Superman is no longer the only one with X-Ray vision. Now, those with the Amazon Kindle iOS app can see right down to the “bones of the book.”
Version 3.5 of the iOS app, available today, offers X-Ray, a feature that allows readers to learn more about certain characters, places, and phrases via Shelfari.com and Wikipedia.
Just tap on the center of any page to call up the feature in the reading toolbar, then click “X-Ray” to see all passages from the book that mention the same idea, person, or topic in question, plus detailed descriptions, where available.
User belmontatl gave the app five stars in the Apple App Store, writing that “With the addition of X-ray for books, this update makes a great app even better.”
The X-ray feature was added to Amazon’s 2011 Kindle lineup, including the original Kindle Fire and the Kindle Touch
Today’s iOS app update also includes manga image rendering improvements.
This summer, Amazon added support for children’s books, comics, and graphic novels to the Kindle iOS and Android apps, providing access to more than 1,000 titles.
The Amazon Kindle iOS app is currently available for free in the Apple App Store.
By Stephanie Mlot, PCMag