I’ve been playing with the new app for a little while and it is pretty cool. It follows the latest trend in interface design and offers a flatter interface, an enjoyable change for those of us who didn’t care for the faux 3d effect. Amazon has also changed the slide-out menus so they are now translucent, thus enabling you to see a fuzzy view of whatever is under the menu. I’m not sure what this adds but I suppose Amazon was going for the coolness factor.
This app also includes the usual bug fixes and performance enhancements, but the most important change is the new Collections feature. Readers can now organize their ebook library into collections with just a few taps.