Amazon’s Kindle Scribe e-reader is receiving its third major update since its launch in November 2022, bringing with it four new features. The most highly anticipated addition is the support for “direct on-page writing,” although it may disappoint some users as it is limited to certain content such as guided journals and word games. To find compatible ebooks, Amazon has a dedicated section on its online marketplace or users can browse the Kindle Store on the Scribe itself.
In addition to on-page writing, Amazon is introducing a lasso tool that allows users to select and manipulate written notes or pen strokes across various apps, including notebooks, sticky notes, and PDFs. PDFs will also be more user-friendly with the ability to switch between portrait and landscape view modes and crop margins to increase font size. Furthermore, text in PDFs can be highlighted for easy word lookup or translation.
The final feature included in the update is the option to convert Scribe notebooks into .txt files for easy sharing via email. Users can either choose a quick send option or take more time to make edits before sending. With these latest additions, Amazon has now introduced a total of 10 new features to the Kindle Scribe.
While the Kindle Scribe initially fell short of expectations upon its release, Amazon’s continuous updates are bringing it closer to competing with other E Ink tablets on the market. The tech giant has expressed its commitment to further free software updates later this year, hinting at even more improvements to come. One area which users hope to see significant upgrades in the future is the synchronization of notes between the e-reader and the Kindle mobile app.
As the latest patch makes its way to Kindle Scribe devices, users can also manually install it from the Kindle E-Reader Software Updates webpage. Amazon’s dedication to refining the Scribe demonstrates its ongoing efforts to enhance the device’s capabilities and meet customer expectations.