Safari offers technology and business professionals unlimited access to a huge library of the most relevant books, videos, training courses, audiobooks, certification study guides and conferences. Remarkable careers are built on the knowledge gained from our huge catalog, and new ideas and interests are nurtured.

Safari Queue is the app that lets you take our huge collection wherever you go:

- Download as many books and videos as you can squeeze onto your iPhone, iPad or iPod Touch, to read offline or online

- Start reading on one device and pick up where you left on another, with effortless syncing of highlights and position.

- Adjust text display for comfort, with font-size controls and ‘night mode’.

- Search the catalog for new books and videos to add to your queue, and keep up to date with our stream of the most recently-added content

- Control the app with an external keyboard

Please note that to use this application you must have an active Safari account created after July 2014. If you are a Safari Books Online customer who joined before July 2014, please use our Safari To Go app, also available in the App Store.

What's New

Version 2.1.0

- For our individual users, we’re happy to announce Playlists - a new way for you to save and organize content across all your devices in a way that makes sense to you. Playlists replaces today’s Queue feature. For our Enterprise users, you’ll get Playlists very soon in an upcoming release. In the meantime, you’ll continue to have access to the Queue feature.
- Downloads have a new home within the app. View ALL of your in-progress downloads in one place!
- Our highlighting engine has been rebuilt from the ground up. Try it out!
- Speaking of highlights: if you've got a highlight with a note, it's now got a new and revolutionary red dot in the left corner. You're welcome.
- We fixed a bug that caused the app to occasionally get perplexed when rotating the device on the "Discover" screen. The app should now rotate calmly and thoughtfully.
- Have you noticed your books shifting up and down as you read or try to select text? You're not crazy. And, it's been fixed.
- With this release, there is one less crash in the world: viewing all the notes for a book sorted by chapter will no longer crash the app.
- 1Password users rejoice! We've added support for you on the login screen.

Ratings and Reviews

4.6 out of 5

3.9K Ratings

3.9K Ratings

Doesn’t let me log in anymore


Was ok when it was working, then kept getting network failures recently and couldn’t read/watch a thing. Also, I couldn’t see the items that were in my queue (I could only see them on desktop). So I decided to log out and log back in. And guess what? The end for me. Can’t even log in using SSO now. It opens my company page and when I log in, I stay logged in on that page. When I hit Done, nothing happens. I gotta study for a test I have comping up and don’t have time to deal with this crappy app.

EDIT: Just downloaded version 2.0.0 of this app, still cant log in. I can successfully log in the mini browser that pops up within the app but can’t log in to the app itself. Please fix this.

EDIT2: Updated to version 2.0.1 and the bug is fixed!! I can finally use SSO again in this app. Developers have worked hard to fix it, so changing my review from one to 5 stars!!

PS. - I kinda liked the old logo better lol

App is getting better over time

Mike Bradshaw (bmike)

I’m encouraged by the continued development of the app. I was critical when it released without any search function but that thankfully works now.

Next up, actual clickable hyperlinks from the index of books to go to the page. This is needed for large books like Unix Power Tools since scrolling through the table of contents takes dozens of swipes, then to find you can’t tap from the index to the text is dozens more swipes.

I’ll certainly renew for another year to see if this service and app gets to where it will be a powerhouse for research and learning.

Good and improving but long way to go


The application improves with every version but it has a long way to go to get to the gold standard of eBook readers: Kindle. A few irritating aspects that still need to be improved:

1. Better synchronization across devices, particularly laptop and mobile devices.
2. Grouping of books in the queue. Safari finally does this based on topics but it would be good to give users control. For example, I may want to read a few books before others. I would love to put it my a separate folder and focus on its contents.
3. Pagination is not good. I understand this is a philosophical issue but I just don’t like one swath of web page for a chapter. Makes it hard to keep track of where one was if I go back to an earlier chapter to look at something or even a different book. Also make synchronization across devices harder. The best way to address philosophical differences is to give the audience the choice rather than forcing ones view as the “truth”.

The book and other collection is very impressive.


Safari Books Online
93 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
Age Rating
Rated 4+
© 2018 Safari Books Online


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