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Normally, I love this app, but for about a week it has been buggy. It started out not being able to download the images for a book. I signed out of the app, and now can’t sign in. I press the “sign in” button and it simply does nothing. Deleted and reloaded the app, restarted my iPad and still, selecting the “sign in” button does nothing. Very frustrating bug.
Way too many restrictions.... big mistake that I “bought” an expensive book that you really do not own.
Why do no e-readers allow sorting by series and book number. FAIL
No margins around text. Looks awful on single and double page layout. It makes reading very uncomfortable, terrible experience. They put the minimum amount of effort into this app. I like using Google for reading on my iPhone, but if i can't read on my iPad too, I'll switch to Kindle or iBooks as my go to app.
If a highlight is created in “flowing text” view, when switching to “original pages” view, the highlight doesn’t show up. Using the Get Help feature to try and find a solution to this comes up with nothing, and trying to find an email address or a way to directly contact an actual support representative or a support forum or message board seems impossible. I like using the app, it’s quite useful and well thought out. But there’s inconsistency in the way creating highlights works. I thought it would be pretty simple to contact Google support about this to see if there is a way to fix the problem, but the get help function in the app and on the Google Play website is about as helpful as talking to an employee at a retail store who simply tells you to read the package if you have a question, and if you have questions about what you’re reading, then they just read the package to you as if that would help. From a mega company like Google I think this is a pretty sad example of what “Help” looks like for an iOS App. It’s pretty clear that they don’t want anyone to ask questions or point out design flaws. Therefore, here’s One Star. Yes, it’s a “Free” app, but after spending over $100 on books in the Google Play Store, I think it’s reasonable to expect a much better way of actually getting a real person to help if things aren’t working the way they are supposed to. Compare this to the Amazon Kindle App where you can actually start a chat support session within minutes about problems with the app or with the books, and they try to work it out immediately and will even process a refund in the same moment if things don’t work out.
The book reader does fine, however the display often messes up. I do a lot of highlighting, in various colors. When reading a chapter I previously used some highlighting on, sometimes I’ll turn the page and the entire page is highlighted one color, turn the page the entire page is highlighted another color, turn the page and things are back to normal. If I click anywhere on the page that’s completely highlighted, and hit delete the entire page’s highlighting disappears, but I don’t know if what I wanted to be highlighted also disappears. I hope they fix this bug.
Trying to use highlights over multiple words on a textbook using free-flowing layout is astoundingly difficult. ‘Grabbing’ the bar to drag it across is hit-and-miss; it catches maybe 1 out of 10 times. The highlight itself is disjointed and not uniform across the text.
Every single time I try to search for something the app crashes. Every time, and the second I tap a letter to put into the search bar. App is broken
I’ve been using this for my ePub books, and it has been working well. With the last update, the formatting is messed up and text runs right to the edge of the screen.
Why do you not offer infinite scroll (continuous vertical scrolling) for ePub? I’d love to replace Apple Books (iBooks), however without it, I’ll stay with Apple’s Books.