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Feature overview

Access over 500,000 academic titles
Bookmark, highlight and revise
Personalise your reading experience
Read offline: on your smartphone or tablet.

What’s New

Version 4.2.1

Our latest update is here to help you easily organise your library and tracking your progress by allowing you to mark books as: Want to read, Reading and Complete. In addition to this, we have rebuilt our download technology to provide a smoother download experience - Try it out!

Ratings and Reviews

3.8 out of 5
54 Ratings

54 Ratings

nicknametaken1332 ,

Great service, app good but not great

What is amazing is the library. Great for the price and really just well curated. Feels genuinely like a decent research library in an app.

Some bugs seem to exist in the performance of the app— I don’t always seem to be taken to the page I last read when opening a book again (it’s off by two or three) and some features that exist in the better reading apps are missing, like linked footnotes.

HirenHP ,

Perlego is wonderful

Many people says they prefer proper paper books to the electronic versions. This , as a recently retired academic, I don’t understand. Perlego has allowed me to read instantly any kind of books both offline and online which are available on its platform without worrying of buying them separately like kindle or other E-reader platform does.. as I can buy subscription on monthly or yearly basis and most importantly can cancel the subscription at any given time from the accounts settings without any catch. I once had to visit a specialist bookshop for, wait weeks for delivery, then go pick them up. I can actually now search fro a half remembered quote to use in papers I am writing. On the leisure side I can search for books without getting a crick in my neck looking at high shelves, and carry my whole library with me on holiday. I can read all day without the pain in my thumb from years of holding books open. I can search and find new books from favourite authors and download them without worrying of buying them separately. I love Perlego..

frechzaun ,

Some annoying bugs but overall good

The reading experience is quite good, but there are some things that get really annoying while navigating the app and detract from the experience:

1. When scrolling through a list of books, selecting one to add, then going back to the list, it jumps back to the top of the list rather than the place where you paused. So you have to scroll all the way down to resume your browsing.

2. The mobile app updates your library much slower than the website. I added several books to my library and could not see them on the app, but they were there if I checked the website. Only restarting the app solved this.

3. I have started reading 3 books, and only the first 2 are shown under 'continue reading'. The third has not shown up at all, I had to go through my Library to access it every time. Is there a limit on the number of books you can start/read St once?

If these issues were fixed, this would be a really great app!

Developer Response ,

Hey! Just updating the reply to let you know PDFs are now available to download on the app. As this is something you asked for so we would love to hear your feedback on it (if you need access to Perlego, let me know and I can sort out another trial for you) and how you would rate Perlego now that we have this feature.

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