I’m a huge fan of eBooks for a number of reasons (probably deserving of its own post) but there are a few things that make it difficult. The biggest thing that I miss from traditional books is having a real sense of where I am at in a book. Kindle is great at showing the percentage of where you are at in a book but that doesn’t always translate well. For instance 17% of the way through a 356 page book doesn’t mean a lot to me right away.
The Kindle app in iOS has a number of different ways that you can get a better sense of where you are at. In the video below I explain how to cycle through the four options; real page number, time left in book, time left in chapter, and blank.
As you can see it’s pretty straightforward to do, but it’s also very easy to accidentally change your options. I did this a few weeks ago and for the life of me I could not figure out how to turn on my time left setting. The support forums were sadly not very useful so I decided to make this video so that others did not have to go through the same problems that I did.