I use axis 360 to check out audio books and love how fast it downloads my books. Great app!
I️ just love this app, the audio version! 4/5
Great for those of us with eye problems.
This isn’t even up to Beta standard 1/5
Very unstable app. Randomly stops between chapters and won’t continue, even though the book is fully downloaded. Tries to connect to the internet every time I open it just to read a book. No need to connect to the internet unless the user is browsing, checking out, or returning. Overdrive fixed this design flaw years ago.
If you are going to put out an app to compete with overdrive, you should learn from the mistakes that they made. I like many aspects of the app’s spirit - most importantly, the option to speed up to 3x for particularly slow narrators. The implementation and execution, however, is amateurish. Needs a major overhaul or a complete rewrite.
Great for library ebooks 5/5
That's all I use it for but links seamlessly and makes it easy to check in and out.
Greatest thing since sliced bread
Audio book progress? 3/5
I want to see how far I am through an audiobook: I want to see how much I have read versus how much of the book is left in time.
Great app. Finally I can read ebooks. Overdrive never worked. Ty Martin County library for switching.
Do if your a nerd 5/5
Yay nerd read
Works ok but definitely needs some work 3/5
The developers need to open the app in multiple devices. The search feature is horrible. Im hoping its just on the iPad, but i doubt it. Going through my stuff is frustrating because it makes you constantly start from the checked out list, even when “back” should take you back to your wish list. The “read more” link is covered in other links and words so 9 times out of 10 when you try to get a longer synopsis, it takes you to an incorrect link. There can be issues with downloading a book. When it doesn’t finish downloading, it can give you an error with something like you have already downloaded this book. Nothing is more frustrating than when you wait for 4 months on a waiting list for this book and then cant download it because of a glitch. I have used a ton of other book reader apps and this one is the one that’s connected to my library, but the app needs quite a few updates. Please fix it. This could be a fantastic app if you just tweak it a little bit and work out all the bugs. Just use it and when you have to take more 5 extras steps more than usual to get somewhere, fix it.
Really appreciate being able to use this along with my local library. Could use a better selection of books but it is improving all the time.
How to make friends and influence people MDPL doesn't work. 1/5
The book does not work at the Miami Dade Public Library. Only the cover page shows up. Please fix. There is no support on the app so I'll just give it a one star.
Love it!! 5/5
I love this app! Navigates easily, great selections!!!!
Don’t try to renew 2/5
By Rott lady
Everything worked smoothly until I tried to renew a book one day before it was due. Though it told me the renewal was successful, when I tried to read again I got the message the book was expired. So I checked it out again and got the message that it couldn’t be opened due to copyright laws. The pages are absolutely blank, but it does go back to the page where I left off.
So as long as you’re going to read the complete book during your initial checkout, this app works fine. Just don’t try to renew a book!
Easy Breezy! 4/5
By Lynn Law
This app is the easiest reading app I’ve tried particularly among public library apps. It is much easier than Kindle, Librivox and even iBooks. I still have yet to figure out how play audiobooks but I’m still enthusiastic about trying. Please keep working on graphics and simplicity of use and we just might have the most unobtrusive electronic library apps available! Thanks for making it available.
So far ...so good! 4/5
By Quilt boss
I'm just on my 1st E book so with such little experience with this ap, I've had no problems!
Looking forward to reading many more titles!
Crashes ALL THE TIME 2/5
I like the book selection and love that i can speed up the reading speed but my goodness, it crashes NONSTOP! And it loses my place every time. Please please fix it! I want to love this app.
Glitchiest app I've ever had to use. 1/5
I'm still mourning the loss of Overdrive since my library made the switch. I have tried to get used to this app and I actually really like the layout, but it just doesn't work. It stalls between chapters and I have to close and restart. It doesn't show my wishlist. I had lots of titles saved and I hope I haven't lost them all. The holds show up under every tab. The last time I tried to read a book, it was stuck on the cover page and the scroll bar at the top was at the very end of the book. I couldn't even open the menu at the bottom to select the chapter. I had to completely delete the app and reload it, and the glitches just keep happening. SO FRUSTRATING!!! I really hope my library goes back to the Kindle friendly Overdrive.
Love but ... 3/5
By Chayse b
I love my axis 360! But I’m very upset that I keep missing my check outs I feel you should add a notification ( not just an email) when it’s a few hours before you lose your chance to check out. Also in the hold section it tell me the day I have til but not the time. I’ve been waiting 2 months to read a certain book then miss it because I didn’t know what time I had til. 😤😤
Terrible. Doesn’t keep your place when you stop ant start playing later. Stops playing mid book acting like it’s searching online.
Great app! 4/5
I used it on safari at first, then downloaded the app. Super convenient! Don't like how you can't search authors and it's a little buggy. It's an awesome app nonetheless!
Connects for free with Public Library 5/5
This is great! I can download audio and E-books from my library system. All for free. It doesn't get any better than this.
I love this app- it works very well and it is very easy to use. I listen to books via Axis 360 every day during my commute to work, as the blue tooth links it to my car audio system.
