Originally Posted by Jan in CA
Okay, thanks. I know the iPad has that ability which is very cool. You use a stylus and can make marks for row counts or whatever. I am so used to using a touch screen that it kind of holds me back from the Kindle. I'll have to do some more research, but your review helped a lot.
BTW - On my iPhone I can turn pages by swiping the screen..how's it work on Kindle?
The NOOK 'swipes'.
The Kindle has a page turner. The screen is not a touch screen at all. I purchased the Kindle for reading purposes. I didn't purchase it to use as a working pdf reader, however it's a great bonus to be able to have my knitting pdf's in there for informational reasons. Really, I use a paper printout of my pdf's 'to work with'...and my knitting notebook. All still "paper & ink" for sure!
See where her index finger is? That is the "turn one page back" button. See where her thumb is? That is the "turn the page over" button. These two "page turners" are located on both the left edge and right right edge, so if you are left-handed you are more comfortable.
It is amazingly responsive.
My Droidx Kindle is a "swipe" model cuz my Droidx is a touch screen. It's nice too. I am surprised how easily I adapted to the "page turners" feature. I'm so engrossed in the reading I barely notice how
the pages turn. I'm just glad they do!
For sure, the iPad is it's own wonderful piece of technology! If you need the iPad for its multiple functions
, it's nice that it can double as an e-reader. Kinda like my Droidx also doubles as a bare-bones e-reader. BUT, it's a battery hog.
I could not read books on my Droidx for 3500 hours without re-charging, nor on the iPad. So that's why the Kindle (and Nook) are superior as dedicated e-readers. If you are a serious reader...the Kindle is your baby!
When I'm isolated up in the mountains...I like to read at night...and I cannot be sucking my Droidx dry. Powering it back up is sometimes not possible when I need to! We have a generator, but it's not always running...and husband is out of camp with his truck most of the day...working in the forest...pulling logs he's cut down with his truck and Warn winch...and so the car charger is out of my reach, too!
Anyway, I just "converted" a knitting pdf to Kindle format! (for free!) It is wonderful!
I'm able to highlight and make notes within the pdf. And change the font, etc. It is NOT like opening the pdf with Adobe X...but it's fine and very readable.
I wish I knew how extensively the KINDLE DX handles pdf's. For $379 it should do much more you'd think!