Great source! 5/5
I have enjoyed having these textbooks on my iPad. It is so much easier than having lots of books.
Excellent eBook app 5/5
Very well done. This is a very issue app that integrates multimedia and other features into a featurful book reader. It really brings a great content experience to the student. Impressive.
Needs some work 2/5
As most e-readers can do, you can scroll through the pages of each chapter of what you’re reading easily and your books are categorized, but you’d think you could navigate and study a bit easier.
The books can cost $80 to $200, just as an e-reader, but they don’t even let you define words through an interface in the app. I could pull out an actual paper dictionary, but a digital dictionary is only a few mb’s which can easily be incorporated into the app.
The sections of chapters reload to the beginning for some reason and don’t save to where you were previously reading if you leave the app, which is frustrating if it’s a long section. I have been reading reviews from over six months ago with the same problems.
I mean, you only keep the book for the length of the course and then it’s gone. Pearson could at least give you features that make it worth it and make its function more convenient and practical for the money you pay. Ironically, if you try to load app support it freezes or doesn’t load at all.
If students are using this system consistently, Pearson should have this app on point for them whenever necessary to make studying easier and LESS frustrating. Not a good look in my opinion.
Update: I gave up on this app. For what you pay for and the headache it gives you is simply not worth it. I’ll use Pearson strictly for any course work that is required online but I won’t ever use the e-text through this app. It’s too glitchy and not with the time.
Got f in class 1/5
Worst experience ever had no customer support I might get f in my class coz I can’t have access to my course
Best study app ever 4/5
This is a live saving app. You won’t need to carry books if you own a tablet or a smart phone. It needs improvements in some aspects such as reminding which page specific page you stop reading.
I can’t even sigh in and cannot get the password to reset
great pn the go 5/5
By lou garcia rodriguez
helps me make lunch break into a study break
I have had PLENTY of issues with Pearson already (with little to no help solving) so i was very reluctant to try this app. I cant seem to find the highlighting option, only notes, bookmark, etc. It does have black page background and sephia which is nice and ability friendly, but more background colors are what people really desire other than those 3 “standard”
This is overall a good app, especially on a laptop format. However, I wish they would offer a better iPad version where I could annotate and highlight directly with my Apple Pencil. I also wish there was an option to listen to the book through audio recordings. But it never crashes and is easy to navigate and it looks really clean and nice
Good, but not the best. 3/5
I am reading my books for my college accounting class with my iPad, and I have to say that this is one of the most usable apps that I could have ever chosen. The format is good and I can see every single page clearly. There are issues though. One is that every time I close the app and open it again, it sends me back to the first page of the book instead of being in the page where I left off. Second, the highlighting is horrible. The highlighting color choices are bad because the colors or so light that it’s barely noticeable.
For the app
Good format, irritating Menu bar while reading 3/5
I really love the mobile format because it’s easy to use and I can write notes. In addition, there are flash cards to help with memorization which is very helpful. The only problem I have with this app is how the menu bar at the top constantly appears and disappears while reading. If even the slightest movement or tap on the screen, it bumps the whole text down which often makes me lose my place, which can get incredibly irritating. If that were redesigned to either remain in place constantly or have a different feature to show it, this app would get 5/5.
It’s good, but not great 4/5
It’s great, the only thing I really don’t like is the highlighting. It’s so hard to do it and annoying bc if you don’t touch it at just the right way, it won’t let you highlight everything and it doesn’t highlight full words unless it’s completely highlighted with the cursor.
A few bugs to fix 3/5
The app is great for reading textbooks. It is very clean and well implemented.
The bug I am experiencing is the note-taking capabilities involved with the app. When I want to highlight a section inside the book, it does not highlight or appear in my notes section. I tried re-installing the app a few times, but still does the same thing.
As a college student, I do like the concept of this app, but would like to have the ability to take notes/highlight without it bugging out.
Having problems 2/5
By Red 5 star
I wish you guys can help me if I’m the only one having this problem. But I downloaded my eText However Only chapter one is visible.
All My Highlights Disappeared 1/5
By Hayley Westbrook
I’m at the beginning of my summer semester which only lasts 4 weeks. I open my book & the things I’ve highlighted is missing! I have no idea how to fix this but this is a massive issue for me! 😰 Hopefully I’ll never have to use this app again for school because it’s unreliable!
Poor quality 1/5
I spend 200$ for a book and I can’t use the app. Why? Why there is no over the phone support? It’s so frustrating not to be able to use an service that I paid for.
Needs the read aloud option 3/5
There’s is no voice read aloud option , like all other e text books I’ve purchased. That option helps me multitask . I can do laundry and listen to the text or cook and listen to the text .
Please enable that option on Pearson .
App crashes when I open my book 2/5
Whenever I go to open my book, i get a black screen with two arrows to go previous or next. When I click either of the arrows the app crashes. It is frustrating not to be able to use my book when I paid extra for the digital access code.
Awful ui, and no settings 1/5
By Li Mifan
Please fix your header mechanic. Either let me scroll without it popping up or don't let it disappear. I cant read a goddamn word when every other sentence keeps moving because I decided to scroll down the page or tried to swipe to the next section
Self-Check Quiz Issues 1/5
I spent roughly $40 so I could access the eText features of my text book, and take the quizzes. None of them are formatted for apple devices and my login credentials aren’t even working for the website, though the work for the app. I am furious that I spent this money, only to experience that when I access the app to take the quizzes, the answer choices are cropped, I can’t see all of the information, and then the window which contains the quiz will not allow me to scroll all the way down to click submit; it keeps bouncing back up. I want a reimbursement if this does not get corrected.
