Demo Video: Safari Books Online’s Android App, Safari To Go for Android
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Hi, I’m Scott with Safari Books Online.
If you’re an Android user, your Safari Books Online subscription just got super-sized. Our mobile app, Safari To Go for Android, recently hit Google Play, where you can get it for free.
Okay, I promise I won’t keep you long, just long enough to show you some highlights.
Let’s say you’re in the middle of a training video at your desk, but you’ve got an appointment at the DMV, of all places. You grab your tablet and head out the door. Wait, one of your kids borrowed it to watch a movie? No problem, your Android phone will do the trick!
Even before you get there, all your folders, lists, Smart lists, have been refreshed in the cloud — Safari To Go, opens up right where you left off. Skip the formality of a home page, and get right back to viewing – ‘cause you’re going to be there a while!
Simplicity is the key to good design. See the simple, clean navigation? It’s intuitive – you won’t need to give it a second thought.
Going somewhere without Internet access? You can download 3 books into your Offline Bookbag and read them later at 50,000 feet. Not 1 book, 3 complete books. You might want to get your tablet back from the kids!
Like to bookmark things? You’ll find them all grouped by book, with the newest right on top.
What’s great here is that after you do a Search, you can save it (see, here it is in Folders), and, let’s say your Search netted 89 results. Come back in a month and that number will have grown. Any new additions to the collection that match will automatically populate every time you visit a saved Search again.
And now for the Browser, which gives you a LOT of control. First, you can drill down by Category. From there, use the subcategories to refine your search even further. Plus, New and Popular (books, videos).
Once you pinpoint what you’re looking for:
- Tap the book, get the overview
- Start reading 1 of 2 ways; from the beginning, or jump ahead to a specific section
From here, you can:
- Add it to Favorites, this is also a shortcut to your Offline Bookbag
- Or, write a review!
Speaking of reading — this is good stuff.
Again, you’ve found your book — before you dig in; take a few seconds to create a reader experience that’s more to your liking. Just tap the center of the screen and:
- You can change the size of the type
- You can adjust the brightness
- Flip your Android to read in either orientation
- And, one of my favorites, the night reading option
Again, the Reader navigation is simple and intuitive
- Add the book to your list, or your Offline Bookbag
- Tap the Table of Contents to jump elsewhere
- And, when your device goes to sleep – Recent will take you right back to where you left off…
– which is exactly where we started our quick tour!
I won’t keep you any longer, if you head over to Google Play now, you could be reading on your Android in about 5 minutes! And don’t forget to give us a review after you download. Safari To Go – all the best features of your online subscription on the go.← Demo Video: Safari Books Online’s iPad App, Safari To Go for iPad | Safari To Go is now available for the BlackBerry PlayBook! →