Updates to OverDrive - January 28, 2016

UPDATE:  These changes below were implemented the afternoon of Thursday, 1/28.

OverDrive is implementing some changes to OverDrive Read, OverDrive Listen, and the OverDrive App.  

OverDrive Read & OverDrive Listen

  • Updated Menu icon with new icons (like Overview and Search) next to it for quick and easy access from the reader.
  • Added a new, highly visible bookmark icon to the top-right corner of the screen in OverDrive Read for mobile devices. For OverDrive Listen, the bookmark icon has moved to the top-right corner of the player as well.
  • Added a History tab to the menus that will list the places you’ve visited in a book by searching, scrolling, selecting a chapter, or opening a link.
  • Renamed the "Assistive" font to "OpenDyslexic."
  • Updated the look of the seek bars.

OverDrive App

The new version coming soon, v3.5, will be speedier and address many issues users have experienced, like the app crashing during download, losing your position in an audiobook, or issues with syncing. The app will natively support larger phone screen sizes (formerly iOS would scale the app to fit) and Apple’s Dynamic Type, a technology that allows visually impaired users to increase the size of the text throughout the app–not just in the eBook reader.

In addition, we’ve made visual upgrades throughout the app, including the Home menu, bookshelf, eBook reader, audiobook player, video player, and Settings menu.


OverDrive Help will be updated to support these releases.

For more information and to see screenshots of the updates, visit http://www2.overdrive.com/webmail/28502/533621187/56fff65e1ef6f940d977f323c45a71e9.