Forced download 1/5
I was forced to download this app because it was the only way to view road closures in my area. It was a 3 page document but you couldn't view the 3rd page without downloading.
It's a stinkin joke! 1/5
Seriously! You pay $9 for 3 books you can only read once each month?!?! I used it 2 years ago and I could read as many books as I like without using one of my 3 books a month because there was no such thing as that! Like this app is such a giant scam and its stupid and I advise you to not even waste your time trying it! Save that $9 and use it for a better app!
By J McDaid
An excellent app. Great user experience.
I love reading books and this app makes me feel like I'm carrying a bookstore in my purse. Whenever I feel the urge, a book awaits.
Almost useless now 1/5
I got this app about 3 years ago and it slowly getting worse. They started charging for which I was happy to pay for thinking the new revenue would beef up developers and fix the bugs. I was wrong this app closes and freezes so often on my iPhone I can't even use it most the time. The app I bought to help me relax has turned into the biggest cause of stress during my day. I will probably give this app a few more months and if these issues don't get fixed I will be taking my money elsewhere. SCRIBD FIX THIS PROBLEM! Devote money to IT people that can fix this, it's honestly embarrassing for such a well known app to be plagued with problems like continually freezes and forced closes.
UPDATE: sometimes your highlight option works and sometimes it doesn't. This is sad for someone who uses this app for research books and references for later use. You all should not have minor features like this failing after being so long in business. Please respond and tell me you are throwing some serious resources at a competent IT team to get these somewhat basic features fixed.
This is amazing 5/5
Wow this is so cool
Great app! 5/5
By Apple for Lyfe
Love the book choices. Many are on my syllabi and it saves me hundreds on book costs.
As a classical musician, I was able to find non-PD sheet music on this site, which is unlike any other I have ever seen. Just the fact it actually had classical sheet music is impressive, thanks Scribd!
Must-have app with some kinks to work out 4/5
For an avid reader, Scribd is essential. I read so many books but don't have the time to get to the library for all of them, or they're not available as a digital copy when I need them. I try to only buy hard-copies at Barnes and Noble for reference or if it's a favorite that I must read again and share with others. With Scribd, I pay a monthly fee and read to my heart's content.
There are occasional glitches with white screens and sometimes the book starts from the beginning. Overall, though, I love it.
I can not cancel my free trial. I've followed every single step and run around they give and I CAN NOT cancel it or change payment information. The only phone number I can find is automated.
Really good readings 4/5
I like this reading app!
Love it! 5/5
I've found a lot of hard to get books through Scribd. Love how I can go from one device to another and not lose my place in a book.
Not happy 2/5
Can't read anything-skips pages & paragraphs-FIX IT,don't charge your subscribers if we can't read our PAID for books!
A Must Have App 5/5
By Brody J
This is an app that everyone should have. It's great for uploading documents, storing and sharing them without the need for others to have the app although I always recommend they download it. It's used by many governments around the world to make Executive Orders public.
Great app, but buggy 4/5
This app alone makes the iPad purchase justified. However, some minor bugs need to be fixed. Phantom pages insert themselves where your next column should be, pages that you read just moments ago, necessitating a restart of your book or the app. Highlights are flaky, at best. Not major, but annoying. Seems like a simple fix. Hopefully soon. We are paying for this, after all.
You Have ONE job 1/5
Paging from page to page should show......wait for it.....the NEXT page. Focus on that for awhile. OK?
By Lily Martínez
Love it! You can find a variety of books of any kind specially if your are doing extensive research...I recommend it to anyone I know <3
Love it but the bugs keep multiplying! 5/5
I love this app and have recommended it to all my friends and students.
Solid app 5/5
Works as expected, good reading service
Love this app!!! 5/5
By Stan gregentent
This is a great app, I can listen to or read just about any book that I want. I've had this app for a couple years now and the updates have been great too.
awesome app but i don't like the idea of being restricted on how many books i read a month
Great app 5/5
Love the app, allows for great reading and books on tape.
SUPER Buggy Recently - NEAR UNUSABLE! 1/5
Almost unusable at times. Will struggle on for awhile more. Please fix or sell to someone who will.
Now jumps pages at a time. Two different books. Becoming UNUSABLE. WILL UNSUBSCRIBE IF NOT FIXED ASAP!!!
Very resourceful 4/5
By Anahi, mm
By Miss Mac 2
I have sent questions for help and never received any response so I sent request to cancel services and again no response. I followed what they say about canceling and nothing works. Not a happy customer.
