Scribd for iOS Updated with Two Column Mode and Other Layout Improvements

scribd[1]Scribd rolled out a new update today for their app for iPhone and iPad, adding features that some have been wanting for a while now.

The v3.7 Scribd app features faster downloads, smoother syncing between the app and the site, and it also has a completely re-imagined browsing experience with more than 1,800 categories and handpicked collections from our editors.

The app also now has support for Japanese and Chinese characters, but the most important change today are the changes to the layout. Scribd reports that they've improved the page layout and hyphenation, and added a two-column reading mode for the iPad (and probably the iPhone 6+ when it is available).

I am not a subscriber of Scribd, but I do agree with Juli Monroe's point that a two-column (or more) reading mode is a must have feature for reading apps. It's good to see that Scribd added it.

Next step: a three-column reading mode. You can find the app in iTunes.

P.S. If anyone wants to post a screenshot, I'd love to see what the app looks like in the new mode.


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Nate Hoffelder is the founder and editor of The Digital Reader: "I've been into reading ebooks since forever, but I only got my first ereader in July 2007. Everything quickly spiraled out of control from there. Before I started this blog in January 2010 I covered ebooks, ebook readers, and digital publishing for about 2 years as a part of MobileRead Forums. It's a great community, and being a member is a joy. But I thought I could make something out of how I covered the news for MobileRead, so I started this blog."

1 Comment on Scribd for iOS Updated with Two Column Mode and Other Layout Improvements

  1. Scribd just continues to innovate and improve. Ironically, though I like the two column feature, I often find myself using one enlarged column that lets me read easier. It’s nice to have options!

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