Official Scribd App For Windows 8

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Scribd is a free official app of Scribd for Windows 8. It lets you access complete library of Scribd, in the same way as you would access from Scribd website. Even though you can browse the library for free and read excerpts of most of the books for free, but you will need to subscribe to Scribd to read eBooks (around $9 per month). So, if you are already a subscriber of Scribd, or planning to become one, you can use this Windows 8 app to access Scribd from your Windows 8 PC and enjoy reading eBooks in a much nicer way. (If you don’t want to spend money on subscription, you can get tons of free content using Issuu and Free Books for Windows 8.)

You can browse books on the basis of their categories: Arts and Music, Biography and Memoir, Fiction and Literature, Computers, Cooking, Travel, etc.  All the categories are further divided into sub-categories based on their genres.  You can even search for any book within the app.

The app also keeps a track of books that you are browsing or reading. It also recommends you a list of books as per your browsing. You can even save any book to your library and can access them from their only.

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How to use Official Scribd App For Windows 8:

You can get Scribd app free from Windows Store by using the link given at the end of this review.

After launching the app, you will find a list of top and recent books placed under different categories. On the top, you will find different options: Browse, Recently Read, My Library and Social Feed. You will also find a search box on the top right corner.

Scribd-Home

To find books, click on Browse option. You will be given a list of top and recent books. On the right side, you can see different categories: Arts and Music, Biography and Memoir, Fiction and Literature, Computers, Cooking, Travel, Business, Kids, etc. Click on any category to check the books relevant to that category only.

Scribd-Browse

Scribd has a huge collection of books with more than 300, 000 books. Click on any book that you want to read (if you don’t have a paid subscription, you will be able to read only a preview of the book).

Scribd-Reading Books

Scribd app lets you enhance your eBook reading experience by providing many different features, like: Font Change, Night/Day Mode, Horizontal/Vertical Scrolling, etc. You can even search for any word/phrase within the opened book.  To use these options, click on “Option” button available at the top right corner of every book.

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You can even add any book to the built-in Library. To add any book, open it and then click on “Option”. From the list of options, click on Add to Library. It will add the book to My Library folder, available within the app. From the Library, you can also track when did you added the book, and what % of that particular book you have read.

Scribd-Library

This official app of Scribd also keeps track of books that you have recently read. To check, click on Recently Read button at the top of the screen.

Scribd-recently Read

Also try Kindle and Nook app for Windows 8.

Conclusion:

Scribd is an official Windows 8 app of the famous digital library of books “Scribd”. The app has a very clean interface and you will be easily able to search for any book that you want. You can also enhance your reading experience by using the some options, like: Night/Day Mode, Horizontal/Vertical Scrolling, etc. If you are already a subscriber of Scribd, you will enjoy using this app on Windows 8.

Get Scribd here.

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