Apple Books 12+

Books & audiobooks you’ll love

Apple

    • 3.0 • 475 Ratings
    • Free

Description

Apple Books lets you lose yourself in the best books and audiobooks, all on your iPhone, iPad, iPod touch or Apple Watch. You will find bestsellers, classics, up-and-coming authors and more – all ready to instantly download and enjoy.
 
Features
• Selection: Explore millions of books and audiobooks from every category including fiction, non-fiction, mysteries, thrillers, romance, children's books, comics and more.
• Book Store: Check out Top Charts and find new releases, limited-time offers and recommendations for you, updated every week.
• Audiobooks: Discover great audiobooks read by actors, authors and other memorable voices.
• Free samples: Preview books and audiobooks while you browse, and download free samples – sometimes before they are available anywhere else.
• Want to Read: Keep track of books and audiobooks you would like to read next by adding them to your Want to Read collection.
• Audiobooks app for Apple Watch: Listen to your favourite audiobooks during your next hike, run or exercise session, straight from your wrist.
• Customise your reading experience: Choose between a selection of fonts and easy-to-read page colours. Use Auto-Night mode and adjust your screen brightness to make reading more comfortable for your eyes. Enabling Scrolling View to move continuously through books instead of turning pages.

iCloud features
• Access any of the books you purchase from Apple Books on all your devices.
• Share your book and audiobook purchases with up to six family members using Family Sharing.
• Organise your books and PDFs into personal collections that will appear on all your devices.
• Access bookmarks, highlights, notes and your current page on all your devices.
 
Requirements & Store Availability
• The Book Store is available in many countries. The selection of available books varies by country.
• Downloading content from Books or iCloud requires an Apple ID and internet access.
• Adding books and PDFs from outside the Book Store to the Books app requires them to be DRM-free.
• Some PDF documents may not be compatible with Books.

Ratings and Reviews

3.0 out of 5
475 Ratings

475 Ratings

PeacheyMcKeitch ,

Good overall but needs attention

I really like reading books on my iPad. But while the reading experience is still good, the page turn animation I still absolute love to this to this day for example, the library organisation is a mess. And since you can’t edit the metadata there isn’t much you can do about it.

For example I have a bunch of Kurt Vonnegut books that are all split between “Kurt Vonnegut” and “Kurt Vonnegut Jr. I also have some Douglas Adam’s books that all get grouped into a series…apart from one.

I understand this can happen with small differences in metadata but give us the control to change it please. Collections help with this to a degree but it’s clunky.

Also the cloud library is downright infuriating, books constantly get undownloaded, even downloaded books will sometimes refuse to open without an internet connection for some unknown reason. I use my iPad when I’m away from a mobile signal so that can be really annoying. If download something I want it to stay downloaded!

If apple don’t want to give this books app the attention it deserves I have a suggestion. Open up the users apple books library to be shared with other apps, like you can with your music library. I can imagine third party developers creating apps that appeal to people who want finer grained control.

While I’m in dream land an apple eink product would be great, or make a deal with Kobo 😉. I do miss the long battery life and eink screens.

Mad rich ,

Apple Books

Used to be good until we had to instal ios16. I am a blind person who uses voiceover. Since the update it has become harder to read with Apple Books. You now have to slide upwards with 3 fingers to turn a page and when you turn it there are words missing from the new page. This spoils the reading experience and spoils the book. Apple need to deal with this quickly as we have paid money for our books and don’t deserve our experience to be spoilt. Many blind people use apple products as their devices are best for us to use. I hope somebody at apple reads this and makes the situation better. I won’t be buying anymore books from you if the app remains like this. It’s a shame because i have enjoyed using the app untiil now and it is an excellent way to buy books. Before the update i would have given Apple Books 5 stars but not now. I’m glad I’ve had my say. Why is it that people always try to mend things that don’t neeed fixing. It’s what happens when you have to much money coming in and not enough to do.

MangaChi ,

Sadly Lacking in Cataloging Features

When I buy books, I want to see them on my bookshelf and I want to organise them. Sadly the app does neither, there is no real cataloging feature where I can open the app and go straight to my photography books and from there select those which cover street photography.

As others have said this app is setup to get you to buy books and record reading stats. The developers need to reimagine what people do when they acquire real books and give a similar experience. I accept that I might want a store and I might want to know what I have read, but that is just detail. firstly I want to see my digital bookshelf and organise my books.

App Privacy

The developer, Apple, indicated that the app’s privacy practices may include handling of data as described below. For more information, see the developer’s privacy policy.

Data Linked to You

The following data may be collected and linked to your identity:

  • Purchases
  • Financial Info
  • Contact Info
  • User Content
  • Search History
  • Identifiers
  • Usage Data

Data Not Linked to You

The following data may be collected but it is not linked to your identity:

  • Usage Data
  • Diagnostics

Privacy practices may vary based on, for example, the features you use or your age. Learn More

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