Amazon has added 3 of the Kindle Scribe’s biggest missing features

The Amazon Kindle Scribe is an excellent e-book reader and note-writer, and thanks to an update that went live today, it’s gotten even better. Announced as part of Mobile World Congress 2023, the update adds three key features that many Scribe owners have been waiting for since the device launched in 2022. The update aims to make using the Scribe seamless and highlights what makes it more beneficial than using a simple pen and paper.

The first key feature debuting on the Scribe with today’s update is highlighting new brush types. The pens and highlighters that have been available since the launch of Scribe are joined by fountain pen, marker and pencil options. Each new pen type has its own unique quirks and uses, just like their real-world counterparts, making the most of the Scribe’s enhanced pressure and tilt capabilities.

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In addition to the new pen types, subfolders have also been added to the Scribe. Previously, users couldn’t create folders within folders to best organize their notes, but now organization is better and easier than ever. To simplify organization, users can now also move folders in and out of other folders to keep organized, which is easily done via the ubiquitous three-dot menu.

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The final new feature of today’s update is simplified page navigation. Now, when in a specific notebook, users can jump to specific pages without having to scroll through their entire composition. As with the new folder organization features, this can also be done from the three-dot menu using the new Go to Page option. While this may seem like a relatively minor addition, it helps streamline the note-taking process by reducing the time it takes users to flip through pages just to find the one they’re looking for, which can be time-consuming, especially when working on a great composition.

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Hopefully users can now use their Scribe in a much more seamless and customizable way. The update is live today, February 27th. So if you want to try all three new features, make sure you connect your Scribe to the internet so you can download the update.

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