Kindle app for iPad and iPhone updates with Ember Bold font

Ember Bold font on in Kindle app for iPhone and iPad

Kindle app for iOS now offers a font suitable for users with vision problems.

Amazon seems to treat Ember font as a visiting card of their services. Ember typeface from font foundry Dalton Maag was released together with the top-end Kindle Oasis in April 2014. Afterward, it was being added to other Kindle e-readers, as well.

Two weeks ago, Ember became a default font of Amazon’s online store (maybe you’ve noticed it, already).

The recent update of Kindle app for iPad and iPhone brings the font to iOS users.

What’s interesting, only the bold version was added to Kindle app. Don’t expect the regular version of Amazon Ember to be available in the drop down font list.

The new addition is clearly aimed at users who have vision problems. Using the bold font makes the text readable even if its size is small.

Below, you’ll see two fonts from Amazon compared: Bookerly and Ember Bold (click or tap to enlarge).

Amazon Bookerly vs. Ember Bold in Kindle app for iPhone
Amazon Bookerly vs. Ember Bold in Kindle app for iPhone and iPad

In other words, now, when your eyes get tired and you need the text to be more readable you can either increase the font size or change the font to Ember Bold.

I was surprised the regular version of Ember is not included. The only other sans-serif font-family on the list is Helvetica.

⇢ Kindle for iOS

• • •

To get more posts like this, please subscribe by RSS or email. Let’s also connect on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.

More posts for iPhone and iPad users:

Tips and tricks

Adding large files to Kindle e-reader, Kindle for iOS, Kindle for Android - a complete guide

How to add large files to Kindle and Kindle apps for iOS, Android

Here are ways to add a large personal file to your Kindle e-reader, Kindle for iOS, and Kindle for Android.

Kindle Store guide to links deals sections features

Kindle Store – a guide to deals, special sections, and features

Browse Kindle Store easily. Check out this handy list with Amazon ebookstore’s most important links: deals, bestsellers, special features, help pages, and more.

Gift ideas

Best Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 7 (2016) case covers

11 Nook Tablet 7 (2016) cases for different needs and tastes

Best examples of case covers for Barnes & Noble Nook Tablet 7 (2016) – both original and third-party.

Kobo Aura One & Kobo Aura Edition 2 case covers

11 cases for Kobo Aura One and Aura Edition 2

The list includes original Kobo cases for Aura One and Aura Edition 2, as well as covers from other producers, found on Amazon, Etsy, eBay, and Rakuten.

Best 50

Best short books for busy people

50 short books for busy people

Best short books you can read in less than three hours. Novels and novellas you can’t miss, short stories, and most interesting non-fiction books.

Best cases and accessories for Samsung Galaxy Tab tablets

50 best Samsung Galaxy Tab cases and accessories in 2017

An updated selection of the best Samsung Galaxy Tab case covers, sleeves, and accessories. Tab A, Tab S3/S2, Tab 4, and more.

Let's connect

Share a comment

If you want to discuss the topic or ask a question, please share this post on social media. Make sure to mention us!

You can also contact us directly. Find more details here.

Get free updates via email

Powered by MailChimp
You'll receive email digests on Fridays at 2pm GMT / 10am EST.