This app is just getting worse and worse. Horrible interface and nothing ever gets fixed. Updates every two weeks? I have seen zero improvements or fixes and I have had this app for a couple years. Same bugs same mess. Randomly just stops playing. I pretty much have to close and restart the app every single time I open it to get a book to continue. Often it just forgets and starts a book over. Terrible CarPlay functioning. The only reason I keep it is to keep me listening to books when I’m waiting for audible credits and Libby loans. It’s crazy that the free Libby app is the best of the bunch as far as function and design. So frustrating because the audiobook selection is pretty good but I hate to keep paying for this.
Don’t get me wrong I love the app. Problem is, if you’re getting all involved in a book series, and you think you have all the books saved, you’re probably wrong. The last several book series I have listened to the app only had half of them. Tells you it’s all the books in the series but really it’s just all they have and there are several more books left, which if you want to finish the series you then have to find them on different apps. Not awesome.
Books will become unavailable if you “read too much”. The service is incredibly dishonest since it doesn’t give you any warning, and the details of it’s limits are note clearly available to users. I really don’t understand this business model. Why on earth wouldn’t you want users to engage and use your service? Using your service frequently is a sign of customer loyalty and client retention. Why on earth would any company want to prevent that from happening?
Often I am unable to continue listening to books because of the message “available soon.” The date is two + weeks away and I wanted to listen to the next book in a series on vacation. Makes more sense to pay for audible because at least you can listen when you want! I know the titles are available but then Scribd blocks you from even searching for them and then prevents you from downloading until some unexplained date in the future. I do not recommend this service as you are randomly prevented from accessing most books without any warning. Very frustrating and no transparency into the root cause.
I downloaded this app so I could use for my book club. But I have noticed a majority of books we read are not available on this app.
Every month they pull the books you want leaving you with few other options. When you ask why, they give you some repeated phrase of booksellers. The truth is there is no ‘unlimited’ books or usage. They hide the fact that once you go over a certain number in one month, your options dwindle. Even when searching, their catalog shows nothing…unless you look under another if. Cheats.
Scribd was amazing at first. But since the price increased I noticed the book selection has drastically decreased. Seems like the platform is slowly moving towards only having scribd original titles.
There appears to be a feature where you can highlight text and then share it. I’m fairly certain I’ve used this in the past but it’s no longer working. The share feature to share the entire book works fine, I’m talking about the long pressing on a specific passage/paragraph/whatever - after long pressing and then scrolling to “share”, nothing happens. Is this something that can be addressed? I’d like to be able to reference back to certain parts of the text within my notes and this is the only feasible way I’ve found (page numbers don’t really work on ebooks since the page numbers can change depending on font size, etc) Other than this item, love the app, I’ve been a subscriber forever!
I’ve been using Scribd for a month now. The amount of nonfiction books blows Amazon out of the water, not to mention all of the audiobooks and pdf documents. Five stars. HOWEVER, the app is almost garbage. It either locks up or won’t let you log in. Many times saved and downloaded content is not accessible even though it’s still on your device. I’ve followed all tech recommendations on the website to address the issues and still had to remove and reinstall it on both my phone and tablet more than once—each time losing all downloaded content. When the app actually does function it’s not too bad to work with. One star.
I use this app every single day. As a side note.. I will listen to any book that Ray Porter reads. Please have him read more!