Google on Tuesday issued an update to its Play Books application in the App Store, adding a few new features and enhancements designed to elevate your reading experience on the iPhone and iPad.
The new Google Play Books 2.5 for iOS now features a revamped Read Now view, a new default font, the ability to sync notes and highlights to Google Drive and more.
Note that you must enable notes and highlights syncing within in-app settings.
The new Literata font, as its name suggests, is designed for readability and prolonged reading on small screens. Last but not least, your books can now be left-aligned using the app’s display options.
Just last week, the Internet giant gave a little love to its Google Play Magazines (formerly Google Currents) app, having added support for non-interactive digital magazines, mobile-optimized reading, improvements to the Highlights features and other perks.
Google Play Books 2.5 changelog:
- Read Now has a new look
- A new default font, Literata, designed for book lovers
- Sync notes and highlights to Google Drive – turn it on in Settings
- Left-alignment is now available as a display option
- Stability and performance enhancements
The 20.3-megabyte download requires an iPhone, iPod touch and iPad with iOS 7.0 or later. It’s optimized optimized for the iPhone 5/5s/5c and iPhone 6/6 Plus screen sizes and currently lacks a WatchKit component.