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Google Play Books Positive Reviews

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Perfect reading appLove this to bits. Allows me to have my library on the go..Version: 3.1.1

Great Reader AppAs a reader app it does the job solidly! I can easily read any book I have purchased through Google however the browsing abilities of the app are severely lacking. I don't want to peruse articles as much as I want to look for more books I might find an interest in. When opening the app there is a decent "recommended for you" list but with no way to change or extend the list, search a new list or simply refresh the list without going through a "build your interests" type form. Obviously, I can browse on a desktop or laptop but that isn't as convenient as being able to do it from the same device I just finished reading from. It could also benefit from manipulating the screen timer. It's quite frustrating to constantly have to unlock the phone because the screen times itself out on every page..Version: 3.1.1

The Shepherds Hut by Tim WintonWinton is a master storyteller and this book is beautifully written in the vernacular and the plot is strong As the stories unfold from the two lead characters, you get an insight into the imaginative richness of Winton's mind. Highly recommended..Version: 5.2.2

IBooksI've only been a member for a short while but so far I have been happy with the books 📚 on offer. 🌻🌻🤠.Version: 3.1.1

Google play bookHi, I enjoyed the app very much,although I feel it misses a function (or I can't find). I can't differentiate the book have read with not read yet. Some kind of archive function would be great..Version: 3.1.2

Easy to useI found this app really easy to use and flick through the chapters on par with iBooks.Version: 3.1.1

Great for text books!!!I am a college student and I just love how easy it is to upload PDF versions of textbooks to google play on my computer and then view the on my phone. Google play automatically compresses the textbooks and lets me download them for offline viewing on my phone. I can then access the textbook from any device with either the google play app or any computer through their website. The yellow (blue light removal) feature is also great for late night study sessions..Version: 3.1.1

My favourite reading appNo lag, always saves page where left.Version: 3.1.2

Please sort it for a 5 StarKeep trying to download my audiobooks put it never succeeds. Good App otherwise can listen to audiobooks with WiFi but would like this improved as I want to listen to then as I travel..Version: 4.0.2

Good integrated servicesThe app works well. Ease of access and browsing.Version: 3.1.2

Great appEnjoy to read whenever and wherever I want to.Version: 3.1.2

BooksVery good app to read has most my fav books, and can read them wherever I am. There's an option to change to 3 different background colours to your preference as well as the wording size. You can highlight, bookmark and easily find chapters of the book etc. The library is easy to use and shows recommendations as well as free samples of books..Version: 3.1.1

Great app but...I find the app to be great, nice features with a good selection of book in the store. I purchased the Christmasauras by Tom Fletcher a while back to read to my son, however, it just crashes the app completely on all my devices. It’s been like this for a while and I still haven’t read it to my son. Would love a fix and some feedback about this please. Thank you..Version: 4.2.1

Good working with this App!I will give it 4 stars as it works for those books and articles I need to read. A little annoying all the other books included I am mostly not interested in. I know this is part of their commercial brainwashing I find it a pain..Version: 3.1.1

Eh...I’m giving this four stars because in some cases it seems to work well. My biggest complaint is getting samples of books. I like the ability to view a sample... but once a sample, always a sample... in the app anyway. I purchased the full book and can read the entire book on the browser but as soon as I go back to the app it’s a sample again. I’ve tried deleting the download and even removing the title and then going back to the full book on the web browser and clicking “view in app”. Even if I’m in chapter one on the browser when I click to view in app, it goes back to the introduction and says none of the chapters are able to be viewed. Like it’s still a sample. So I’m annoyed with that but otherwise the app seems okay..Version: 3.1.2

Thank God for GoogleI'm so thankful that Google decided to digitize and preserve the writings that may have been lost in this digital era. Their work has been a treasure trove for people like me who feel that the only true way to have a complete picture of our past is to continue to read the writings of those who have preceded us. And if we don't know our history we are sure to repeat the worst parts of it. Thanks, Google. Now I can take thousands of interesting and thoughtful people with me in my relatively tiny purse..Version: 3.1.2

Happy with Play BooksI am happy with Google Play Books, especially now that it is more fully featured. Have had no problems reading ebooks bought and the range of books and prices are good. Still the same 4 years on from original post..Version: 3.1.1

