Google Adds New Reading Tools to Play Books App

Posted by at 12:17 pm on October 30, 2014

Play BookGoogle today added several features to its Play Book reading application that make it better for consuming nonfiction material.

The revised app, for example, allows users to skim or flip through pages, as well as add bookmarks throughout the text. The new skimming view makes it a breeze to jump from section to section, or scan through individual sections. Prior to this update, books needed to be read from front to back, with minimal support for jumping chapters or sections. Play Books also adopts Google’s Material Design, which is the new design language of Android 5.0 Lollipop.

Google Play Books is free to download from the Play Store.

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