Great book app I love this application. It's really good, has both ebooks and audiobooks with settings you can change to be able to read the text easily on your phone. The only downfall is most library's only have one or two copies of a book you can read so if it's a popular book you end up waiting a month to finally read. But then again it's a library and that's usually how it works. It just seems like since the books online you should be able to download it even if someone else has. That's the only downfall of this app.
Update 12/24/16 from 2013 Everything positive I wrote about Overdrive in 2013 goes double, at the end of 2016. I rely on this app so much for eBooks and Audiobooks, that I generally run about 5 credits behind in Audible. Overdrive isn't perfect yet, but it's close. I've learned how to return items early to free up space for new material, so I'm not limited to 3 items every.2 weeks (my choice of lending period.) The selections are great, the app is easy to use, and works almost everywhere. I highly recommend this!
Great but I want one thing changed Love the app. Works great. Love that I can save the book into my device and save my data. The one thing I want changed or the option added is I hate having my lock screen background be the books cover art. If I'm listening to a book on the way to a meeting and while in the meeting I awake my phone to check the time. I don't need anyone looking to see what I'm reading. Other apps have the option to turn this off.
Been using this for years Had this since my Galaxy S3, even better in the S7. Works with my kids ipads as well on its own or with the Kindle app. Nice sync. Easy to use but sometimes once I've downloaded a book it takes a few less intuitive clicks to get to that book the first time. Easy after that. Reading on a phone is a pain so I mostly do audio books. Would like to see full series of books, but I think that's more my library's choice. Enjoy!
It Still Works Great! The latest version works great. I have not noticed any issues! I could suggest the following. The history only shows 20 books and that list doesn't carry over when you replace your phone. The cloud account could be better. I would like the cloud to store and suggest. The ability to add notes. I have been using OverDrive for years every day. It is easy to check out books from the library. You will need to download an Adobe reader to read books, but after it is set up it is easy to use.
Great app They have improved this app a great deal since I first started using it a couple of years ago. It is very easy to search by author, subject, or keyword. The prompts are very helpful. Also, I love being able to borrow books instead of having to buy them. Sometimes you have to wait a long time for new books, but the Holds function informs you when the book is available. If I really can't wait, I buy it from Audible. The only negative is I wish they had more copies of the popular books.
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