Apple is planning to introduce folders to iBooks. 9to5mac revealed that it has got hold of ‘Apple documents’ which details plans on better iBooks management. Organizing folders to iBooks, the tech giant is planning to name it ‘Collections’, while these folders would be more look alike folders on the iOS 4 homescreen.
The blog said, “There will be two default collections: Book and PDF’s”. Looking into your iBooks app, you would notice that these two collections already exist. The new feature would let you create your own lists that hold books and PDF’s, while it also gives access to move the collections around.
Furthermore the blog detailed that ‘Collections’ would be in form of a button which would let you tap on the iBooks toolbar that brings up a list of all your collections while these ‘Collections’ would also be sitting on your bookshelf.
You would also be able to take PDF’s you have stored in iBooks and email them off. Printing PDF’s via AirPrint would also be featured as the update is rolled on to the users.
While we did get to know about the details, no word was heard on release of iBooks with these new features. The Apple document read:
Create, rename, or delete a collection: Tap Collections to display the collections list. Tap New to add a new collection. To delete a collection tap Edit, then tap and tap Delete. You can’t edit or remove the built-in Books and PDFs collections. To edit the name of a collection, tap its name. When you finish, tap Done.
Move a book or PDF to a collection: Go to the bookshelf and tap Edit. Tap each book or PDF that you want to move so that a checkmark appears, then tap Move and select a collection. An item can be in only one collection at a time. When you add a book or PDF to your bookshelf, it’s put in the Books or PDF collection. From there, you can move it to a different collection. You might want to create collections for work and school, for example, or for reference and leisure reading.
View a collection: Tap Collections, then tap an item in the list that appears.
You can use iBooks to send a copy of a PDF via email, or to print all or a portion of the PDF to a supported printer.
Email a PDF: Open the PDF, then tap and choose Email Document. A new message appears with the PDF attached. Tap Send when you finish addressing and writing your message.
Print a PDF: Open the PDF, then tap and choose Print. Select a printer and the page range and number of copies, then tap Print. For information about supported printers, see “Printing” on page 39.
You can only email or print PDFs. These options aren’t available for ePub books.