I was hesitant to download this app because of the rating, but I love it. I have no problem with it. It is fabulous. I hated that onedrive app - I deleted it soon after downloading it. This SimplyE is great and so easy to use. Just be sure that after you down load it, the permission for storage is on or you cant down load the books. You can find this under you settings/apps on your device. So great - no stressing about getting to the library, no lugging a book around, and your "book" is with you wherever you go - ready to be read! I just found that the fancy font has a glich - some of the words would be cut in half, but everything else works great. I like having a dark background - beige or black and white letters. Love the app. Thank-you BPL.
I use mainly Overdrive but keep SimplyE when the book I want is not avail on Overdrive. SimplyE is basic, which is ok with me but it has too many bugs. Page turning is a challenge (either nothing happens or it skips 2 pages and I end up tapping like a crazy person, going backwards and forward until I get to the page I need, which ruins the reading experience). Also no bookmark and the app crashes regularly so I end up on page 1 every other day trying to turn the damn pages back to where I was - which takes it to another level bc I dont remember the page I was on. Tapping tapping tapping... Overdrive is a much more pleasant experience for me with bookmarks, smooth page turns, holds and wish lists though it seems SimplyE has more inventory. Long story short, I need both app.
Incredibly buggy (under Android on Nexus pad and Samsung phone). Page turning slow or non-responsive (almost unbelievable to release such an app with such a fault....). Very limited in-book navigation, and no bookmarking to return to favorite spots. Font and brightness often unresponsive, or also send you back to start of book. No sync across other devices on same account. Book returns often unresponsive.
This is a very bare-bones e-reader. I don't expect all the features of Kindle, but I would appreciate a few more. Image resizing: illustrations are often too small to see (e.g., maps), or are stretched across two pages, with the wrong aspect ratio. Highlighting: I'd like to be able to select & copy words & phrases for searching in Google or Wikipedia. Also, it often takes several tries to turn a page. Don't know whether that's a software or a hardware problem, though.
While I like how convenient it makes getting books from the library, it is very frustrating to try and read on the app because the page starts to dim when I'm only halfway through a page. Also, page turning can be more difficult than it should be.
Very nice app for borrowing & reading books that are readily available. But the app loses stars because I can't download books, I've reserved, one they're ready. What's the point of reserving books of I can't obtain them. PLEASE FIX THIS.
- Book Info Layout Updates
- Copy Updates
- BPL Support Email updated
E-book reader. Multi-format, highly customizable. Supports cloud synchronization