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Old 05-20-2015, 07:01 AM   #1
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Navigation bar idea?

A friend of mine commented that navigation bars in e-readers are kind of like the side of books - but books show bookmarks as well.






E-readers could probably still be better - they could automatically show bookmarks, chapters and annotations/highlights too.



What do you think about this? What would be positive or useful? What do you think the potential negatives could be?
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I don't know about other devices, but Kindles do show highlights and bookmarks. How would you know that they were there if you couldn't see them?
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A friend of mine commented that navigation bars in e-readers are kind of like the side of books - but books show bookmarks as well.






E-readers could probably still be better - they could automatically show bookmarks, chapters and annotations/highlights too.



What do you think about this? What would be positive or useful? What do you think the potential negatives could be?
I think that you're thinking of it as a study guide. That would probably be useful in that scenario. For me, who pretty much only uses my ebook readers for pleasure reading, that would drive me nuts. I usually read from start to finish. I very rarely highlight, and when I do, it's because I liked a particular quote from the book. If I'm reading on my Kindle, then that quote is saved on my kindle.amazon.com page. If I'm reading on one of my other devices, and the quote is so important that I want to keep it, I write it down.

I don't need or want that clutter at the side of the screen where it's in my view every time I read a line.

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I don't know about other devices, but Kindles do show highlights and bookmarks. How would you know that they were there if you couldn't see them?
Not in the navigation bar
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Not in the navigation bar
Presumably because its purpose is to allow you to flip through a book very quickly. It would slow it down if it showed highlights and bookmarks.

I don't see this as a significant issue; it's very easy to go through all your highlights and bookmarks using the menu item for it.
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I think that you're thinking of it as a study guide. That would probably be useful in that scenario. For me, who pretty much only uses my ebook readers for pleasure reading, that would drive me nuts. I usually read from start to finish. I very rarely highlight, and when I do, it's because I liked a particular quote from the book. If I'm reading on my Kindle, then that quote is saved on my kindle.amazon.com page. If I'm reading on one of my other devices, and the quote is so important that I want to keep it, I write it down.

I don't need or want that clutter at the side of the screen where it's in my view every time I read a line.

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Yeah, I'm kinda thinking of people who read non-fiction, or classics for uni/bookclub and the like.

It'd probably look like a normal page when not in use

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