iBooks App Updated – Adds New Themes, Fonts, Full-screen mode & More

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iBooks – Apple’s own eBook reader and bookstore app for the iPad and iOS – has been updated today, to Version 1.5.

There are quite a few nice new features in this update. There are now Nighttime and Sepia themes as options along with the standard white. You can now choose to read in full-screen mode with less distractions as well. And there are several new fonts to choose from. My current favorite is Athelas.

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Here’s the full change list for this update:

iBooks 1.5 adds the following new features as well as some stability and performance improvements:
• Nighttime reading theme makes reading books in the dark easier on the eyes.
• Full-screen layout lets you focus on the words without distraction.
• iBooks now features an improved selection of fonts, including Athelas, Charter, Iowan, and Seravek.
• Beautiful new classic covers for public domain books.
• A redesigned annotation palette makes it easier to choose a color for your highlighted text.

A good update, and probably a little overdue. I’m still making my way slowly through the new Steve Jobs biography, and these changes are working nicely for me.

Here’s an App Store link for iBooks; it’s a free app and a universal app designed to run on both iPad and iPhone.


Patrick Jordan

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