Scribd Apps for Android, iOS Updated with Search, Clipping, and Dictionary Lookup

When scribd-logo-blk_100x28Scribd launched their subscription ebook service last Fall their apps were missing a few key features that a lot of ebook readers expect. Scribd has repaired that shortcoming today.

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

Nate Hoffelder

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Nate Hoffelder is the founder of The Digital Reader. He has been blogging about indie authors since 2010 while learning new tech skills weekly. He fixes author sites, and shares what he learns on The Digital Reader's blog. In his spare time, he fosters dogs for A Forever Home, a local rescue group.

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  1. […] is the second update in the past 3 months which added new reading features; in March Scribd added a search function to their Android and iOS […]

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