Please give us back the ability to sort books into a preferred reading order within a collection and have them stay in that order until they are intentionally re-arranged. We used to be able to do this way back on the Kobo Vox. I reread a number of books written in a series that may be stand alone stories but often refer to characters in previous stories . Most of the book covers do not state what book number in the series they are. It's annoying to have to go to another on line site to check what book is the next in the series. Even if books are not in a series books could be arranged within a collection in order of importance to the reader. We had this ability before, why can't we have it back? Also please give us more sort options when looking for books in the store or clearly state in synopsis that book is a novella or short story for those of us who don't want short stories. Why is the Kobo store different when accessed from the app vs accessed from a browser? Book synopses don't have the same info ( eg. The estimate of number of pages and approx reading time).
No "Add to Cart" button. I deleted my previous review because Kobo asked me to contact help support ort, so I thought it was user error. And then I was told there is no "Add to Cart" within the Android App... sheesh. I do a lot of my shopping through the app, and the lack of that button makes it impossible to take advantage of "Buy 2 get 1 free " sales. It really should be added. And Kobo, please do not respond with your standard offer of assistance, if this issue I have is not due to me making some error while using the app
Add to cart is missing. Buying one book at a time is really annoying. When the App updated I got back a bunch of books that I had already read. I don't know why that would happen. And the sequence of my purchases changed. Very confusing as I liked that the order was from most recent to the oldest. So I see no improvements on the tablet. The browser version is fine.
Doesn't show actual page numbers, which makes citations for academic papers difficult. The way it lists page numbers is based on chapter or chapter subsection, followed by what page of the chapter you are on (e.g. Chapter 5 page 10 of 35). The problem is, chapter 5 can have between 6 and 142 pages depending on what font size you use. That's not very useful academically. My workaround for this has been to go to a website that has a searchable preview of the book, search for the text I'm quoting and get the actual page number from that. I used Kobo because my textbooks were a bit cheaper than the app I was using, but will probably need to change back next term.
I love that you guys came out with an app because my kobo was stolen and I was dreading the cost of having to buy a new one, just so I could read the $400 dollars worth of books I've got. Now that you guys have developed a waterproof one I'm looking at buying it once the book store in my town gets there supply. But, this app is fantastic I can read on my phone tablet and later my near kobo
The app could do with the synchronisation of the reading progress with the e-reader for non-kobo e-books, as well. UI has had a great changeover. Looks better than the older version.
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E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization