The Scribd apps for iOS and Android gained a bunch of useful new features in today’s update. Readers can now change the screen brightness from inside the app, and they can also select words from the text.
Once a reader has picked a word, they can look it up in the dictionary or search for it elsewhere in the ebook. User can also select a section of the text and share it via Twitter, FB, email, or SMS.
You can find the apps in iTunes and in Google Play. The apps are free to download, and can be used to download and read documents uploaded by users, but if you want to read an ebook from Scribd’s 300,000 title catalog you’ll need to pay the $8.99 a month subscription fee.
Here’s the changelog from iTunes:
* Ability to search within e-books
* Ability to select text within e-books to copy, search, or share via email, SMS, Facebook, and Twitter
* Built-in dictionary
* In-app brightness control
* Bug fix: device will now go to sleep when left idle for 10 minutes
* Various bug fixes throughout