Hate iBooks

Discussion in 'iOS 12' started by CTHarrryH, Sep 24, 2018.

  1. CTHarrryH macrumors 68000

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    Books was a nice simple clean app and now it is ??? Even when I'm reading a book - go out of the app and back in it tells me I have no books I'm currently reading and thus goes to the complex front page.
    When I select the book I'm reading - it brings me to a list of all the books from this author and I have to find the one that I have started. Maybe it is some settings - Instead of letting me read - it wants to sell me. Similar to apps app - clear and easy is gone.
    I'll probably get used to it but....
     
  2. Minorite macrumors 6502

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    Yeah it's really *** at the moment but I think we will get used to it. Same as with Talent tree in Dota 2 :D
     
  3. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    @CTHarrryH,

    Couldn't agree more. The new app is horrible.

    I had the same thought. Huge marketing push on the reading now page.
     
  4. lelisa13p macrumors 68000

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    You've just highlighted the reason that I have Kindle books on my Apple devices.
     
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  6. achappy macrumors member

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    Me neither and it syncs perfectly between my iPad and my X. I've been using it since Public Beta 3. If I'm reading a book, it immediately takes me to the last read page when I open either device.

    I actually love the new interface. Makes finding books much easier and I've been recommended some great books based on my reading history.
     
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  9. dbrewood macrumors regular

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    For me the best app is Marvin, it seems the developer is not supporting it but still one of the best apps out there for reading with.
     
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  11. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    One thing that bugs me in iBooks is how difficult it is to get the series order for those books that are in fact a
    "series"... I like to read the first in the series and so on.

    Is that improved in Apple Books? How does it work? I hope Apple didn't **** everything up with this revised format for Apple Books.
     
  12. kmj2318 macrumors 68000

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    Sounds like your app has very strange issues. Mine is fine. Are you able to find your books in your library?
     
  13. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    Don't think I explained my problem well enough. I don't have a lot of "issues" just the weird way iBooks sorts books etc.

    I'm still on iOS 11 and it's just a pain when sorting books to find the correct "series order" say the Jack Reacher series. I do it but its awkward. Sometimes you get books in other languages and it's just not intuitive. All I want is an easy way to show the "Series Order" so I can read the books in order.

    The question is, how does Apple Books handle this. Any improvement?
     
  14. sananda macrumors 68020

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    This lack of syncing to my MacBook on High Sierra is irritating.

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  15. Dave-Z macrumors 6502a

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    @^^BIGMac,

    For me, the book store shows in small print what number in the series it is. Also, when you get to the end of the book that's part of a series it puts that book and the next one in their own group so you can see what you have to purchase next to keep reading.
     
  16. partsofspeech macrumors regular

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    iBooks used to be a great app before Johnny Ive took charge of the iOS team. The orignial design chief was kicked out of Apple.
     
  17. SteveJobs2.0 macrumors 6502a

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    I also hate highlighting because it looks so messy. I just use Adobe Acrobat reader since it works much better. Apple Books was designed by designers... not people that love to read.
     
  18. Jason Honer Suspended

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    I love the Apple platform but there are many apps that are just bad and I need to replace. Music app is bad so I use Cesium. News app is crap so I go to the web. Podcast app is unintuitive and frustrating so I use Downcast. Althogh now that podcast supports the apple watch I may need to try to use it again. And the iBook app is really annoying as well.
     
  19. ^^BIGMac macrumors 6502a

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    So not too many fans of the new "Apple Books" app?

    Seems it is probably a situation that will take some getting used to. Then all will be good with the world.

    Don't fight it. Apple knows what is good for us. :D
     
  20. partsofspeech macrumors regular

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    Once upon a time, I could rely on iBooks for pdf file management and reading. Then iBooks went toy-like and I have bought two pdf processing apps. These purchases generate profit for the app developers - and Apple as well. Perhaps pushing the customers to buy more apps is behind Apple’s motivation of strippig iBooks of useful functions. Music app is another victim of greed.
     

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