Does anyone know how to give zero stars? 1/5
By new jersey teacher
Ruining our school and the minds of students because: 1. It doesn’t load the app half the time for students. And 2. It is very slow and consumes most of your time in class.
Well, it was super for about a year. I recommended this to all of my students so that they (myself Included) could more easily read the text and watch the videos for the Eric Gaze “quantitative Reasioning” book. It was the best thing since peanut butter! I last used it successfully in May 2019. Unfortunately at present (August 2019) my bookshelf is empty and I can no longer access any books I teach from. What happened? I sure hope it’s temporary.
Crashes all the time 1/5
This app is very frustrating to use, it seems to crash and freeze almost constantly.
Horrendous and buggy as hell 1/5
Constant crashing. Entirely unusable.
Doesn’t work for mastering my A&P 1/5
By Be Who You Wanna Be You Rock
So annoying! Doesn’t work for the anatomy books!
Freezes nonstop after latest update 1/5
By Neener Neener 123
Makes it impossible to study. Hate it!
Clunky and annoying, but it works. 2/5
The Pearson eText app is very clunky. It does not remember where you left off and opens a random chapter. Often it freezes and will not let you progress through the book/go back or exit the book you are reading. When trying to move from new chapter to another the list automatically jumps to the beginning(and expands a random chapter, not even the one you are in) and you have to scroll all the way through to find the one you want. It would be much better if it jumped to the part of the list for the chapter you are currently in, adjustments like that would make the app way less annoying to use. It also removed a book I had downloaded randomly, had that happened when I did not have access to the internet it would have been really frustrating. But it works, most of the time.
Lot of bugs and navigation issues 1/5
One of the worst app to be given to kids.
Frequent freezing 3/5
I like using the Pearson eText app a lot when using my tablet, but the app freezes constantly, causing me to have to close and reopen it multiple times. It’d be nice if there was an update to deal with that bug in the upcoming future.
Terrible Application 1/5
Application crashes across multiple devices.
Updated and I can’t access my bookshelf? 1/5
I normally use this for school, but today after exiting the app and restarting my iPad i can’t access my textbook anymore.
Read Aloud 4/5
It would be nice if I were able to read-aloud the textbook.
No videos 2/5
I only give this a two start because I can’t get the videos to play so I can hear the lesson other then that I have no complaints but that is an important part of this and it does not work
The text is too small. Support landscape view. 1/5
By ha ng
.The text is too small.
Support landscape view.
Needs to integrate Apple Pencil functionality 4/5
I honestly wouldn’t have downloaded it if my PHYS class didn’t require it. But it does, so here I am having used it for a couple of week:
I found the interface quiet nice, I liked how clean everything was and all aspects of the eText worked well (like watching a video by clicking on the QR code, simple highlighting, navigating through pages and chapters, searching for a keyword, ... etc.) like every other eBook reader should. It didn’t make my studying experience too awful.
However, as an avid Apple Pencil user — having used it ever since launch — I really wish there were more functionalities in the app for it. Like it cannot be too difficult to add a functionality for just a black and red pen? I found myself wanting to screenshot the pages so I can export to my GoodNotes app, which I think is illegal so I didn’t do.
But yea, I don’t know if developers really pay attention to these reviews, but I hope they do! Because I think the experience will be near perfect with how solid the app is already. I’d like to scribble is all, really.
Doesn’t Download Books 1/5
Stuck at 90%, then resets back to 0.
Old guy loves e text 5/5
I have been teaching for over 40 years and had never really tried an e text, but my students always used them.
I just retired and started teaching part time. The college didn’t have a textbook on hand when I wanted to start preparing for my class so I began using the e text which was instantly available to me. I love it!
I use a 9.7 inch iPad which is perfect. I can highlight and - best of all for my old eyes, I can change the size of the font.
Textbooks are heavy and awkward. Preparing notes on a computer with a textbook sitting next to it is not fun. Now, I just use the prop on the iPad and scroll as I need to. My briefcase is now a lot lighter.
I haven’t even opened the paper textbook in a month. Very cool.
I probably won’t even ask for a textbook when a new edition comes out. I guess an old dog can learn new tricks.
Money Grubbing Vultures 1/5
No video play back 3/5
A major difference between the app and using the e-book online is that the videos that are provided with in the E text do not play back on the app. I would much rather that the feature not be offered visually, than for there to be a video icon that does not work when it is selected.
Highly satisfied!! 5/5
Convenient and easy to access!!
How is it that an iPhone book reader doesn’t enable rotation? Was this app not tested on a mobile phone?
Having access to the audio version of the book is excellent.
The audio playback on the app is almost useless. The audio does not remain playing if the app does not stay active on the screen. If I lock my phone or it auto locks the audio stops. Also the audio starts over from the beginning once I restart playing. This is very aggravating because most of the chapter audio are more than an hour long. If a phone call comes in the audio doesn’t retain its current playing position.
Audio download to be available to listen to offline would be a very nice option. If that cannot be provided then the audio should be able to stop and start playing where it was. Playing with the screen locked would also be ideal as most people listen to audiobooks without reading along. Keeping the app open and running with the screen on really drains the phone battery quickly.
Cengage is better 1/5
Can’t highlight, can’t have text read to me, dislike! Wish it was Cegage
You got this 5/5
Could be better
Basically an offline page snapshot viewer 1/5
The app simply allows you to view a page from the book. It does not allow you to change layout or font size to accommodate your device or your eyesight. You zoom in and scroll around the page as in any page viewer. There is no ability to print notes or even search them. It looks like they appear in reverse order and for all chapters. There is no synchronization with the terrible Flash desktop version neither ... so again no ability to manage or print notes. The only plus is that you can download the book and it appears to remember the last place you were. Outdated technology and marginally useful.
