So Much Better than I Anticipated! 5/5
Not only do you get a great selection of items - from books to sheet music/tabs, but the interface is very classy and a joy to read on my iPad. Well done!
Offered free month, charged anyway 1/5
Watch out for these guys.
I am enjoying the service. I wish I could use it on my Kindle Fire. Reading from a phone can become tedious.
I Only Read e-books, Now. 4/5
Been with Scribd about 2-3 years. Buy the one year plan, it's so much cheaper. Selection could be a little better (explains the 4 stars, not 5 stars) but it gets better all the time. Between my library's e-books, Scribd and a rare purchase I find everything. 95% I find in Scribd. I do several audiobooks a year with Scribd and they work well but I love e-books: the dictionary, search for forgotten character details, highlighting, note taking are all literally on your finger tip. Reading is about words and the brain, I understand the sensual pleasure of paper, but it's over-rated. Read inside a paper bag with a folded newspaper cap on and you'll have all the pleasure of paper with all the clean truth of e-books and so far Scribd is the way to get there. I looked at every alternative including my Amazon prime and the other e-book subscriptions Scribd is the easiest to use and the support has been great. And, hey!, I'm well into geezer-hood.
App On iPad Air Impossible To Use - Freezing Me Out 2/5
I'm an ebook reader with an iPad Air dedicated to reading. I began a subscription to Scribd 4 months ago.
While I like their selections & concept, I do wish we could swap audio books for ebooks as I never use them.
2 months ago, the app started freezing, making it nearly impossible to use. After doing the basic troubleshooting without results and writing support, I was able to access the app from my phone and PC to make selections.
This past week, after they updated the app and posted they'd solved the freezing problem, it now chokes and freezes to the point of unusability. I am canceling my subscription and deleting from my iPad.
Deceptive sign up bait 1/5
Tells you that you can sign up to store offline. Then after you give them your info they say you actually need to pay to do so. I can't start reading anything as it loads forever so that's why I wanted to try to store offline.
Very happy with the App & Subscription 5/5
I primarily use The audiobooks and have been able to find almost every book I have wanted and more than on other sites and services I have tried. The app has worked perfectly fine for me without and delays or problems.
App is sooooo slow and freezes EVERY time opened 1/5
This app needs to be updated so it doesn't take forever to load every single time it's used. Very low level and obviously the Scribd team doesn't care about the client experience.
Hassan Najafi 5/5
Worse after latest update 1/5
I quit Scribd and moved to Oyster a couple of years ago because of the freezing app. Oyster's demise brought me back. I was pleased that the freezing had thawed. But it's back to the old Scribd with the last update that was aimed at correcting freezing. They missed.
Constantly freezing 2/5
Once a book is loaded, it is fine, and I've had many good reads. But lately search and select is very sluggish, and the app freezes and crashes regularly.
After latest update, still freezes, only now, all the time.
Subscription YAY! App BOO! 5/5
UPDATE: I completely deleted and reinstalled the app and now the scrolling is working again. Leaving my review (but adding stars) because this might help someone else.
I love Scribd and read from it daily on my phone--until the most recent (Jan 2017) update. Now the screen is frozen and won't allow scrolling... it might scroll a little bit but then it gets stuck again. I've opened and closed the app, restarted my phone--still no luck.
Good app 5/5
By LT YAHYA
It's really a good app
Everything about this app is terrible! 1/5
By A ftm
I was a subscriber to Oyster for years until it sold. So I thought Scribd might be decent and gave it a shot. If you don't know for your payment you get 3 books and 1 audiobook. Personally, I wanted more books and no audiobook. But every month I picked one as to not waste and I was done with my other books in a week or so. I hadn't even finished the first audiobook before I cancelled my 5 month subscription. I messed their customer service to ask if I am still able to listen to the books I paid for if I cancelled. A week later I still got no reply. But I have an answer. NO you must be a member or you loss all the audiobooks/books you paid for. I think that is just bad business and pretty much stealing from your customers.
I will never use this app again or recommend to anyone. Get the kindle app! So much better.
"Completely fixed" 1/5
I think you completely misunderstand the meanings of those words. The app is even worse than before.
It's probably worth the extra $10/mo to switch to Amazon...
The recent app update is horrible. 1/5
By Longtime Scribd user
This rating is for the app, not the service. I love Scribd, and have subscribed to it for over a year. It provides a wide selection of books and audiobooks, and the convenience of reading straight from your device wherever you are.
That said, the current version of this app is practically non-functional. It no longer switches quickly from the search screen to books' text, and scrolling in the search screen takes FOREVER. The app freezes often, and crashes too. I just restarted the app eight times in an effort to scroll down a little bit on the main interface so that I could purchase a book. Sadly, this was not an isolated incident, but rather a process that I engage in 80 percent of the time that I spend using Scribd. Please fix this. I can't help but think it would be less frustrating and perhaps faster to order a book on Amazon Prime and wait for it to be delivered to me. Instant gratification is the benefit of Scribd, but right now I only feel instant frustration.
Get it 5/5
By lost in china
What You cannot get anywhere else, especially if not in US
Awesome app with wide variety of uses 5/5
As a music teacher and audiobooks subscriber, this app has it all for me! There is so much available for my students and for myself in terms of sheet music. Paying the small yearly fee is equivalent to purchasing roughly two music books. I swear by this service and suggest it to all of my friends!
