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Google Play Books app updates to add "skim" mode for easier reading of cookbooks, textbooks, more

Written by Andre Yoskowitz (Google+) @ 01 Nov 2014 17:41

Google Play Books app updates to add "skim" mode for easier reading of cookbooks, textbooks, more Google wants to enhance the ebook reading experience for books that are not traditionally read front to back, like textbooks and cookbooks.
The company has updated their Google Play Books app, adding a new "Skim Mode" that will allow you to easily "skim" and slide between the pages of the book, in a zoomed out setting so you can easily see what the page shows and slide ahead hundreds of pages without effort.

In addition, the tablet of contents has been improved (if your book supports it), so you can see a detailed blurb of each chapter right from the TOC.

Perhaps equally as handy is the addition of a "timeline" and bookmarks to the bottom of the page. The timeline shows you what page you were on so you can easily jump back if necessary, and the bookmarks will allow you switch easily back and forth between pages or chapters you previously bookmarked.

Android users should be getting the update as we speak while iOS owners will have to wait a couple of more week.



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