The Update Ruined The App 1/5
By Puppy dogs rock!
I have used this app for years but Axis 360 is now unusable. There is a new, unusable format for the e books that may or may not load. If it does load it only loads a page or two and the page or two are almost completely unformatted and thee is no longer any way to change how you view the book (ie font size, screen color (white, sepia, black). This has become the single worst app for reading/listening I’ve ever come across. It used to be pretty good (except it never auto-saved your place, you had to bookmark it yourself which is really a pain with audio books if you forget). Now it is unusable.
Terrible ebook reader! 2/5
Axis360 has the worst user interface among all the ebook reader I ever used. It’s much worse than Kindle reader, iBook, Rakuten, Readmoo; even Libby is far far better then it! None of the google search, dictionary, or highlight function works. There is no way you can set the fonts or line space of the texts. And the loading time is way too long! If it’s not this ebook I checked out from my library only available on axis360, I would never consider to use this terrible ebook reader, ever again.
Great App 4/5
I’ve been using this free App for about 6 years now and it’s come along way since I started using it.. the only reason I’m giving it 4 stars is because I can’t search for just audio books. If anyone knows a way to do that, please comment
Wonderful app that has current books!
DON’T DOWNLOAD LATEST UPDATE 1/5
By Can't Say It Enough
You won’t be happy.
- must click TWICE to advance to the next page!
This update puts an end to Axis 360...
Good app 4/5
By library liver
I really enjoy using this app. It is easy and fun has a good amount of material to listen to. I definitely recommend.
Good app 4/5
The app works very well for me. My only issue is that you cannot pause a hold. While the app acts like it works, it does not.
Recent update killed this app 1/5
I do almost all my reading digitally and I used to be fine with this app. Ever since the recent update, however, it is total garbage. I’ve even re-installed to try and get rid of the glitches but it makes no difference. The font size changes, pages won’t turn, and sometimes it will send me back to the beginning of a chapter just to screw with me. I’ve already complained to my library system to can this awful app.
Need more audiobooks 4/5
I love the audiobooks but we need more best seller audiobook.
I like romance but think I’ve heard most of them.
Worst app ever 1/5
Keeps flipping back to a chapter I have read. Won’t go to bookmarks. Takes too long to load. Right now I cannot read the book because it continually reverts back to the beginning of a chapter. Ugh.
Slow and Clunky 1/5
Definitely not a fan of this app. I’ve had it for a few weeks now and have primarily used it for audiobooks. I’ve only used it once for an ebook because the app was so horrible it ruined the book for me. The pages would not turn and when they did, it was often back a page or two or even to the beginning of the chapter. There was no rhyme or reason to which page I would end up on. No page numbers were even given, so it was nearly impossible to figure out where I left off. I made it to the beginning of chapter 4 of the book before giving up completely because I was so frustrated with the whole experience. As for the audiobooks, when they actually work, they work okay. Good luck getting them to work, though. It takes ages for them to download and even when they’re downloaded, pauses happen like they’re buffering. What is the point of completely downloading the audiobook to your phone if it’s just going to buffer? And when that happens, it never restarts on its own. I have to restart the whole app and hope I remember roughly where I was in the story because the app sure doesn’t know. Searching for a title through the app is pointless. Even having the exact title of a book won’t always give you the right title, despite my library system owning the rights to it. I can find it on the website itself, but searching through the app is a nightmare. Why my library system uses this, I will never understand. It’s downright awful.
Free audio books!!! 5/5
I realized I could no longer afford to keep my audible subscription and came across this app. Super easy to use, just type in my library card and lots of audio books and ebooks at my finger tips. Titles are lacking over all, but for a free service I am surprised at the high number of options that exist. Very happy with this app!
Overall very useful 4/5
The app can be a little buggy and take some time to respond but the integration with my local library system is seamless. Happy to use!
Crap app!!!! 1/5
By Created no nicknames
I soooo regret upgrading to the latest version. Nothing works. Can’t get the menu at the left top of page to work. Can’t get the right side ribbon menu to change the display from 2 columns to only 1 column. Can’t get the font size to work & stay without using the 2 finger iPad Apple spread to get the size needed.
So frustrating when I just want to sit down to enjoy reading a good book.
Update stinks, glitches and dictionary no longer works 1/5
There are a lot of glitches to the update which others have mentioned. The 2nd most annoying of those for me is that sometimes the book loses its place, and it pressing the page bar quickly to catch up it often just circles back to the wrong place. I end up having to use the scroll bar to find my spot. By far I most hate this version because the dictionary no longer works. There is no choice prompt to download any dictionary, it simply just doesn’t work and requires you to Google search something if needed. I don’t see any way to contact developer to ask for help. Boooooo.
