Emulate the manner in which books are being displayed on Kindle devices and applications with the help of this easy-to-use piece of software
While many may argue, e-books have some advantages over traditional books. One of these high-points is their flexibility: they can be read on the PC or laptop when you’re at home, or on an e-reader, tablet or smartphone when you’re on the road. Thus, hundreds of books can be carried at the same time without feeling like you’re dragging rocks.
Kindle Previewer is a program that emulates the way e-book files are displayed on Kindle devices and applications. According to Amazon, the app goes hand in hand with an e-book creation tool and seeks to enable users to view how their books look like and if they need additional work done.
The software has a clean interface that is easy to figure out, thanks to its intuitive layout. It can open file formats such as AZW, MOBI, PRC and even EPUB, despite the fact that Kindle e-readers don’t support this format.
The program lets you “rotate” the screen and change the font size. Furthermore, the app can emulate any of the available devices, such as Kindle, Kindle DX, Kindle for iPhone and Kindle for iPad. It’s also possible to choose a custom format, which frees up the interface’s edges and lets you stretch it to any size you want.
Kindle Previewer comes with a few extra buttons that enable you to get straight to the book’s cover, to the table of content or access the NCX view.
The software also comes with a set of keyboard shortcuts, so the mouse isn’t necessary to navigate the book. Thus, pressing the left and right arrow keys takes you to the previous and next pages, while the Ctrl+Left/Right key combination takes you to the nearby sections.
All in all, Kindle Previewer is a nice app with plenty of options. Inexperienced users should be able to quickly figure out how to work with this software.