Tips for Kindle App

We’re happy to present Tips for Kindle for you today – It comes with 133 Kindle Tips and lots of great features.

  1. 133 Kindle Tips that are based on 3.5 years of Kindle blogging experience (December 2007 to Now) and on the contributions of Kindle owners at the official Kindle forum and elsewhere.
  2. The option to add your own tips. The App grows as your knowledge of the Kindle grows.
  3. A Slideshow mode that lets you circle through your Kindle Tips without raising a finger.
  4. The option to save the in-built tips, or the tips you add, as your Favorites.
  5. You can export your Favorite Tips in text format.
  6. 2 Font Sizes and lots of shortcuts.
  7. Very usable app with lots of icons and indicators and in-built Help.

Additionally, here is downloadable help for Tips for Kindle -

  1. Tips for Kindle All Help Documents in One File – Tips Kindle – All Documents (Word Format)Tips for Kindle – All Documents (PDF Format), Tips for Kindle Help (Full) in Kindle format.
  2. Tips for Kindle Main Help – Tips for Kindle – App Help (Word Format)Tips for Kindle App Help (PDF format), General Tips for Kindle Help (Kindle Format).
  3. Tips for Kindle Questions and Answers – Kindle Tips Q&A (Word)Kindle Tips Q&A in PDF Format, Kindle Tips Q&A (Kindle Format).
  4. Tips for Kindle Websites (list of all the links mentioned in the Tips for Kindle App) – Kindle Tips (Links and Sites – Word format)Tips for Kindle (Websites and URLS – PDF format), Links from Tips for Kindle App (Kindle format).
Please let us know at this blog (via a comment) or at booksummit@ymail.com if you have suggestions or further questions.

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  3. I appreciate your email reviews of Kindle apps. However, formatting on the last several of them has been off, and the actual “email” is essentially hidden. (It’s as if the screen size is way too big, and you have to scroll to the middle somehow to stumble across the actual content.)

    Considering I am having no other problems with any other emails, I’m guessing this is something on your end. Can you check into it?

    I couldn’t find another way to alert you to this snag. Thanks for everything!

    • Thanks for the update Scott. WordPress changed their email format. It’s causing problems on other WordPress blog emails too. Trying to get a fix.

  4. How can I open Tips & For Kindle on my computer?

  5. I’m not sure if this is the right place for this. I have been trying to transfer notes from my kindle to my Mac. When I link the Kindle to the make, no folder named .active-content-data, or anything like that shows up.

    • The thing is that Amazon uses a folder named .active-content-data to store data for apps (their decision not ours to put the ‘.’ and make it hard for Mac users).

      Since Mac does not show folders starting with ‘.’ – it treats them as invisible/hidden folders, you’ll need a program called Houdini to reveal this folder.

      Rest of the steps are the exact same.

      I’m producing a step by step account below. Please let me know in case this doesn’t work. If you go to our website – you’ll see these instructions are there in the post. That (or sending me an email) is really the best option if you run into any problems with Notepad.

      First, from the post

      *****************

      1.Transferring Notes – Kindle Notepad Transferring Notes (Kindle format), Transferring Notes from Kindle Notepad App (PDF), Transferring Notes from Kindle Notepad App (Word). How to move files from your Kindle Notepad App to your PC. For Mac please see the following paragraph.

      Please Note: When on Mac and transferring files you need to keep in mind:

      When you get the Kindle show up on the Mac, the .active-content-folder doesn’t show. This is because on Mac it’s considered a hidden file. So you have to use a workaround to see that folder – http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/04/show-hidden-files.html.

      People are finding that using Houdini is easiest.

      After using Houdini the .active-content-data folder in the Kindle shows up and you can follow the remaining steps.

      Post: http://kappreview.com/2011/03/17/kindle-notepad-help-detailed-help-for-kindle-notepad-app/

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      Second, detailed instructions:

      ********** Detailed Directions

      When you plug your Kindle into your Mac you will se the Kindle as a disk drive. Click on that.

      The folder you are looking for is
      .active-content-data

      Since Mac doesn’t show files starting with a ‘.’ you will have to get Houdini and make the folder visible (or just enter it and proceed).

      *********

      When you get the Kindle show up on the Mac, the .active-content-folder doesn’t show. This is because on Mac it’s considered a hidden file. So you have to use a workaround to see that folder – http://www.mactricksandtips.com/2008/04/show-hidden-files.html.

      People are finding that using Houdini is easiest.

      After using Houdini the .active-content-data folder in the Kindle shows up and you can follow the remaining steps.

      ***********

      Everything else applies from here

      Plug the USB cable into both your Kindle and the computer.

      2. The Kindle should shift into USB Drive Mode.

      3. Your computer should open a prompt asking you which action you would like to take. Select ‘Open folder to view files using Windows Explorer’. Click OK.

      4. Your computer should open Windows Explorer to the root of the drive assigned to your Kindle (this may be different depending upon your computer setup).

      5. Double click on the ‘.active-content-data’ folder. THIS IS WHERE YOU NEED HOUDINI ON MAC

      6. Look for the subfolder named ‘8a5982e82ae68fb201 2bc688405e0026’ and open this folder. (It is easiest to just look for the folder name ending in e0026).

      7. Choose the ‘work’ subfolder.

      8. Your notes are stored in the ‘user’ subfolder.

      9. If your Kindle is the D: drive on your computer, the path/folder will be – D:\.active-content-data\8a5982e82ae68fb2012bc688405e0026\work\user. *See image below

      © 2011 7 Dragons Inc. All Rights Reserved. Page 2

      10. Select all desired notes that you want to transfer. You may select More than one note by holding down the CTRL key and selecting the note titles or select a contiguous group of notes by holding down the Shift key and selecting the first and last notes in the desired group.

      11. Right click and select Copy (or Cut – if you want to permanently move them off your Kindle).

      12. Navigate to the desired folder on your computer where you want to transfer the notes.

      13. Right click and select Paste.

      14. Note: All transferred files will be saved in Text (.txt) format.

      15. When done transferring files, eject the Kindle from your computer and disconnect the USB cable.

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