So much better than the old app. I search here, then at my public library. If I can get a book for free I will. If it's a great book I'll consider buying. The older classics are so reasonable. I have the complete Charles Dickens, CS Lewis and Shakespeare all for around .99c each complete works. Great to have.
I have Kobo Glo HD. I have been using this application to purchase and read my books when I cannot bring my Kobo Glo HD. This is much better than the Kindle. I had been a kindle user. I love Kobo for customizations and the font weight. No regrets on switching from a kindle to Kobo. Kobo is tailored to readers, letting us decide on which format to read. Kindle does not give that options. Kobo is more personalized, not like kindle. The new version is better. I love what Kobo has done so far.
Previously I gave this app 4 stars but since the latest update I'm unable to load my current book on my android. I don't know how or what has happened but please fix it. I love being able to switch between my reader and android but can't now since I'm having difficulty with opening this app. I give your app a 3 for now.
I'm getting sick of Kobo redesigning interfaces in all their devices, a RIDICULOUS number of times!!! Stop it! Lack of store book categories. No short stories? Stupid Kobo email spam and Kobo point system. After all this time, Kobo still hasn't addressed the fact that the screen times out while reading. It's not fun for me having to tap the screen each time to keep the screen awake, or to press the screen lock button once it times out. As others have pointed out, definitions for highlighted words are awful.
I do not like many of the dictionary explanations. I can't remember a specific example but here is a sample of what I mean.... Collusion: the act of colluding. Chances are that if you don't know the word collusion, you also don't know the word collude. Happens frequently! Dumb ass definitions. Should be a simple explanation ....I have found this on many occasions. I have also found several instances of no definition known. Ok once in a while but I find them on Google with no trouble. Love Kobo but also have a second beef and that is on sharing books. Still working on that one.
And now page/position syncing between devices is broken. *sigh* Love my Kobo, don't love leaving it at home and being forced to use this app. Even after all these years the reader still needs config options for header/footer/margin sizes and justification. More fonts, colour choices, anti-aliasing and kerning adjustment would be nice too. ie, something a little closer to what the eReader gives me.
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New in this update:
• Find all your items and collections under My Books
• You can now sort your books by date added
• Your books will now sync faster, including all their covers
• Filter to see only items you've purchased
• See your current reading progress, or mark an item as unread or finished, without downloading it first
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization