Kindle Tips App – Tips for Kindle

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Tips for Kindle – 133 Kindle Tips

It’s just $1 and here’s what you get for your $1 –

  1. 133 Kindle Tips. These are the best Kindle Tips I’ve found over the course of 3.5 years of blogging about the Kindle and searching through tips Kindle owners have shared. You will definitely find some real gems – regardless of your experience level with your Kindle.
  2. The Ability to add your own Kindle Tips. It’s a living breathing collection of Kindle Tips and you can add whatever great Kindle tips you find from other sources to have one handy reference.
  3. The Option to Select and Export Favorites. Choose your favorite Kindle Tips out of the ones included and the ones you add. Then view only those or export them in text format and read them on your computer or print them out.
  4. Slideshow Mode. You can watch a slideshow of the included tips, of your added tips, or of your favorites. There are three speeds and icons to indicate the speed and which section you are in.
  5. Usability enhancements – Two font sizes, lots of shortcuts, in-app help, downloadable help files at the Kindle Tips App Help Page. Open the Kindle Tips App and every time you get a different Featured Tip.

It’s basically a Kindle Tip & Tricks living list that you can carry on your Kindle and which will help you get the most out of your Kindle. The best Kindle Tips from us are included – and whatever you find yourself or on the Internet you can add in yourself.

What Kindle Tips is Not

  1. It’s not a Journal or a Notepad or a Flash Cards App.
  2. It’s not focused on free kindle books. Simply refer to the Free Kindle Books section of my blog if you want daily updates on offers and deals in the Kindle store.
  3. It only has 133 Kindle Tips that are stable and tested and secure. There’s nothing here that’s about hacking or removing DRM.
  4. It is not a User Guide. Please refer to the excellent Kindle User Guide.
  5. It is not a book. It only works on Kindles and not on Reading Apps.
  6. It is not a wireless email app or wireless syncing app. You cannot wirelessly sync with other Kindles. You can copy over the particular file that stores your tips (more on that later) but there is not wireless syncing.
  7. There’s no emailing because developers have to cover the cost of wireless usage and if we add email then it means that the price can’t be $1.

It’s also not free because it took a lot of effort to code all the features and find all the Kindle tips and we can’t sell it for less than it cost to make. We think $1 is a steal for 133 of the best Kindle Tips in an app that you can add your own tips to. Not to mention you get a slideshow mode which is very handy.

Where to get Help for Tips for Kindle

Please feel free to leave a comment here or email me at For both suggestions and help these are the two best places.

Our Kindle App Blog has help including Downloable Kindle Tips App Help files in PDF and Word and Kindle format. It will get more help posts soon.

If you like the app please leave a review at Amazon and tell your friends. That would be a big help as a $1 price doesn’t leave much room for marketing costs.

Tips for Kindle – Credits

Andriy Kanyuka (Developer) – Tips for Kindle is a light, elegant app with some very useful features thanks mainly to Andriy’s coding skills. It’s really impressive to get a pretty app with 133 Kindle Tips, slideshow mode, and favorites in a light 150 kb package. Plus, everything is quick and intuitive.

Maurine Lee (Quality) – Maurine is responsible for the app being high quality and usable and out. She’s also done the excellent help documentation which you can download and read on your PC or Kindle.

Sergey Reva (Test) – Lots of testing and finding bugs so we don’t have to stumble through the app. Lots of useful suggestions too.

Digant Bhatt and Sergey Shevchenko (Design) – We really like the design and hope you like it too. And the icons and the fact that it’s still fast to load.

Jennifer Merkley – For suggesting the Slideshow Feature. It adds a lot to the app.

Amazon Kindle App Team and Andrea – For pushing us to make more than just a simple list of Tips. Which led to the feature of being able to add your own tips and select favorites and added motivation to implement Jennifer’s idea of a Slideshow Feature. Also for making sure all 133 tips were tested and safe and actually valuable (which is why ‘Use your Kindle as a Butter Knife’ didn’t make it in).

Official Kindle Forum and the Contributors – Excellent Tips and just a great spirit. People like Happy Reader Joyce and Emily Bronte and Bufo Calvin and Andrys and the ones contributing at the Discounted Books Thread and the Tips Thread help make the Kindle ecosystem better and happier. A ton of credit to all of them for finding and sharing such great Kindle tips.

Kindle Superstar Bloggers – Andrys at Kindle World and Bufo at I Love My Kindle. They keep writing about the Kindle and spreading Tips. Special thanks to Andrys as quite a few really good tips were first found via her blog.

Happy Reader Joyce – For her daily Free Kindle Books posts.

Me (Abhi) – Program Manager. I still don’t know what that really means. Perhaps just to make sure other people aren’t blocked by random things.

Google – For putting sites that steal this blog’s posts above this blog in the Search Rankings and forcing us to find other ways to reach and help Kindle owners.

Please let us know your suggestions and any tips you might find. The Tips would be especially appreciated. We’re looking forward to making the app better but no promises on when an update will come out.

Thanks to Nate the Great at The Digital Reader for mentioning the app already.