Overdrive Changes are Coming

Overdrive has alerted us that there is a new version of their app being released on Tuesday, August 20, 2013. Version 3.0 will be available for Apple devices running iOS 6 and Android devices running version 4.0 and above the Overdrive operating system.

The new app will be compatible with iPad 2 and above, iPhone 3GS and above, and iPod 4th generation and above. Here are some of the enhancements that will be available in the new Overdrive app:

  • A redesigned user interface with an all-new look, streamlined navigation and a one-stop reorganized menu. App functions are just a swipe and tap away.
  • Users will be able to sync bookmarks and reading progress across multiple devices using a free, opt-in registration service called OverDrive One.
  • Variable speed playback for iOS. Audiobook users’ most requested feature.
  • First run tutorial screens. The app now prompts first time users to add libraries and get books.

Here is a quick video Overdrive posted highlighting the new features.

Users running that have older devices running Apple’s iOS (iPad 1, iPhone 3 and older, iPod 3rd generation and older) or Android version 2.6 and below – including the original Kindle Fire, Nook Color and Nook Tablet – will still be able to get Overdrive 2.0 on their devices and Overdrive 2.0 will continue to work on these older devices.

-Tony L.

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