fix that too.
1- Pinch to zoom
2- Extend highlight over a page
3- Text to speech
4- Faster inbuilt dictionary search
PLEASE..... I love my Kindle Fire and the above fixes would make it even more fantastic than it already is.
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