March 20, 2019

Just Released: New Versions of OverDrive’s App for Android, iOS, and Windows 8 are Now Available

UPDATE September 15, 2014 Libraries Balk at OverDrive Changes by Andrew Albanese, Publisher’s Weekly

Versi0n 3.2 of the OverDrive app can be downloaded from Google Play, iTunes App Store, and Microsoft App store.

From OverDrive:

This update features the long-awaited elimination of the Adobe Authorization step from the app installation process—one of your most frequently requested enhancements! We expect this change will significantly reduce library support questions and provide excellent benefits to users like syncing reading progress across multiple devices and saving libraries and common searches.

First-time users will now be prompted to create an OverDrive account. There is no change for existing users who already have an Adobe ID or OverDrive account associated with their OverDrive app, even after they update to the newest version.

Users under the age of 13 can anonymously authorize the OverDrive app without creating an OverDrive account.

OverDrive v3.2 also includes the following updates:

  • The app name has been shortened from “OverDrive Media Console” to “OverDrive.” To support the new name, the app website has moved to http://app.overdrive.com
  • Users will be able to return Open EPUB titles before the end of their lending period. All formats that the app supports can now be returned before expiration.

See Also: New Version of OverDrive’s Mobile App Will Not Require Adobe Authorization (August 27, 2014)

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Gary Price (gprice@mediasourceinc.com) is a librarian, writer, consultant, and frequent conference speaker based in the Washington D.C. metro area. Before launching INFOdocket, Price and Shirl Kennedy were the founders and senior editors at ResourceShelf and DocuTicker for 10 years. From 2006-2009 he was Director of Online Information Services at Ask.com, and is currently a contributing editor at Search Engine Land.

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