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
Great app for bookworms & it's free!
I work at a public library and our library offers OverDrive to our patrons. A big part of my job is teaching people about the app & how to use it on their various devices. Like all "techy" apps, OD occasionally has some glitches, but they are very good about sending updates. One of my fav things about OD is that if I'm reading a book on one device & switch to another, the app tells me I was further along on the other one and asks if I would like to catch up! Awesome! Also, if your device suddenly dies or shuts down & you reopen it after charging, it will pick up on the same page that you left off on! You can also switch between different books and every time you open a book you'll be right back where you left off. Amazing! Overall, I have no complaints with it. It is also FREE!!!! All you need is a library card, and most of those are free at the library as well! :)
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!
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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.