Amazon unveiled a new way to navigate Kindle ebooks today that is going to be soon available on Kindle apps, Kindle ereaders, and Fire tablets.
The new feature is called Page Flip. It makes it easier to navigate and jump around parts of an ebook without loosing your place.
You can zoom out to get a bird’s eye view of an ebook to easily find images, maps, tables, your added bookmarks and highlights, etc.
It’s laid out so that each page has a thumbnail image that automatically adjusts as you change font and margin settings.
Here’s more from the press release:
Page Flip automatically saves the page you’re reading in a book, pinning it to the side of your screen for easy navigation. Flip back and forth in a book with confidence, knowing you can instantly jump back to reading with a simple tap of your pinned page.
The new Page Flip feature will be added with upcoming software updates for Kindle ereaders, Fire tablets and the Kindle apps for iOS and Android.
Keep an eye on the official Software Updates page at Amazon for the new software download links for Kindle ereaders and Fire tablets if you want to install the update manually instead of waiting for the automatic update. As of this writing the pages haven’t been updated yet; they’re still showing the last software updates.
There’s also this page at Amazon with more info and some screenshots showing the Page Flip feature in action.