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.


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.

1 Comment

  1. Felipe Adan Lerma16 September, 2014

    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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