An absolute MUST have 5/5
The read anywhere app is an absolute MUST have for students using McGraw-Hill! This app gives you the access to read your textbook anywhere and anytime without the pain of carrying the book with you! Say goodbye to the stress of getting caught up and wishing you had your books with you because with Read Anywhere you have access to your books ALL the time!
Great app 5/5
Great app and design.
I downloaded this app for my Spanish class and it's great to have this app for reading on the go. It's easy to use and very convenient. I would highly recommend this app for any student on the go!
Read Anywhere (literally!) 5/5
Read Anywhere is exactly how it sounds. You can literally read... anywhere! You can study, anywhere! It’s completely at your convenience, and is there where you take your phone. Just another example of McGraw-Hill being there for you, again!
Very Convenient 5/5
By I'm a BJ
I love this app because of the accessibility. I can use it offline which is nice because it doesn’t use up any of my data. I can use it on the go, even if there is no good service where I am. It was made by the producers of the book so I know that I am reading the right stuff. Highly recommend to anyone!
Bring back search option 1/5
Used to have the option to search for keywords.
So convenient 5/5
The read anywhere app has made it so easy for me to fit studying into my schedule. Now I can pull out my phone or iPad and study during my morning commute or in between classes to utilize my time smartly and save me time later. Now I can get more studying done during the day and have more free time at night.
Works well & needs more functionality 3/5
Seems to do the minimal of what’s needed. Download for offline use, highlight text, underlines text (wish you could choose the color for underlining!...just does black, so it’s difficult to tell if you did it or if it came with book), and add text-notes to specific words/phrases that you highlight. However, this app could be MUCH more dynamic.
Functionality that would give this app a 5 star:
-The ability to write/draw with finger/stylus!
-add text boxes so we can fill white sides next to e-book text
-Highlight ability simply by sliding finger over desired text (like iBook)
If we are required to use an e-book for our courses, then McGraw Hill apps should give us close to the same functionality as a real/physical book.
I want to be able to make “mark-up” additions to the e-book like I can in iBooks (iOS is capable of these functions; please make this app capable as well).
I want to be able to draw arrows between paragraphs, and I want to add in text boxes that overlay onto white spaces near book text.
Most especially with Chem books, there are a lot of equations, and in my mind, I need to draw connections between what the text is saying and how the equation is manipulated to answer the question.
Since more effective learning is the main goal of this publisher, please make this app more dynamic and give us more functions than physical books could ever give us =)
Voiceover is terrible 1/5
I downloaded the app after a company rep told our class we could let the app read while we drive. I have to drive a distance for work sometimes so I thought I’d give it a try. It was awful. I can’t believe he recommended it. This is saying you have something just because you have it when the product quality is very poor.
Lol nope 1/5
Cengage is so superior
Im not sure why universities make students use these online "tools" for certain classes...
Normally theyre buggy, have too much going on, UI is annoying to figure out, things are hidden all over the place...
Im not sure why they cannot just offer a standard PDF version of textbooks instead of the obnoxious "interactive textbooks"
So i normally just try to copy & paste into a word doc and make my own pdf to read and reference to. Best solution so far.
Self Reading 3/5
It would be great if this had a feature that allowed you to select where you wanted it to start reading from by tapping on the location and then hitting a play button. VitalSource has a feature like this and it is very beneficial for those of us that also learn and retain information through audio.
Good but... 4/5
By Mummy Eye 2234
I am using this for my freshman year chemistry class and I like it so far! I just wish that you could do practice problems on the app like you can online.
Can’t login 1/5
Using this app on the iPad Air 2. I was logged out when I updated the app. Now I can’t log back in; I keep getting “wrong email or password” error even though all of my information is correct. Currently, I can only read through the desktop version.
So far, pretty good 4/5
Great design, great functionality.
So easy to navigate between sections, highlight important bits, and browse my highlights/bookmarks.
I'm honestly surprised: my desktop browser experience with all things Connect related is often a miserable one, but this is something else.
Update2: developers reached out to me, thanks for that! Here are more details on the issue I had, hope this helps:
--the textbook is called "Ross, Corporate Finance: Core Principles and Applications, 5e (ebook)".
--I had downloaded it in its entirety for offline use through this app
--I was connected to wifi at the time.
--iPad Air 1, 16GB, iOS 10.0.2.
--The error message appeared in brackets, with red colored, italicized, regular sized font: "[Math Processing Error]".
--At the time, I was reading about financial ratios in Chapter 3, and the error message had replaced every instance of math equations.
--I removed and reinstalled the app, restarted my iPad, and have not seen the error message since then.
I have, however, noticed a second issue: throughout the book, there seems to small red "broken image icons". Let me know if there's a way I can send you screenshots of this.
First week 5/5
So far very smooth, functionality 100% and no speed issues loading. Effective and efficient. It will be a useful app, formatting of pages transitions well.