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No index to articles, no bookmarks
on September 9, 2010
This paper is really good but the subscription is limited to the kindle. You can't read it on the App (could be Apples small mindedness, not amazon's), there is no way to get a link to an article to send to a friend. You can clip things to Twitter but once there it won't let you copy text to search else where -only in books, so the only way to get a link to the article is to go into search engine and write the info. Some small articles you can't find at all. As it morphs into the NYT when you do a search.
There is no index to articles so you have to blindly go through the paper one kindle page at a time though you can go from one article to another, but there is no big overview of titles of articles.
This is a great subscription but it needs an overhaul to really make it worthwhile. It is wonderful to have a newspaper in the kindle but they need to do some organization to overcome the small screen. If they could do this i would give it 5 stars.
I'm trying to find an article i saw on an upcoming transportation strike in France to send to a friend who is going there but i can't f ind it online & i have no way to send it from the kindle. Giving us a link to articles we can paste into kindle would help.. Or just automatically add a link to the article when we post an excerpt to Twitter.
Also add an index to articles would help enormously. I have an iPad and still find a Kindle great to have. It still has a lot of potential but these small features will make or break it as other competitors arrive. We have to be able to access info on the computer to share, and not just by tweets. I use twitter as a place to paste notes to myself on what i am reading. If it would hold links for later use it would be a great tool and a nice diary for myself of what I have been reading.
Also for some reason you can't save your place with a bookmark.
Otherwise it reads well and has some images. Kindle is easy on the eyes, it is a nice place to have a newspaper, so please kindle do an update.