Today we have a bunch of new features and great improvements to the Aldiko Book Reader, including highlighting feature, notes feature, home screen widget feature, 7-inch tablet support, faster PDF zooming, faster book cover loading in both library and store and many more. Let’s take a look:
(1) Annotation (highlighting and notes) feature
The long-awaited highlighting and notes features are finally here. Now, you can highlight and add notes anywhere in a book. To do so, just touch and hold a word or a couple of sentences, then select the “Highlight” or “Note” option.
Besides that, we make adding a bookmark to a page easier than ever. To add a bookmark to a page, just tap on the bookmark icon on the overlay menu.
To look at your list of highlights, notes and bookmarks, just tap on the center of the device display, you will then see the overlay menu. Select “Go To” and then “Notes & Highlights” or “Bookmarks”, then you will see a list of notes, highlights and bookmarks.
(2) Homescreen widget feature*
The widget feature will display the list of books that you are currently reading (in the Recent reads section of your library) on your device’s home screen. This not only makes resume reading faster than ever, it also provides an elegant way for you to flip through the book covers of your currently reading books to choose which one you would like to resume reading.
(3) 7-inch tablet support
This update includes 7-inch tablet support. The app now works beautifully on 7″ tablets, such as the Nexus 7.
(4) Faster PDF zooming and remembering zoom level when turning page
With this update, you can zoom PDF files at a much faster speed. In addition, the Aldiko Book Reader will remember your previous zoom level when you turn pages.
Other items included in this update are miscellaneous performance improvement and miscellaneous bug fixes.
The update is currently available to premium users who have the Aldiko Book Reader Premium only. You can download the Aldiko Book Reader Premium from the Google Play (Android Market).
* Please note the widget feature works on Android devices running on Android 3.0 or above. In addition, please make sure you install the app in internal memory of your device in order to make the widget feature work.