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Today comiXology will introduce a continuous bookmarking feature for all of its comics apps, which Venture Beat reports will permit users to pick up reading on one device where they left off on another.
The feature, called simply Continue, will remember the last page a reader viewed on, say, her iPhone, so that when she moves to her iPad, she won’t have to flip through pages to find her place. As Venture Beat’s Tom Cheredar notes, Continue probably won’t be a big deal for those who buy their single issues digitally; however, for readers of graphic novels and collections, it’ll likely be a revelation.
“It’s true that the continuous bookmarking may seem like a small feature, but its little elements like this that make comiXology’s reading experience better than its competitors,” Cheredar writes. “(Seriously, reading a comic on iBooks or Kindle feels so rigid by comparison because it lacks things like the panel-by-panel Guided View feature.) Hopefully, we’ll see more little additions in the future, such as annotations, and being able to view comics without having to download them.”
It’s been a good year for comiXology, which on Monday was revealed as the third-highest grossing iPad app of 2012, up from No. 10 the year before. The company followed that with the announcement that it has served more than 2 billion pages of comics since its launch three years ago.
Update (9:30 a.m. PT): ComiXology has officially announced Continue. You can read the press release below: