* Bug fixes and performance improvements.
Ratings and Reviews
I love RBdigital
I use this app every day 📱via my local public library over a year now (Northern Beaches, NSW Australia) and Ím just so happy 😊 my friend told me about #RBdigital !!!
I use it mostly for all my favourite fashion magazines 👠🎒and its just fantastic that nowadays we have the option to read not only local Australian magazines but also my favourite USA edition of Vogue, British Harpeŕs Bazaar and Spanish Elle!
The app is very intuitive, pretty and easy to navigate. 🦊
Moreover I use it to download new releases exclusive bestsellers such as Tim Wintońs Shepherd’s Hut and listen to it in the car 🚗 (and on the plane ✈️ when I fly)with my hubby while 4WD in NSW.
What I really like is that this exclusive range of bestselling new audiobooks is there, available, not constantly on hold as with other apps. 🏆
And all for free! 🎰 How good is that? Just get to your public library and get #RBdigital. You wońt regret it 👍
Primitive and lack of features
Reading is a good means of learning and sharing. Disappointedly RBDigital does not share my view. I cannot highlight a paragraph and translate it, neither using standard iOS feature to Select a word then Lookup it’s meaning from a dictionary, plus I cannot share the interesting article or even the whole issue of magazine I’m reading to friends.
Auto checkout in the future doesn’t work at all, even on the same iOS device. And every device (iPhone, iPad, Mac ) has to check up individually, even using the same account.
What’s the point of viewing an article in text mode if I cannot share it, highlight it, make note on it, store it, or search and lookup for the meaning of words nor let the iPad read aloud the whole article?
Why do we have to return borrowed magazines one at a time? Can’t we select all we want to return, like using the Photos app, and click return button only once?
I may have returned a magazine, but I may also like to retain the tagged article so that I may come back to it later. Disappointedly, what RBDigital erases my article tags when I return the magazines.
The RBDigital app on Mac has never been working, since day 1, and for years.
I sent those feedback as requests for new features to RBDigital, but the best response was that I got a single line response telling me that they were not interested to enhance the app.
Room for improvement
It’s generally great being able to listen to library audiobooks on the app, but there are lots of minor annoying glitches too. Often have to open the app to start each new chapter instead of it just continuing on. When restarting audio mid/track it usually repeats itself for a bit. Doesn’t integrate well with controlling from iPhone home screen, so After pressing stop on the home screen I often end up having to open the app and press stop twice more before I can stop the audio. Annoying when all you really want to do is momentarily pause the audio to speak to someone. It sometimes works with Apple headphone controls and sometimes doesn’t. I use the app all the time and for the most part it does its job, but these little glitches can be frustrating.
Up to six family members will be able to use this app with Family Sharing enabled.