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Offline hangovermonkey
10 Feb 2013, 01:26 PM | Post: #1

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tags and searching

Hi there!
I'm thinking of buying a Kindle...

Is it possible to (e.g.) bookmark/tag a story within a book with a tag (say, "ghost") and then bring up all the entries I've tagged "ghost" within all the books I have saved on my Kindle?

(I'm a storyteller with groaning bookshelves which I manage with lots of little sticky tags sticking out of the books - hoping Kindle will still allow me to find what I'm looking for Smile )

Thanks in advance!
Offline joo Reading Off The KUF Vol I
10 Feb 2013, 01:56 PM | Post: #2


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RE: tags and searching

First off, yes, get a kindle, you'll love it.
In answer to your question. Not that I know of, but ...

You can highlight any text, one word or a long paragraph.
This is available to see in 3 places.
1 - In the book on your kindle.
2 - Every highlighted bit on your kindle in a text document on your kindle
3 - If you sync to Amazon, there is a "your books" at https://kindle.amazon.com where you can see your highlighted passages.

Why not get kindle on your pc, grab a few free books and have a play to see what it can do.
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Offline Phil Reading The Lost Empress by Steve Robinson
10 Feb 2013, 02:03 PM | Post: #3

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RE: tags and searching

This post was last modified: 10 Feb 2013 02:05 PM by Phil.
(10 Feb 2013 01:26 PM)hangovermonkey Wrote:  Is it possible to (e.g.) bookmark/tag a story within a book with a tag (say, "ghost") and then bring up all the entries I've tagged "ghost" within all the books I have saved on my Kindle?

The collections would allow you to do that. Create a collection called Ghost and add any books you want to it. Each books can belong to multiple collections so you can have the same book show up in multiple places.

You can also annotate the book with notes and bookmarks, so you can highlight chapters where a Ghost shows up for example. When you open a book you can view its notes and then click on the note to go to that section of the book.

One word of warning though, the collections are a bit quirky on the kindle and cause a lot of frustration. they work well but do need an easier way to manage them. Something amazon have to address at some point.

There is a new app for the Apple platform called Scida which allows some collection management but the collection side of things only works on the older kindles and at the moment, it's not available for the Touch or the Paperwhite.

Hopefully Amazon will add collection management to their own Amazon Kindle app for the PC and Mac at some point, that will make things easier for us all.

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