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 1.6.4
Not ready for prime time
The programmers who designed this app must be on the developer's B-Team. They failed to include any mechanism for searching through hundreds of titles for a specific one AND they failed to provide a way for displaying the complete title of the book. The cover icons don't fully display the titles, so, there is no way to identify the title except by opening the book in the reader and navigating to the title page (try doing that for even a few books and see how time-consuming it is).
In addition, there is no way to enlarge the PDF image unless the text can be re-flowed. So we are stuck with incredibly small font for most titles.
Hopefully the developer will soon recognize these shortcomings of the app and will put the experienced programming staff on the job of moving it to prime time quality.
The five-star rating is a vote of confidence that this app will soon become what it has the potential to be.
Could be amazing
This app could be my favorite reader. Google makes a lot of older, obscure books available. The presentation is great. I love the page turning. I only give it two stars though because it does not work well on the iPad air. It struggles to download certain books so the download wheel stays on the screen no matter how many times the app is restarted. These books even freeze on the app. I removed the books from my computer but had to uninstall and reinstall the app to get rid of them. Also, there's no way to browse for new books from the app which is unfortunate.
Just amazing I can sync books from my computer and galaxy s4 to my ipad mini so I can read them, to be honest I like this app best on the ipad the graphics are wonderful, the only limitation is with the ipad itself and lack of expandable memory to hold all my books so I'm sure I'll have to delete them as I read them which is ok.
- Category: Books
- Updated: Feb 03, 2014
- Version: 1.6.4
- Size: 19.9 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Chinese, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Turkish, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.