Saisfied customerUpdate: Still very happy with this App, glad that it has been kept simple and easy to use. Maybe a filing system would be useful for some. All told very good and recommended. Previous comment Apart from lacking a good filing system I am very satisfied with this App. Does most things Kindle, Kobo & iBooks do, you just need to look for them, every reading App is different. Pricing of books is very competitive and should also be considered, PlayBooks is way out in front in this respect..Version: 3.1.1

An essential app.The app works well. I find it best when someone recommends a book and I can dip into a sample before deciding if it's something I want. Works well as a shopping list too when you're in the book store and forget what you wanted..Version: 3.1.1

Good AppThe App is useful and does the job. I haven't tried similar Apps so can't compare functionality..Version: 3.1.1

Speak screen app unresponsiveWhen I leverage the accessibility feature in iOS of “speak screen” the app reads the current page but then becomes unresponsive at the end of the page. The only way to revive the App is by killing it first and then restarting it. This needs to work like other e-book applications like Kindle and iBooks work to speak screen should be able to turn pages and continue reading. Play books used to be my favorite app but no more..Version: 4.2.1

Easy to usePayment is quick and download is fast!.Version: 3.0.2

Good app...but has issuesI've used Google books for years to study and sync my reading and notes between my phone and tablet and has been great with it being free and cross platform, the syncing and cross platform being very important to me. I now use an iPad as my tablet and the reading aspect is still great and syncs my highlighting, however there is a bug where when adding a note to a book, the textbox appears behind the keyboard meaning I can't see what I'm writing. Submitted a couple of bug reports but still no fix which is making studying very difficult.Version: 5.1.2

Even with Apple, I can't switchI started using this app 4 years ago, and I switched to Apple 2 years ago. I kept using Google Play because 1) I already purchased books 2) They have ebooks great for school and 3) it's a good app. I give it a 4 because the books are sometimes wacko or the free books don't have all the content so you have download another free version of the book. But the app never crashes, and it's easy to use..Version: 3.1.2

It just like reading a normal bookIt is a book.Version: 5.2.2

Offline dictionaries please !Can u please add good offline Turkish dictionary and online one is not good here thanks !:).Version: 5.3.0

GreatFar more reliable than iBooks, great app, apple, take note!.Version: 3.0.2

Best book readerThis is my favourite ebook reader. I can easily import my ePubs using Dropbox. It also syncs the books across my different devices. I especially like the night light which makes it nicer to read in bed. Sometimes the images don’t load in ePubs hence the removal of a star.Version: 5.2.2

Definitely need to haveWorks great!! :).Version: 3.1.1

Good appCan access all my books on iOS. Good options for reading. Changing between black and white backgrounds, text size, dictionary lookup etc..Version: 3.1.1

Just a really great appNothing less than what you would expect from Google. Upload books you own in .epub format and read anywhere and on anything..Version: 3.1.2

12 Rules For LifeEveryone should read this book. Jordon Peterson is an EXCELLENT teacher and oozing common sense!!.Version: 5.2.3

Very happyGood.Version: 3.0

Very goodJust a few minor quality of life changes could make this excellent: Please allow us to check the dictionary of highlighted (already in colour) words Also there should be a search bar for when we want to look at our specific annotations because it Is a bit tedious to scroll through your massive list of notes and highlights I think on smaller devices this app has very minuscule problems such as trying to highlight words near the edges because it skips pages or bookmarks the page. But overall very good app.Version: 5.5.1

Highlight suggestionI’m using an iPad and I wish I can highlight certain parts of the reading easier and smoother. There is not much freedom in terms of highlighting, side-noting, or even just writing on the pages. For example, I need to hold and drag the lines to highlight but sometimes it does not register or sometimes it just flips the page in the middle or dragging. I think having a highlighter option separately might solve the issue. Other than that, I’m fairly satisfied with the app..Version: 5.7.0

Informative bookThis book is very informative on the process of qualifying for a mortgage. Great real investment plan for Canadians without all the motivational hype. There is also a link to the author’s brokerage team I highly recommend it for all Canadian real estate investors..Version: 5.2.3

