Written by Michele Cobb on Wednesday, September 30, 2015
If you're a librarian in a public or school setting, whether or not your library subscribes to OverDrive, be sure your community understands how to update apps in general and why it's a necessary housekeeping task. The OverDrive app is, of course free; however, any app you have obtained legally includes access to its latest updates for free. You don't have to acquire it again, just update it, the way you make sure that you've checked for the latest weather news instead of assuming last summer's forecast remains in effect.
Selecting the audiobooks for 2016's AudiobookSYNC program is already underway on our side. For you, it's time to remembe to keep your OverDrive app up-to-date and healthy. It's always a good idea to pay attention the apps you download and find you enjoy using. Updates are produced regulary and it takes the latest version to keep that app useful to you.
The OverDrive app provides great support to audiobook readers and AudiobookSYNC because you can move the free audiobooks you download during the summer program among your various devices. No need to let these wonderful, file-fat audiobooks that you can keep forever clog up the memory on your phone or tablet. No matter which operating system you are using, you can use the app to acquire the audiobooks we share with you to keep each AudiobookSYNC season. You just have to remember to move the files to a larger computer if you plan to keep them forever, and to keep the app updated so you continue to have access both to your own personal audiobook library and to the next incoming bounty of audiobooks you're going to have offered to you in just six short months.