Kindle Mate Version 1.38 – Latest
Release Date: 2017-3-2 Download Now
Release Date: 2017-3-2 Download Now
We have brought some cool features to Anki experienced users in Kindle Mate 1.36. Check out the change logs for the detailed information.
We also have received feedbacks and verified that today Windows Defender with the latest virus and malware definitions (version: 188.8.131.52) SOMEHOW reports Kindle Mate 1.35 binary containing Trojan:Win32/Maltule.C!cl. After looking into it, we still have no clear clues what the latest Windows Defender definition has updated and what caused the positive, despite of all the clean reports of VirusTotal and Virscan engines against Kindle Mate 1.35.
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+ Added ‘Category Folder’ feature to categorize and manage Clippings Books, Authors and Vocabulary Books in folders.(Ctrl+N)
You may use this feature to organize and export your books or authors on different purposes, eg, to create folders like [SPANISH BOOKS] or [HARRY PORTER SERIES] etc.
+ Extend Content Edit feature to Clippings, Notes, Word Usages and Definitions.
* Adjusted and reorganized system and context menus and some layouts for better experience.
– Administrator privilege used to run Kindle Mate is no longer required.
+ More languages support
* Other known bugs fixes and performance improvements
<Clipping management changes>
+ Added an option to merge relevant clipping and note into a single record when exporting.(Options-Clippings Copy/Export Format-Merge Content)
+ Added support to export clippings into Word with book index and navigation.
+ Significantly improved importing and syncing performance on large clippings(5000+)
<Vocabulary management changes>
+ Added support of local dictionary files in Manage Word Definitions. Now you can add definitions for your Kindle vocabulary words using desired dictionaries.
Build or convert your own dictionary files:
Simply convert some dictionaries or save your excel files to tab-separated text file and copy to the folder [Kindle Mate Main Folder]dicts. Usage: word and definition each line, separated by tab (recommended) / semicolon / comma / space. Use <br> for new line.
Try this sample: Oxford English Dictionary(Open)
+ Added Shanbay Bilingual(en-en, en-cn) and Wiktionary (20 target languages, beta) in Dictionary Source.
* Word data is no longer required when exporting vocabulary words. (You could export stem only when needed.
+ Added an option to switch usage scope (across books or only for the selected book view)
– Fixed the word book export issue. Now when exporting a word book into a text or excel file, usages of other books are excluded.
* Improved Anki export file compatibility.
* Importing the file exported by Kindle Mate into Anki might fail due to some unpaired marks. The issued is addressed and fixed.
A nice and detailed instruction on how to export the words in Kindle Vocabulary Builder into Anki, by Satanmymaster on reddit:
om/r/kindle/comments /3th6za/a_guide_on_h ow_to_learn_your_voc abulary_builder/?ref =share&ref_sourc e=link
I always felt that the vocabulary builder is a nice but incomplete feature. I missed the ability to export my words to external language learning software. Turns out it’s possible and very easy, thanks to a nice little app called Kindle Mate.
Download the app from here. Once installed, the process is quite straightforward.
1) Launch Kindle Mate
2) Connect your Kindle. It should say “Kindle Connected” in the menu bar at the top. You will notice all your highlights and vocabulary builder words in the menus.
3) Download definitions of words by pressing F12. Select the appropriate dictionary (there are 2 Chinese dictionaries and WordNet 3.1). Start downloading – it may take a while. On one occasion, the app would not download anything, but it turned out this was because the WordNet servers were down at the time.
4) Go to the File menu and select Export to Files -> Export All Vocabulary Words. In the Save dialog, choose the “Anki” format and save the file.
5) Download Anki for free at: http://ankisrs.net/
6) Click File -> Import, and select the file you have exported from Kindle Mate. NOTE: Make sure you select the “Allow HTML in files” checkbox in the Import window, in order to obtain proper formatting.
At this point you may start learning your words using the desktop app.
Now, if you want to practice on your mobile phone or tablet, Anki has a nice app for that. I only have an Android phone, so I can only provide instructions relevant to this OS, but I assume the iOs version shouldn’t differ much.
1) Create an account on https://ankiweb.net
2) Open the Anki desktop app and click the ‘sync’ button (the circular icon in the top right-hand corner of the window). Log in using your ankiweb credentials.
3) On the first instance of doing this, the app will ask whether you want to overwrite content on the web, or on the desktop app. You want to do the first thing, since you’ll be adding new words from the desktop, not the other way around. This is done only once.
4) That’s basically it. Log in with your credentials in the Android app and you get all your vocabulary on your phone. Moreover, it syncs both ways, so you can maintain progress on both platforms.
One final remark – what if I want to add new words that I have added to the Vocabulary Builder while reading new books? Fortunately, that’s very simple. Open Kindle Mate, connect your Kindle. Press F12 and download the missing translations. Export the file as described earlier and import it into Anki. It will only add new words from the file rather than overwriting the whole thing. Sync and voila!
Mind you, it’s the first time I’m using Anki, so I’m not familiar with more advanced functions out there. But it seems to be working great so far. The awesome thing is that not only do I get to learn new words from the books I’m reading, but the flashcards also display context from the passages I have selected. Here’s how it looks on my phone:
Hope that helps, cheers
edit: One more useful thing – you may want to randomize the order of the learned words, instead of having them in chronological order. To do that, open the desktop app, select the deck with your Kindle vocab, click options and select ‘Show new cards in random order’ in the ‘New cards’ tab.
Don’t know how to get started with Kindle Mate? It is intuitive and easy to use! Just connect your Kindle with your computer via USB cable, wait for a few seconds, and once showing Kindle Connected then press F2. You’ll see what you have in Kindle.
Here are some handy tips for you(updated for Kindle Mate 1.36):