Worst reader app ever 1/5
I have been reading digital books for 20+ years. I expect a reader app to reliably save my place when I stop reading, allow me to easily look up definitions of unfamiliar words, and move from one page to the next with a swipe.
Axis 360 fails at all of these functions. I’m using it on an iPad mini 4 with latest Apple updates. I have removed and reinstalled it multiple times with no improvement. Unfortunately many of the books I check out from the library are not available to read in other apps.
Kills my music when I start reading.
Blank page a few times
Blank page with spinning wheel
Will not remove a returned book
Cannot see page numbers
Cannot swipe pages
Will not turn a page, or skips 2 pages, have to use go-to-page to read skipped pages
Needs an Update ASAP 1/5
Last several month I will click on my books and the icon just spins. Logged out and now cannot log back in.
While reading I’ll turn the page for it to jump to several previous pages read. I’ll close the app and open to find it saved several chapters behind. Internet connection is good...but this app really isn’t.
Fix the app ASAP 1/5
THIS APP IS SO BAD!!!! Please fix. Ive been using Axis 360 with no issues until the recent update. Now it takes 20+ minutes to download a book, buffers between pages and loses my page when i close the app. I have to write down what page Im on every time I close the app. Its RIDICULOUS- please fix ASAP
Most reliable of my book apps 5/5
My local library uses a number of on-line ebook and audiobook services available with apps. This app is the most reliable and has the best features, though it still could be better. It would be great if this app, like my library’s website, tracked books in progress, books read, had a way to compile multiple lists of books, and allowed readers to annotate such lists for future reference.
This new release is horrible! 1/5
By Kath word crazy
I’ve never loved this app but found that if I downloaded the book after checking it out and disconnecting the device from the wifi it worked great. It seems that the app no longer allows the book to be downloaded and you have to be connected to the WiFi to read the book. And trying to go to the next page is frustrating as the green circle spins. Very often it will it even go that. The same problems on both my iPhone and galaxy tablet. I guess I have to go to the library and get the real books. Unbelievable that this app would be released.
Great app 5/5
I’ve used this app for several years now and found it to be the go to way to read books. Especially when the titles are either borrowed from my library or are in such short supply the wait time is many days.
Clunky to use 2/5
I often have trouble turning the pages; it can take me several times, which is annoying. I’d also like it better if the page turning mimicked that of an actual book. I can’t read my most recent download because of some sort of system error in the app.
Good reading app 4/5
It works pretty well but I wish I could read books without internet. Additionally sometimes the page freezes so I can’t go to the next page. I don’t know for sure if it’s the app or my phone or the network connection but it’s most likely the app. Other than that I am glad to have access to so many books.
Terrible app but free books so how can I complain? 2/5
It’s very buggy and sometimes doesn’t save your place in the book or keeps loading the same chapter. But it’s free!
Great App 5/5
eBooks and Magazines download perfectly.
Very much improved.
This is probably the worst reading app I’ve ever used. Only the fact that it is the only online access I have to my local library prevents me from deleting it. It constantly freezes (forcing me to reboot it), changes the font size by itself (and won’t let me fix it), and drops bookmarks. It’s extremely aggravating to use, which destroys the reading experience.
By lucky 100001
Easy to use and love the selection
One of the best ebook app other than hoopla
Good but could be better... 3/5
Having page numbers would be helpful. I checked out a photography book which is almost unreadable due to formatting.
I prefer the original format better than the current one.
Slow download and doesn’t retain bookmarks or where you stopped 1/5
This app takes over an hour to download an audiobook. I can download the same book using Overdrive and it only takes a few minutes. Also, when I shut down my device and power back up and go into the app, the book starts at the beginning again. I’ve tried placing a bookmark where I stopped, but it doesn’t retain those either. Searching for an author brings up books by authors whose name is different than my search criteria. I am also not able to view my entire wishlist. Really can’t find anything positive to say about this app.
Most Frustrating... 1/5
...app that I have ever used. It is almost totally non-responsive. You cannot just finger swipe to change page but must use a small bar on the side that might or might not change page after a half dozen tries. When you reopen book after closing, it NEVER returns to the page you are on. On a good day it will be about three pages behind but I have had it return to the beginning of the book. If you want to return book, that might take several tries, also and sometimes won’t remove it from devise or checked out count unless app is closed and reopened. Overall a one star is more than it deserves. I read for entertainment, not to be challenged!
