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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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Felipe Adan Lerma September 16, 2014 um 8:12 pm

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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