Great experience I love how this app allows my college books to be accessible anytime anywhere! I just had a problem with 2 of my books not being able to download. I first went through troubleshooting my phone without any luck so I emailed them and had a response and a fix within 24 hours! (BTW... everybody that just gives a bad review about it not working without asking for help are all idiots! If you want it to work you need to inform them that there is a problem! Scroll down and click on "contact us"!)
I'm only giving it a two since they at least added the ability to download on multiple devices. In their ignorance, however, they haven't figured how to make the OFFLINE bookshelf functional. In order to read an e-book, the app tries to connect to the Bookshelf server. Connecting is the opposite of OFFLINE. Call CourseSmart, ask if they can help you get it right.
This App is a mess!!! This App does NOT fit android. It is impossible to mark the text because jump to another page. I have a Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 and don't recognizes the pen. Only it serves to read without being able to make any mark or note in the text. I use it because it is required by the university, but do not recommend it.
Videos broken after update The textbook I was reading before worked well, but after the update, embedded videos (mp4 format) no longer work.
Arggghhh!!!! This reader is awful! If you have a choice, don't use it! That was my original review ... it hasn't changed too much in almost 3 years! OK updated to latest release. Granted it doesn't force close as much as it did when I started using it in January 2013....but come on!!! Get the developers of this app to fix some issues!! ............................................. I have 2 different devices (Nexus 5 and Nexus 7) and the paragraphs are up against the black side border. NO WAY to get your finger in there to highlight or copy phrases against the side of the page...it NEEDS A BORDER of white all the way around in order to make it usable. It also needs to have a way to check to see if you have a book already so a University can NOT charge you twice for the same edition of a book. ........................................I wish I had a choice of ereaders for school as I would go with google books (which I do for my personal books). To say I dislike the restrictions this ereader puts on the reader is an understatement. Only thing good I can say is at least it doesn't force close as often as it used to. Complain to your school about this product
Product Unusable, Service & Support are TERRIBLE They constantly use the excuse 'It works in the device I am testing' to not fix issues. No wonder it hasn't got any more reliable in the five years since I last used it. I am the LAST person that would ever recommend getting paper versions of books but if any material you use is through this service, go that route instead. Gave it 6 months, immediate not responding error..
• Bug fixes in interactive EPUB books.
Previously in version 3.5:
• Updated styles for reflowable books.
• Accessibility improvements for page fidelity books.
• EPUB books now support the Figures view.
• Expanded list of supported languages.
• Additional bug fixes and performance improvements.
Phoenix Mobile helps you organize your day and connect with your class on-the-go
Pearson eText for Schools app allows teachers & students to view Pearson titles.
The Pearson eText app is a companion to Pearson’s eText browser book reader.
Teachers & students around the world can access an eText on an Android tablet.