How to Connect the Supernote A6X and A5X with Kindle

Connecting your Ratta Supernote to Amazon's Kindle is a breeze.
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While Supernote’s own built-in E-reader application is actually pretty good there are a whole host of reasons why someone would want to install the Kindle app. For one thing, Supernote really is one of the best small e-readers around, and the ability to gain access to your full Kindle library of books with a button press makes it the obvious replacement to the Kindle itself.

The easiest way to read your library books on Supernote is through Kindle!

Personally, I use Kindle to access my library books, since I prefer to use libraries than purchase books from Amazon. The link in the Kindle app between Overdrive and Libby (which most libraries use for their ebook borrows) is swift and easy to navigate, so until the team at Ratta allow sideloading of Overdrive and Libby (something they’ve promised us as a future update!), the easiest way to read your library books on Supernote is through Kindle.

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Open Supernote settings
Open Supernote settings

You’ll first need to head to your Supernote settings. This page can be accessed either by swiping down from the top of your Supernote screen or else by swiping down on the physical control bar and then selecting the word “Supernote” at the top.

  • Once you are in the Supernote’s settings, click on “Apps.”
In Supernote’s settings, click on Apps
In Supernote’s settings, click on Apps
  • In the Apps view you’ll be able to see a number of options, including the Supernote App Store. Tap on the Supernote App Store.
Click on Supernote App Store
Click on Supernote App Store
  • You’ll see “Kindle” as an option, so just tap “Download!”
Download Kindle from the Supernote App Store
Download Kindle from the Supernote App Store
  • Supernote provides you with a percentage meter for the download and will then begin installing Kindle.
  • Once Kindle is installed, just click “Open” and you’ll be brought to your Kindle introduction page! Now you just need to sign in to your Amazon account.
Signing in to Amazon Kindle on your Supernote
Signing in to Amazon Kindle on your Supernote

Now that Kindle is downloaded and installed on your Supernote, you just need to complete the process of signing in. Make sure you have another device nearby because Amazon will need to send you a security confirmation for your log-in.

  • Tap “More” from the bottom menu.
Click on More in the Kindle App
Click on More in the Kindle App
  • Tap “Sign in with Amazon” which is the topmost item on the following menu.
  • This will bring up the Amazon sign-in menu. Just enter your Amazon login information to continue.
Sign in with Amazon on Kindle to sync your Kindle and Supernote
Sign in with Amazon on Kindle to sync your Kindle and Supernote
  • Amazon will send you a confirmation sign-in approval. Use your other device to confirm.
  • And voila! That’s it. You’re now signed into Amazon Kindle from your Supernote.

Happy reading!

Supernote A6X and A5X F has simple but powerful features for handling PDFs.
Odin Odin (62)
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I’ve written about the Supernote X series of e-ink devices plenty and they even earned my five-star review for being the all-around best choice for anyone looking for a digital notebook and versatile reading/writing device. Ratta, the company behind Supernote, has managed to produce a really powerful and wildly useful little device that can handle professional and everyday needs. In this article, I’m going to walk you through the PDF features of the Supernote A5X and A6X models. These are Ratta’s first devices to be powered by a customized Android operating system which allows them a number of advanced side-loading features, but PDFs are supported by their older Supernote devices as well. Testing the Supernote To test this, I grabbed an old book from the Internet Archive, The Princess of Mars. At almost 400 pages, this hefty PDF took about seven seconds to load and sometimes up to three seconds between page turns (for pages previously unvisited). Since I wouldn't be using the PDF reader to read large books anyway, this isn't a huge deal for me, but for those of you expecting to read extremely info-heavy PDFs of above-200 pages, this might be good to note. (However, also note that this PDF was not optimized for e-reading anyway, simply for high-quality archival, which might have made it a little more awkward for the Supernote to handle). What are PDFs anyway? Since their development in 1993, Portable Document Format files (PDFs) have been the go-to for all professional needs. The file is capable of presenting text formatting and images entirely independent of any operating system, hardware, or software — a huge advantage when so many different systems are constantly vying for control of the market. In addition, PDFs allow for advanced interactive components, digital signatures, and various methods of encryption and document control which make them extremely popular for legal and business-related work. How does Supernote hold up against the competition? So, how does the Supernote compare to other e-ink devices that can access PDFs? Well, there is a big range of such devices on the market right now, and I tried the most popular ones out myself when considering my initial purchase of an e-ink tablet. Boox devices are a bit faster than the Supernote, for instance, but that slight gain in responsiveness is severely handicapped by poorer screen quality and (in the case of comparisons to the A5X which has a more durable screen) are more likely to be damaged through heavy use. What commends Supernote to me so deeply is the company’s high responsiveness and the sleek, efficient build quality of their devices. It doesn’t look like a flashy tablet either; once it’s in its faux leather cover, it feels sort of like I’m carrying around a real notebook. The biggest issue with PDFs on the Supernote is with size. I’d strongly recommend getting the A5X because its larger screen works way better for PDFs. That said, a 2021 update from Ratta made pinch-zooming on PDFs possible, meaning that even on my tiny A6X I can easily navigate around a large D&D character sheet or search through the fine-print of a contract. Given that feature, it really comes down to preference.