The Kindle Paperwhite is one of the most feature-rich e-book readers, and makes it easy to carry your favorite books in advance. Do you know that there is a lot more that you can do with Paperwhite than meets the eye, though?
From checking the news to reading free books, Paperwhite has a lot of hidden extras. Read further, and we’ll show you how to take your Kindle paper to the next level.
Take a break from reading with some games
Did you know that you can play the game on your Kindle? While the library is somewhat limited, Amazon’s list of Kindle games and active content offers many games such as Monopoly and Battleship, calculator apps, and even interactive fiction, such as old fantasy fantasy books.
take a screenshot
Find an excerpt or image you want to share? Taking screenshots is easy with Paperwhite. Put one index finger on one corner of the screen and your other index finger on the opposite corner. Then, push the fingers towards each other. The screen will flash, indicating that the screenshot was successful.
To share your screenshot, plug your paperwhite’s USB cord into your computer. You can email the screenshot, post it on social media or treat it just like any other image file using your computer.
Get articles in your pocket
If you save articles online, and never read them again, Pocket may be the Amazon Kindle solution. This service delivers your articles to your Kindle on a daily, weekly or monthly basis, or you can send them instantly. So, next time you are in the mood to read, you will have a good pile of articles. All you have to do is go to the Amazon Kindle website from Pocket and follow the on-screen instructions to set it up.
Get free books
Libraries are not just for paper book patrons. You can load your site with free books and borrow from your local library using free site overdrive. All you need is your library card. Just choose your library on the site and check out some books. Once you have the books added to your overdrive account, go to the book you want to read on the checkout page and then select Now read with Kindle.
Otherwise, there are many ways to get free books to read on your Kindle. From Amazon’s own store to the monolithic project Gutenberg, we have a list of the best free Kindle books.
Organize your books
While reorganizing books on your Kindle paperwhite may not feel as satisfying as organizing books on the bookshelf, doing so can make your reading experience easier and more enjoyable. To begin, select the menu icon at the top right of the home screen. Then, click on Create New Collection, name it as you wish and tap on OK. Be sure to check the boxes next to all the books you want to add to this collection, then tap to finish. Unfortunately, this feature does not work for organizing blogs, magazines or archived newspapers, but hopefully, we will add this feature someday.
Read pdf ebook
If you download an ebook from somewhere other than Amazon, it will sometimes be in PDF format instead of mbo. Do not worry–PDF Kindle is fully compatible with Paperwhite. You will just need to follow some additional steps. To begin, open Kindle app On your smartphone.
After the app opens, go ahead and download the PDF eBook to your phone. Find the file, tap and hold the file name, and choose the Share option from the pop-up menu. From there choose send to kindle. This option will prompt your smartphone to send full e-mail to your paperwhite via your account with Amazon Kindle.
The files may not be visible immediately, but take a few minutes to move it completely.
If this process does not work for some reason, you can try converting your PDF eBooks to EPUB files. As such.