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Is it a rule that LDS apps have to be poorly made? The page turning is incredibly slow and unresponsive. The audio and written form of a book should be under the same item instead of two separate items. I'll end up with two of everything in my library. It's a amazing idea, but the application is riddled with bugs.
Amazing application for general reading, as the page to page reading is well set - up. Also flexibility of page settings are good, as one able to adjust font, brightness, background color, etc. for their comfort in reading. There is a concern in the navigation ability within the non-fiction religious books, that I find. i.e. With researching other locations by using links and footnotes, the back arrow takes one entirely out of the book, instead of the prior zone of initial reading [studying].
So much to love; so much to frustrate me. Been a long time since I could share "Today's Quote" with Fb or Twitter, and shall probably never be able to share with MeWe. Nor can the quote picture file be saved or sent to my Gmail, which used to be my latest resort. To love? The best and biggest catalog of clean reading - maybe the only put where I'm not assaulted by f-bombs. My favorite contemporary suspense, mystery, sf&fantasy writers are here, & some of the best historians and nonfic.
We love Deseret Bookshelf with a Plus subscription. The Application itself is beautiful good. I would like it to work with Android device Auto so listening to audiobooks was a small more seemless. The current ver of the application seems beautiful stable. It is much better than earlier versions.
I'm quitting Deseret Book Plus because it's unusable on this app. I've read a lot of other reviews that mention the same issues I'm having. I can't believe this application hasn't had an modernize in 6 months (last was Aug 2018; it's Feb 2019 now), even after all of these complaints.
Wishing for better. So no improvements with scrolling, hate how it "bouces" back up now with recent update. Painful to use, alternative is to use the pc app, but that is less convenient and for some other reason I dislike it just as much. Supposedly the books themselves are the issue, I somewhat disagree on that one.
Worked well at first but now it's not responsive at all when I test to highlight while the touch screen on my smartphone works fine in android games so I don't see it as my tab being the issue. **updated: I just tried the read aloud option for the first time and it's horrifyingly monotonous. I can never tell when a sentence ends and begins. I starrted falling asleep and now I have a headache fighting to stay awake.
Whenever I attempt to begin the book I need to read, it is constantly stuck on the load screen. The screen also scrolls up when I am trying to scroll down. Probably the worst reading application I have personally experienced. I only use it because I can't download my book anywhere else.
Crashes if I test to turn the page, use the table of contents, or reopen the app. I'm using it for a textbook that I need to be able to use quickly in class. I have had to quickly take screenshots (before it crashes) of the pages I need before class in order to use the book when I need it. Using it on Nexus 6P.
Initial impressions not good. No method to reflow text, have to pinch, zoom, and scroll around to read a page. And this is a course book for an IT course. You'd think people could do better than test to recreate the physical textbook page by page. This application tries to overcome none of the issues you'd face reading a plain pdf on your phone or tablet, in fact it causes more by taking up zone that could be used by other apps.
You would think a reading application would be the easiest application to make... it has gotten better but since most people are forced to use it, why bother? Probs: Scrolling down quick = scrolling up Discrepancy between books available on the www service & application Voice is terrible.. normal speed is too quick for this voice and slower is too funny to concentrate No settings menu because you can't really customize your experience Can't hide books that you don't wish to see anymore or sort by anything other than alphabetically
Commonly stops abruptly on S8+ Edge. Does not retain where it stopped either when manually stopped, or when it stops on its own. Read capability is very primary and sounds like it's about 15 years behind other comparable software. Use it if you have to for school, but skip it otherwise.
Generally a really amazing application for textbook reading. Note taking could use a small work. For example, it'd be nice to have the option to underline text in addition to highlighting. I'd also love for the option to take "written" notes in the margin instead of having to type everything out. The blocks indicating a 'note' sometimes cover text, which can be irritating. It would also be a amazing support to be able to look at the review as a single PDF rather then having to view each piece individually or print the entire thing. The find feature is absolutely terrible. I searched the word "archaeology" in 'search library" and zero results came up (I currently have two books). Once I searched in "current book" (my archaeology text book), it worked alright. Not a amazing sign for finding related info in all the books in my library though. I won't be relying on this feature for assistance if my library increases. Otherwise, love the application and the ability to highlight a digital textbook with a beautiful high level of customization.
The application is buggy every time I begin a book and change a page either the page won't present up for a delayed period or it won't present up at all and automatically close this isn't a rare occurrence because this has happened to me on several occasions please fix this
I have been using the application for quite some time without problem and have loved it but the fact that there is no longer an option to switch how you read is annoying because the current scrolling option causes the whole thing to return to the beginning of the chapter if you scroll at the wrong moment and it happens far too often.
This application is garbage. If I didn't have to use it to access my textbook, I would definitely not use it. Between the glitches in the McGraw Hill www service and this application I'm not getting any studying done just trying to obtain my textbook open. It freezes and pages go missing. Hard to load books or even search them once purchased. Garbage says it all. I want I could just download to kindle.
"TURN OF AUTO ROTATE" Screen rotation cause application to crash when using speak out loud feature. No method to "fast forward" unless you wish to 2x speed with Alvin and the chipmunks. Sucks as it is the only application for android device for my college textbook's. Being that they are "locked in" with the universities, it will never obtain resolved. I am sure they are more focused on the iPhone fan boys. Just as a lot of 1 stars as 5 stars with a lot in between. Been using this for 2 years now and have not seen one "bug" that they have claimed to fix. Meaning they create up ghost bugs to look proactive. This application has crashed the same method for 2 years... IPhone lovers.... Stop acting like you care with that "19 September" update. Not one thing various from beforehand except a fresh ver number. I am sure if I look into the 24k 2 star or less reviews, not one complaints has been addressed. Not wasting any more time to search out other than this review. Developers- read your negative reviews. Amazing put to begin fixing the app.
I would recommend the low cost "Epic!" application for anyone looking for a child's e-library. This Bookshelf application from "American Reading Company" requires you to DOWNLOAD each book taking up dozens of phone memory, largely based on sight reading, and prediction, rather than teaching phonics first, practically up until you obtain to the blue level. Phonics first is soo important!! My nephew was given an acc for this program as it is used in his Nursery school class.