Review from Suzi Akhurst
Help. This app was great til today and now I can't turn the pages in my downloaded books. I am stuck. Tried uninstalling and reinstalling but same problem even when I reloaded the books. Library section works ok but not my bookshelf. Halfway through a book and very frustrated. Same prob with new title. I am using a Samsung android tablet. Please fix this!
I don't take the time to review apps often, only if one is particularly bad or good and this one falls on the good side of the spectrum. Overdrive makes it really easy to browse and check out library books even if you're busy or on the go. Highly recommend. If you have any trouble syncing books across devices make sure you have logged in the same way on both devices (overdrive account vs library card info)
The app is great and works great, except for one issue and there's no information on how to fix it. The books that aren't at my library can be recommended for the library to purchase. However the process doesn't work for me. It opens the page to recommend and the email/hold notification option is given but once I select to either recommend or cancel, and I hit recommend, it doesn't go through and send the recommendation. I even went to the browser site and tried with the same results. I need to know why this isn't working and how it can be fixed. I Would give overdrive 5 stars if not for this VERY frustrating issue. Help?
I use this app daily. They have a wide selection of books,both written and audio. The system works well, and does not crash. I read 3-5 books a week for entertainment and it is very handy to be able to check out a book any time day or night. I can read books on my phone or tablet, listen to audio books at home or in the car. I can adjust the brightness and size of the print so reading is comfortable. It is easy to carry several books at a time, you can set your checkout periods, and I don't have to worry about misplacing books or have them overdue
I've tried about 90% of the ereaders and this is the best for what I need. What I needed is the ability to sync across platforms (tablet and phone), ability to borrow books from the local library, and the ability to read open ePub books. This does it all. I do tend to download the Kindle formats (if available) as Kindle is a better ereader. The built in reader could be better at reproducing the publishers format. Some ePub books don't always render correctly, especially older books.
Generally excellent with one or two quirks. The player is well designed and works great for selecting and playing library audio books. Two details: the pause button doesn't work on the lock screen. I have to log into my phone to pause. Also, audio players should have a selection so that I can choose if it should come on automatically when I start my car.
I read every day. Being able to access my local library's e- book collection is wonderful. The audio book function is great too. Font selection & sizing a real boon as I often have problems with my eyesight. I found if the library is missing books in the middle of a series I can simply email the branch the info. Added to my permanent Kobo collection I never have to worry about having nothing to read. Thanks Overdrive.
Updated streaming video player.
Resolves an issue where users couldn't sign in using OverDrive accounts on Android 5.0.1.
Fixes bugs related to opening titles using widgets and the now playing notification.
Audiobook position syncing improvements.
The app now shows an indication on the bookshelf if all of the parts of a book aren't downloaded.
Support for Android O.
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