Love audiobooks but this app won't evolve 3/5
By tvet reader
I love audiobooks! But sadly this app is writing on the coat tails of libraries that use it. The fixes are simple.
- i'm on a waiting list for books that say they won't be available for up to 360 days! That wouldn't be the case if they let you bump the next person in front of you if the book comes available to you but you're not ready to read it. I have two books sitting in my phone ready to be listened to that I won't be listening to them for at least a week. If I had rejected them when they came available I would've been bumped back to the end of the line. But instead it would've been nice to be able to let the next person go.
- let me see how many are behind me waiting. Three just became available off my hold list within 36 hours of each other! I’ll end up checking all out and hope I can get to them because I can’t see what the wait time would be if I turned down or pause my hold. Easy fix! Fix it!!!
- there are so many books that used to be available with our previous audiobooks supplier and now are not with this one. This selection is not great. And then with the above comment it takes forever to get some books.
- I miss the option of suggestions that if I liked one book then I might find these similar books to be good too. People who read one particular book also liked suggested books.
- it’s been crashing a lot lately! Turns itself off at least 1-2 times a day.
- there is no renewal option! More than once I only needed a couple more days to finish a book and couldn't get that. I wish they would let you renew for 72 hours. Then someone close to the end of a book could binge on it and get it finished.
- I miss being able to click on authors name and see all other available books and miss suggestions options from my reading history.
- many other great suggestions by other people but developers are not picking up on them.
Troubles Downloading 2/5
I usually don’t read books on my iPhone X but I have been having trouble downloading books...get this “device key” error on os 11.2.2
Great app 4/5
Love this app IF you are a fairly fast reader. I also wish I could see the hold time on a book that I have not yet finished to be able to know when I can get it back. Appreciate if that can be worked on.
Disappointed but optimistic 2/5
I listen to books every day the selection is week. This isn’t as user friendly as the library app. I’m going it’s because our area doesn’t have all the bugs figured out and they’re still working on it
This app is much better than the previous one offered by our library. A much better selection of books and has many current best sellers. Availability is much better, and searching the selections and the downloading process is much easier. Just a great service.
Love this app except 2/5
I love cloud library except for the fact that I cannot read my books on both my phone and iPad as I can do in my kindle. It does not recognize accounts. If I down load a book on my phone I can only read it on my phone. Also the search feature does not works correctly, it will tell you a book does not exist when you just finished reading it.
Mostly good now. 4/5
With June update one can no longer read offline--really need to fix this.
Nice app. Works well offline 4/5
By phil. w
I'm pretty happy with this. Thanks
Very happy with this app 5/5
This app has been a godsend for me. There is a wide selection of books available and it is extremely easy to use. Have books downloaded all the time.
Bring back overdrive! 1/5
Worst. App. Ever.
absolutely non-intuitive mobile interface. impossible to get accurate search results.
Can't find audiobooks I previously checked out... stick with overdrive or hoopla.
Love the app 5/5
I really do love the app but it has a few bugs. The main one is my audiobook keeps stopping for no reason. I also play a few games while listening to the audiobook. If the game has sound, even if the sound for the game is shut off the audiobook stops playing. Otherwise great app.
Love this app for e-reading! 4/5
I've been using Cloud Library for years now and the app only improves! There has always been text search. The bookmarks include some words, so you can find the right place again. The menus have a dark background, so they are not distracting at night. The page number always shows. Now all pages can be zoomed just by pinching. And books can be tagged for future downloads. I only wish my library had a larger selection!
Update: I still like the app, but some of the features are gone in this version. What happened to the little carat that allowed you to return to a page if you jumped to another chapter? And why is the page changer less responsive now? Also, the clock background is light now while the two menu bars are dark.
Can’t search 3/5
Liked Libby MUCH better. Can’t figure out how to search by author, available only, format etc. Guess I will actually have to go to the library and hope someone can teach me how to use it.
Pretty neat 4/5
I've enjoyed using this app, and it's fairly easy to navigate.
