Now that I have had some time to try out my iPad, it occurred to me that some of the features available in iBooks were good and not so obvious.
First, I really like the dictionary tool. Press and hold down on the word you want to look up.
You are presented with choices. Choose dictionary.
Second, let’s say you find some particular text memorable, important or something you want to come back to. Select the text by holding down and then, using the blue lollipops, drag to select the desired text.
Choose the Bookmark choice and you have highlighted the text you want to remember.
That highlighter is no mere highlight. You can search for it in the bookmarks section in the front. You can also change the color to your choice of Yellow, Green, Blue, Pink or Purple. Just touch the highlighted portion and you will be presented with those choices and the “Unbookmark” choice to unhighlight.
As a bookmark in the beginning of the book. It even records the date of the highlight. Just touch bookmarks instead of chapters.
Searching within a book is a helpful feature. Simply touch the top part of the page and, when presented with the icons at the top, touch the magnifying glass. Type your search term. The search is for that book only.
While you are looking at the tools at the top, notice the brightness icon, the font icon and the Library icon to take you back to your library.
In order to search for a book in your library, you need to choose the Library File view. Once here, the search pane appears.
Overall, I have enjoyed exploring and reading my books with iBooks.