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Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5

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Editors’ Notes

Large foreign-language catalogue, plus a 30-day free offer.

Too Many Problems

KT. Kat

Honestly, the issues with this app are just getting worse. They are numerous, so I’ll only detail the most egregious ones. Mainly the audio playback is extremely buggy. Even when books are saved offline rather than streaming, there are consistent faults in the playback. It constantly stops playing for no apparent reason and you need to go back into the app to restart playback. It also loses its place approximately 30% of the time I attempt to play an already-started book.

Every time you exit a book it prompts you to save it, and now they also have these obnoxious pop-ups asking you to save books while you’re actively reading them. You cannot exit out of them and they block the bottom 1/4 of what you are trying to read. This makes it a pain to preview books you may be interested in.

After they switched to “unlimited” there was mention of limiting the amount available to “super users” (so, in fact, not unlimited) but they absolutely will not explain what that means! No idea what constitutes a super user or how they decide what books will be available to these users. I wonder if this is why they are so intent on having us save books. Perhaps just saving a book counts against you so they can limit your options. As there is no transparency it seems likely it is something shady like that.

Developer Response

Hi there - I'm so sorry to hear about your disappointment with our app. I'd love to get this resolved for you ASAP. Please send us an email to with ATTENTION JAMES in the subject line and I'll personally take care of this. Thank you!

Best regards,
James F.
Scribd, Inc.


Great App!


I love this app so much. My daughter and I compared several reading apps before trying this one. I am quite happy with it so far, and so is she. It uses very little battery life, and with the different screen color settings, I can read easily at night without hurting my eyes or disturbing my husband. The price is fairly reasonable for the amount of books you get per month, but I do wish I could either trade my audiobook credit for another book credit or gift my audiobook credit to my daughter, since I doubt I’ll use them and she wishes she had more. Haha. Other than that, I’m very happy with our choice. I can find just about any author that I search for. Oh, and the unlimited sheet music is just an added bonus for me! I’ve found music that I used to play when I was younger, and newer music as well. I’m sure that this app is one that I’m going to keep a subscription on for a long while.


162.9 MB
Requires iOS 9.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.
English, Indonesian, Portuguese, Spanish
Age Rating
Rated 12+ for the following:
Infrequent/Mild Horror/Fear Themes
Infrequent/Mild Medical/Treatment Information
Infrequent/Mild Sexual Content and Nudity
Infrequent/Mild Alcohol, Tobacco, or Drug Use or References
Infrequent/Mild Mature/Suggestive Themes
Infrequent/Mild Profanity or Crude Humor
Infrequent/Mild Cartoon or Fantasy Violence
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