App freezes 1/5
After the recent update the app freezes upon starting and is unusable. I'm a paid subscriber and no longer can read books using the app on my iPad. Please correct asap.
Great app 5/5
So slow 1/5
Last few updates have made the app so slow it's nearly impossible to navigate.
Muy bien 5/5
Me encanta. Sólo una sugerencia: que pueda pasarse de scribd a iBooks de manera directa.
I'm not so sure it's worth it 2/5
I am not sure if it's worth my monthly subscription defiantly thinking about ending it! It doesn't have some books I was looking for and the app is EXTREMELY SLOW it takes 10 minutes to change from doing one thing to another for example if I am reading a book and I want to browse different books it takes a while it also freezes so much it's unbelievable I like the fact that it provides 1 audiobook and 2 regular books monthly that's the only upside if it stops freezing and taking forever to change options I would defiantly continue my subscription
Omg fix it 1/5
Look, I love this app. Has lots of great books. But for the past several weeks, it freezes instantly when I open it. I have to reopen it several times for it to actually work.
This is super frustrating! It makes me want to quit this service & find another.
Good audiobook selection 4/5
By the cuteone
I really like this app and recommend it. However, there are limitations on number of books to borrow. Which is a "new" way to keep the cost the same. Overall, I am happy with this app.
Maximum of three audio books 1/5
I joined Scribd a year ago when I was on vacation with my family. I kept the subscription for another year but never used it, figured I would use it again next vacation. I am on vacation now and expected to have audio books available, 12 months of payments worth.
They only allow you to have 3 audio books available at anytime, no matter how many you pay for. Very disappointed with customer service and I would not recommend downloading this app.
Excited ;) 5/5
Application is all you need to start yours reading
I love Scribd! 5/5
Great selection of both audio and ebooks. Very reasonable price. Highly recommend it.
Used to love this app... 2/5
But the new formatting and adding magazines has added nothing but trouble to the app. Ive had trouble for almost two months now of the app freezing up, not being able to move anywhere on the app, and when I am finally able to scroll down, I can barely see a few choices before it locks up again. Becoming extremely disappointed in this app. Please fix the issue!
For heavens sake, this is my upteenth review because all the nicknames are taken. The review box closes down with all text erased.
Again, Scribd is a good service, but the app is very buggy. The screen gets stuck all the time making searching for a new book or moving from book being read to anywhere else practically impossible. App also regularly crashes. I'm about ready to cancel due to difficulty of using the App.
My only critique is that it doesn't have some popular books that I would love to read.
DON'T get this app 1/5
I got Scribd to listen to the Harry Potter series. When I looked it up they didn't have one of the books. In fact they didn't have a lot of really popular books. So I tried to cancel my membership and they made it very hard for me to do it. So I thought I cancelled it but they tricked me so know I pay 9 dollars a month and I don't know how to stop it.
I use it a lot 5/5
By Be vafa
Its so useful
Amazing but it is expensive 4/5
I love this app and it's awesome
Obsessed with Scribd 5/5
I've been a Scribd subscriber for almost two years now and I still love it. There's a vast amount of titles and you can get front list. I was never bothered by the changes they made in recent months because my needs and wants were always fulfilled. Additionally, I reached out to customer service recently and the response was prompt and helpful. Highly recommend Scribd.
Very good 5/5
By Chrissy 1224
Selection is good and the price is sweet.
Website worked just fine 1/5
By Some Wilde Person
Why do they cut off a website that clearly works so that I'm forced to download this app?
I love this app. It is easy to use and the content is really easy to read.
There's a decent selection of books. Usually if I want to read something they at least have it in audio book.
Good Service, Limited Selection 4/5
Pt6 books 4/5
Would be great to be able to print as reference or use it on several different computers for various lab and project work.
I need some help 1/5
I pay my scription but It said I don't pay anything
Vast collection of titles and easy to use app 4/5
By Sandy Guru
The app is fun to use. There are many books not available on other platforms. But the monthly fee structure needs improvement. The books you buy should be in library forever.
A sweet connection 5/5
This is a great app. Not only does it provide a wide variety of books and articles I like to read for fun, but it is a source of professional and business material of great use in my work.
I don't like to REVIEW ANYTHING!! 5/5
By Mrs yoyo
I hate wasting time on rating/reviewing anything. Its inconsiderate of me and I don't know why I do it. BUT! This app makes you feel ashamed of not rating it after getting all that KNOWLEDGE from it. I don't normally read much cause of my crunched life schedule, and I especially don't like reading more than 23 words from a screen. It gives me headache. But this son of a developer makes you enjoy reading with ALL those contents and the available reading options (page background, letter size etc...). Best of all, its reliable and UI doesn't feel cheap or clumsy.
I decided to put 9.99USD in my account just to try it with while assured of getting bored of it and canceling the subscription, just like with any app I come across. Now, I decided to keep paying that amount for the rest of my sane life! Only an ignorant would pass a self investment like this one.
Force close 1/5
Not able to read app doesn't stay open
Super helpful and practical to the bookworm (and us wannabes) 5/5
By Megan Rawlings
I have made it a goal to read more, but books can be costly. Scribd has made my desire not only affordable, but practical. I love the audibooks especially due to so much traveling with work. It's a great companion for long car rides and I have yet to run into any snags.
Never download it 1/5
Soooooo bad app
Students try this !! 5/5
This is the best app ever. I have used it to find notes for music and to find books for my book report !! There is a free trial when you first try it out so see for yourself. Nothing but positive views for Scribd.