Google Play Books 3.5 update with google drive note syncing and refreshed UI

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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