Overdrive has just released their long awaited 3.0 update to the Media Console app for Android and iOS. This app allows patrons to borrow ebook and audiobooks from their public libraries. The big draw about the update is the ability to sync bookmarks and last page read across devices. This is especially important if users read on a smartphone and than pick up on their tablets at night.
A redesigned user interface with an all-new look is included in the update, along with streamlined navigation and a one-stop reorganized menu. App functions are just a swipe and tap away. OverDrive also introduced variable speed playback for iOS, where readers can control the speed in which an audiobook is being played.
The most important update is a guide to using the app. The old Media Console app was not very intuitive, while many common features were buried and hard to find. This all changed with a new guidance system for first time users, as the app now prompts users to add libraries and get books.
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