Review from David Dickerson
WTF Read Aloud Gone I have wanted this feature for a long time. It reads things a bit to literally saying hyphen and other weird things but overall an awesome addition which might persuade me to actually buy more books. UPDATE: Books that would read aloud now won't read aloud any more Fix or I'll NEVER buy a book from your business!!! Some of the totally free books still read aloud WTF. All or forget it!
December 22, 2012Sorry to hear about this. Note, read aloud is only available for books in flowing text, & when the publisher allows it. Still, please contact us via this support page: http://goo.gl/33zfv if you feel your book should have this option. Also mention you've left a review, with your link (click the link icon right above). -The Google Play Books team
There are couple disadvantages: 1. I can't choose the storage for downloaded books. I haven't enough space on internal storage but there are a lot of it on sd card. 2. I can't download personal uploaded book outside the internal google books storage. I would like to download them back as a single file a do with it what I want. 3. Not enough books in the online books store. Sometimes I think that I did wrong choice. Amazon has a lot more books. I want to buy some books, but they don't exist in your store. 4. I don't like behavior when books is deleted when I marked it as finished. It will be better to have an option to control this workflow. 5. It's impossible to organize all books in your library.
Until I got this app I'd never read a book. I'd gotten through a few chapters, put the book down and never picked it up again. In the last few months I've read 7 books through this app, so this was a great app. However, with the latest update of Google play store, the my library widget has disappeared and my only choice now is a Google books widget which is too small and stacks titles rather than lays them side by side like the old 6x4 widget. Why would you pull that widget and why wouldn't you tell us. Update the widget with this app so that I get the old 6x4 that I used to have and make me happy again.
I really enjoy using this e-reader, the features are substantial enough and the text looks great too. I do take umbridge with the latest update though as they have removed the icon like shelf and replaced with with a list. This make finding books less fun and it's generally just feels like a giant step back. This is my reasoning for the rating. Keep up the good work and please bring back the old style for the library or at least implement to the option to do so.
The nicest working reader around. Brilliant page turn animation and blue light filter. **With the latest update the nice library layout with the large book cover view has disappeared. Now unappealing.** Please consider vertical scroll option.
Crashes on launch and I can't get to my PAID content. Please fix asap. UPDATE: Support reached out to me and had me retry all of the things I had already tried, but no luck. In the end I was told to reach out to Samsung to see if they could fix my problem. I'm pretty sure it's app version specific. I found a workaround was to revert to the factory version of the app. I can see my content now but none of the cool new features.
Dear Sundar Pichai, Kindle nearly has a monopoly in ebook platform. Learn from them. Offer us monthly , Six month and twelve month plans at affordable rates. Also, the books must be cheap enough for us to buy. As of now, this sucks.. we are not here to read romance novels. Kindly understand readers interests and make an app ...offline dictionary is also a must. What is the point of having one billion downloads if customers are unhappy? Thanks Akash
Stability and performance enhancements
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization
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