Study anytime and anywhere with the Pearson eText app—even when you don’t have an Internet connection. Wherever you are in your day, it’s easy to add your own notes, highlights, and bookmarks, and learn using interactive media.

The app lets you access college-level Pearson eTexts in one place, including those from MyLab, Mastering and Digital Collections courses. Log in with the same username and password you use for the web-based versions of those Pearson products to get started.

What’s New

Version 4.1.49

Unboxing experience with hints on using eText effectively
Search results show highlighted content
Associate non-highlight notes with a chapter in the book
Add highlights to math expressions
Bug fixes

Ratings and Reviews

4.7 out of 5
12.7K Ratings

12.7K Ratings

brian_8155 ,

Textbook download stops at 90%

Have no clue as to how useable this app is. Was able to find the A & P book in the bookshelf, tapped do download, then gets stuck at 90% "Synching Notes and Bookmarks". Have tried downloading on two separate devices (both up to date) using both WiFi and cellular networks, and result is the same. Waited an hour for said note and bookmark sync to happen (which I have none as I have yet to access the ebook).

A bit frustrated, but should be able to access the ebook via web browser. So cannot comment on performance, but functionality gets a shiny, tiny, little star because I no longer wonder what you are. Deleted.

UPDATE: Downloaded app again after updated apparently the same day as the review? Regardless, I am definitely able to download the textbook. I do have some thoughts and will reserve for when experience accumulates. Thankful for basic function Pearson and changing initial rating.

Developer Response ,

Hi Brian, We are sorry to hear you are having issues with the app. We noticed you are on an older version of the app. Can you update to the most recent version to see if that solves the issue? If you still can't download the book, please reach out to support here

H36th3r ,

Better than my school LMS integration, but missing key functionality

The Pearson integration into my school’s learning management system is horrid and provides a very small window view for the e-text. This app is leaps and bounds better than that and looks great on my iPad. But this app is seriously lacking in navigation. When I go to the TOC, only the first two sections are listed under each chapter even though there are many more sections available. Also there is no “go to page” feature. So the best I can do is use the table of contents to get to the second section and then flip through the pages until I get to where I left off in the textbook - possibly 30 or 40 pages! Also the timeout feature is very quick. If you leave the app to grab lunch when you come back you are back at the textbook selection screen instead of the page where you left off. Leaving you to painstakingly navigate back to your last page via the method I just described. I could do without a go to page function if at least the TOC was fixed to show the full TOC.

Nattygrl88 ,

Biology EText

I’m taking Biology through my community college and I bought the Etext mastering biology with physiology. I actually give this rating a 3.5 stars but the rating didn’t allow half stars. I like that I can read my book on my iPad at home but I do not like that I can’t adjust the background color of the book. When I read books on my iPad through my kindle App I have settings I can play around with. Settings like background color i.e black, sephia, which is an off white, and stark white. After looking at this book on my iPad my eyes start to hurt from the bright white background color. I’ve tried turning down the brightness of the screen and this helps a little. I also do not like that I can’t listen to the book. I would love that option.... I would benefit from listening to my BIOLOGY book in the car, in between work breaks, and school breaks. Please add the audio option and option to change background book color. Thank you


Pearson Education, Inc.
298.6 MB

Requires iOS 11.0 or later. Compatible with iPhone, iPad, and iPod touch.


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