By Christianbook.com, LLC
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The CBD Reader is an eBook reading platform that enables you to read Christianbook eBooks on your iPhone/iPod/iPad. All of your eBooks and their bookmarks will be stored on Christianbook servers, so you can start reading on one computer or device and move to another without losing your place.
What's New in Version 1.26
This update includes minor improvements and iOS 9 compatibility.
Using the Kindle app spoils you for anything less. This proprietary app for ebooks from the CBD "store" is very frustrating, if not disappointing. It is often slow to load, making you think it has "hung up" in the process. The same thing often happens when it syncs your library. The most frustrating part is when trying to read- you flip to the next page, and nothing happens. You try it again, and still no response. Any gesture does not register. Then, ranging anywhere from a few to many (usually many) seconds later, the page will turn. This is not an isolated occurrence; it happens frequently. Another maddening thing is that sometimes, if the last page of a chapter happens to have just a few lines- 1 to 3 sentences- it may completely skip that page when you turn to it and go straight to the next chapter. If you try to back up to it, it will go back two pages to the last full page. Too bad another reader can't be used instead!
One would think they would try to fix this app, especially since there are NO positive reviews! Apparently they don't care about iOS customers.
I love CBD and purchase a lot from them. That being said I need to make a reminder to never purchase an ebook from them again. This reader will not bookmark a specific page. I mark on and later try to go back to it and it has marked multiple pages or just sends me to the front of the chapter. I started highlighting the first word in the next paragraph to use as a bookmark but it still doesn't take me right to it so I have to scroll through to find where I left off. I've also had to lock my screen so it won't accidentally flip to landscape because if that happens and I turn it back to portrait then it throws me to the beginning of the the chapter. Love the ease of having an ebook so as not to worry about carrying something else around but the app needs to work!! I would never randomly close a book without marking the page and this is what the app does. PLEASE FIX THE BUGS!!!
I truly love it
Forget all these skeptics that you see giving this app a bad review. Now I'm not trying to knock kindle or anything like that but, I've never had the pleasure of using a kindle. With being said, this app is perfect. I like to set my phones back lighting to "night shift mode". It creates a nice tint while reading on this app. Of course the regular back lighting is ok too. Just as long as you adjust the brightness. But I, myself, can read longer with that tinted background light than the regular light. Great app team!