MinimalKindle

Table of Contents

1 Minimal Kindle

Cleaning up the terrible Kindle UI.

1.1 Unsubscribe from special offers

Use this Amazon help page to find out how to disable ads in your device. It will cost you around $20, but it's so worth it. Your attention is more valuable than that.

1.2 Disable the cluttered 'Home screen view'

Go to Settings > Device Options > Personalize your Kindle > Advanced Options > and turn 'Home Screen View' off

1.3 Delete books

Delete any book you are not planning to read in the next 6 months. Seriously, do it. You can always redownload them anyway.

1.4 Remove noise with collections

  • Create collections and add your books there. Personally I have one collection for each category / interest I'm currently pursuing. For example, my current collections are:
    • Fiction
    • Computer Science
    • Stoicism
  • I have scheduled time slots in my calendar to read a bit of each one of these collections. Besides it, I like to have a single book that I consider my 'current' book. I keep this book in a _Current collection.

1.5 Select the right filters

In your home screen, select the following filters:

  • Just downloaded items
  • Collections only
  • Ordered by title

1.6 Notes

These notes are now available as a blog post in Adventures in Consumer Technology.

Author: Rodrigo Franco

Created: 2017-04-11 Tue 13:49

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