Good app.Great for 100 nights of reading with my son, all the books in one place for many more nights to come. Would be good to get a freebie every now an then..Version: 3.1.1

Gave up on iBooks!After the fiasco that is trying to sync ePubs from the Mac version of iBooks to the iOS version (short version iTunes will only see a few of the books) I decided to try this. Way better...the way Apple software used to be...simple and it works. Looks good too!.Version: 3.1.2

Sample to purchase doesn’t workFor too long now it’s been necessary to re-find a book that you’ve read the sample for in order to purchase it. The “would you like to read more” is meaningless and irritating when it doesn’t do anything useful. It is way past time that this was fixed..Version: 4.0.2

Pages freeze when using speak screen.When using speak screen once the page is finished reading the app freezes. It doesn’t turn to the next page and continue reading like in other apps. Really would like this fixed. Overall great app, just that minor issue I’ve come across. Update: turned off page animations then it started working fine..Version: 5.4.0

Easy to useClear layout and easy for reading and marking your places.Version: 3.1.1

Play BooksExcellent app.i enjoy Google play books but lately it is not working on my IPad, freezes all the time,very frustrating, trying to decide whether to uninstall.Version: 5.0.2

Great, but always crashesI love that I can read my books on both my iPhone and my PC with this app, but one thing that's really annoying me is that this app keeps crashing whenever I try to download or open a book on it..Version: 5.5.2

Good but could be betterGood customizable reading options for font, size etc however I wish the background/page colour selection could be further modified especially when viewing on a desktop, the computer white background is a little too bright for me..Version: 5.5.2

When are you going to enable users to search and buy books directly within the app?I have been using this app for years and it is good enough if all you want to do is read a book you have already purchased. But often I am on a train and have finished a book and would like to purchase another. Rather than having the capability of searching all books and purchasing within the app, I have to go to the website via safari and do it from there. And then wait for it to sync through. Don’t you think it is about time IOS and Google come to some arrangement to make searching and purchasing books a little easier for their users?.Version: 4.0.0

EasyGoogle can do no wrong..Version: 3.0.2

Competition for the other book reading appWorks very well. Night-time colour shift much better than the competition; very useful. My use is mainly for nonfiction. Links to endnotes work better than the competition though it's a two-step process. Lacks the competition's ease of navigating back and forth with miniature page views. Highlighting has a darker yellow, greatly superior when screen is dimmed, but can't continue highlight from one page to another. Bookmarks work a treat; I find them better than the competition, especially in being less clunky to access and to remove. Overall a joy to use, but can be improved. I did get the problem of the app crashing consistently on launch, but it was cured by deleting the app and restoring it. Al my books were still shown and could be reloaded swiftly, with highlights and notes intact..Version: 3.1.1

Fixed!Nice app. The newest update fixed my unreadable books. Old review: The app doesn't make it clear how to purchase books on Apple devices. You have to buy the books on the website, then read the books in the app. I like the night reading function. I can't view any of my purchased books in the app. It freezes whenever I attempt to open them. I have an iPhone 6. Ripoff..Version: 4.0.1

Great service. Easy to use. Very polished appI'm very impressive by the ease of using this app.. It's easy to change settings for the visual appearance of the book I'm reading, simple to view the last few books I've read and easy to find what else is in my library. Beats the opposition..Version: 3.1.2

Darrin RogersGreat app for keeping and reading my digital library. Easy to use and has every thing one might need. Love It. 5 Stars.Version: 3.1.2

Got me back reading...I'm not much of a reader but this app has got me started reading again. Easy to use and easy to buy books..Version: 3.1.1

Great for ios usersI was given a google play voucher and was wrapped that play books was available for us apple users. Books are easy to find and read but it would be better if the read books are easier to distinguish from the not read ones yet.Version: 3.1.2

OutstandingWell done Google. I downloaded this app and got access to all my books within minutes. Now I can read books on my iPad. Apple’s app simply does not work properly and I have been frustrated for years..Version: 5.3.0

Lovely and goodThe thing is if I want to do harry potters it does not find that kind of book but has others and I am very happy 😃.Version: 5.4.0

