OverDrive Media Console

OverDrive updates Media Console app

By libertyc
August 23, 2013 // 0 Comments

OverDrive released an update to its Media Console app for iOS and Android this week. Version 3.0 offers a new interface with easier downloading of e-books through your local library; it also syncs over different devices. OverDrive works with libraries to offer lending of e-books and audiobooks. I [...]

Overdrive Media Console (App Review)

By libertyc
March 16, 2013 // 6 Comments

At the end of January, I wrote an article on the Overdrive overhaul, and how users weren’t completely happy with the new interface. To follow up on that, I decided to try the Overdrive Media Console app and see how it fares as an e-reading app. My verdict? I want to like it. I really do. But [...]

Kindle FreeTime workaround for non-Amazon books

By libertyc
January 16, 2013 // 12 Comments

An interesting question popped up last month on Kindleboards. A mom wanted to set up FreeTime—the app included on Kindle Fire HD that allows parents to create a customized content experience—for her son on the Fire HD. A lot of his books were not purchased from Amazon, so when she sent them to [...]

Kindle Fire-usable version of OverDrive is now available in Amazon's app store

By libertyc
October 16, 2012 // 0 Comments

A Kindle Fire-usable version of the OverDrive e-library app has now reached the Amazon app store. That could give the app’s Android version a nice boost—the Fire is essentially an Android machine turned into an Amazon cash register. Fire owners earlier had to go to the OverDrive site to [...]

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