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 3.2.1
Bug fixes and performance enhancements.
No longer turned into junk
This was probably my most-used app. But two weeks ago, after updating the iOS on my iPad 2nd generation and installing the newest version of this app, it became totally worthless. It crashed EVERYTIME I tried to download and/or open a book. I tried everything listed under troubleshooting including de-authorizing and re-authorizing the app, restarting my iPad, and deleting and reinstalling the app (which deleted my reading history), all to no avail. I discovered that the developer provided no direct tech support. Instead, I had to use a tech support person at my local library as a go between. While he was very sympathetic, there was little he was able to do to help me. Today, however, I was finally able to solve the problem on my own. It turns out that the upgrade caused my Adobe ID to become corrupted. I de-authorized the app and then re-authorized it again. But this time, instead of accepting the default Adobe ID and password (those fields appeared to be already populated), I re-entered those fields. When the re-authorization failed, I reset my Adobe password and then tried again. Success! The Overdrive app is finally working properly again. This was a very frustrating experience. I'd give the app 5 stars if it weren't for its lack of adequate support. But be warned if your copy suddenly stops working after an update. Perhaps my experience will help others. But the developer needs to do a better job helping its users.
It's a great app, but it could use a little work.
I absolutely love OverDrive, but there are a few things that could be worked on. For instance some books have the option to download to the Kindle app (which I have on my iPad). I did that with the first book I borrowed when I finished it the next day, the "Return Title" button was gone. After reading through the help section, I realized I needed to delete it from Kindle, which I did, but the button was still gone. I have 12 days left in my lending period, and the button is still gone. This brings me to another issue: the OverDrive reader. Because of the Kindle issue, I have begun to download my books as EPUBs. This means I now read them from the OverDrive app itself. I don't like doing this. The pages don't flip most of the time. When I swipe, the Table of Contents menu pulls out. And when I try to switch over to black pages for nighttime reading, the area around the words turns black, but the rest stays white. Also, the pages themselves are too small, and I can't zoom in on them. I tried using the text sizing buttons, but they don't work. These are the only problems I have with the OverDrive App. Other than, it's awesome! Hope issues are fixed soon!
BEST READING APP EVER BY FAR!
I love this app so much! This is the best reading app i could find in the AppStore! I downloaded many reading apps for i love to read. But many of the apps did not have books that i wanted are i did not like the setup of the app! Overdrive is like going to your library but its handy and you always have your phone! You can use your library card from.... YOUR LIBRARY! And you may have the book for 2 weeks before return. Love also to use this app on trips as it does not take wifi or 3G to read books on a trip/going camping! (But it does take wifi/3G to check out books so remember to check out before:D) Also another GREAT feature to this app is that if your library on this app does not have a book you can request for them to get it for you and it will put you on the holding list to get the book next if there if a wait and if you wish to put yourself on the list. Also you can tell it to email you when they get your book in! Hope this review helped! I recommend this app to anyone and everyone! 🌟🌟🌟🌟🌟 stars for this app!
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- Category: Books
- Updated: Dec 02, 2014
- Version: 3.2.1
- Size: 23.4 MB
- Language: English
- Seller: OverDrive, Inc.
- © 2014 OverDrive, Inc.
Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch. This app is optimized for iPhone 5.