😍💜💜💜💜I love this app it gives u an extraordinary feeling I love this app because it lets you read absolutely everything and anything and if you lazy like me you listen to the books as well. And did I mention if u decide to listen to books you can click off the app and you'll still be able to hear it its amazing I totally recommend this 10/10.Version: 4.2.1

Keeps crashingSince installing the most recent update it keeps crashing the moment I try to click on a book. It freezes instantly. Help!!.Version: 3.1.1

Who said change is not good? If you don’t change I guarantee you will be left behindRead this book until you know it word for word. It will improve your life. Thanks Ryan Tuckwood for giving me this book..Version: 5.2.2

Quite goodEven though last time I went on it the app froze and I was STUCK on a page for a while. But I still like it.Version: 3.1.1

Love this appThis makes reading so much easier! Love it!.Version: 3.1.2

Excellent cross platform appApp is really easy to use and is able to sync my books to any device unlike iBooks..Version: 3.1.2

It’s not bad but...I like it but I usually read for 1-2 hour at a time and with this it would only hurt my eyes bu no less work a this a bad app I really enjoy it but please let people on apple but books from the phone or ipad.Version: 5.4.0

Love play booksLove how I can read both on my iPad and Samsung phone. Such a good app to share books over different devices. Only way I read books now.Version: 3.1.1

Star ratingI love the shelf concept, but i feel like you guys really need star ratings visible when browsing books. It makes it way easier to do a quick scan of something to read. Dates would be sweet for tech books but I can see how that’s not relevant to all categories. That’s all!.Version: 5.6

Used it all my lifeLike everything about this app, it's very efficient and convenient as well. Glad I can get this on iPhone 👌.Version: 2.9.3

Good appOnly downside is not being able to purchase books via the app, but still definitely recommended.Version: 3.1.1

Best book reading app so farEverything works like a treat, however the one complaint I do have is that you cannot highlight across pages, surely must be a way to implement this. There are some minor performance issues but these are generally resolved by closing and opening again..Version: 5.4.0

Play booksGreat reader app, across platforms it syncs..Version: 5.2.3

A book worth multiple readsGot this book originally for free was so hooked I’ve paid for each of the remaining series, plus joined the Facebook fan club. Best books I’ve read in years. Jodi doesn’t use “fillers” aka retale the story in each next book to the point your eyes go crossed like some authors do now. The story is for females and males and young and old. Something for everyone!.Version: 5.2.3

Pretty good but could easily improveThis is not quite as good as the kindle app because the ‘notes function’ often predicts text yet mistypes what you write - it’s quite laborious to make notes in the margins. Also the app opens onto ‘books for sale’ via the app instead of opening onto your library so you have to click through to open your book whereas the kindle app opens straight onto the book you were reading and the last page you looked at. Google do some great ebooks though and seem to have a niche market in more academic titles. It’s a shame highlighted text and quotations can’t be exported more easily..Version: 5.2.3

EffortlessSuch an easy to use app. It's reliable, easy to navigate and use. I don't use any other reader app now..Version: 3.1.1

Great appVery user friendly and easy to navigate.Version: 3.0.2

Please improve the horizontal view page turning animationI am on the iPad and when I read its usually in a horizontal or landscape mode. I have noticed when I turn the pages it will turn over both pages instead of flap hinging on the centre animation it hinges on left side of the book, taking out some the realism from turning pages and making it feel like a book..Version: 5.2.3

Could use a few adjustmentsLove having cheap ebooks! Certainly makes it easy to acquire good books! My only issue with the app at the moment is there isn’t a scrolling mode for reading. I usually download my spins from the play store and use the iBooks app to read them for the scrolling function. Honestly that is the only reason tho would love to see that put into the app!.Version: 5.4.0

Love play booksThe range of books available is awesome!!.Version: 3.1.2

ConfusedI’m confused because I want to read a book and it’s says free sample so I can only read to a certain page in the book and I want to read the whole book, so please help me.Version: 4.0.2

Google services is dying?All is now just video right ads and ads revenue right. The eBook App is sluggish page turn on ePub files struggles and freezes every 3rd page turn. Besides that the app now pushes buy content and folders for my own content no longer allowed, it’s all PDFs and ePub files now together. Have 1000 files and quite impossible to manage. They ending the audio app so wonder how long will keep this alive..Version: 5.5.1

