Love the service, dislike the app. At 100% zoom the page margins leave half the screen empty. Also there are no lower contrast color setting that like sepia to make the screen easier on my eyes. Night mode would also be greatly appreciated for saving my battery and reading in darkness. Please make the reading experience better! Reading is why I have the app installed in the first place.
Infuriating This should be called "not your safari queue". I have 3 books in my safari queue, but the one book I'm reading isn't shown. Every time I want to read it I have to search for the book, and when I select tap to queue it, the option in shown is to delete it from my queue. (So it's definitely in my queue). I can open the book from the search and it even remembers my position, but it never shows it in the queue within the app. The extra hassle of searching for the book every single time is annoying.
Constant crashes make it unusable I'm on a completely stock Nexus 9 tablet. After I updated to the latest version a little while ago, the app has become completely unreliable and constantly crashes. There is nothing that seems to fix it, including rebooting or deleting all the app data (which of course removes your downloaded books). It has become unusable, plain and simple. It is extremely frustrating to be a software developer and having to live with software that is of this poor quality.
Ready for a long flight, I downloaded a few titles I wanted to read while onboard. The safety belt sign is eventually off and I can start reading. The application doesn't agree though, and asks me to login, which you can't do while offline. How lucky! I would have missed the hot girl sitting just beside me. Thanks, thanks a lot. Seriously: this sucks and it's stupid.
Still waiting Picked up again and now that there's highlights I was hopeful. Unfortunately the highlight experience was awful. Look at e.g. Kindle. Works much better. Safari app often doesn't even show highlight option. And when applying. I'm missing a peek window to see how the highlight is applied.And the touch and swipe to highlight needs to improve. It messes your momentum. Also. Just one colour on highlights?!?! And highlights really need to have support for tags. So that you can collect from many different sources.
Better than nothing So it's good to use when you're disconnected... except it keeps asking you to sign in. Which requires a connection! Great to know I have all this stuff downloaded for easy access, and will be able to use it once I punch in my passeword, find a Wi-Fi, log into that and go through corporate single sign in... Easier to just go back to carrying around a book
Hello from the Safari Team! We updated how we are handling SD card support to function more consistently on version of Android previous to 5.0. For users on those devices, you should be prompted to chose the storage path.
Please try it out and give us feedback via in-app chat. Thank you!
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