Google Play Books
By Google, Inc.
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With Google Play Books for iOS start reading today with millions of titles from Google Play on your iPhone, iPod touch, or iPad. Take your favorite books with you on the go and personalize your reading experience. Shop books in your browser on Google Play.
Great Reading Experience
- Change font, search within the book, information about book
- Manage your library (archive books after reading)
- Night-reading mode
- Read books offline
- VoiceOver support
Discover Millions of Titles on Google Play
- Over 4 million books in every imaginable category, from the New York Times® bestsellers to favorite classics
- Millions of free books available instantly
- Free preview pages
- Unlimited storage of books in the digital cloud
- Worry-free archive
Syncs With Your Google Play books library
- Access all your books wirelessly from the digital cloud
- Automatic page position syncing across devices -- pick up reading where you left off.
What's New in Version 2.7
Night Light reading mode makes night time reading even more enjoyable and easier on the eyes.
Stability and performance enhancements.
Highlight feature is painful
I like google books because the pages are in full color so it works well for comics and art books. However, the highlight feature is so painful to use. Was this because of iOS9 and force touch? There seems to be a 2-3 second lag after you press on a word to use the highlight feature. Then for the next minute you have to struggle to get it to highlight your select set of sentences. Trying to drag the blue bar take 2-3 seconds to notice your movement. Ugh. I will say I like that my highlighted text is automatically sent to a document with the name of the book in my Google drive. Another issue is that when using this in the split screen side feature, the page turn feature turns two pages at once. So I have to flip back a page every time I flip the page forward (2 steps forward and 1 step back). Please fix. Thanks!
Almost Perfect Execution
Google you did it! You managed to include features like search in web and translate that I haven't seen in other Book apps. These two functions alone raised my expectations for all other apps. The 3D page flip is cool too, but coupled with note taking highlight options and notes I can add off to the side I feel confident enough to use this app for my studies. The only thing bumming me out is the saturation of colors because they don't pop on the highlight function, and the bronze black that appears when I long press words isn't that appealing either. Prices on the store are good to though. Op but adding the delete button right after the Done button in the same place is messing me up when I hope to save a note beside some highlighted material. P.S make highlighter an option for sample books bc I almost gave up on the store when it was restricted on samples.
Books are inaccessible outside of wifi
I have this app on my iPad, and when I'm reading at home, it works perfectly for what I'm doing. I have a bunch of e-book PDFs sent to me by a friend, which I uploaded to my Play Books library through my PC and then downloaded through the app to my iPad. All of the books look great in the app. However, the minute I am out of wifi range, my books are nothing but a series of white pages, and my library page indicates that they need to be downloaded again. My iPad isn't data-equipped, so I'm basically restricted to reading when I'm in range of a wifi signal. This is infuriating, and I'm strongly considering moving to another app if this problem isn't fixed.
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Dec 17, 2015
- Version: 2.7
- Size: 24.7 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese, Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.