Easy to use 4/5
I like this app it’s easy to use with my library system, the only thing I really don’t like is that you can’t renew a book. You have to check it out again and if there’s a wait list you’re stuck at the end of it
Great way to hear Audio Books on iPhone 5/5
By FL Golfer Girl
This is a great way to get free audio books from your library. Just download and go where ever you want. I can download books from 2 libraries and have read new authors I never would have considered. the app works great with the iPhone, bookmarks where I left off and able to adjust volume and speed. Love it!
Awesome App! 5/5
A large selection of titles and unlimited reading. Beats the drive to the Library and I love the Library. Highly recommended.
Bug when changing font size 3/5
I mostly like this app but there doesn’t seem to be any way to contact them and report a bug so I am doing it here. When you change the font size while reading a book sections of the book yet repeated after you change the page. This is kind of random, and I have noticed it with multiple books.
Easy to find books however 3/5
App crashes or reverts back to the table of contents while reading with no way to return to spot you were at. Get frustrating quickly.
Not good, clunky, glitches 2/5
It doesn’t give you as much control , margins , fonts, spacing, etc. You go to next page and you get the same page again.
The only thing better is that you can return your book early.
Also audio books freeze and start from the beginning again.
Mediocre Reader 3/5
The pages are always one page forward from your previous place when you log back in.
Not great 2/5
My library switched from Overdrive and it has been somewhat disappointing. All the books I’ve borrowed, randomly repeat several sentences. Turn the page and read the same thing over again. I guess helps brush up those cognitive skills
I just downloaded this on my phone and is already frozen. :/ maybe works better on an iPad?
Not a fan 2/5
I don’t really like this app- very disappointed when the library switched- if you find a book you should be able to press on the author to get what else is available. I find the app awkward and not easy to find what you are looking for
Page formatting broken in latest release 2/5
The margin size and background color selection buttons no longer work with the latest release.
There’s no app support... 2/5
I’m pretty sure my library is not capable of fixing an issue with the app like the weird page turning that just gives me one new paragraph at the end of the page I just read even though the page number changed. It has happened with several different books. It’s super annoying but there’s no way to contact the app developers, at least nothing that I have seen.
Murder she wrote 5/5
By Madison Scotty Dog
I enjoy using the cloud app to access library books. It is easy to use. Thank you! It is great to read at night!
Great App!!!!! 5/5
By Memphisto 1952
A friend of mine that works at my library told me about this app and I love it. Much easier than physically taking the books out, and no late fees.
One suggestion I would make is the ability to renew books through the app.
Nice alternative 4/5
I like having this alternative to Overdrive.
Overall good app 4/5
By mule life
I use this app daily but sometimes it will get glitchy and give me a playback error out of nowhere.
Needs some fixes 2/5
You can't renew a book which is annoying and have to wait to finish it when it becomes available again. Could be months and then you have to reread from the start because you don't remember the details. Can't transfer between devices. My library went to this after using Kindle Amazon e-reader, which is great, & this ap is no comparison to that.
Major Crash 1/5
By Eliza MD
The app is majorly crashing right now. It won’t load anything. I tried to logout and log back in and I can’t even do that. What is going on?
I loved this app until it started erroring out at the end of chapters in nearly all books. So frustrating!!
Playback error on audiobooks 3/5
By Debra Diller pastry lady
Regular ebooks work well, but would like more options on the margins and size. I listen to audiobooks all the time and find when it goes to the next track/chapter it often has a “playback error” and stops the book. Fortunately, I press ok and press play again and again and it works, but gets me off the book in my mindset. Books also can’t be downloaded it seems unless you are on WiFi even if this is on your phone.
There is so much wrong with this app that it is not funny anymore. First, it has a playback error ten times a day. I have to close the app altogether and start again. Secondly, the sleep timer NEVER works. If I fall asleep, hours of the book play and I waste my phone energy as well as completely losing track of where I am. What a joke.
