Google Play Books has been updated to version 3.5. The best new feature might be the ability to sync notes. But it’s a pretty big update including a new UI for the Read Now page.
The option is buried in the app’s settings. Once you enable it, Play Books will create a folder in your Google Drive account and fill it with any notes or highlights you make while reading. You can duplicate the notes document and edit it as a regular Google Doc. This can be particularly handy if you’re doing research or trying to track a complex story.
Here is the changelog from Google.
- Read Now has a new look
- Turn a page even when it’s zoomed in
- Fit-width option for full-screen horizontal viewing – great for comics
- Files that you upload no longer revert to the default cover
- Stability and performance enhancements