Reading ebooks can be more convenient than paper in countless ways, but we sure do miss the ability to place a thumb on the current page and flip through to another part of the book.
However, Amazon is bringing a “reimagined navigation experience” to Kindle devices and apps that should offer a decent approximation.
The Page Flip tech will enable readers to pin their current pages and flick through to other sections without losing their spot.
The “hop, skip and jump” feature also enables users to zoom out and see a snapshot of pages, making it faster to flick within the text.
“Page Flip makes it easier than ever to refer back to pictures in a political memoir, flip back and forth between a map and your current page in an epic fantasy series, or find passages you’ve highlighted in an investing guide,” said Kindle Vice President Chuck Moore.
“With Page Flip, we’ve taken inspiration from how people read print books and improved upon it.”
The experience is coming to all Kindle readers (Kindle Paperwhite 2013 onwards) as well as the Kindle Fire tablets and apps for iOS and Android.
Check out Page Flip in the video below.