Good app for what I needed
Love the Scribd subscription, but the app is almost unusable 2/5
By Tristan and Isolde
First off, I have yet to see anything like the Scribd subscription–3 books and 1 audio book/month (with 'leftover' books rolling over) is a great option for all but the most voracious of readers. The selection of titles is, as well, for the most part adequate. I've never had a problem finding plenty of books that interest me. If that were the end of the review, it would easily be 5 stars.
The problem is this app. Aye. Where do I even begin... This thing is glitchy and so bizarrely slow that it almost isn't worth the frustration of trying to deal with it. Want to open a book you're reading? Get ready to wait 2 minutes. Literally. 2 MINUTES sometimes. Other times it will just fail to open the book altogether and give you an error message. And unfortunately, once you manage to finally get a book open the problems don't stop there. It sputters and freezes just while turning pages and will frequently take 30-60 seconds just to turn a page. JUST TO TURN A PAGE. I have other similar "reader" type apps running on my device for reading sheet music, etc. and have NEVER seen such abysmal performance. Downloading a book to your device for "offline" mode can help a little, however you have to actually turn off your WiFi, otherwise it will still go into the excruciatingly slow process of "syncing" and "opening" for some reason. And as if that weren't enough, then if you're not connected to WiFi, the app often somehow forgets you have saved anything to your offline downloads and they won't show up in the app at all—so you're SOL if you, say, downloaded a bunch of books before a long flight, turn on airplane mode and then are greeted with a lovely blank screen (I learned this the hard way!).
The title search is (shocker) unbelievably slow. The GUI has a persistent glitch in inverted/night mode where the text for buttons flips back to black instead of white, so you can't see any of the controls. Really, just about the only thing this has going for it is the concept. The execution couldn't get much worse. I wish they would just make it possible (and optimize) access to Scribd from Safari and other mobile browsers. Then at least you'd have a workaround for is royal clunker of an app. As it stands, though, the subscription is just not worth the hassle and frustration if you plan on primarily using it with the app.
Love it 5/5
My favorite app for my busy lifestyle
Worst app 1/5
Don't get it! You'll hate your life after downloading this awful app!
The Best app. I love study with this app
Fantastic app 5/5
This app is simple to use, has a great design, and the book choices are good! I tried Kindle Unlimited first and did not like the book choices at all. This app is so much better and actually less expensive(:
Love it his app been using for several years now and I have even found college level textbooks but I need it for class instead of having to buy them!!
This app is amazing 5/5
By Nick kicker
Three books plus one audio book a month for just 8.99! That's awesomely amazing
Great library of books 5/5
The service is in flux like all things in life. The consistent aspect is the variety and quality of the books available for reading. It provides a rich selection of both personal reading and professional development to the members. I highly recommend this as a source of enjoyment and enrichment.
Don't post this 4/5
My baby Connor is in the picture. That's my boy.
My favorite app! 5/5
Easily my favorite app. I wish I discovered this a long time ago! Well, better late than never to get started on all these books!
god bless 5/5
By needs to get better sleep
so so so useful if you have a membership that you pay for. worth the money.
Great App! 5/5
By Mariana Kaniho
This app is absolutely wonderful! Strongly recommend for any reader! :)
4 stars 4/5
By Paris peeps
I think Scribd is a great way to get kids and grown ups of all ages to read more books! I think scribd is an awesome app and very useful
Very useful App 5/5
By Sowebo Mick
I found this app to be extremely helpful at locating & downloading an incredible variety of Books, research papers, articles, et cetera.
Great app 5/5
Latest update Crashes 1/5
By App reviewer mike
I pay for a service I can't use.....
Not bad 4/5
Not too bad, but I'd rather just use iBooks or any other popular reading app. This is good for finding sheet music, articles and PDF's though.
Very slow 1/5
By 7min beast
Sluggish performance on an iPhone 7?? Really people....
Need multitasking support for iPad pros 2/5
By Randen Montalvo
Scribd love your content, not a fan of the 3 book rule. But for the love of god update the app up to parity with other major apps that support slide over and split view on iPad pros. Most owners I know are forced to use the web browser version spoofed because of how behind the app is with multitasking. FYI every major book app supports multitasking and your app is a subscription! Get with it man!
Easy, glitch free and user friendly. 5/5
I have completed my first book using this app and it was definitely an effort less experience. With all of the audio reading application options out there, I'm very glad I stumbled upon this one.
Ignacio cruz 5/5
Esta aplicación es muy buena, ya que te permite leer 3 libros por mes y un audio libro.
Y realmente si quisiera comprar 3 libros me saldría más caro, yo leo y estudio la Biblia, leo muchos comentarios de John MacArthur Calvino y muchos más. Esta herramienta es muy útil.
This app is a life saver. There are manuals which the manufacture of certain devices (too old)!dint have anymore. I was able to find the manual I need through your app. Keep up the good work!