Douglas County Libraries has come up with a new iOS app with the unique ability of allowing in-app purchases while most of its peers force users to do the same via a browser. The app is also easy to use though the fact that is based on Adobe’s Digital Rights Management technology does dampen things a bit as this limits the use of the app in a limited number of devices. Of course manufacturers justify doing so as a means of tackling copyright issues but then, that’s a different matter altogether.
Coming back to DCL’s iOS app, the iDCL Reader App is compliant with the ePUB and PDF e-book formats and is just perfect for checking out not only e-books owned by libraries but also those from Overdrive. What makes things all the more exciting is that new updates to the app now make it possible for users to share excerpts of the book on social networking sites such as Facebook and Twitter or by e-mail as well. Other additions that the update brings along include several new font options, better e-book text search while also allowing users to highlight texts with a single touch. The latest update to the app has also enabled it to support more foreign languages such as Chinese, Japanese and Korean e-books.