Review from JD McCay
Best option for ebooks Play books stays in sync beautifully, has an excellent selection, works on multiple devices (including eink readers that use adobe... i.e. every single one except kindle) and now has as close to natural sounding read-aloud as you are going to find out there. Can't pass it up IMO
Getting totally fed up with this app. Each time I download a book I have blank pages. I have to uninstall to be able to get any written words and if I read on another device and try to go to that page on here I loose it all over again.
Books Are Much Cheaper With Others! Love the interface and the features but the books themselves are much more expensive than the likes of Kobo! Sort that I'll start buying.
Could make the reading voice a little more realistic rather than a robot... I have it on the second voice setting so should be better but isn't.. it's too distracting and you lose concentration
How about a feature to search the books in user's uploaded library?? My collection of ebooks is quite huge and I have uploaded most of them in Play Books. But whenever I want to find a title in NY library, I have to scroll down for manual search. A function to search only in a user's personal library would would be much appreciated. Also an option to open an ebook offline from local folder through this app without uploading. This may cut down the use of other offline ebook reader apps.
No SD card support This is program is like being given a really cool toy that you can't play with. I would like to use this more, but storage is a serious problem. I have a lot of books that I want stored on my SD and cannot keep them on my phone otherwise. I WILL NOT keep using data to reload them, and thus the app is a waste of space. The bottom line is that the Google Books app is useless to me until the above issue is fixed.
Great for Uploads of PDFs of Books and Papers Have lots of PDFs of physical books and and now I can pick up where I left off wherever, whenever. Turns idle time into time well spent. My only complaint is that you can't rename bookmarks 😞
Stability and performance enhancements
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Ebook reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization.