Using Kindle for Textbooks

Discussion in 'iPad Apps' started by Bentron, Sep 6, 2010.

  1. Bentron macrumors 6502

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    As many other students, I recently received my reading list for Uni. Went onto Amazon, and lo and behold, I was able to buy all 5 of the textbooks I needed via the Kindle app! The course is Primary Teaching and most books were from the same publisher, so I guess I was lucky. I was just wondering if other students have been able to do the same or if you want to? I have to admit I am slightly concerned I may find it too distracting. But the idea of saving weight and, wait for it, £10, proved pivotal.
     
  2. tekchic macrumors 65816

    tekchic

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    Kindle app has some really great features like notes and highlighting. If you're online, you can see what other readers have highlighted as well, which can come in handy for studying. I think if you take notes inside of the Kindle app, it stores those notes on your Amazon account (privately).

    I'm using Kindle app for studying for my pilot's license, and have really been liking the highlighting and note-taking.

    For any books that aren't found on Amazon (like PDF downloads), I highly recommend a combination of GoodReader and iAnnotate. I keep all of my pdf textbooks in GoodReader (great file management, create folders, etc) and then use iAnnotate to highlight and take notes on the PDF.
     
  3. NeonTempest macrumors newbie

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    I'm hanging out at home today waiting for my Kindle to arrive. I have managed to find all of my textbooks online saving about $300
     
  4. Jaro65 macrumors 68040

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    I sold my Kindle 2 and Kindle DX as the graphs and diagrams in some of my textbooks were hard to read. But I still use the Kindle app on my iPad for textbooks that do not use many graphics. I really enjoy the convenience of having almost all of my reading material with me in such a small package. For PDF's I use GoodReader and iAnnotate.
     

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