I’ve been experiencing issues... 3/5
I like this app overall, but I have been having issues on my iPhone where if I try to turn the page it goes back to the beginning of the chapter or a earlier section of the chapter I’m on. It makes it hard to read at times. I haven’t experienced this issue on my iPad, so maybe it’s just this one device. It this glitch was fixed I would raise by one star.
AMAZING APP!!! 5/5
By Amazing app guy
I’ve had this app for a year and it’s great. I love the audio books and the ebooks. This is the best app I’ve ever used
Any book 2/5
By keystone heights
The older version was much better. It had page numbers and didn’t stop halfway thru the book.
Good but could be better 4/5
By avid beach reader
This app required by my library. The original version worked okay. This updated version changed the look but didn’t seem to provide any enhancements. Have annoying issues with bookmarks and font changing sizes between pages. But overall satisfied.
Awesome app 4/5
By day to day1975
Free audio books is why I love this app. Thanks for making so many titles available.
Font too small still 1/5
After 6 months with no updates to fix last big update i’m done, uninstalled and using libby for my public library now.
This new version has been out over six months and it’s still not usable. iPad mini 4 largest font setting is like size 10 anything below that is totally unreadable - PLEASE fix so I can read books again!
Percentage complete?? 4/5
Having that would be really great since page numbers change. And especially for audiobooks.
What has happened?? 1/5
I used to use this app a great deal, when my library first began using it. In fact, I spent 10 months on the road in central and South America, downloading books when I got WiFi. It certainly has some syncing issues and other little things, but it has really gone downhill.
I have been using this app less and less, because it seems to get more poorly designed with each update. And now, here I am, putting a stop to attempting to read the new Margaret Atwood book, to write this review. Please ask and allow someone who actually reads, and uses apps like this, to help make it better.
GET RID of the obnoxious bar at the top of the screen that says ‘Book’ and ‘Close’. We can all figure out we are reading a book, and we can all figure out how to close it.
In the settings section, please show what size the font will be instead of using a slider. It is a waste of time to try to change the font, only to have to go back to the book (and getting annoyed all over again by the bar at the top that tells you you’re reading a book...) and find that now there are only six words on the page.
Please, please make this a better app again.
Really Bad 1/5
By I'm addicted to this game
The interface was never great or cutting-edge, but the app used to be at least functional. It’s now so bad that it’s basically unusable. The new update seems to have throttled the speed at which anything loads, so you spend lots of time staring at the spinning wheel and closing and reopening the app because it’s taking so long it might be frozen. It’s not accessible because you can barely adjust anything, and it’s shockingly difficult to turn the page. I’m not sure why this “update” was released in 2019 or if Baker & Taylor are listening to feedback or have any plans to change the app for the better. In the meantime, use your library’s other ebook services, I promise they are better than this.
Great App 5/5
I love to be able to listen to a book online
Great Library App 5/5
By Hawk XP
So convenient to download audio books and listen on Bluetooth while driving. Very nice!
Terrible app, forced to use it 🙃 1/5
After being a lover of Overdrive for many years, I was a little dismayed when I learned that my public library system was switching over their YA collection to axis 360. I gave it a go, and to be honest, I’m incredibly frustrated. It takes forever to get going when the app is opened for the first time, books get to a certain point where you can’t flip to the next page - you just keep seeing the same page over and over - and audio books never download (I keep getting error messages). The overall look and use of the app is stuck in the late 2000s, and is not compatible with my phone. Sadly, I’ll keep using it because it’s the only place I can check out the books I want to read.
Absolutely Amazing 5/5
By Coach Delgado
Thank you for creating this app! I am a 4th grade school teacher and it has multiplied the amount of children’s books I can read. The vast majority of books I’ve read by listening to the audiobooks. Also the selections available are high interest and by well known authors.
To the creators of the Axis 360
Please continue supporting and improving the app. Take the constructive critique and suggestions and throw out the negative complaints. I agree with the review on Sept 23 about tracking what books I’ve read and liked. Maybe reviews? Also it would be nice to put in comments while listening to a book, Similar to Audible’s bookmark feature.
I am so grateful and will continue to use the app DAILY!
Love it but want more variety 4/5
It’s fairly straightened NYT’s sort of stuff. Wish there was more variety in topics especially in spirituality and psychology. Still, turn over has been faster than other apps. No glitches either.
Since first starting to use Axis 360 in December 2017, it has improved. However, it could be better with easier browsing options. And, I wish it kept a record of books I’ve previously checked out.