Do y’all ever highlight on your Kindle? I highlight quite often when I’m reading. I like to go back and check out the quotes and sections I really liked whether or not I need to use them for a blog post. Recently, I was wondering where my “highlights” went and this started a “how-to” search and WHO KNEW there were so many things I could do with a kindle! So here’s a few I discovered and/or thought would be helpful! (I guess it helps to read the manual, but ain’t no one got time for that when the fate of fictional characters is in balance).
1. So where do you find the highlights?
This link here. Then you can copy and paste away!
2. You can take a screenshot.
Say whaaaaa? I didn’t think I would use this any time soon, but then a book I read came with some recipes. Done.
On the Kindle Voyage and Paperwhite, press two opposite corners of the screen at the same time to capture a screenshot.
To download the images, simply plug the Kindle into your computer and grab the .png files!
3. You can lend books.
This one is fabulous. Sadly not all books are lend-able (a word? yes? no?). It depends on the publisher, but it’ll tell you if it is or not (please see my amazing graphics below). I believe most books you can lend for 14 days. As my niece likes to say “sharing is caring!”
4. Turning off recommendations.
This one made my day – you can turn off the recommendations. This bugged me more than it should have. Don’t they know I have blogging and book club friends who take care of recommending for me? Here’s how: Go to Settings > Parental Controls > Restrictions > Turn off Kindle Store. Boom. Done.
5. Sending documents to Kindle.
This is especially great if you have to read PDFs (sidenote: I do find my iPad much better for reading PDFs) or get a lot of .mobi files (like when I borrow digital books from the library). It’s an app you can download to your desktop. I simply drag the document and hit send. The file is waiting for me next time I open my kindle.
Hopefully if you have a Kindle, these tips and tricks are helpful! Is there something you’ve discovered your kindle can do? Please share!