OverDrive – Library eBooks and Audiobooks
By OverDrive, Inc.
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Borrow eBooks, audiobooks, and streaming video from your library using OverDrive on your iPad, iPhone, and iPod touch. More than 30,000 libraries worldwide offer titles from OverDrive, so download the app and find your next book today!
• Available 24/7, now the library comes to you.
• No more late fees. Titles are automatically returned.
• Place holds, create wish lists, and return titles easily.
• Sync libraries, bookmarks, and recent positions across mobile devices.
• A valid account with a participating library, school, or other institution is required.
• Each library builds its own collection of titles. Contact them directly to let them know that you’re using OverDrive and to share any suggestions for books you would like to see them carry.
What's New in Version 3.3.0
• New dyslexic font option
• Bug fixes, including a fix for problems playing some audiobooks
Sorry I'm taking some stars away!!
Update: what happened to the Overdrive app? Overdrive was a great app but now it will not save my place when I stop an audible book. After stopping an Audible book, when you come back the book starts at the beginning of previous track. This makes using overdrive very unpleasant because if I forgot to bookmark my place I have to hunt and hunt to find where I left off. Is this a glitch please fix?
I was excited with the Overdrive app. It is easier and quicker to download then the Overdrive transfer from PC to iTunes library. I only wish the Overdrive allowed for the transfer of other types of files besides MP3 only. The app controls could be better arranged. Move the volume control away from the play, forward and reverse buttons. Every time I try to raise the volume within the app, I always move it up or down a chapter, very irritating. It would also be nice the ability to listen to a book and do other things within the iPhone. As it is now, you cannot leave the app without it stopping the book. Other than these things, the app is great.
Another great way to enjoy books
For an avid reader who often simply does not have time to visit the library Overdrive is a beautiful resource. I've only been using it for a few short weeks but am enjoying the "free"dom of it. Free is a huge luxury when you read a great deal - it allows me to try a greater variety of books and be guilt free when I do not finish a book I'm not crazy about.
Overdrive is working hard at being intuitive but I feel I'm still working at learning it. I love the sleep timer which works so well. I think the bookmarks and moving within the text are fine. I'm not sure I have really figured out how to do a whole library search yet.
I like the audio best; for ebooks adjusting the print size and making notes are not as simple as other readers. But I'm happy w the choices and the free part. I would definitely recommend Overdrive to any big time reader!
Great but major downsides
I got hooked on this program because my local library uses it to lend out audiobooks. However, it has two major downsides. One is an annoyance, in that it doesn't suspend playback when other audio, such as map directions, occur. It only suspends for system sounds such as alarms and phone operations. This is a major oversight for an audio program. The second downside is nearly a deal breaker, in that it wouldn't allow me to play my downloaded MP3 audio library book while in airplane mode. This was a rude discovery while seated on my flight. I was just glad I had some kindle books downloaded that I could select from to read instead, even though I was already in the middle of a book. If those were fixed, I would have no issues with this program, though I have encountered a bug where it will occasionally lose my place, but I am not convinced I didn't just fat finger it.
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Mar 31, 2015
- Version: 3.3.0
- Size: 23.5 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: OverDrive, Inc.
- © 2015 OverDrive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.