Journeys and journeys ✨ 5/5
By S ungoose
So much to explore ⭐️💫
Works great most of the time! 4/5
Still doesn't load pages 1/5
The app has been buggy the whole time I have had it installed. Half the time it will not show my checkouts or holds. I rarely use it now, and let my local library know why. They told me they have many other patrons having the same problems and this has been going on for a long time.
So easy to use! 4/5
Love using the wish list to mark titles I want to read. Love the option to suspend holds when life is busy. So easy to return a book when finished. Looking forward to new app developments that let you suggest a title from the app, know when you suspend a hold and push titles you may like by format preference.
Too many bugs 1/5
Would not recommend Axis 360. I couldn't even finish my 1st book on this app because of a bug. The book was about to expire so I renewed it, but a day later I try to read it and an error message says it's expired even though the due date was in a week.
Great app 5/5
Library books on my phone :) audio too!
Can stand for free books! 3/5
This is the only way to access my library's e-content, so while I love the free books, the app is not the greatest. Loses your place if not started/stopped directly from the app and not your phone's audio screen; no way to tell your progress in audiobooks (except by which chapter you are on); no stats like reading speed etc that kindle app offers; sometimes you have to close and reopen app to get audio books to continue to the next chapter.
usability suggestion 4/5
Feature request: get rid of the ‘lose your place’ buttons on the main screen and the lock screen when playing audiobooks. Or
Is there a way to get back to where you were before accidentally tapping one of the skip buttons? Maybe make it so if you accidentally skip to the start of one or more chapters tapping the opposite button an equal number of times would take you back to the mid-chapter spot you were just playing.
Putting the skip chapter buttons next to the other controls is like putting the ejector seat button next to the cigarette lighter.
Great app 5/5
This app has expanded my reading capability and is easy to use. The coordination with my public library is great.
Buggy as goat s**t in summer 1/5
If it loads at all: you’ll be plagued with time out errors. If you keep trying: you might or might not get to your checked out books. If you get to open the book you started it might play, or you might get kicked out of the app and have to start over. If you do get to play your book, you don’t dare pause it or try to rewind — the glitches will appear yet again to torture you.
I can’t believe my library switched to this. It’s horrid. Overdrive was not shiny, but it worked every time.
Keeps place 5/5
By Beech girl
Keeps my place even when transferring to new iPad. Did have to go to library for a reset, but then opened up to my place on two different books!
Pretty darn good 5/5
The selection is pretty good, even though that depends on the library. I like the format of the app, and I think it should be used more in libraries!
Have a hold on a book and have been checking daily to see if it was ready for checkout yet, as sometimes I get an email alert and sometimes I don't. I was 1st of 156 people in line as of yesterday with a 5 day wait. Today, I've been bumped back to number 2 with a 14 day wait. I've been through the app and web site and there is NO way to contact anyone to ask what happened. I'm livid as I've been really eager to read this book.
By Jen Yve
Impatient, and malfunctioning app.
Good app 4/5
Love having my local library available to my iPad and iPhone.
I really wanted this to work 1/5
When I first started to use this app, it worked great. However, over the last two months it has become so glitch filled that it’s impossible to search for a book, let alone read one. Please fix your app!!!
Good app 4/5
I would like to see more books offered.
Love the App 4/5
By Let's play Gems
I like this app, enjoy reading was a little difficult at first to figure out how to locate books but once I figured it out no issue.
Great App 5/5
Works really well for me. I use it when I’m walking and knitting. I love it.
I really enjoy this app. It’s great not having to go to the library and no over due fines. It has some bugs but it’s still better as far as choices.
Love it! 5/5
First time I have used this app and so convenient to use instead of going to the library! Very easy to use!
A little frustrating 3/5
One out of ten times, the app hangs while trying to open a book on my Android HTC One M8. The app can’t remember the font size I choose from one time to the next.
Sad to say, the only app so far that delivers a satisfying reading experience on my smartphone is Kindle.
Sumter County 2/5
The list of books is very very limited still need to purchase from Amazon. I don’t mind waiting for a book but they need to have the book available so I can wait.
Audiobooks hard to listen to 1/5
I wish I could just cut and paste the review I just read. The app is SUPER buggy for audiobooks. Starts up randomly, twice today the book just started playing out of the blue. When you stop the book it doesn’t start back up where you left off, it starts at a random place. Also it just stops at the end of every chapter and I manually have to go in and start the next chapter. The sleep timer is messed up. And occasionally it won’t refresh and just flickers and won’t start. I don’t know. It seems my library has more content with this app versus overdrive, but the actual app functions horribly.
Excellent Library reader 5/5
Using Axis 360 allows me to get books from my library on the day that they're released. I enjoy using the reader and it works very well on the iPad.
Reader heaven 5/5
I've used it since it was available. Great choices and I am pleased with the recent updates.
Great app! 5/5
I love Axis 360! I usually listen to audio books while I knit or go walking. I have occasionally read an e-book. Both experiences have been great. I have read negative reviews but I have not encountered problems. The books download easily and they hold my place when I stop reading on that day. This has been a great experience and all for free! I went through my book wishlist and made my requests. This app is just wonderful and don’t forget - FREE!
Great Appl for Serious readers 4/5
It keeps track of selected book and wish list. Real easy to Renew existing book and look for new candidates