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What's New in Version 3.10
What's New in 3.10
This update’s all about making your reading and listening experience as great as it can be. Not only have we improved nearly everything to do with audiobooks, we’ve also completely changed our display panel so that you, dear reader, can read exactly the way you want.
• New! In your display panel (tap the “Aa” icon), you can now select from six beautiful fonts, adjust your background color and brightness, and change your alignment.
• Improved! The quickest and smoothest page turns around.
• New! Your audiobooks will continue to download even when you exit the app.
• Improved! Audiobook chapter transitions so seamless you won’t even know they’re there.
• Many, many bug fixes.
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Audiobooks clunky; good customer service
Update 2: Scribd contacted me after I became frustrated with the audiobook feature. They were very helpful and offered to help troubleshoot. There is not much to troubleshoot really: The audiobook function can sometimes lose its place, hang on downloads (though it does eventually complete them), and so on — it’s just not as smooth of an experience as Audible. Still, overall the selection is quite good and after deleting/reinstalling, it is working better.
Update 1: After deleting and reinstalling the app, the audiobook functioning is improved, however it still sometimes hangs on downloads, but synchronizing does seem faster after deleting/reinstalling. Up to 3 stars. I’m still using it.
Previous review: This service has promise. It is not “lit lite” as someone noted in another review. There are lots of wonderful options, both more recent, and many classics. However the audiobook functionality is still terribly programmed — usability is very low. Books are no longer downloading completely. Synchronization (already annoying to begin with) now takes even longer. I’m not sure what to do, as the audio is one of the main reasons I purchased a membership. I may cancel if it is not fixed soon.
AudioBook feature Fails!
I was excited to find this app last month. After being a subscriber to Audible for many years and having over 300 books in my audio library. I thought this would be a great app. The book selection is good, very diverse and both older and new books are avaliable.
BUT, the app functionality with playback of audiobooks is poor at best. Today while on the road for more than 5 hours, I hoped to finish listening to Catch 22. Everytime I got a call, or got out of the car, the app locked up. I finally gave up and started listening to podcasts. Sometimes the app just stops at a chapter end and never starts again. You have to shut down the app and restart. Then even though I downloaded the complete book to my phone, the app wanted to go online to download the book in real time. This app could be one of the best in the Istore, but the audiobook portion of the app, fails.
Since I dont, use the app for reading books, I have to give Scribd a poor rating. I will keep my subscription for another month in hopes that they get some updates to fix the bugs, but if they don't, then I will be back to Audible and the Podcasts.
A real shame.
Audiobooks are driving me insane
This app functions reasonably well as a platform for reading books but the audiobooks constantly skip and have difficulty loading. The audiobooks are so buggy, that I will be canceling my subscription at the end of the month. The app very often stops in the middle of a chapter and skips to the next with no warning and when you go back to try to listen to the part you missed, it just skips again.
Downloading audiobooks is also problematic. It takes a very long time (I'm talking many hours) even with a strong and fast wifi connection. 90% of the time, it then claims there was an error downloading and has to start over. Additionally, when I did finally get an audiobook downloaded, it deleted it the next day!
Books function much better. They reliably save when you are and download quickly for offline reading.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Apr 13, 2015
- Version: 3.10
- Size: 49.5 MB
- Languages: English, French, German, Indonesian, Italian, Spanish
- Seller: Scribd
- © 2012 Scribd Inc
Compatibility: Requires iOS 7.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5, iPhone 6, and iPhone 6 Plus.
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