OverDrive is an eBook reader app that has been around for quite a while now. The developers recently did some significant changes in the structure of their app as well as their website. If you are a longtime user that has been out of the loop for a while, now it may be an excellent time to get back in touch with it. The new OverDrive is very fresh, and it makes digital reading one of the best experiences you will have in a while. Let’s take a quick look at the new feature and how they work now:
Management of Lending Periods
One of the biggest gripes of many users in the past was the lending periods of content on the platform. With the new system, you are now able to customize them to your liking. If you want to work with the old system by default, you can still choose to do so. If you are a fast reader, this is the ideal option for you. You can borrow any title for the duration of your reading and then dispose of it with no additional charges.
Any Books Icon can Takes You to Your List of Borrowed Titles
If you tap for an extended period on the cover of any book you have read, you will be given the option to go to your borrowing list. You will also be offered the opportunity to manage the list at your convenience if you need it.
The App is Now Kindle-Friendly
While this is mainly a matter of preference, you can choose to keep all your books in the Kindle format. You can manage this option in the “format preferences” options. The app will automatically convert any book on the Kindle format for your convenience.
Keep Track of Books you Have Borrowed with the Record Feature
You now have a history section located below the book icon. In this option, you will have all the listed titles you have borrowed and completed. You can manage it manually by adding and removing titles of it based on your preferences. You will also have the option to add books you have read in print to keep a checklist, and the opportunity to remove books that for any given reason no longer appeal to you even if you are mid-reading them.
The Placing and Retrieving Holding Feature has Been Improved
This feature can help you keep track of soon to be released titles or books that are yet to be available on the platform. When OverDrives gets the license for the books, you are expecting you will be notified via email, and the system will automatically hold it for you once it becomes available. You can manage all these options and customize them as you like, even the number of announcements you get.
Improved Renewal Process
This option has also been revamped to offer you more control over it. Renewals will be extended just for a while as long as there are no pending holds on your wish list. These renewals can be extended for as long as three days. That way, you get to finish your books instead of paying over for a full lending period.
As you can see, OverDrive is ready to keep holding in place your favorites and offering one of the best reading experiences, you can have on smart devices. Make sure to give it a try!