There’s a new version of the OverDrive Media Console available for iOS which adds native support for the Apple iPad. OverDrive is the platform that most public libraries in the US use to loan eBooks and audio books for up to three weeks at a time. While you can also use some other apps such as Bluefire Reader for iOS to read these books, the OverDrive Media Console simplifies the process by letting you download books directly from a library website using the mobile Safari web browser and open them on your device without jumping through too many hoops.

In addition to native iPad support, the new version of OverDrive for iOS also supports hyperlinks in ePUB files, landscape and portrait orientaitons, and the ability to “delete all” expired titles at once.

OverDrive Media Console is available as a free download from the App Store.

Brad Linder

Brad Linder is editor of Liliputing and Mobiputing.He's been tinkering with mobile tech for decades and writing about it since...