Of course, for many of us, we have no choice as this is the system of choice for many public libraries. Shame on them for ditching the perfectly wonderful system they used before for this piece of worthless junk.
I do not like this app overall. I regularly encounter problems when using it. I get regular error messages. I’ve had to delete and reinstall it several times. At one point, it kept repeating book chapters. Today it simply wouldn’t play books. I kept pressing play and nothing would happen. I like to listen to books on the “fast” setting, which seems to vary book to book. I wish my library had another option. The glitches make using this app frustrating.
Awesome app for free literature 4/5
It’s a great app. It doesn’t hardly malfunction, it doesn’t use up unnecessary space, there’s a good variety, it’s clear and easy to use... I’d recommend it
I miss overdrive 3/5
My library just switched to this program, and I miss several things about Overdrive. 1) I miss the speed options for audiobooks. I could control it more precisely. 2) the audio books I've listened to quit suddenly and I'd have to restart. 3) The page set up on books is a bit odd. I'm sure I will get used to all these changes, but it just isn't as nice or user friendly.
This is awsome! 5/5
Of all the book apps I could find, this is the best one. You can listen and read them. I kind of wish more then one people could check them out at a time, but it’s fine. Otherwise, great app. I suggest you get it! Lots of books to choose from.
Good app, more reading! 4/5
Love having access to this ebook library, I've doubled my reading. Pretty decent selection, logically organized. App is fairly intuitive, the only real quirk I've experienced is occasional duplicate (or nearly so?) book pages. Not sure what the explanation is for that but it is easily remedied by flipping the page. Dont really like having to relaunch the book after its idle for a short period of time but thats minor.
I am unimpressed with this app that my library has forced my to switch from overdrive to. I want to display the text in columns. There are unnecessarily large lower margins. And there is no ability to change the font type. Very disappointing.
Great app 4/5
Large selection of books. Easy to find new material to feed my reading habit!!
In Love 5/5
I love this app. I can read anywhere and everywhere and listen to audiobooks on my drive to work. Every app has issues but with this one cleans them up easily.
Needs a few visual changes 2/5
At least half of the books I have checked out have trouble downloading. One or two chapters don’t work correctly and then proceed to drain the battery out of my phone.
Oh my goodness what a bright app… Please enable dark mode for use in the evenings. All that white interferes with sleep. Even with my iPhone in sleep mode, (Very low light,) it’s like having a flashlight on.
Conversely, the book titles not currently downloaded are not readable\identifiable. Please keep the download arrow and make the book cover visible.
Everything else about the app works fabulously. The visual problems are huge deterrents to using the app.
Love it! 5/5
I love Cloud Library...my local library is constantly adding new selections so I have great choices of books, both new and classic.
Cure for insomnia 4/5
When I wake up at 2, 3, 4 in the morning, I reach for my iPad & find an audio book. Guaranteed asleep in 20 minutes. My insomnia selections are poetry, biography, learning about people from other parts of our country & the world, not the fiction I usually enjoy from print books. Kind of a life opener.
Mostly like it 4/5
By R Oscoe
I like using the app. It's very convenient. I do wish that books you've already read would be marked in some way. I had trouble with the last two books I read. Many pages were duplicated but the 2nd time would add a sentence or two. It's like they had edited and non-edited pages back to back.
I also wish that all books in a series were available. It's annoying to be in the middle of a series and then not be able to get the next book.
Decent but could be much better 3/5
The previous reviews have many good ideas. I hope they are built into future updates. Not sure why the library dropped Overdrive. Money or favors Maybe?
Mostly good 4/5
By Book lover ()$&@
I like this app very user friendly with a couple of problems. Audio books constantly have playback errors but quickly resolved by clicking off book and back on. I like the search features and the quick access to books. Would like to know how long holds will be.
By Dave "The Rave" Filkins
Cons: Crashes frequently whenever the app is in the background, the icons are pixelated and aesthetically unpleasant, and is not customizable.
Pros: Is the main app my library uses and has a fairly decent selection of materials.