By Kenpo kid
Worst school related app I have ever seen. Almost unusable
By Harrib Allsacc
This book is the worst. It has a mind of its own...literally. The app
randomly rotates the screen so I have to rotate my iPad back to the original form, which is so annoying. It also spontaneously takes me to pages of the book I’ve never been before when I reopen the app after exiting out of it for a second. Also, it used to be whenever u open the app it goes to the page u last where, which is great. Now it always starts from the beginning, which is also super annoying. Lastly, it always forgets my bookmarks. Please fix this app, it is awful and makes me want to break my iPad every time the app does stupid things.
Bring back the split screen 1/5
Why would you remove the only good thing about this app
Very bad service 1/5
You buy the ebook and can’t find it on your device or device is not up to date so you can’t read it. Please improve that aspect and make the service available to work on older software or every software. We pay over $100 for your product! Is this not enough to make it more accessible? Also very bad customer service that is not responding. I am overspent and disappointed.
Keeps Freezing 2/5
UPDATE: NO LONGER SUPPORT SPLIT SCREEN OR MULTI TASKING?????
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.
Needs improvement 1/5
The highlighting and note taking feature doesn’t function properly... half the time the app doesn’t register my highlights and notes, and when it does, they all disappear somehow, it’s really frustrating. You can’t customize what textbooks you want to show on your bookshelf, it looks really unorganized if you have lots of expired textbook subscriptions. This app also doesn’t support the split screen function, so I can’t use apps like Good Notes to take notes while reading/ studying. I can’t use Pearson on safari or chrome so this app is my only option to read my textbooks and I’m really disappointed considering I have to pay $95 per course for textbooks that only lasts a few months and this is what we students get.
Broke multitasking 1/5
Split screen no longer works. Now I can’t take notes while I’m reading making this app pointless
By Create Nickname77777777
The app won’t open in split view on my iPad anymore.
By A mortal Kombat gamer
This app has been buggy the entire time I’ve used it and now it looks like those bugs have been ironed out with this update. But I must ask... WHY would you remove a split-screen feature on a textbook application? It used to glitch out on me all the time in split screen but I got it to work. Why would you remove it? Every other textbook app has this feature because its so basic it should be the standard.
Removed Split Screen Functionality...Boo 1/5
By da ike
It seems Pearson for whatever reason decided to remove split screen ability from eText so I now can’t take notes on my iPad Pro. So now I have to log into the online app on a browser and set it beside my notes making this app irrelevant and useless.
Good app 4/5
This app is great but you always have to find your place when you go back on a continue from previous position function would be nice
No split screen 1/5
By job jonson
Please bring this back and I’ll rate with 5 stars
Overall Good App, but missing Split Screen Functionality 3/5
I use this app for my AP Human Geography class. It has a pretty decent UI and I normally have no problems with it. However, the Split Screen functionality was recently removed. Why???? I use this app to take notes on my iPad on split screen, and that was one of the most important features. Please bring it back...
Was great the update took away the best feature 2/5
I have to use this book almost every day and take notes from the book. Being able to split screen my iPad, having my notes on one side and the book on the other was great. After they updated the app, that feature is no longer there and makes note taking so much more of a pain.
Missing split screen 1/5
I literally only used this in split screen so not that it’s gone this app is terrible
Good but until a certain point 3/5
With the new update they took away split screen which makes it hard to complete my assignments. Other than that, great app!
Newest Update Omits Key Feature 1/5
The newest update doesn’t seem to support multitasking or split screen view with other apps. This is a greatly needed feature that no seems to be missing.
Clunky, out of date NEEDS WORK 1/5
This app looks like it’s from 2010 and operates like it too. It’s incredibly clunky and not intuitive at all. Plus it’s 2020 and the app still doesn’t support multiple windows for the iPad. Don’t even get me started on the website for the textbook.
By El Will Oaxaqueno
Why did you remove split screen functionality... 1/5
Before this update, splitscreen worked. Not well, but it worked on my iPad pro. Now it doesn’t. Fix this.
i eat books 5/5
ili am a book eater
To whom this may concern I was wondering if there was a narrator option for this app so I could listen to my text books like an audiobook
Love it 5/5
It’s the best for college classes over your phone ☺️
Nothing is showing up 1/5
I downloaded this app so I wouldn’t have to access my textbook from my browser. When I open the app NOTHING HAPPENS. Where is my text book? It just says to access my book from my web browser and return to the app. I did that so many times and nothing happened. This app is useless to me. I will try the Revel app. I hate using the website to read my textbook because most of the time the search bar does not work and there is no way to see subheading in the contents list. I hate the website and I hate this app.
Good app 5/5
The app is good but I think it’s time to have a dark mode as well
It’s bs that we pay $270+ for their limited term codes and their software is mediocre 1/5
It’s bs that we pay $270+ for their limited term codes and they can’t even develop an app. The homework on Pearson my lab works just as poorly. I can’t believe they can’t use the ridiculous amount of money they earn from students every semester to make their products worth our time.
I’m using mylab Math. It’s a poorly designed website and app.
Doesn’t work 1/5
At first it would always open to the beginning of the book. I tried using bookmarks to mark the last page I was on. That in a way worked; for only one chapter. Now every time I open the text it starts at chapter 5. I tried clearing out the bookmarks and that didn’t work. The highlighting function doesn’t work all that great either. After a while of highlighting it will erase the highlights from the last 3 pages. I have to close the app completely and re-highlight everything over again. It’s great not having to carry books but its pointless when the app doesn’t work and you risk losing all your highlights and notes.
Unreliable and unusable 1/5
By Ilona O
The app is completely unusable. It crashes upon loading certain textbooks and the screen goes completely white when other textbooks are loaded. Absolutely ridiculous when most students do not have physical textbooks. How are students supposed to distance learn when their textbooks won’t load?