I got to the end of one of my Kindle books the other day and it suddenly dawned on me that I’d read some of the book on an ipad, some on a PC, some on a phone and the rest on the Kindle device itself. I had entirely taken it for granted that I could pick up from the page that I’d last read up to on another device. I find it interesting that something like that, which would have been pretty much unthinkable a few years ago, now is commonplace.
I’m finding the range of Kindle reading applications to be really useful. I’ve got them on a couple of PCs, an ipad and a phone so it makes it pretty easy to pick up something I’m reading as there’s rarely a time when I don’t have some form of electronic device with me.
It’s good that Amazon’s marketing people worked out that making it easy for people to access their content on as many devices as possible was the way to go. It’s great that there aren’t limitations on which devices you can be reading it on.
Not that there aren’t a few tweaks to some of the Apps and tools that it would be good to see. I’ve got my content on the Kindle arranged in themed folders so it would be good to pick that up some way on the other reading apps. Also I know that as my ebook library grows I’m going to want better tools to search that ‘elibrary’. So it would be good to be able to tag books and search for them (hmmm sounds suspiciously like cataloguing!).