HelpI have an iPhone 7 and use the iBook app but I would much rather use this app. I can use the google books app to read already purchased books but I can’t buy or download anything new from it. Is there away around this? I love everything about this app and really don’t enjoy using the iBook app when this is so perfect for me. Please help.Version: 4.0.2

Works WellTried it as a change to iBooks, good choice and recommendations.Version: 3.1.1

AwesomeThis is a very good app. I enjoy reading digital books. I also listen to audio books. Highly recommended.Version: 5.2.3

Cannot sign inI try to sign in clicking on connecting as ergellon but it just doesnt connect me and blue button is clicking but not connecting me , uninstalled reinstalled worked.Version: 5.8.0

Do you want easy then this is the right one?My daughter recommended this app because both of us were taking a course that required lots of reading, questions, & class participation. Extra research was required to complete the course. I used other books but I couldn’t under line or add notes to references attached to the original text. So I finally listened to her & switched to Google Play Books. WOW!!!!! Immediate results: my concentration was greatly improved & studying time was decrease drastically. Thanks So Much!!!!!.Version: 5.2.3

Love itThere has been problems with upload ePub files to the cloud as well as the power consumption quite high. Other than that, I totally love it!.Version: 3.1.2

Brilliant!It's great being able to read on the go. Simple to use and has had every book I've wanted so far!.Version: 3.1.2

Tiffany DDVery convenient. Just a problem with the last few lines not shown with some pages. Have to shift the screen from horizontal to vertical to try see the bottom lines of words..Version: 3.1.1

Mrs S McGinleyBest book reading app so far. Specially when I would like to read foreign books (from Korea), google play books the only app that I can get my country's book. Easy to pay, easy interface better than any other app! Please import more foreign books! -the only reason I didn't give 5 star is that you can only buy & rent from website then download to your device app. But it's pretty easy & simple!.Version: 3.1.1

Excellent AppExcellent App and so easy to use. Great selection of books to choose to buy and read, a book lovers paradise..Version: 3.1.2

An enjoyable appI do like this app and enjoy using it. I just would prefer if every book was available to be read as it is presented in it is original form, with the original page numbers included. That's my preferred way of presentation of the books. All-in-all this app is easy to use..Version: 3.1.1

Issues loading new booksBasically, if nothing is loading and reinstalling doesn’t help you need to go into your phone settings and enable mobile data. Bruh, this took me way too long to figure out. Will make it 5 stars once a warning for disabled mobile data is added!.Version: 5.0.3

Works greatGreat for reading PDFs and keeping my content up to where I am on multiple devices..Version: 5.2.3

Review for Google Play BooksI have enjoyed the app for the limited time I have used it. Sorry, but my 1st love will forever remain with a real book! Aside from the physical aspect of a good book, I frequently flip back in the book to check a fact. The time required to flip backward to check something is minimal. Narrowing the search forward & back, rapidly locating the page I am searching for in moments. I am unaware of a way to skip forward & back by more than a single page at a time. This not only makes the search cumbersome but also often fruitless & I abandon the task hoping the point will be clarified in future pages. I would also applaud the addition of a note section to have a place to jot facts I need to keep straight. Something that would be simple to add to the program & add a huge positive feature. Otherwise for reading a book on a tablet or cellphone it is workable, but will never replace the "Real Thing"!.Version: 3.1.2

No ImagesAll my purchased books have no images. Anytime there is supposed to be an image, it just says “image not available”, including on all the covers and photo inserts. When I download a sample, it does display the image! Does not make sense to me, and this just started only two days ago. I will wait to purchase any more books on my list for google play books until this is fixed. Other than this, it is (was) the highest quality of all the ebook apps. UPDATE: I thought it was fixed as I was getting images there for awhile, tried downloading some more books and “image not available” is occurring again! Please fix so I can always see the images when I open the book, I wii wait until this is finally fixed before making amy more purchases. Other than this glitch, all is good..Version: 4.2.0

Reinstall to fix freezingAfter an Apple update this app just totally froze. Uninstalled and reinstalled to get it working again. Great to have all my books available from any device and syncing reading position..Version: 5.0.3

Google Play BooksThis is a great app and easy to use..Version: 3.1.2

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