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Pearson eText

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The Pearson eText app is a great companion to Pearson’s eText browser-based book reader. It allows existing subscribers who view their Pearson eText titles on a computer to additionally access their titles in a bookshelf on the iPad either online or via download.

With the Pearson eText app, book content is displayed with the highest quality fidelity to the print and online versions of the textbook. The Pearson eText app provides students and instructors with many of the same features available to web-based eText subscribers. The Pearson eText app provides full-text search capabilities, a notes manager, support for multimedia content, glossaries, note sharing and many other exciting features.

Access to your titles: 
A valid Mastering/MyLab Pearson or Pearson Digital Library Username and Password is required to access your subscribed titles on the iPad. Please follow the instructions provided by your instructor to obtain a Pearson account or contact Pearson Customer Technical Support.

If you receive a message stating "Invalid Username or Password" and you've entered the information correctly, your subscribed titles are not yet available on the iPad


• Sign in with your Pearson Username and Password
• Bookshelf displaying your subscribed titles
• Page fidelity to the original textbook display
• Single page view (portrait/landscape) and two page view (landscape)
• Notes, highlights, bookmarks on or offline with automatic synchronization
• Hotspot links to rich browser-based media within online titles
• Interoperability with the same title on a computer
• Text Search and Search History within online titles
• Table of Contents
• Glossary for online titles
• Create Study Groups to share notes with friends via the iPad's BlueTooth connection or while in the same WiFi Hotspot.
• Page navigation via swipe, next/previous page buttons, Go To Page etc.
• Pinch to zoom
• Help

What's New in Version 1.9

This update includes some bug fixes.

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Customer Reviews

Using for Campbell Biology

Compared to other textbook apps, this is actually pretty good. You can navigate around and zoom in and out and you don't have to wait all day for downloads (unless you try to use the index). Just be sure to use bookmarks, because if you follow a link in the text, you will probably not get back.
If money is an issue and you want to know if you can get by without a paper copy: yes.
Compared to other ereaders, not as good.
I would like to touch and hold a word (or double tap or whatever) and be able to search for it. If I pull down the search box, it often covers the word, so I have to try to remember the spelling. Kind of silly.
One of the Appendices in the book I'm using is extremely long and there is nothing in TOC that allows me to get into the middle of it. (Probably specific to this book, rather than the reader.)
The glossary should have more finely tuned jumps than just the first letter.

Pretty pathetic

It's pretty clear they only created an App to say they have a complimentary App during their sales pitch. This one does little more than provide a PDF of text books. It won't remember the user password, provides no hyperlinks to references, you can't view in a web-friendly font, you can't even highlight specific words or pieces of sentences - but have to be satisfied with highlighting large chunks of paragraphs - it doesn't like to bring you back to the last page you were on unless you happened to bookmark the page, there is no way to inform the publisher of text errors - and when there are known text errors the version isn't updated until the book version is. Very sad.

Pretty decent

It's an okay app, if your textbook is even supported. It's a pain though because it doesn't support split view so you can take notes at the same time. If they added this, I would give it a full 5 stars.

Pearson eText
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  • Free
  • Category: Education
  • Updated:
  • Version: 1.9
  • Size: 11.9 MB
  • Languages: English, French, Italian, Korean, Polish, Portuguese, Spanish, Turkish
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Compatibility: Requires iOS 6.0 or later. Compatible with iPad.

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