I have 8 seminary papers due in the next 10 days.
5 of them are extensive book reports. In this case, being able to extract a quote and view my notes in a quick shot is mandatory. But since I'm reading those books on my iPad, I have a choice: ibook app or the kindle app.
Simply stated, the kindle is the only way to go for writing reports or extracting info. If I'm reading a novel, I'll choose ibooks because I like the look better and rarely ever need a quote. But if it's non-fiction, or something I might want o cut and paste in to a sermon or paper in the future, I use the kindle.
1. VERSATILITY: I can read the book in one of 4 options on my mac products, all of which are free to download and cloud sync letting me pick up where I left off on the latest page I got to in any of the apps I read the book in. I have 4 choices:
- on the kindle app on iPad
- on the kindle app on iPhone
- on the kindle app on the Mac Desktop app. (available in the App Store on your mac)
- online on a kindle page designed specifically for my kindle. Go to kindle.amazon.com and login and you'll be at your unique kindle page- yup, if you're using a kindle or the kindle app, you have one of these already.
- read the book on your mode of choice. I prefer my iPad.
- make notes and highlights as you wish
- open the mac desktop kindle app
- go to your notes on the left hand column
- go to the highlight or note you want. Click the note and choose copy.
- paste in your writing document and it will auto tag it's location and bibliographical data too.