First-Gen Kindle Paperwhites Get Goodreads, FreeTime, Other Second-Gen Features

Goodreads on Kindle Paperwhite

First-gen Kindle Paperwhite owners are woefully missing a bunch of features, including Goodreads integration, available on the device's successor. Thankfully, this latest software refresh brings their e-readers up to par -- and, yes, that means early Paperwhite adopters can now place The Winds of Winter on their to-read roster from within the device. Just like on the second-gen Paperwhite, Goodreads' familiar "g" icon should appear on the menu bar after installing the software. Clicking it will launch the app where users can segregate books into lists, share digital bookshelves, look for weekend reads or post excerpts. Those who don't particular care for the Amazon-owned service might enjoy the other new features more, though. For parents, there's the FreeTime function, which allows them to make profiles for their kids and monitor their reading habits.

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