This app is legitimately changing my life. I get so distracted by scrolling through stuff on my phone that I hadn't picked up and read a book in about a year. Now, I've read a few books in less than a week. I get to support my libraries, read again, and feel accomplished because of the cool little percentage counter in the corner. The app is easy to understand and the support team is very kind and helpful.
Edit: They have redesigned the app and now include series order which saves time trying to figure out which book is first, second, and so on. Wish I could rate higher than 5 stars. Its great for reading on the go and has helped me get back into reading. I so wish it would send me a notification to my phone when a book was ready to be read that I had placed on hold.
Great format! easy to use and great for browsing. I mostly use it for audiobooks, so it has definitely saved me from an Audible subscription :) My only issue is that my lists are not saved to any sort of cloud, so I can't access them on multiple divices. (Also noticed that playback and bookmarks are also not saved.)
I really like this app except for one big thing. There's no option to download borrowed items to external storage (SD card) instead of internal storage. My device's storage is always almost full, so I really like having the option to use the SD card. The old OverDrive app has this option. If you add that option to this app, I'll gladly give 5 stars!
Better than the original overdrive app, but buggy. When listening at greater than 1x speed it keeps popping up notifications asking whether I want to sync with another device even though I only use one device. Also seems to occasionally "lose" the downloaded files. The book I am currently listening to shows that it's 100% downloaded, but for some reason thinks it still needs to download it and won't let me listen to it. Overall a nice app, but the bugs are frustrating.
I use Overview all the time. I was told that Libby was simpler. In some ways it is in terms of just getting to book onto the cell phone. But it would not interface with my Bluetooth headset to pause or play. And where Overdrive would appear in my notification area (Galaxy S8) and I could access it from there, as well as the Bluetooth headset, to play or pause, Libby did not appear there. These are major flaws.
We've fixed a problem with the playback speed, which sometimes failed to restore when you returned to your audiobook. We've also addressed some cases where downloads got "stuck" if the network connection faltered. And we've done a number of things to solve synchronization quirks when reading or listening to books. Thanks for your patience!
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