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 2.8.1
Fixed a crash when app opens.
The app has a new icon.
The text selection menu’s new look is also accessible to visually impaired users.
Changes you make to display options are easier to see.
"Please wait while the app upgrades your downloaded books. This may take some time." Indeed it does, more than 10 minutes. This might be acceptable the first time around (though is a company like google so lame as to not provide a progress bar?), but is totally unacceptable when it happens *every time you open the app*! I mean really! I paid a lot of money for some of these e-books! You can do better than that! --> All that written 3 years ago. It's *still like this*! Honestly I will buy no more e-books from Google. LAME, LAME, LAME!
As annoying as this app is, it does have one hidden feature that is pretty kewl. On some academic books, you can switch to a PDF version of the original page. This can be very helpful when citing sources from books and such.
But yes it does take way to long to go from landscape to portrait and back. The highlight feature is also cumbersome and rarely highlights what I want. Lol.
Get on it Google.
Apart from lacking a good filing system I am very satisfied with this App. Does most things Kindle, Kobo & iBooks do, you just need to look for them, every reading App is different.
Pricing of books is very competitive and should also be considered, PlayBooks is way out in front in this respect.
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Apr 29, 2016
- Version: 2.8.1
- Size: 27.5 MB
- Languages: English, Afrikaans, Arabic, Bulgarian, Catalan, Chinese (Hong Kong), Croatian, Czech, Danish, Dutch, Estonian, Filipino, Finnish, French, German, Greek, Hebrew, Hungarian, Indonesian, Italian, Japanese, Korean, Latvian, Lithuanian, Malay, Norwegian, Polish, Portuguese, Romanian, Russian, Simplified Chinese, Slovak, Slovenian, Spanish, Swedish, Thai, Traditional Chinese, Turkish, Ukrainian, Vietnamese
- Seller: Google, Inc.
- © Google Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 8.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.