Very Good App 5/5
It’s easy to navigate, very helpful in class. The app even allows you to continue when there’s no good connection available.
By Dogie paws 57
Easy to use format
The listen feature. 5/5
By Jackson Rankin
I love the app it certainly helps with all school work and has some pretty cool functions, but the listen on MyHistoryLab function doesn’t work or won’t load which is a bummer but still a great app 10/10 recommend
Always freezes and doesn’t show up 1/5
Sometimes the E-text is convenient but it frequently has issues and keeps crashing when I need to be using it for class. Will try to delete and reinstall, but I don’t recommend wasting your time on this.
I Hate MML 1/5
What a piece of crap. MML makes me want to yeet myself off of a cliff every time I use it.
So many things about this program does not work properly. I called customer service and was told that I couldn’t access my school work because mobile devices are not supported. If I had another option I would use it. I will be writing to my school to tell them that they should look into using another service. When I use my laptop some of the functions don’t work with that as well.
Paramedic student 5/5
By Future medic
Out standing for on the go studying. Forgot your book at home? No problem Pearson etext has your back!!!
By Mama says.......
Forced me to download the app in order to view my eText on my iPhone and then it doesn’t let me view my eText. It says subscription expired on the app but I’m able to access it just fine on the computer. Phone is compatible and the customer service had no idea either. Waste of freaking money and Time wasted. I had to pay chegg for an eText that can actually be used in addition to this garbage company. I want a refund
Update 3.6.468 3/5
Lots of app freezing with this update. Highlighting is sometimes not working and cause app crash with freezing. Swipe to switch chapters should be optional since hand movements often cause accidental chapter changes.
Overall, I generally enjoy this app and and would highly recommend it. It just requires some patience per update since bugs come and go.
Model: iPad Pro 2018 10.5
Needed features and improvement 3/5
Please allow us one hand users to double tap to zoom in and out please.
Can’t see the bottom of a book if you zoom in
It’s great that you can read while on the go. Not having to carry a book is great. Although the only thing I didn’t like; I don’t whether it’s this particular book or the app but Apple iBooks provides you with a definition of any particular word. Which I find helpful when I don’t know the meaning of a word.
It’s a good Textbook 5/5
By St. Marks student
The textbook works well and I’m happy with it. I can access all of my math work and the account gives me no trouble.
It’s better than carrying 10 lbs book. Wish your able to annotate the etext on the iPad would be really helpful
Nice addition to print book but no ability for iOS to read it aloud 2/5
They need to add a read aloud reader to the app or format the app in such a way that the document reader on the iPhone can read the text aloud. iPhone can read tons of on screen text, why not this ebook?
i want to copy and paste the text 5/5
By Molly Soda Blue
sometimes when i am reading my textbook, i like to copy and paste into an app that reads it aloud for me. if you won’t let me have this, at least add a feature to your app that will do this for me. i still miss the only person i have ever loved and a love lost is about as great a torment as grief.
Fix it please 1/5
You know what’s really fun? When you are reading a case for your business law class and the app keeps crashes when you change the page
Crap navigation 2/5
2 stars because of navigation problems.
Started out as 3 stars but I kept running into more issues. For as much money as students are forced to throw at Pearson, you might think the app would at least have the basics figured out.
I can’t specify what part of a chapter I want to jump to from the table of contents. For example, I want chapter 1 > section 1.2 > practice problems. Instead my only option is chapter 1 > chapter 1. Pointless. It’s annoying to have to keep swiping and swiping and waiting for the pages to load, especially if I need to keep referring to the text during my homework.
Can’t enter the page number I want to jump to.
Search feature doesn’t tell you what page or section the results are from.
Tried using bookmarks to make up for poor nav. Bookmarked each section of chapter 1. In “my bookmarks” they’re all titled the same thing “Chapter 1: Graphs and Functions” then the page number. Not helpful. At least let me name the bookmark whatever I want if you aren’t going to put the effort in to tell us what it is.
Zooming in sometimes crops the bottom of the page off and won’t let me bring it into view.
I don’t like precalculus. I like it even less when I have to use this app.
There is no text 1/5
The app was working fine but now as I study for my exam the text will not show up. Pearson needs to get it together.
Add copy and paste 4/5
We do work on our iPad and in stead of copying and pasting important parts of the text we have to type it out. It is a great app other than that
Keeps Freezing 2/5
This app keeps freezing when you open it. You have to reset the app a couple times before it actually works. Bookmarks and highlights does not sync when accessing in other device or from Pearson Lab. It’s fine when it’s working apart from the not syncing part of bookmarks & highlights and incessant freezing.
Play the book 5/5
By Momma jobs
The only thing that would make this better is if they had the option to read it to you.
Good product 5/5
Great to read on the go, however, I think developers should also create an app to allow homework to be done. Sometimes I'm on the go the whole day and I find myself read the chapter, but I also have homework to do. The thing is i can’t do any homework because this app doesn’t have the option to do homework, it would be really useful to have the homework option.
Navigation and UI is horrendous 1/5
Everything looks the same, sections aren’t separated by pages, page numbers are hard to find. These issues would extremely mitigated if you actually let me go to a specific page. It’s such a simple feature, yet it’s absent. Teachers assign readings by page numbers, how am I supposed to efficiently do them if I can’t get to the pages?
This is gr8 I use this all the time but it won’t rotate to whole screen on my phone. can someone help?