Scribd Updates: App Features and Improvements

Hey Scribd readers – we’ve just updated our mobile app for iOS and Android devices!

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This update includes several new features along with a few important fixes. Some highlights are:

  • Text selection: copy, paste, save, or share any quote from a book.
  • Searching within a book for any word.
  • Brightness control from within the app.
  • Built in dictionary: define any word (iOS only).
  • Improved power save: your device will now enter sleep mode after 10 minutes of idle time.

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We’re constantly working to create the best reading experience possible. If you have any suggestions or feedback, we’d love to hear it – please comment below.

Responses

  1. Felipe Adan Lerma

    Just a head’s up, I had tried to reach a dictionary definition of some random words, and nothing came up. So, as is my bent :-) I looked around the screen and on the bottom left it has “Manage” and bottom right “Search Web” -

    The latter seemed self evident, so I touched “Manage” and got quite an impressive list of multiple language dictionaries,including American and British English. Clicking on the little cloud icon with a down pointing arrow, they twirled and circled like my other app updates on my iPhone, re-highlighted a random work (joke) and wallah! definitions!

    Plus (yes there’s more!) when I’d installed the second dictionary, now when I highlight “joke” I get two dictionary choices, one American and one English, and can choose which to view.

    Nice. Yes, very nice, thank you much! :-)

  2. Mary Fisher

    I feel a little stupid, but what does IOS mean? Also, there is a glitch in my updated app. A text window asks me if I want to sync with another device, although I haven’t been on another device or site. Then it will not go away no matter what I click on. Yesterday, I got it to go away by hitting my Kindle back arrow repeatedly. Today, that didn’t work, so I exited the app.

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