Amazon Kindle iOS App Gets PDF and Periodicals Support

James Johnson - Author

Jun. 16 2013, Updated 12:55 a.m. ET

Users of the Amazon Kindle app for iPod touch, iPhone and iPad devices were met on Wednesday with an update that brings PDF and periodicals supports to the platform.

Previously only available to Kindle hardware users the company announced the new features on Wednesday morning while pointing out access to more than 400 publications that can now be delivered directly to the users Kindle app.

Along with that periodicals support the company has also decided to allow access to documents that are sent to a users private “send-to-kindle” e-mail address through the application.

Added to those features PDF support has also been provided, allowing users to open PDFs from withing Safari and Mail or through PDFs that have been transferred via iTunes.

According to a company statement:

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“The PDF reader is enhanced with support for PDF table of contents and thumbnail navigation for quickly jumping through the document.”

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iOS users who have already downloaded the application can perform an App Store update to receive the new support options while new downloads will come with the support features built-in.

Quick Note: If you have a NYTimes subscription via your Amazon Kindle and it is not showing up in your iOS app it is likely because of a subscription that only allows for direct Kindle hardware integration.

Will you be using your Kindle iOS app to obtain subscription or carry over your Kindle subscriptions to your Apple based devices?


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