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Technology Google Books redesign makes it easier to find background info

04:45  18 october  2019
04:45  18 october  2019 Source:   engadget.com

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It 's Google Books ' 15th birthday, and the tech giant is celebrating it by giving the service a makeover. The redesigned version makes each title's most pertinent information easier to access -- and it puts details in neat little boxes that make them easier on the eyes. The classic interface already showed

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It's Google Books' 15th birthday, and the tech giant is celebrating it by giving the service a makeover. The redesigned version makes each title's most pertinent information easier to access -- and it puts details in neat little boxes that make them easier on the eyes. The classic interface already showed you a book's description, its author's history and their other works, but the redesigned version will also include options for where you can borrow or purchase the title. There's also a new section that lists similar titles, as well as one that clearly shows the book's bibliography where you'll be able to create citations in APA, MLA, Chicago and other formats.

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Today, the service is getting redesigned with the Google Material Theme. Books is now the latest, with Google positioning the service as a tool to learn about literally material, discover, and research. A book ’s about page makes use of a bright background , as well as Material Theme tabs and cards.

Google is not a conventional company. Our mission—to organize the world’s information and make it universally accessible and useful—continues to evolve. Last year we introduced Material Design to help designers and developers embrace an expanding, multi-device, multi-screen world.

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It's now also much easier to find terms and phrases from within the service. Say, you're vaguely remembering a dialogue or a word used in a book and want to look it up -- just tap "Search Inside" on the title's profile and type whatever it is you want to find. It will only search a preview version of the book with limited pages, but that could be enough to help you remember whatever it is on the tip of your tongue.

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