Quirky app, great content The Safari subscription model gives me access to amazingly useful and current content. The Safari app works, but has lots of usability bugs. For example, I have to increase the font size in order to read on my Nexus 7, but this causes render problems such as clipping the left margin. Safari sometimes resets my font choice when turning the page. I'm really happy overall with Safari. The app just needs some love. Or maybe move the longtime original Safari members to the new reader app and close this one?
Great content, app needs help The Safari subscription itself is awesome. However, there are two major issues with the app that prevent me from wanting to use it. The first is that I have trouble reading because there is too much contrast. Other e-readers provide the ability to make the background light brown or off white, which makes it much easier on my eyes. The second problem is that the first page I read when I reopen a book is formatted as if I'm reading it on a computer monitor.
Not very good When reading a book with code samples, some pages have very small font which I struggle to resize. Switching from portrait to landscape also makes the text too small to read. While most text can be resized, illustrations and math formulas cannot. The search feature is terrible, as the "back" button after choosing a match exits the book! Overall this is very bad for a paid service.
Does not hold place Constantly skips back to start of chapter when returning to app or even when phone changes orientation. Bookmarks do not appear to work, only sending to start of chapter. However is nice to have books on mobile, and able to organize them into folders. App does appear to sync last read book from web app.
Annoying to move to next page Moving between pages is flaky. Either it doesn't move, or, moves two pages at a time. Problem occurs in Nexus 7 and Samsung S6. Annoyingly, when I return to reading a book after sound something else on the phone, the font size is very small; as soon as I increase it, the page jumps back to the star of the last very chapter and I then have to scroll ask the way forward to my last reading position which is frustrating. Good choice of books
Not a replacement for the website I'd hoped to use this app because of its ability to store books offline. Unfortunately, the formatting is so poor that some of my books are unreadable.
Fixes an issues that caused some users to see blank pages when opening a book.
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